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Keep up to date with what’s available for the modern decorator

Portable power

Imagine going to the work site and having enough power for an entire day’s work, all bundled in the latest generation Systainer format. No longer is this the stuff of make-believe, thanks to the new SYS-PowerStation from Festool. Boasting 1500 watt-hours, a full 3680 watts of continuous power output and a top power output ofContinue reading “Portable power”

Bringing outside in

Graham & Brown offer a range of murals that can really enhance any room with a feature wall and also help mask wall imperfections, including the Vintage Cloud range. Vintage Cloud Midnight (pictured above), is a moody-toned deep navy colourway which is perfectly on trend, featuring a stunning mixture of deep tones that allows forContinue reading “Bringing outside in”

Chuck it in a bucket

Brush Mate recently added another option to their popular range of wet brush storage solution. Sitting between the Trade 20, and its smaller sibling the Trade 4+, the Brush Bucket will store up to 12 brushes without cleaning them. No more storing wet gloss and varnish brushes in jars of water or solvents, with rustyContinue reading “Chuck it in a bucket”

Can’t paint it? Restore it!

Owatrol announced at the end of last year, that their best selling product for the previous 12 months was Polytrol, a deep penetrating oil which restores the original colour and appearance of dull or tarnished plastics, gelcoats, metals, and other surfaces. Polytrol penetrates the surface, re-wetting the pigments to restore their lustre and colour whichContinue reading “Can’t paint it? Restore it!”

Save on sanding

A new paper abrasive from Mirka, the result of years of development work, Iridium cuts faster with fewer steps from rough to smooth surface finish, and thanks to the new precision coating it practically repels dust, so the grains stay sharp longer. Available in coarse to fine grits, Iridium works well on both soft andContinue reading “Save on sanding”

Breathe easy

The new Airsure range from Dulux Trade are emulsion paints for interior walls and ceilings that offer great performance and are also 99.9% VOC free, aiming to reduce the building industry’s impact on the environment. The range, which includes Diamond Matt and Vinyl Matt, is both BREEAM and LEED compliant, and classified as low emissions.Continue reading “Breathe easy”

Avoid sticky situations

Trimaco’s Adjustable Protective Surface and Carpet Film Applicator is designed to unroll reverse wound 24″, 30″ and 36″ carpet and hard surface films quickly and easily. The durable steel construction will hold up to the toughest of jobs and requires only one pair of hands to roll out highly tacky film – just push theContinue reading “Avoid sticky situations”

Take back control

When painting awkward areas, we know that control is key – Hamilton’s Expression range delivers just that. Their Angled brushes and unique TriTech™ Precision brushes offer comfort in use, and easy control. Hamilton’s MaxStroke™ filaments feature across the entire Expression range – super, fine tips that give a flawless finish. The Expression Precision brush combinesContinue reading “Take back control”

Stress less just masq

A high-quality and reliable masking solution is the most important preparation tool for a painter if they are to guarantee an exceptional finish on all their painting and decorating work. Using the correct masking tape or film is as important as choosing the best roller or brush to apply the paint. Ciret’s innovative new maskingContinue reading “Stress less just masq”

Handheld innovation

Axus Décor’s Onyx series consists of a wide array of innovative products that differ from what is on the market. Each one has been carefully developed to deal with the challenges that decorators face on a daily basis. The updated Wallpaper Press and Eddy paint mixer are recent additions, both made using high quality, durableContinue reading “Handheld innovation”

Speedy scaffold

WernerCo are aiming to make complicated and time-consuming scaffold structures a thing of the past with their new Youngman PAXTower. Equipped with a raft of timesaving and safety-enhancing new features, the new tower is fully compliant with the latest safety regulations. The ergonomic and sturdy design, in accordance with the latest EN1004 specification, ensures safeContinue reading “Speedy scaffold”

Faster plaster

Safeguard Europe’s Dryzone high-performance plasters collection is a range of breathable modern plasters designed to stop salt migration and aid drying on damp walls. All four variants in the plaster range have been scientifically developed and tested to provide excellent resistance to hygroscopic salts whilst providing a highly breathable surface. They have been shown toContinue reading “Faster plaster”

New VW Caddy Cargo prices released

Volkswagen have announced their latest award-winning Caddy Cargo will start from £17,800 when order books open in December. The new Caddy, which has been redesigned from the ground up, offers increased space, efficient engine options, additional driver assistance systems to improve safety and a new connected Digital Cockpit and infotainment system to turn the vehicleContinue reading “New VW Caddy Cargo prices released”

Spraying gets even Easyier

Building on the success of their professional craftsmen product offering, tesa has announced the launch of a new paint spraying range which will include brand new tesa Easy Cover® products to provide all the essentials for spraying with confidence on both internal and external jobs. The paint spraying preparation range, available from the end ofContinue reading “Spraying gets even Easyier”

Dab hands at jointing

Toupret’s innovative new Joint, Skim & Fill system of products provides both clarity and quality in an easy-to-use range that satisfies the needs of expert painters and decorators. Designed with trades in mind, this versatile range is all about achieving a great finish with the minimum of fuss and time – the Quick Dry productsContinue reading “Dab hands at jointing”

The ultimate chalky finish

Little Greene has built up a well-deserved reputation for not just its imaginative colour palette but also for the outstanding quality of its paints. Its original finish, Absolute Matt Emulsion, is more popular than ever and even appears to be the ‘choice’ of Lockdown DIY enthusiasts.  The last word in flat, matt paints, with a ‘barely-there’Continue reading “The ultimate chalky finish”

Putting paint through its paces

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, Johnstone’s Trade invited an experienced group of painters and decorators to its head offices to test out Aqua Guard, the manufacturer’s new durable, water based trim paint. During the day, the group had the chance to discuss common issues they experience on the job, experiment with the application of Aqua GuardContinue reading “Putting paint through its paces”

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