Technology opens up opportunities for the trade

Developed to help homeowners put together ideas, trades and other professionals can now benefit from being registered on Houzz.co.uk. Professionals in its community share what they’ve learnt from the experience, how it’s changed their approach and how that might impact the way home renovation pros work in the future. After being forced to halt faceContinue reading “Technology opens up opportunities for the trade”

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”

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”

New legislation creates opportunity for Decorators

This year, changes to legislation means that landlords in particular may be on the lookout for effective solutions to help prevent the growth of mould.  Crown Paints explains how decorators can play their part by recommending the right products for the right space. Mould matters more than ever Every winter, there is greater potential for mouldContinue reading “New legislation creates opportunity for Decorators”

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”