Following months of extensive research, Hamilton discovered that a large sector of multi-skilled trades are looking for a range of high quality decorating tools to be more readily available to them…
Hamilton will always be dedicated to the professional painter and decorator, a heartland for their product development and innovation since 1746, but with many more professional users now offering skilled decorating services it is right that this well-known brand offers a simple, comprehensive and quality range of products tailored to these needs.
A range to meet specific needs
The majority of such trade users purchase tools from their local builder’s merchant or trade counter, so the development of the Hamilton For the Trade range fulfils this need for increased availability perfectly.
Hamilton knows that a more specialist selection of tools for specific applications is more in-line with the needs of the professional painter and decorator, however, speed and efficiency are proving to be key drivers for other trade users, where a smaller selection of tools to cover a wider variety of applications and paint types is vital.
Tried and tested
The For the Trade range has already been tried and tested by real users. Using the products for over two weeks, trade teams gave valuable, positive feedback on the range that gives assured confidence for other users.
Brushes were also put through laboratory trials where they were compared to over 30 others in the market and scored higher than some alternative, more premium products. The new range picked up more paint than key competitor brushes, covered a larger area with less paint and had the best results in an automated ‘pull test’, meaning no filament loss.
Roller sleeves were also tested against similar products available in the market, offering everything you would expect from a Hamilton sleeve and more: no lint loss, minimal spatter, great finish, and importantly, brilliant coverage. All these benefits make for a good job, completed with ease.
A key point from their research was that speed is key for multi-skilled trades people. As they undertake a variety of jobs, getting a great finish fast is crucial. During tests, the For the Trade 2” flat brush completed a panel door 25% faster than a leading competitor, with a more even coverage and no tramlines. The 9” medium pile sleeve completed a similarly sized area just over 30% faster than a leading competitor. Not only was it faster, it took fewer dips in the paint kettle, using less paint, getting better coverage, and finishing the job quicker!
A comprehensive range
The range is simple, providing easy choice, and includes brushes, sleeves, frames, roller sets, tools, surface protection and accessories.
Tools and accessories include kettle, scuttle, trays and liners that are all made from 100% recycled materials, and a great 42 Litre multi-purpose tubbie with reinforced handles. Durable but lightweight extension poles comes in short, medium and long and all have the POZLOCK® system. A filling knife, stripping knife and pack of continental filling knives complete the tool range.
Both hard floor and carpet protection rolls provide spill-resistance, whilst a poly dust sheet roll is available for general, lighter use. Finally, a selection of roller sets and kits allow an easy stock-up for the jobs at hand!