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

Wise up on work platforms

For painters and decorators, low-level access equipment such as work platforms are an essential part of the toolkit. Here, Jamie Brassington, Product Manager at WernerCo, looks at their new PRO Work Platforms and the benefits they offer… Over the past year, people have spent more time in their homes than ever before, which has ledContinue reading “Wise up on work platforms”

New formulations offer the ultimate in performance

Dulux Trade has enhanced decorators ability to provide long-lasting, smooth exterior finishes for clients, with the introduction of new and improved formulations across its Weathershield range. The upgraded Weathershield Smooth and Weathershield Maximum Exposure masonry paints are perfect to combine with the Weathershield Exterior Gloss System products for trim to ensure a beautifully smooth andContinue reading “New formulations offer the ultimate in performance”

When matt matters

A job that requires less paint, less time to complete, creates less waste and results in more profit is a sure winner for the professional decorator. One Can Eggshell finish quickly became a firm favourite with professional users following its launch two years ago. Following feedback from the trade, Bradite have now produced a mattContinue reading “When matt matters”

Soft focus

WernerCo has launched the new Telescopic Soft Close Extension Ladder, with a maximum load capacity of 150kg and a new design that ensures a smooth retraction and prevents finger trapping. Suitable for professional use, the 850 series is available in 2.6m and 2.9m lengths which can be easily adjusted to suit a multitude of applications,Continue reading “Soft focus”

Get tanked up

Kana’s Tank brush was specifically developed to hold more product than an average brush, resulting in a reduction in painting time, allowing for more cost-effective working. Its innovative two-in-one design combines a natural bristle core or ‘tank’ with a superb synthetic outer bristle coat. Consequently, it can cover up to 30% more surface area withContinue reading “Get tanked up”

Carry on spraying

Q-Tech recently expanded their range with the QT290, an airless sprayer that easily copes with large volumes of trade decorating. The all-new sturdy design copes with the rigors of on-site working and is compatible with most modern coatings including premium water-based. The QT290 offers a 2.9l/pm flow, delivered by the included high-performance TriTech T360 ContractorContinue reading “Carry on spraying”

Sponge clean only

Axus Décor now offer two new sponges with green credentials – the HD Sponge, made from 100% compostable, plant-based cellulose, and the Trapp™ Dirt Collecting Sponge. The cellulose fibres of the HD Sponge goes through a much less toxic manufacturing process and its organic nature means that it is also biodegradable. It’s designed to offerContinue reading “Sponge clean only”

Wonder wipes

Do you always have suitable cleaning wipes at hand? Repair Care EASY•Q wipes are super strong with a unique texture and high absorbency, available in tubs of 75 or 150 the resealable lid keeps wipes moist for when you need them. The EASY•Q wipes contain a special cleaning fluid and they do not fluff, soContinue reading “Wonder wipes”

Boom shellacalaka

Smith & Rodger’s Blockade is now available in a handy 500ml size, exclusively through Crown Decorating Centres. Introduced for smaller projects and one off uses, the smaller size covers approximately 6 square metres. Blockade has been formulated to permanently kill stains and odours, seal knots and cover damage from water, smoke and mould. The pureContinue reading “Boom shellacalaka”

*Sunset not included

Featuring leafy palms, playful wildlife and exotic animal prints, the new Albany Tropical collection enables you to create a slice of paradise in your own home. The patterns vary in style and colour to appeal to anyone needing a little bit of escapism including more pared back colourways and stylised prints to the bold andContinue reading “*Sunset not included”

Simply, sticky samples

Colour Patch is self-adhesive paint colour sample which allows you to effortlessly test out colour options. ​Each 20cm square Colour Patch can be moved to different walls and reapplied in order to experience the impact of changing light and surrounding details.​ Designed to help you find your colour confidence and visualise choices without the fussContinue reading “Simply, sticky samples”

Get your mask on

3M have launched a compact, lightweight tool for painters, engineered to perfectly apply masking tape and film in one continuous action, saving time and stress when covering large surfaces. The Hand-Masker™ M3000, compatible with all 3M Professional Masking Tapes including their newly released Universal Painter’s Tape and High Precision Painter’s Tape, boasts four times fasterContinue reading “Get your mask on”

One stop trouble shooting kit

Siroflex and OB1 have put together a handy trio of products to deal with common issues whilst on the job. OB1 Multi-Surface Construction Sealant & Adhesive offers unique sealing and adhesion for numerous surfaces, even when wet. Paintable with water based paints, the formulation has been tried and tested by the trade for 15 years.Continue reading “One stop trouble shooting kit”

Super scrapers

OLFA is best-known for knives, but their range of scrapers are in the same league when it comes to quality and innovation. The X-Design Glass Scraper GSR-2 features razor-sharp blades of stainless steel that will not scratch glass, with six spare blades included in a case that doubles up as a blade safety cover andContinue reading “Super scrapers”

Hot pink for winter blues

Annie Sloan have just introduced the newest addition to the Chalk Paint® palette… Named after the upscale Italian island resort, Capri Pink is inspired by the vivid bright pinks which populate folk palettes around the globe, from Mexican textiles to Pakistani truck art to Romany gypsy caravan interiors. Capri Pink is a true hot pinkContinue reading “Hot pink for winter blues”


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