Spring / Summer Trend Report

It’s no secret that colour engages with people’s emotions and trends often represent society’s collective emotional state. Last year saw trends for fashion and the home centred around ‘sanctuary’ palettes, colours known to be calm and relaxing, neutral hues and colours with little pigment were the favourites – warm shades of grey, white stone andContinue reading “Spring / Summer Trend Report”

Client Relationships – Trust WORKS

Arguably, the most key ingredient to any working relationship is trust. Clients are investing their time, money, and home into your hands, so feeling confident in your ability to deliver the outcome they’re dreaming of is vital to you both working together successfully and achieving the best possible outcome. Home renovation and design platform, Houzz.co.uk,Continue reading “Client Relationships – Trust WORKS”

Knowing your client profile type

During a renovation project, customers will be investing their money, time and hope, so building a strong, positive bond with the customer will be crucial to earning their trust. Understanding how each customer differs, what matters to them most, and how best to communicate with them will help deliver a first-class service every time.  Houzz.co.uk, theContinue reading “Knowing your client profile type”

Talk budgets without the awkwardness

Broaching the topic of budget with a new client can be tricky, but it is a vital step. It’s important to enter the conversation with confidence, to demonstrate your experience and professionalism, and remember, these conversations will allow you to determine whether the person is your ideal client. Know your worth Work out what yourContinue reading “Talk budgets without the awkwardness”

Beautiful wood everytime

Applying oil to woodwork results in a natural, hardwearing effect with an unmistakable, beautiful sheen and silky smoothness customers will appreciate. For a kitchen table, new wood furniture and or woodwork in a bathroom, Liberon‘s Finishing Oil blends hardwearing oils with resin to enable protection not only against water but heat and alcohol too. Doors,Continue reading “Beautiful wood everytime”

Bag it up

Coral Tools have introduced the Paintwiz range of Scuttle and Kettle Liners, designed to offer faster clean-up, reduced waste and extended equipment life. The use of liners means that paint scuttles and kettles do not have to be washed. They also aid quicker colour changes: liners can be changed easily when working with multiple colours.Continue reading “Bag it up”

Paint for sensitive skin

Nordfärg paints are proud to be the only UK wall paint to have been given the prestigious Seal of Approval by Allergy UK, following scientific testing by an independent laboratory. Nordfarg’s VAGG wall finish was found to have significantly reduced allergen content when clinically/dermatologically tested and therefore proven suitable for sensitive skin. Nordfärg was launchedContinue reading “Paint for sensitive skin”

196 shades of Greene

Designed to make choosing colours a pleasure and intuitive for the user, Little Greene’s two new colour cards showcase 196 colours in a new format. The new cards span over 300 years of historic interior design and include many authentic 18th, 19th and 20th century shades, presented alongside a carefully adjusted palette of contemporary shades.  TheContinue reading “196 shades of Greene”

Lay a good foundation

HMG Paints’ Contract Matt Emulsion has been brightening up decorating jobs up and down the country. With fantastic results achievable in just one coat, over-coated with HMG Vinyl Matt Emulsion, a professional and tough finish will be achieved with exceptional coverage and depth of colour. HMG Contract Matt has great opacity that improves as theContinue reading “Lay a good foundation”