Create a solid digital marketing strategy for your business

Ever since the ‘dot-com’ revolution began in the 1990s it’s been increasingly important to have a strong online presence, accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis 2021 will reinforce this trend even further… Companies have never cared more about their brand and communications than they do now. With social media, it’s critical to carve out your ownContinue reading “Create a solid digital marketing strategy for your business”

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”

Bring a luxury finish to every property

Following the launch of the new Dulux Heritage range in February, Dulux Creative Director Marianne Shillingford discusses the inspiration behind the colours and when decorators should recommend the premium paints to customers. Dulux Heritage is a stunning collection of beautiful colours, inspired by significant periods of British decorating history, combined with contemporary and future designContinue reading “Bring a luxury finish to every property”

A perfect blend of modern style and substance

Dulux is introducing two new premium paints and a curated range of classic colours, supporting professionals to meet more high-end demands from UK homeowners. Dulux Heritage is a new range of professional quality paints that deliver a beautiful ‘smooth to the touch’ aesthetic along with the tough, lasting durability needed for everyday life.  The stunning collectionContinue reading “A perfect blend of modern style and substance”

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”

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!”

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”