Step up to exterior decorating projects

Now is the perfect time to be painting outdoors and gettingall those exterior projects done and dusted, with the weather improving and the hours of daylight increasing as we head into summer. Getting repeat business on outdoor projects will be key to a lot of decorators this summer, and Kevin O’Donnell, technical consultant for SandtexContinue reading “Step up to exterior decorating projects”

Key considerations for a good quality paint brush

Professional painters and decorators will be more than aware, that not all trade paint brushes are made equal and the quality of every component matters. Here, Kristie Blackford-Mills, Brand Manager for Purdy, looks at the features to consider before investing in a new brush to add to the kit. The filamentsUnderstandably, the quality of theContinue reading “Key considerations for a good quality paint brush”

Spray safe

Safety is currently at the top of everyone’s priority list, to disinfect almost any surface safely, fast and thoroughly, Graco have developed a dedicated top-performing disinfectant sprayer line: SaniSpray HP. The proven speed and performance of Airless spraying technology is ideal for efficient application of disinfectants with consistent application coverage delivered in high production orContinue reading “Spray safe”

Stylish workwear everyday

Workwear specialist Ballyclare has unveiled an exciting new collection of high-quality general workwear. The new 365 collection includes a wide range of garments for both men and women, all of which have been designed to meet the needs of workers in the painting and decorating sector. Designed to provide outstanding performance in all situations, whetherContinue reading “Stylish workwear everyday”

Gets in all the nooks and crannies

The Graco Contractor™ PC gun family now has a new member: the Contractor PC Compact, an even smaller and lighter version of the successful Contractor PC gun. Together with the small size and light weight, the ergonomic design of this new gun makes it easy to manoeuvre and control, plus also helps reduce downtime withContinue reading “Gets in all the nooks and crannies”

Focus on Axus Décor Fillers

There are three powder-based fillers in the Axus Décor range that are suitable for interior walls and ceilings: Q3 Filler, Dec-Patch and EP-Fill. Their characteristics vary, so it’s important to understand which one to pick accordingly… Containing a very high amount of resin, Q3 Filler is by far the toughest in the range. The resinContinue reading “Focus on Axus Décor Fillers”

Enduring every day

For professional painters and decorators, providing customers with a long-lasting, premium finish is crucial. To help achieve this, Johnstone’s Trade has developed Aqua Guard, a new water based satin paint for interior wood and metal with enhanced durability. David Baines, technical specification manager at PPG gives us the lowdown on their latest innovation… We understandContinue reading “Enduring every day”

New and improved fillers

A new and improved range of fillers has just launched at Brewers Decorator Centres. Building on the success of their own-branded fillers, Brewers have introduced four new products to coincide with improvements to their existing line. Waterproof Masonry Filler offers excellent adhesion indoors and out, and can be applied to damp substrates. It can repairContinue reading “New and improved fillers”