Pioneer Brush launch new Eco decorating tool range

Pioneer Brush are one of the World’s leading manufacturers of paint brushes, with an annual production of over 18 million paintbrushes going to over 20 countries. In the UK, they distribute products under the Spirit and Swift and Lightning brands.  New to the range is Spirit Renaissance Eco, professional quality decorating tools incorporating eco materials thatContinue reading “Pioneer Brush launch new Eco decorating tool range”

Why UK decorators love a ‘Hammy Green’

We know that every painter and decorator has a favourite go-to roller sleeve and brush. It goes without saying that these essential tools are an extension of your own arm when they’re in the hand all day.  But, we hear time and time again, Perfection Medium Pile sleeves nick-named a “good old Hammy Green” – HamiltonContinue reading “Why UK decorators love a ‘Hammy Green’”

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”

Stick with sensitivity

Looking for a masking tape for extra-sensitive surfaces? Then you’ll love the pink one! 3M™ Professional Masking Tape 2072 Extra Sensitive provides precise paint lines on extra sensitive surfaces, meaning no bleeding and no reworking. With very low adhesion for damage-free removal, it can be used on surfaces such as wallpaper, varnish, cabinets and paintedContinue reading “Stick with sensitivity”

Hot off the shelf

Becoming more environmentally aware is a priority across all sectors, with the painting and decorating industry looking into new ways in which sustainable working practices can be achieved. With advances in technology, new and exciting products are being introduced into the market with ecological awareness.  As a part of their Caulks and Sealants range, Brewers areContinue reading “Hot off the shelf”

A guide to going Greene outside

Little Greene’s exterior paints combine remarkable durability with the brand’s own inimitable, extensive palette of colours. A high quality, long lasting, hard-wearing exterior family of paints offers a combination of strength, beauty and protection.  From traditional high gloss to chalky matt limewash; the exterior family offers a multitude of stylish options for woodwork, metalwork and masonryContinue reading “A guide to going Greene outside”

What makes the perfect stroke?

In an industry where brushes are sold on ‘the best pick-up’, ‘the best finish’ and ‘the best filaments’, how do we define what actually is the best? Hamilton explores… The importance of paint pick-up The amount of paint a brush picks up with each dip will, quite simply, determine how many trips to the bucketContinue reading “What makes the perfect stroke?”