Portable power sucks

Makita’s VC001GL and VC003GL dust extractors deliver impressive output that is equivalent to corded alternatives. Both machines can house two XGT 40VMax batteries so that when the first battery runs out of charge the second one automatically kicks in, plus the VC001GL and VC003GL have large tank capacities of 8-litres and 15-litres respectively, preventing theContinue reading “Portable power sucks”

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’”

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?”

Star prise

Open your paint cans easily, and much more, with these high-quality paint can openers made in Solingen, Germany. Offering up to eight functions, including ruler, spanner, and bottle opener, they should not be missing on any construction site or in a decorator’s pocket. They are exceptionally durable and long-lasting, and even come with the optionContinue reading “Star prise”

Testing every stroke

Following months of extensive research, Hamilton discovered that a large sector of multi-skilled trades are looking for a range of high quality decorating tools to be more readily available to them… A reputation that spans over 250 years can only be built upon expertise, confidence and continuous development. Hamilton have always advocated strenuous product testing,Continue reading “Testing every stroke”

You CAN take it with you

Graco have launched two new high-performance, ultra-portable cordless paint sprayers On many construction sites, power is simply unavailable, or severely limited to certain areas or buildings. The conventional solutions are generators or long extension cords, but each has its drawbacks.  Generators are often expensive, not only to purchase but also fuel and maintenance costs, they areContinue reading “You CAN take it with you”