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Crown Paints launches 2019’s colourful trio trends

Crown Paints launches 2019’s colourful trio trends

Crown Paints launches 2019's colourful trio of trends Crown Paints has launched three core colour trends which are set to shape interior design schemes for the first half of 2019 and beyond.   Crown Paints' aim is to encourage everyone, whether specifying or painting,...

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Why choose Abode Decorating Training Academy?

Why choose The Abode Decorating Training Academy? As a decorator, you may be contemplating about whether or not you should start offering spray finishes to your clients. Or maybe you already spray, but are keen to learn another area and enhance your technique. At The...

Crown takes centre stage

Crown takes centre stage at Canolfan S4C Yr Egin – home to the Welsh Broadcaster's new HQ Paint from Crown Trade's market-leading Clean Extreme and Fastflow ranges has been used to deliver a long-lasting durable finish for a prestigious new creative industries hub in...

The Decorators Forum, The Perfect Pitstop For Any Painter

The Decorators Forum, The Perfect Pitstop For Any Painter We try to cater for everyone at the Decorators Forum, which is why you’ll find us on more than one platform. So, we decided it was time to tell everyone exactly where we are and what we do. The Decorators Forum...

CROWN PAINTS TO DISCUSS INNOVATION IN THE NORTH

CROWN PAINTS TO DISCUSS INNOVATION IN THE NORTH Crown Paints recently welcomed MP for Rossendale and Darwen Jake Berry and chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP, to its UK headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire, to take a tour of the paint manufacturing facility...

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Product reviews

Suretherm goodbye mold review

Suretherm goodbye mold review

Suretherm goodbye mold review by Rob Greenwood Great stuff, strange consistency and a little pricey Verdict, the Suretherm goodbye mold Paint rally does give the same thermal insulation as 6mm of polystyrene lining. It pulls a lot on the first coat but the second...

Crown Trade Satinwood (White) Review

Crown Trade Satinwood (White) Review

Crown Trade Satinwood (White) Review By Mike Cupit This is Crown’s premium trade satinwood. Available in 1, 2.5 or 5-liter tins from any Crown Trade Centre, as well as plenty of other Stuckists around Britain. Pros Self-undercoating Great adhesion Amazing opacity Easy...

Zinsser allcoat (solvent based) review

Zinsser allcoat (solvent based) review

Zinsser allcoat (solvent based) review Verdict The absolute holy grail of all in one paints that does everything you will need it to do, an adhesion primer/stain block with all the benefits of oil an water based combined… A paint that is a must have to have in stock....

Toupret ready mixed filler review

Toupret ready mixed filler review

Toupret ready mixed filler review A good ready mixed filler that doesn’t need priming before top coating, but really needs overnight drying for anything 2mm and above. So if you got the time to wait, this is what you need. Pro’s Doesn’t flash so no need for priming...

Tikkurila Anti-Reflex 2 Review Mike Cupit

Tikkurila Anti-Reflex 2 Review Mike Cupit

Tikkurila Anti-Reflex 2 Review Mike Cupit Tikkurila ant-reflex is a very dull white contract matt emulsion. Used mostly on ceilings, it is ideal for areas with a lot of natural light Pros Can be used as a mist coat and top coat Durable Cheap Hides imperfections Cons...

Tikkurila Helmi 30 Review – Waterbased Satin

Tikkurila Helmi 30 Review – Waterbased Satin

Tikkurila Helmi 30 Review Mike Cupit – Waterbased Satin  Helmi 30 is a waterbased satinwood which is manufactured and sold by Tikkurila. I’m going to talk about how it compares to some of the other products on the market. Pros Fully waterbased system (not a hybrid)...

Professional insight

Life of a Decorator Working Awkward Customers

Life of a Decorator Working Awkward Customers

Life of a Decorator Working Awkward Customers By Anonymous So just a little rant. I started a job about 2 weeks ago now and it was a whole house redecoration, already in white and going to be white again. Now before I even started the job, I said to the guy that I can...

Johnstone Acrylic Eggshell to Mist Coat Plaster

Johnstone Acrylic Eggshell to Mist Coat Plaster

Johnstone Acrylic Eggshell to Mist Coat Plaster By Mark Pollitt Stick to what you know guys and girls!! I did a newly plastered ceiling couple of weeks ago and I’d run out of eclipse, which I normally use to mist coat. The finish was Johnstone’s acrylic eggshell and I...

Tackling Flaking paint in Scuttles

Tackling Flaking paint in Scuttles

Tackling Flaking paint in Scuttles Flaking paint in your roller scuttle can be a real headache when you’re working. So we asked members of the Decorators Forum how they tackled the issue on a day to day basis. This is what they came back with. Wash it out after using...

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