Top 10 ways to use your Tikkurila Paint bags!
By Harriet Stone
We love that Tikkurila packs their paint with wonderfully useful brown paper, and now, because Fed Ex can’t be trusted each tub arrives safe and sound in clear plastic bags as an extra precaution against spillages. But as we are all becoming a little more conscious about how much rubbish we create at work not to mention how we dispose of it, here are 10 ways to stop your bags going to waste! Literally!
1. Bright idea numero uno! Light fittings you can’t remove? Bag your light’s to protect them from paint splatter. Just make sure the plastic doesn’t touch the light bulbs, if possible, avoid turning the light on while it’s bagged!
2. Use it or lose it. Bag door fittings, hinges, handles etc with their screws to keep everything organised ready for when it’s time to reattach them all.
3. Bin Bag. Come on, they’re stronger than your average black bin liner, but if you’re a little conscious about baring all your discarded crisp packets to your customer, why not use the clear ones as recycling bags. Let your customer see your environmentally friendly efforts to help save the planet!
4. Roller saver. Not quite done with that colour yet? Know it’s going to need another coat tomorrow? Pop your wet roller into the bag, squish the air out and tie it up. Simply untie when you’re ready to use it again.
5. As the bright and breezy whether is rolling in don’t let your wallpaper dry out! Pop your pasted wall paper into the bag when letting it soak to avoid the edges drying out.
6. Fill it with filler! Prolong the life of your powdered filler by keeping it dry and airy! Paint spills/ condensation, damp weather, all can have an adverse affect on your filler. Give it a longer shelf life by storing it in a bag. It will help prevent the paper bag getting torn and you ending up with filler dust everywhere too!
7. Protect your Sprayer! Look at it Through that plastic. All shiny and clean, allow your customers to see how you care for your equipment and they’ll be confident in letting you in their home knowing you’ll look after it like it were your own.
8. Paste Protector! Keep laura ghastly from spoiling over night! Pop it in the paste tub to limit the air flow and keep your paste fresh!
9. Van protector! Keep your paint in it! Der- it’s what they’re originally intended for, we all know the tikki lids are rubbish and a pot hole away from redecorating your van.
10. Suffocation! He’s spilt his coffee on the customers carpet, dropped the 10l tub down the stairs, stepped in the paint scuttle, ruined your favourite brush and left the lid off the stain block. It’s going to be useful for one of you.
11. Only joking about No10. But boot matt didn’t seem like an exciting enough ending!