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A click in the right direction – advancing mental wellbeing online in the painting and decorating industry

October 9, 2023

  In this post-covid landscape, it’s safe to say that much of the stigma around mental health isn’t quite how it used to be. That shift in the culture where a level of frankness now exists for many to openly discuss their struggles, is very much a positive step forward.

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We lay down everything you need to know about carpet protector

September 11, 2023

Like any profession in this world, painter and decorators want to eliminate as much additional hassle from their daily routine as possible and just get on with the job. This is where the humble, yet effective, carpet protector can be the solution for many in the trade. Ask any decorator…

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A brush with diversity – the rise of female painter decorators

June 14, 2023

It’s no revelation to suggest that traditionally, the painting and decorating landscape has been male dominated in both a professional capacity and as a vocational pathway. And while it’s true that women remain woefully under-represented in this industry (a recent figure puts them at around 4.1%), signs out there point…

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Which type of decorator are you?

March 14, 2022

Your kit is yours, but every decorator is different. You have different attitudes. Different beliefs. Different values. If you decided to set up on your own, it’s probably because other people drove you potty. When you’re working with other decorators there’s bound to be a disagreement at some point. It…

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What does 2022 hold for Decorators?

January 3, 2022

What does 2022 hold for Decorators? Following the climax of the Painting and Decorating show in late November, for many decorators, it’s a sprint to the finish to Christmas. With just one month between the two events, there’s plenty of work to cram in which makes time fly by. Just…

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If Santa Claus were a decorator

December 13, 2021

You better watch out – S. Claus Decorating (SCD) is taking to the sky this Christmas eve and, as it is in keeping with his signature red brand colour, ProDec is the obvious choice of sponsor for the company. Here is a glimpse of what modern day Santa Claus might…

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Why don’t more painters wear work gloves?

December 1, 2021

Not wearing work gloves has often been thought of as a sign of machismo, mostly by those who choose not to wear them. On the opposite side of the fence, work glove wearers aren’t thinking about how rugged they look, but how much easier life has been since they started…

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Synthetic Paint Brushes

October 25, 2021

Brushes have technically been used to apply paint for over 2 million years: as early as the Stone Age people were using rudimentary brushes to apply pigments, as shown by the cave paintings of Altamira in Spain and the Périgord in France. You might say that the natural bristle brush…

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Four Tips When Using Decorators Masking Tape

August 12, 2021

Love it or avoid it, masking tape is an important tool to many decorators. Whether you are painting a two-tone wall or masking off a surface, masking tape plays its part. Not all decorators choose to use masking tape. However, removing tape can be one of the most satisfying jobs…

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Oval Ice Fusion Paint Brush

July 21, 2021

Released in the summer of 2019, the Ice Fusion brush has been hailed as being one of the best brushes on the market. Each element of the brush was designed with the professional decorator in mind. From the tapered Shard filaments to the seamless ferrule, Ice Fusion Paint Brushes have…

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