Entries by sbadmin

Dulux Trade helps boost energy efficiency

Dulux Trade has made a significant contribution to a pioneering project undertaken by Huntingdonshire District Council. Ecosure Light and Space, and Ecosure Gloss and Undercoat have been used in the Green House Project, an initiative run by Huntingdonshire District council in conjunction with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to refurbish two properties in a cost-effective […]

Painting in damp weather

The sometimes damp Edinburgh weather can make it difficult when you are doing internal painting. Below are some tips to help you out in this situation. Close all the windows and doors in your home or place of business and keep them closed as much as possible. Try setting up a dehumidifier in the room […]

Surface preparation before painting.

Before you start painting, it is advisable to do all the required prepartion. The preparation that is required varies according to the surface to be painted but you must be aware that preparation is the key to a successful outcome of any decorating task and it may well take longer than the painting itself. If […]

Practical guide to water based paints

ICI Paints AkzoNobel has launched a brand new practical guide and DVD ‘Getting the Best Out of Water-Based Paints’, ensuring professional painters and decorators have all they need to make the switch to water-based trim coatings. The handy, no-nonsense guide to using water-based coatings comprises a leaflet and accompanying DVD with tips and how-to’s, from […]

Akzonobel sponsors Painting Skills Legacy Workshop 2011

The parent company of Dulux Trade, AkzoNobel, has been announced as the title sponsor for the 2011 Painting Skills Legacy Workshop, in association with The International Association of Painting Contractors (UNIEP). Taking place between 30th May and 1st June in Amsterdam, the event will bring together painting professionals and trainees from around Europe and demonstrate […]

Masonry paint and preparation

Masonry paint, unlike emulsion paint, is especially formulated to give a long-lasting, external all weather protection. Its flexible, resists flaking and is suitable for exterior application on roughcast, concrete, stock, facing bricks, and/cement rendering, pebbledash – so don’t be tempted to save money and use anything else, it’ll end up costing you time and money, […]

Some access equipment advice

For most interior painting you will seldom need more than a good set of stepladders with a platform at the top and a handle to hold. The platform is intended as somewhere to put your paint pot rather than a place on which to stand. You may need longer ladders when working in a stairwell […]