Painting and decorating products – May 2021

Painting and decorating products – May 2021


Whether it’s on uneven surfaces or hard to reach places such as stairwells, the Werner Adjustable PRO Work Platform is a lightweight, compact and flexible solution.

With height adjustable legs, it extends from 0.51m to 0.76m and enables a safe maximum working height of up to 2.51m. In addition, the large slip resistant platform can be configured to 10 different height positions with one handed adjustment and locking.



Stronger, more chemical resistant and faster drying – that’s the promise for Concrex Carbon Fibre from Watco. Designed to permanently repair damaged concrete floors, this repair mortar is suitable for a wide range of applications, including very heavily trafficked floors, holes, ramps, loading bays, step nosings and guide rails. The high resin content of Concrex Carbon Fibre also enables the material to form kerbs and repair step nosings, allowing it to be shaped using a trowel.


Dulux Academy has boosted its training facilities with the launch of a new, purpose-built spray theatre. Access to the extensive range of Graco spray machines, accessories and sundries enables decorators on courses to develop a full understanding of the features and benefits of each model, giving them the knowledge to select the most appropriate one for their jobs.


Become a products tester and play a part in the future development of Hamilton’s decorating tools. If chosen you will be sent upcoming paint brushes and rollers to use in your day-to-day projects. All you will need to do is provide detailed feedback on your experience with these products via a questionnaire. The good news is, you get to keep them too! Use the below to access a sign-up form.


Developed for use in challenging conditions both inside and out, Sandtex Trade’s X-Treme X-Posure masonry paint has helped transform a 100-year-old underground space. Although usually applied to external areas, the water-based product was ideally suited for use on the solid stone walls and ceilings thanks to its microporous properties, dirt-resistance, colour retention, and adhesion properties, which makes it suitable for challenging substrates.


A more cost-effective alternative to stone and quartz for splashbacks is how Opticolour is describing its 4mm Dekton. It will enable customers to have full kitchen wraps at a fraction of the price of thicker alternatives. Furthermore, this reduced thickness – as well as moisture resistance – makes it an alternative to tiles in bathrooms. There’s 24 finishes, as well as a selection in a gloss format, and the material is also resistant to scratching, fire and stains.


Unlike some products, which are acetoxy, causing plastic to splinter and break, the hybrid polymer, solvent-free MACXSEAL does not cause any degradation of plastic plumbing products. As such the McAlpine Plumbing Products solution is the only sealant and adhesive tested and approved for use on its own products. Available in Brilliant White and Super Clear, it sticks, seals, fills and bonds, curing and sealing quickly, with high strength grab and UV radiation resistance.


Mallow Stem is a new addition to Colourtrend’s contemporary collection which, the manufacturer advises, can come to life when paired with sharp brass or brushed steel accents. The purple-grey shade is part of a trend towards natural, pastel hues in interiors. Purple hues are looked upon as soothing, calming whilst adding character to a room.

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