It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

For the Juniper-ash Decorating team Christmas always comes early! Picturing a sleigh full of new and exciting decorating tools that arrives at the end of November? If so, you’re not far off as last week we took the annual Juniper-ash staff day out to the National Painting and Decorating show!
 Juniper-ash Decorating at The National Painting and Decorating Show 2017
We’ve been enthusiastic visitors of the P&D show for well over seven years now, it’s directly aimed at businesses within the trade and we believe it’s the best place to sharpen up both our tools and our product knowledge.

Little Greene display at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2017


It gives us a great opportunity to speak face to face with some of our favourite suppliers/manufacturers such as the Little Greene, Eco Ezee, Tesa, Toupret, Dexters, Olfa, Zinsser, Purdy, ProDec, Vista Digital, Bedec, Repair Care and many others!
Tesa Tape at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2017  Alice modeling the decorators caulk at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2017  Liz and Arron at Dexters workwear at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2017  BDEC at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2017

Not only do we get a chance to feedback directly to the industry but the P&D show also serves as a great staff training day with a lot of brands showcasing new products and potential up and coming design trends at presentations running throughout the day.

As per usual we’ve come away from the show with a van load of new products, testers, information sheets and a few presents for the team to sort through! You can expect to see a lot more in the upcoming blogs about all the products that peaked our interest, but for now we’ll leave you with this years honourable mentions.
  • Friendly Faces:
    We’ve been huge advocates of Eco Ezee for a long time now and continue to use their cardboard trays and kettles daily! It’s great to see their products doing so well at the show year on year and lovely to catch up with the team!
The Juniper-ash team at the Eco Ezee stand at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2017


  • Best Buy:
    We came across the McCauley Tools Reacher last year but unfortunately they had sold out. We’ve had a few awkward access jobs where a flexible extension pole attachment would’ve been just the ticket so we made sure to grab one of these early on and can’t wait to try it out!
  • Impulse buy:
    There’s always one impulse buy! This years goes to the HighTower Tripod Painting System. The jury’s still out on this mobile paint bucket holder but we think it will come into it’s own on jobs with a large amount of one colour. We’re hoping they take on board our suggestion of ditching the disposable liners and working with Eco Ezee to create a more environmentally conscious product – and save us washing the bucket so often!
  • Prize Draw:
    Not sure we shouted about enough last year – WE WON!!
    Huge thank you to ProDec for the giant parcel of painting goodies, alas it wasn’t quite a sleigh but it did make our Christmas when they arrived – fingers crossed for this year’s attempt!
Our ProDec winnings from at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2016

Hoping for some new decorating this festive season? For a free, no obligation quote, contact the Juniper Ash team today on 01664 851 502. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.