Articles in the category Tools of the trade reviewed

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

04/12/2017

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!   We’ve been enthusiastic visitors...
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Un-masking the truth about tape.

27/11/2017

Stuck on what kind of tape you need? Masked in doubt about getting that straight paint line? Found yourself in a sticky situation with your DIY? All right, we’ll stop with the puns, but this week at Juniper-ash Decorating we’re talking truths about tape! As professional painter and decorators we use brushes for our precision...
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Always brushing up on our skills

13/06/2016

“A poor tradesperson blames their tools” – a common phrase used within the decorating industry, and most of the time with our problem solving approach we couldn’t agree more, but never under estimate the power of a good brush. One of our favourite Juniper-ash staff days out is the National Painting and Decorating Show in...
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The Juniper-ash Kitchen Part 2 – Going Underground

13/08/2014

Following on from our blog about Laura’s latest qualification as a tiler, we’d like to take a moment to talk about the products which have transformed our Juniper-ash kitchen; from drab to fab in just a few simple stages. Tiling is and has always classically been a very “in” home decorating trend for kitchens; alongside...
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A very special project to start the new year – part 2

27/01/2012

The second stage of the redecoration project in Frieston I am working on with Alison Hutchinson Design has gone well. Applying lining paper to a ceiling always offers a few challenges but thanks to my wonderful youthful rugby playing assistant Jonathan the five and a half metre lengths went up without a hitch. I often...
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Decorating doesn’t have to cost the earth

06/01/2012

Following a very successful trial with Travis Perkins and an overwhelmingly positive response at the National Painting and Decorating show in Coventry, Eco Ezee are adding a new, reusable and fully oxo-biodegradable Dust Sheet to its range of award winning decorating products. The sheet is made from a special formula, which combines both strength and...
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Great response to sustainable products

30/11/2011

It has been an exceptionally busy time since getting back from the Painting and Decorating show earlier this month.  I was there with Eco Ezee demonstrating their range of sustainable brushes, roller sleeves, recycled cardboard paint trays and kettles to fellow trade professionals, training colleges and their students.  I met Natalie, MD at Eco Ezee...
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17th Painting and Decorating show 2011

15/11/2011

The 17th annual National Painting and Decorating show takes place this week at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This is the biggest annual event in the UK painting and decorating industry and one I never miss. It’s a great opportunity to see the very latest ideas and innovations from both UK and overseas manufacturers. The...
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Damage free wallpaper stripping

29/08/2011

It can be easy to forget when planning your decorating project that your new home may be anything but new when it comes to its construction. I visited a beautiful Victorian terrace recently where previous owners had lovingly added their own stylish and some may say not so stylish touches to this beautiful building. There...
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Tanking Slurry – whats that?

07/07/2011

I always enjoy a challenge so when asked to repair and repaint a patio wall as part of larger external paint work I was happy to oblige. I was upfront with my client that this was a new area for me but she was very happy for me to go ahead and was confident I...
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