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Product News Archive January 2014

Restore and re-colour old grout 30 January 2014
The new GROUT SHIELD Restoration System is a new way to clean and restore old grout by sealing and recolouring it.

New year - new lawns 30 January 2014
GREENKEY GARDEN & HOME has launched a new range of artificial grass for 2014.

The big cheese of the market 23 January 2014
STV says The Big Cheese Ultra Power Pest Repeller is packed with power to drive away mice and rats.

The 'green' gardener's pest eliminator 23 January 2014
For use on lawns and patios Defenders Natural Ant Killer from STV is a traditional product used to kill ants and other crawling insects.

Eliminate carpet creepy crawlies 23 January 2014
The Zero In Carpet Beetle Spray from STV kills carpet beetles on contact, treating carpets, upholstery and surfaces where carpet beetles and larvae are seen, providing longlasting protection - up to 12 months.

Wipe it clean 23 January 2014
BARTOLINE is launching a new range of wipes. Firstly, there are Bartoline Clean Spirit Paint Wipes; these are perfect for fast and easy clean-up of wet oil and water-based paint, varnish and other spills on hands, tools, windows, floors and glass.

Whatever the weather 9 January 2014
Geo-Fix is already the trade's favourite paving jointing compound, says Everbuild Building Products, but the company claims it has now got even better with the arrival of rain-compatible Geo-Fix All Weather.

Expanding ranges at Whitefurze 8 January 2014
Whitefurze has embarked upon product launches across all four categories in its range – garden, storage, food storage and housewares.

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