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Plastikote revolutionises spray paint with new chalk addition

Chalk, the game changing new decorative spray paint, incorporates Plastikote’s revolutionary new water-based technology and promises to transform the face of spray paint. Not only does Chalk give the flat, chalky finish that consumers love, it is ... 
22 March 2018

Centurion Europe celebrate successful show at Spring Fair

After another successful year at Spring Fair, Centurion Europe continues its drive to offer customers great products at great prices during 2018. Centurion is also committed to delivering new and innovative products, such as Mellerud Cleaning ... 
9 March 2018

QEP makes sanding quick and easy

The Vitrex Long Reach Sander is ideal for sanding walls and ceilings from any position. It provides a superior finish for both new construction and renovation work. With a 110cm short reach, it is perfect for use in confined areas in addition to ... 
9 March 2018

Roll & Stroll from Everbuild

Roll & Stroll from Everbuild – A Sika Company is a self-adhesive flooring protector range with the adhesive coating on the outside making it easy to roll out along the floor with a simple push of the foot. Available in four varieties: Premium ... 
9 March 2018

Charles Bentley & Son launches three new ranges

Charles Bentley & Son is making 2018 the year of DIY by launching three new ranges. With over 155 years’ experience developing brushware, the company has created the ultimate collections for the budget, home DIY and trade markets. There are over ... 
9 March 2018

Highly-effective paint and varnish stripper from Barrettine

Paint Panther from Barrettine is a highly-effective, paint and varnish stripper that is designed to work fast to remove many types of coatings quickly and effortlessly, including metalised paint. It has a gel consistency, which is ideal for vertical ... 
9 March 2018

Gorilla Glue launches new sealant range

Gorilla has launched a new sealant range. With spring just around the corner, this is the time when people start taking on a host of jobs around the house. Home improvement jobs that have been put off for the winter will become the focus, the ... 
9 March 2018

Centurion offers extensive decorating range

Centurion says it has everything you need to offer a comprehensive, retail ready decorating range that includes brushes, rollers, trays, fillers, adhesives, wire brushes, scrapers, scissors and more. The popular Abrasives brand of sanding products ... 
9 March 2018

More Dulux colour and advice centres across UK and Ireland

Building on the successful relaunch of Dulux Colour and Advice, there now even more centres across the UK and Ireland. The Dulux proposition has now reached 150 outlets in just 16 months offering certified advice on colour and decorative products. ... 
9 March 2018

Amtech extends decorating range for the "light-side" DIY projects

Amtech, a DK Tools brand, continues to provide DIY shoppers with the right tools for the job with an extended decorating and accessories range which the company says is aligned to the current shift towards more light-side DIY projects. With an ... 
9 March 2018

New advertising campaign from Shurtape

The adhesive tape manufacturer, Shurtape is launching a high-profile advertising campaign for spring, to inspire homeowners and renters - and drive more traffic into stores. All three of the company’s leading brands are to be featured in its ninth ... 
9 March 2018

New BLADE range from Harris

It’s never been easier to try a new lick of paint, with the new BLADE range from Harris. The carefully selected, synthetic bristles BLADE technology tapers the brush head and guides the bristles to form a blade like tip, making it easier to achieve ... 
9 March 2018

CK Tools offer trade promotion for Hotbox 2018

CK Tools has launched its ever-popular annual Hotbox 2018 trade promotion. Now in its fifth successive year, Hotbox is running from February 1 to June 29, 2018, offering retailers 150 products, including proven sellers, core items, plus a selection ... 
9 March 2018

CK Tools launches new range of waterpump pliers

Adding to its already popular Waterpump Pliers products, hand tool brand CK Tools has launched a new range of C.K 3652 Push Button Waterpump Pliers, combining versatility, durability and strength, with the added benefit of a Push Button adjustment ... 
9 March 2018

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