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Archive / June, 2013

SPADAC apprentices get ‘kitted’ out

Past Presidents of the SDF Roz and Brendan Keenan visited Queenslie Training Centre last week to make the latest presentation of toolkits to eight SPADAC-registered apprentices. The toolkits are donated by SDF manufacturing members including Artex, Crown, Hamilton, PPG & Purdy. Brendan said: “The youngsters were very appreciative of the contents and it was particularly nice to see some […]

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Johnstone’s in triple test triumph

Paint manufacturer Johnstone’s products are continuing to lead the way after a trio of its ranges recently came out on top in a series of unique product trials. In the first of the recent trials, Johnstone’s Stormshield Smooth Masonry was certified as having ‘Excellent Anti-Carbonating Properties’ by Building Research Establishment (BRE). Anti-carbonation coatings are surface […]

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SDF welcomes constructive meeting with CITB education director

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) enjoyed a lively meeting with Mike Bialyj at today’s National Council meeting in Stirling. The wide-ranging discussion allowed CITB’s Employer Services Director to fully understand the Federation’s position on a number of issues after which Mr Bijali undertook to progress the points raised with the appropriate departments and respond before […]

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Rustins buys Briwax International

Rustins Limited purchased Briwax International in mid May 2013 and is delighted to be the custodian of the famous Briwax brand and products. Ian Slater, National Sales Manager, commented: “We are excited to add such a prestigious brand of wax polishes to our woodcare range. “Rustins and Briwax have family owned traditions with the same values and supply […]

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Johnstone’s honours industry’s top decorators

The crème de la crème of the UK’s painting and decorating community came together recently to mark the 30th Johnstone’s Painter of the Year competition in the prestigious surroundings of the London Film Museum in London. The annual competition, which celebrates the outstanding work carried out by the country’s finest painting contractors, follows strict criteria set […]