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Archive / April, 2014

Everything you need to know for your Skills Test

CITB, in partnership with SPADAC,  has created a new video (below) explaining everything apprentices need to know about the Skills Test, which apprentices must take towards the end of their final year in the P&D Modern Apprenticeship. The 11-minute video explains: An introduction about the Skills Test What happens before the test, including how to […]

Leyland Trade, Acrylic Eggshell

Size is everything for Leyland’s Acrylic Eggshell

Established trade paint brand Leyland is continuing to respond to its customers’ demands by announcing that its popular Acrylic Eggshell emulsion is now available in 10L pack sizes. The move follows a series of customer panels that Leyland hosted with its key customers to determine how the brand could further improve its offering and tailor […]

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New system key in Crown’s move to improve efficiency

Crown Paints has invested a six figure sum on the latest high-speed manufacturing system – designed to speed up the filling of paint containers by as much as 75 per cent. As well as offering significant advances in filling rates, the new £1 million plus facility based at Crown’s manufacturing site in Hull, will half […]

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SDF welcomes first English president in “momentous” year

2014 is a momentous year for Scotland in many ways.  Over the summer we celebrate the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn and Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th host for the Commonwealth Games while September marks the referendum on independence and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Perthshire. But before all that, we see our very own […]

Johnstone's Aqua Satin

Johnstone’s Aqua range continues expansion

Johnstone’s is continuing to lead the charge in water-based paint technology with the introduction of a Satin topcoat to its Aqua trim range following strong demand from customers. Over the past 18 months, more and more decorators have switched to using Johnstone’s Aqua Gloss system after discovering that the product application, feel and appearance is […]

Hardwearing Matt 10L

Size matters for Leyland’s Hardwearing Matt

Established trade paint brand Leyland continues to invest in its popular Hardwearing Matt product having announced that the extremely durable emulsion is now available in 10L and 2.5L pack sizes in Brilliant White. The new pack sizes, which complement the existing 5L pack size, will ensure that professional trade users are equipped with solutions that […]

Johnstone's Painter of the Year

Johnstone’s Painter of the Year – will it be you?

With the annual Johnstone’s Painter of the Year event just around the corner, last year’s Supreme Winner Simon Magill, of Magill Painting Contractors (pictured), calls on fellow decorators to get their entries in to be part of one of the industry’s most prestigious competitions. Simon headed up a 20-strong team from Magill Painting and Decorating […]