Introducing Trade Strip cleaning products from Eco Solutions

With the world becoming more and more conscious about protecting the environment it is important to find products that are eco-friendly. Eco Solutions are a UK manufacturer of high performance cleaning products that are completely free from VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) and solvents. They have developed patented formulations that comprise of water based solutions that produce products are safe to be used indoors or outdoors and without the need for a mask or protective equipment.

how to clean and store your paint brushes

In order to maintain the condition of your paint brushes it is not essential that you clean them after every use if you are continuing with the same work, for example the next day, you can just store them and have them ready to use when you need in the short term. You can do this by wrapping the paint brushes in cling film or an airtight bag and securing it with duct tape or masking tape. This will keep the paintbrushes good for use for around 2 days.

Colour trends. 2018 Colour of the Year

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When it comes to paint colours trends move as quickly as catwalk fashion. In fact sometimes fashion trends inform colour trends. We like to stay up to date with what is hot and what's not so we can keep you up to date on what customers might be asking for.

Univar Specialty Consumables to Distribute Purdy Professional Paint Tools

LONDON, May 30, 2018 -- Univar Specialty Consumables Limited, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, was selected by Purdy Professional Paint Tools as a preferred distributor for its high-quality painting tools and accessories. As the painting tools market leader, Purdy features products used by professional decorators and do-it-yourselfers, on commercial and residential projects alike, to provide a superior finish.

"We are pleased that a well-established market leader like Purdy has selected Univar as its distributor. Their products and commitment to quality make them a perfect fit for Univar," said Mark Mongan, business manager for Univar's specialty consumables business. "We look forward to offering customers these fantastic products and building a strong relationship with Purdy."

Univar's specialty consumables business is a UK-based distributor of abrasives, adhesives, lubricants, protection films and silicones. Established in 1880 with more than 130 years of experience, the specialty consumables business prides itself on customer service and industry-leading technical support. As Univar further establishes its online portfolio for industrial trades, the new Purdy agreement is a key step to entering additional segments within the Paint and Decorating market.

What is dust control?

So you're working in a dusty environment and know you need make the area safe to work in. Not just for you but for your team and your clients. This is known as dust control, but what do you need and what is the best way to do it? 

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