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.

Which masking tape to use?

So you want to know which masking tape to use? We're assuming that you are doing some form of painting and want a nice professional finish. It might be decorating, DIY or car bodywork spraying. To establish which one you need we first need to explain the difference between the products on the market currently.

A guide to Mirka abrasives

So you're looking for some Mirka abrasives for your sander, but there are so many different options to choose from. There's Abranet, Q.Silver, Abranet Ace, Mirlon and the list continues.

What ear defenders to use

Hearing loss caused by work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone it will not come back. Around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. There are different products on the market available for protecting your hearing in the workplace, depending on your environment, the job you are doing and the length of time you are doing the job. Each ear protection product has an SNR rating.

How to Choose The Right Dust Mask

When working in an environment where there is potential for you to breathe in a range of dust, vapours, fumes and spores, industry bodies and the Health and Safety Executive of the employer are committed to reducing damage caused to the lungs by such airborne contaminants.

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