Monthly Archives: May 2014

  1. May 09, 2014

    More women are picking up paintbrushes, research shows

    Not everyone has the time, skill or inclination to pick up a paint brush, hammer or drill and get stuck into home renovations. This means there remains strong demand for experienced trade professionals like you. However, some homeowners do relish the prospect of showcasing their DIY skills, and it seems as though women are increasingly getting involved in these projects.

    According to a study conducted by WD Bathrooms, nearly two-thirds of women say they are more likely to carry out home improvements than their partners. It polled a total of 1,244 adults and found that 60 per cent of women expressed this belief.

    Collaboration

    The survey also revealed that couples are working together to achieve the results they’re after. More than 78 per cent of the women questioned said their partners are consulted on the planning, design and décor.

    However, this does not stop arguments arising.

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  2. May 01, 2014

    Essential Safety Wear for Painting and Decorating

    As a painter and decorator, you know you need to be prepared for every job to ensure maximum efficiency and best results. Safety wear and equipment is essential to ensure proper health and safety, and to prevent injuries or illness.

    Below, we've created a quick guide on safety gear, covering a few basics professionals of all levels need to know:

    Masks

    As painting and decorating professionals use paints, adhesives, and pesticides on a daily basis, wearing dust masks or respirators is essential to help protect their lungs from prolonged exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Whilst professionals should ensure every working space is properly ventilated, masks are widely used as an extra vital precaution. But how do you know which is right for the task at hand?

    Dust masks are available in various styles, from basic disposable types (which sit comfortably on the face and provide protection in workspaces featuring

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