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Make plaster walls smooth for painting: Prestonnet

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This article on how to make plaster walls smooth for painting is full of tips and insights of use to DIY and trade. Even if you don’t decorate for a living or don’t do your own decorating, after reading this account from Andrew, a keen DIYer otherwise known as Amateur Hour64 over on the Traditional Read More

PRESTONETT Gras a lacquer

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Martin Dunn, Traditional painter and Decorator in Staffordshire is well versed in the art of oil-based surfacer fillers. He was recently sent a tub of Prestonnet Gras a Lacquer to try by Aaron at Beissier.Beissier are Trade Corner members. Seeing as they trust me to give it a go, I decided to put my copy Read More

Beissier fillers – little known in UK, but in Europe

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Beissier fillers are big in Europe, especially in prep-crazy France, but surprise surprise, they are little known in UK. A few decorators around the trade forums will have heard of Prestonnet, but after searching the internet, I am not sure how many have given their products a concerted “go”. This could be down to poor Read More

What’s the best filler to use? Prestonett?

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What’s the best filler to use? Toupret are the big name in specialist fillers in the UK, but Prestonett (from Beissier) is another French based filler company that has a long pedigree too in this field. Beissier was created in Paris (France) in the early 19th century under the name ‘Buisson Aîné’. At that time Read More
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