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Hildering Trays for paint transport – keeping a lid on it

Blog, hildering, paint

The Hildering Trays for paint transport seem to have solved a global problem: How to package single tins of paint so they can be couriered safely? This article explains how. Pro painters, DIY and paint suppliers can now dare to dream about having tins of paint delivered intact in normal sized boxes, and deal with Read More

How to clean paint brushes used in water based paint – update

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, krudkutter, posterous

Best trade practice has always been to regularly clean paint brushes used in water based paint. Working outside, brushes may need cleaning every couple of hours. Running water, under the tap, has been the primary way of cleaning brushes used in emulsion and water based woodwork paint, but that is going to change. Water based Read More

How to clean an emulsion brush

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering

First written August 8 – 2010 I recently wrote about how to clean an Emulsion brush< and promised to post the evidence of the water required to clean four 2" / 3" brushes. Got the photo back from the developers! As you can see, well under 2 gallons, if done in a bucket. In the Read More

Painting and Decorating Show 2013 Product Roundup

Associates, Axus, Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, James Hewson

Back in November 2013, Traditional Painter’s approved kitchen painter in Devon, James Hewson, hot-footed it up from Exeter with his apprentice to Coventry for the annual Painting and Decorating Show. While they were there they picked up various new decorating products that were used on some live decorating jobs for a few months. Below is Read More

Store and Go gel – brush storage system for oil and water based paint

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering

A couple of weeks ago Neil Callender, Traditional Painter in Dorset and Wiltshire had the pleasure of meeting Jop and Tom from Hildering Innovations to see and discuss the Store and Go gel brush storage system. An hour later, he headed home with a few goodies to try out. The Store and Go system is Read More

Tips on Exterior Painting

Blog, hildering, krudkutter, preparation, Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor reveals all with his tips on exterior painting. He covers preparation, Repair Care, sanding v burning off… Interior and exterior painting requirements are different! The finish on exterior paintwork has different requirements to the finishes used for internal woodwork and kitchen cabinets. Interior paint needs to level well and put up with the Read More

Paint and Go

Blog, hildering, Ron Taylor

This article, by Traditional Painter Ron Taylor, explains how he has been getting on with the Paint and Go which is one aspect of the Dutch-made GoPaint! kettle and roller system, aimed at both the trade and DIY user. Ron also tried the Roll and Go. What is in the Paint and Go The kit Read More

Axus – The Joy of Sash (Brushes)

Axus Decor, Blog, brushes, guest post, hildering

This review on Axus sash brushes is a guest post by Charlie Budd of Charles Budd Decorating. Most decorators will use the biggest brush they can, to do a particular task. Bigger brushes (generally) hold more paint, and you can lay off a larger area more quickly with a big brush. But there are times Read More

Hildering Roll ‘n’ Go paint kettles – Go!Paint

Blog, hildering, Painting

Christmas came around again for several Traditional painters – a delivery of 3 Hildering Roll ‘n’ Go paint kettles for mini rollers. Time to check the product from talented Dutch painting kit designers. Updated at end of article with insights from the designer on the thinking behind the Go!Paint Roll ‘n’ Go Pelican, Roll ‘n’ Read More
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