Mirka Abranet and CEROS is changing decorating
There are lots of decorating gadgets around, claiming to be better than anything before. But Mirka revolutionised decorating with their dust-free Abranet abrasive, no exaggeration. Update March 14th 2013
The Abranet Starter Kit
A perforated sanding block and hose, which you connect to a vacuum, is around £30. I didn’t really understand how it worked, and how brilliant it is, till I had one in my hands. Based on my experience, that Starter Kit is the best money spent and makes it simple for professionals and DIY to adopt the technology.
The optional interface pads especially the 5mm thick ones, add life to the hook and loop pad and add an extra dimension for sanding profile surfaces.
Check out hallmark Frauhlo if you are in the market for Abranet and Mairka products. Their 70×198 Abranet Starter kit is particularly good value
Once convinced, it is a no-brainer for decorators who are serious about their profession, to attack large scale wall sanding with the 6″ CEROS sander, and I often have the 5″ CEROS working its magic on woodwork too.
After 2 years’ hard use, I can assure you the motor and sanding action and suction is still working brilliantly, but the casing doesn’t stay yellow for ever! Otherwise, this is the most comfortable palm sander around.
Then there are assorted hand pad formats, such as the Mirka Handy sander and more power sanders coming too. Sanding need no longer be the worst part and the most often neglected part of decorating for anyone.
The new incarnation from Mirka, the DEROS – a CEROS with a revised design and an internal transformer. Photo via Wayne de Wet
More to follow on this one I’m sure.
Mirka opening eyes
With their background in the automotive sector, where the culture is based on perfect preparation standards, Mirka have certainly opened decorators’ eyes to what is possible with preparation. Apparently it took them many years to get the car body guys to move on from wet ‘n’ dry to Abranet and Abralon, so they still have a long way to go in their mission to change the culture in ultra conservative and stick-in-the-mud 1980’s decorating! We are certainly looking forward to some interesting innovations and will keep you posted.
Mirka are a big hit with Traditional Painter, and they have a page on our Trade Corner where they explain their ethos and highlight their 3 favourite products from their range. If you have any questions, just ask them!
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