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Mirka on Traditional Painter

Listed under abranet, Blog, Mirka, period property, preparation Posted Aug 20 2012

Mirka (UK) inventors of Abranet are now officially associated with Traditional Painter, and I don’t mind admitting that this is a landmark occasion for this site.

Check out the Mirka landing page on the “Trade Corner”; read what Mirka have to say about their 3 favourite Mirka products. Ask them relevant questions direct, also follow discussions and questions on the forum. Ideas for improvements, questions about best usage…

There are videos to peruse too, where Mirka and independent tradesmen, explain how to use their kit.

Why is Mirka a recommended supplier?

Decorating is all in the preparation. Mirka have been a long-time recommended supplier because as far as I am concerned, their Abranet abrasive and dust-less sanding system has cracked the oldest nut in decorating.

Over the past 3 years, I have been quite relentless in telling readers about Mirka Abranet, and more recently, CEROS, outlining the many pros and very few cons to a system that allows a fundamental new approach to preparing kitchen cabinets for painting, and redecorating big old period properties…

And to their credit, Mirka have ploughed on, continuing to build on a brilliant formula to drive Abranet and the decorating trade forward in leaps and bounds. And in the process of developing an extensive range of Mirka Abranet manual sanding blocks and abrasives, I would say they are offering solutions that all DIY homeowners have been waiting for too.

About Mirka

As you may know, Mirka is a family-owned Finnish company specialising in abrasives for every industry requiring a sander and a piece of “sandpaper”. They are a high profile, industry-leading company with a brief to produce abrasives and sanding systems that work better than anything else before. They actually manufacture in-house, from scratch, 95% of everything they sell.

It goes without saying, I feel really vindicated that they also like what we do here, albeit on a slightly smaller scale, on Traditional Painter, and they have opened their doors to our readers.. Now you have the ear of the company that makes the kit.

And all being well, over the next few weeks, more of our Recommended Suppliers will be launching their landing page here too.

Credible source of information on decorating techniques and products

I have been told by many professionals and public alike that they trust the information they read on this site. I appreciate that. The reach of Traditional Painter is growing, but I promise the brief stays the same – to offer an online centre of decorating excellence for homeowners, trade and DIY looking for the best decorating services and products and insightful tips. I can assure you that the content and the philosophy behind what we publish on the site will not change.

There are currently a dozen top kitchen painting specialists associated with the site, all who have free rein to write reviews and introduce topics as they see fit. We have no agenda beyond telling folks out there what works well, what doesn’t work well, and giving different ideas on how to get the best end results.

It just so happens that the only products we recommend, or wish to be associated with, are proven to our satisfaction, to work rather well over a sustained period of time. Our livelihood is high end decorating, so we need proven products and systems. If proven products stop delivering, we will be the first to say so!

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