Mirka The Sandman
Mirka’s latest video from The Sandman shows a car body repair system for repairing dings. Tell me this process isn’t applicable to high end decorating!
And a rectangular format CEROS… Air powered but hopefully a taste of what their R&D team are getting closer to releasing in an electric version for decorators? Prepare to rock.
Mirka Abranet on the rise
Mirka revolutionised the car body world, and are slowly starting to impact more widely on decorating too with their Abranet dustless sanding system. Every day it seems someone is on Twitter, or the trade forums or contacting Traditional Painter, to say they just discovered Abranet, or just went and bought into the Mirka Abranet system.
The CEROS is a fabulous dust-free power sander, and at the other end of the price scale is the Abranet Starter Kit, which I still maintain is a game changing entry level piece of kit that is always useful for professionals and DIY alike, for sanding ceilings, walls and woodwork. (Check a raft of posts about these Mirka products.)
The growing uptake in dustless sanding is very encouraging for the decorating trade. Preparation is the key to lasting high quality finishes, and at Traditional Painter, we want the general public to know about what is possible, and either use Abranet sanding kit on DIY projects, or demand that their decorators do extensive sanding and take great care with their dust! Not exactly an unreasonable demand in this day and age.
And I can see a few cogs turning in the heads of specialist painters, seeing how the car body guy revived that panel back to perfection.
If you want to ask Mirka what their plans are for different format sanders, tools and accessories, or you have some feedback, you can scan through their Trade Corner spot on this site, and send Mirka an email direct.
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