Tuesday 3rd March 2015
27th February 2015
Last year, Brewers sponsored India Mae, an exceptional World Champion junior kickboxer based in Oxfordshire.
In 2013 aged just 11, India Mae took her first kickboxing lesson. Since that day she has grown from strength to strength, winning an impressive haul of awards.
India Mae’s training regime is strict, she trains five times a week at Oxford Freestyle Martial Arts under Steve Simmons and also in Birmingham at ASBBA & CMA with ICO England Points Coach Jason Charlesworth.
In May 2014, India Mae was selected for the ICO England kickboxing team to compete at the World Championships in Tuscany and the following November she returned as the Junior 10-12yrs -42kg Unified World Champion!
Here she is with her well earned (and enormous) trophy at the local Brewers branch with her father Marc Thompson and Brewers area manager Laurence Zing.
Laurence commented, “We’re proud to be supporting this outstanding young lady whose sporting career is already off to such an impressive start! We’re wishing her all the luck for another successful year!”.
India Mae’s 2015 is already off to a strong start as she became the WUMA English Open Champion (-155cm category) in January, took silver in the Kwon Grand Slam First series and bronze in the WMO British Championships in recent weeks.
With plenty of competitions and training still to come, India Mae’s focus is now on the International Combat Organisation (ICO) world championships next month in Germany!
To find out more about this inspiring young lady, visit www.imkickboxing.co.uk
1st March 2015
As an independent merchant, Brewers offer the decorator the widest range of products; here are just some of the new products available to order from your local branch.
To protect areas when painting there is the Trimaco ClingCover and Quick Drop.
ClingCover clings to almost any surface and the premium film is treated with a unique formula that attracts overspray and dust. Made to withstand multiple uses without making a mess, ClingCover comes in a handy dispenser making preparation easier and faster.
Quick Drop is a folding mat that is leak resistant, slip resistant and works on every surface; it is easy to handle and manoeuvre; simply drop, kick into place and start painting!
There are new products in the Brewers cleaning range with tubs of All Purpose and Heavy Duty Beaded Wipes. Both are super absorbent and anti-tear with aloe vera and anti-bacterial properties to be kind to the hand. The All Purpose are ideal for removing ingrained dirt, oil, most paints and adhesive, whereas the Heavy Duty Wipes are double-sided and offer micro beading for extra removal power.
Alongside these are Brewers Heavy Duty Cleaning Cloths. The General Purpose Cloth is suitable for routine industrial cleaning and maintenance, its high absorption levels making it ideal for all liquids, oils, paints and solvents. The Industrial cloth is extremely strong and durable and its super absorbency in water and oil means that it can be used as a surface treatment with solvents when cleaning rough dirty surfaces and machines.
Gorilla Tubs have many uses. Their flexible sides can be moulded to fit into a small space or position against a wall. They are manufactured with super-strong handle joints so are built to withstand heavy loads and the golf ball grip handles allow a tub to be comfortably carried in one hand. The walls of the tub have reinforced ribbing for extra strength and the litre measurements on the inside are ideal when adding liquids, plus with 6 different sizes, everything is covered from mixing a small amount of filler to removing rubble.
Finally, Polyvine have two products to use for that chalk paint finish, Chalk Paint Maker can be mixed with standard matt emulsion to create a chalky finish in any colour you wish and Chalk Paint Waxer is a varnish that is applied to maintain the chalky finish protecting it from scuffing; available in a dead flat or satin finish.
All these new products are available to order from your local Brewers branch!
17th February 2015
Striving to bring you the latest products and expert advice, we have the following trade events scheduled with more to be added to the calendar soon!
We hope to see you at one of these great events!
Prestonett professional trade quality fillers will be demo-ing their great products at Brewers in Chelmsford, Baisldon (Laindon) and Romford this month!
Not only will you be able to see the products in action, you can take advantage of a buy one get one free offer on various Prestonett products. Plus with every Prestonett purchase you'll get a free t-shirt!
Maidenhead: Tuesday 31st March, 7.30am - 1pm
This jam packed event at our Maidenhead branch will feature experts from Crown Trade, Dulux Trade, Purdy, Rust-oleum and Toupret.
Plus you'll be able to take advantage of some great trade day offers on selected Albany wallcoverings, Hamilton, Ronseal, Rust-oleum and Toupret products and many more!
Wisbech: Tuesday 21st April, 5pm - 7pm
Pop into Brewers in Wisbech on Tuesday 21st April between 5pm and 7pm to meet experts from Bedec, Bradite, Crown Trade, Dulux Trade, Hamilton, Insul8ed, Purdy, Rust-oleum, Spraystore, Tembe, Tesa, Thermoguard and Toupret.
You'll have the chance to pick up some exclusive show deals, be entered into a free prize draw and of course get to see products in action and even trial them yourself.
Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be provided so join us in Wisbech for what will be a great event!
For more details regarding any of the events, please contact the branch directly!
5th February 2015
Cleaning up is an essential part of any job, from greasy hands to painted tools. That’s why Brewers have just released a new collection of quality cleaning cloths and wipes designed just for decorators and tradesmen.
Brewers recognize that cleaning can be a challenge, often without soap and clean water available. The new wipes from Brewers can quickly and effectively remove most substances from hands, tools and surfaces. Both sets of wipes are available in easy to store tubs of 80 to keep your wipes moist and clean.
The Brewers All Purpose wipes are a cost effective, durable wipe with anti-bacterial benefits and Aloe Vera to care for your hands. The All Purpose wipes work effectively to remove most paints, varnishes, adhesives, dirt and oil. Made from ultra strong spun lace, the All Purpose wipes offer strength and durability with added anti-tear properties and extra absorbency.
If you need a little more removal power, the new Brewers Heavy Duty Beaded Wipes are also available. The Heavy Duty Beaded wipes are also made using super strength spun lace and containing anti-bacterial, Aloe Vera, anti tear and super absorbent qualities. However, the double sided Heavy Duty wipes with micro beading offer extra cleaning power for stubborn substances.
For more general cleaning and surface preparation, Brewers have released the heavy duty General Purpose and Industrial cloth, both available in packs of 100. The General Purpose cloth is ideal for all DIY and decorating tasks and routine industrial cleaning and maintenance. The reusable, absorbent cloth is environmentally friendly too, made with 100% recycled material and is 100% biodegradable.
For the cleaning of rough and dirty surfaces and machines, the reusable Industrial cloth is just the thing. With super absorbency in water, oil and solvents alike, the industrial cloth is extremely strong, durable and abrasion resistant.
3rd February 2015
Brewers are delighted to announce that Humberside Decorative Supplies in Hull is now part of the Brewers group of independent decorator’s merchants.
Humberside Decorating Supplies opened its doors in 1983 by brothers Philip and Tony Harrison who saw an opportunity in the local paint manufacturing industry. In the 19th Century paint manufacturing was a growing industry in Hull, a bi-product of the local production of vegetable oil. The industry still exists with some of the big brands still manufacturing there today.
Like Brewers, Humberside Decorative Supplies is a family owned business with shared beliefs and values in the desire to deliver first rate customer service and expert independent advice. Philip and Tony will remain at the branch and will continue to offer their knowledge and experience.
The new Brewers branch will soon be stocking Dulux, Farrow & Ball and Albany alongside over 70,000 products with free delivery within the transport network, no matter the size of the order. So whether it's trade or designer paints, wallcoverings, tools or sundries you are after, Brewers have it covered.
Philip and Tony look forward to welcoming you in branch.
21st January 2015
Brewers now stock a new and exclusive brush set by Corona who have a reputation for uncompromised quality.
The Archer series from the Corona Momentum range has been specifically created for the UK market and is designed to give superior applications in all paints.
Researched and developed in the UK using UK Decorators in paints available in the UK - The introductory ProPack contains 1 x 1”, 1.5” and 2” brushes. The unique Red-Gold blend of Tynex® Nylon and Orel® Polyester filaments, offer superior application in oils and waterborne paints. The brushes are specially blended for durability and smooth application in all temperatures, all year round with the UK weather in mind.
Handcrafted in the USA the brushes have streamlined handles for excellent balance and comfort in use. Hand formed chisel profile enable accurate cutting in and preserves the deep flagg tips for super smooth paint finishing. All Corona brushes have a Life time Guarantee against manufacturing defects.
Available exclusively at Brewers, visit your local branch to find out more.
31st December 2014
On 1st January 2015, London will be preparing for the 29th London’s New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP). Founded in 1987, the LNYDP is a spectacular street parade made up of floats and entertainers performing to the hundreds of thousands of spectators and an international live TV audience. Keep a look out on 1st of January for the Borough of Havering’s offering, supported by Brewers and Albany.
Since 1997, each of the 31 Boroughs of London has been invited to enter the parade for a chance to win £40,000 for charity. This year 14 boroughs are participating with a collection of dazzling displays in the theme of ‘London on the Move’.
The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Trew, and Havering College of Further and Higher Education have put together a near full scale replica of a vintage Steam Engine, Victorian 3rd Class Carriage and a carriage promoting Crossrail coming to Romford in 2017. The 44ft structure has taken 6 weeks to complete and has been solely built by the Lecturers and students of Having College led by Colin Hughes, Carpentry Lecturer.
Brewers have donated paints and a variety of professional tools to complete the job. To give the perfect finish in authentic colours, a combination of coating systems were used including Albany Masonry Paint in Greenwood (BS 4800 colour) and black, Albany varnish, Albany Gloss in red, Bedec Barn Paint in black, Bedec Multi Surface Paint in gold and Ardenbrite Metallic Paint in Green Gold.
The Rainham campus of Havering College specialises in construction courses and so the students have been able to utilise their design, carpentry and painting and decorating skills in this project. So keep a look out on New Year’s Day for this wonderful example of a community project that has inspired so many people involved.
19th December 2014
The new Milton Keynes branch will be hosting a fun filled Grand Opening event on the 7th January from 2pm – 8pm to showcase their brand new store and improved services and facilities.
Over twenty manufacturers will be attending from Dulux and Crown to Repair Care and Toupret. Product demonstrations, specialist advice and exclusive deals will be available on the day. Don’t miss the Spraystore trailer for expert information and the chance to try spray yourself.
A selection of games will be available throughout the event so come and have a go on our decorating themed fun fair games or try your luck on the Werner Gravity Darts. There will also be golf putting, Nerf shooting and a penalty shootout game.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day, a cold buffet in the afternoon followed by hot food in the evening accompanied with a choice soft drinks and wine.
Branch Manager Karen Larr and team look forward to seeing you there!
17th December 2014
If you are decorating interior public spaces over winter, Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings can play a crucial role in supporting fire safety in the building.
The system reduces the risk of fire spread on walls and ceilings, where multiple layers of conventional paint can create a flammable surface if they have built-up over many years.
This means that, when applied on the walls and ceilings of corridors, stairwells and other communal areas that form part of a circulation area or fire escape route Crown Trade Timonox can help provide additional time for a building to be safely evacuated.
It’s the ideal solution for public buildings such as hotels, school and college corridors, as well as social housing communal areas.
You can see what a difference Crown Trade Timonox can make in the Crown Trade video below. The video covers the range of Crown Trade's specialist paints and includes footage at 3:05min in of a burn test comparing Timonox against conventional paint.
Debbie Orr, Marketing Manager at Crown Paints, said: “Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings work by limiting the oxygen around the flames through the release of non-combustible gases, and by using a formulation that provides a barrier to the flammable paint layers beneath.
“This means Crown Trade Timonox help buy precious extra time for evacuation – with the potential to save lives.
“Furthermore, it can enable more time for rescue services to take control of the fire affected area and control fire spread, which could potentially reduce damage to buildings.”
For more information contact your local branch or call our Help Desk on 0845 504 5040.
16th December 2014
As well as every trade paint brand, Brewers supply designer paints too and have widened the already vast range with the addition of ‘Paint by Conran’.
Balancing quality and design...
This range has been created from more than 120 years of experience in paint making science.
The manufacturer, Master Paintmakers are part of Trimite Weilburger a large group specialising in high end industrial coatings. Working with The Conran Partnership and Sir Terrence Conran himself, the result is a high quality paint product with a beautiful palette of 96 colours.
Great depth of colour and opacity…
Each tin of paint contains over 90 elements meaning that it contains significantly more pigments than other paint giving it Class 1 opacity (under EN13 300 / BS 13 300) and therefore the benefits of superior block resistance.
Better opacity means fewer coats for the decorator to apply and a higher level of pigmentation results in superior durability for the home owner.
The Matt Emulsion finish is super resistant to marks, scratches and light fades – unique for a matt finish. Plus it boasts wet scrub resistance (Class 1 Section5.4 under EN13 300 / BS 13 300) making it suitable for busy interior areas such as hallways.
Professional application of Paint by Conran…
For best results, Paint by Conran recommends using synthetic fibre paint brushes with the paint. As they do not absorb large amounts of paint, ‘tramlines’ are avoided and a fine finish achieved.
If choosing to apply by roller, Paint by Conran rcommends using a non-foam 3/8 inch nap roller.
Those decorators who wish to use spray application are able to do so, for Matt Emulsion in an airless spray unit a tip size of 0.38mm is recommended.
Matt Emulsion vital statistics…
Coverage rate: 14m2
VOC level: Low - a maximum of 20g/L
Sizes: Samples, 2 litres, 4 litres
Application: Brush, Roller, Spray
Also in the Paint by Conran’s range are Interior Gloss, Interior Eggshell and Primer Undercoat. Finishes are in stock at selected branches and available to order from all 140+ branches.
For more information contact your local branch or the Brewers Help Desk 0845 504 5040.
11th December 2014
A beautiful mural featuring iconic Brighton and Hove imagery is the work of Brighton Think Big, a Brighton based mural arts company who curate and create wall art projects.
After getting in touch with Brewers, Brighton Think Big were advised to use Zinsser 123 primer on the brickwork and were supplied with all the necessary brushes, rollers, dustsheets and Dulux paint.
After a month of preparation and painting, the mural is complete and will be brightening up the alley way just off George Street in Hove for years to come!
The artwork incorporates historic images including local areas around Hove, including George Street and the beach...
...1950s beach goers... ...and of course Richard Attenborough in Brighton Rock!
Plus a little thank you to Brewers!
More information regarding Brighton Think Big can be found at www.facebook.com/brightonthinkbig
9th December 2014
Fancy an early Christmas present?! Follow @BrewersPaints on Twitter for exclusive competitions over the festive season!
To enter each competition all you need to do is retweet the #BrewersChristmasGift tweets when they’re posted and you could be the lucky winner of some great decorating products including tools and paint!
Good Luck and Merry Christmas!
Terms & Conditions:
1. Prize will be detailed in the #BrewersChristmasGift tweets.
2. No cash alternative.
3. The prize will be sent to the winner or suitable collection date arranged.
4. If you have not claimed the prize within 6 weeks of being notified, your prize will be void.
5. Entry for each user who retweets the #BrewersChristmasGift tweet. One entry per person – multiple retweets will not be included in the draw.
6. This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18, with the exception of Brewers employees.
7. There will only be 1 winning entry per competition – draw date specified on #BrewersChristmasGift tweet.
9. The closing date for entries is the day before the draw date.
10. Competition winners are selected randomly on the draw date.
11. Winners will be notified by Twitter Direct Message on the draw date.
12. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that their Twitter details are valid and correct.
13. Winners names may be included in publicity material and by entering into the competition you agree to this.
14. All decisions by Brewers are final in relation to any result, dispute, prize or competition.
15. Brewers reserve the right, at any time, to remove any entry from a competition, suspend the competition entirely or limit the number of entries.
16. Promoter: C Brewer & Sons Ltd, Albany House, Ashford Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3TR.
8th December 2014
This year, Brewers were pleased to be able to donate £500 to the Mustard Seed Relief Mission for their Christmas campaign called 'Love in a Box' which was first started in 1992.
This project asks for schools, businesses, churches and other organisations to fill shoe boxes with goodies for disadvantaged children in Moldova and the Ukraine who would otherwise not receive a Christmas present.
Each shoe box is picked up, checked, sealed and sent on a journey of thousands of miles to the children via lorry. We're pleased to say that the boxes are now on their way so that the children will have them in time for Christmas!
4th December 2014
The Brewers branch in Milton Keynes is moving, but not far! Just from Unit 4 to Unit 8 Bilton Road, Bletchley.
The new location will be open from Monday 15th December and has more parking plus the larger warehouse space allows more storage, resulting in better product availability.
More brands will be found in the store due to the fact that they will have the ability to tint Little Greene, Bradite and Rust-Oleum products plus they'll stock Farrow & Ball.
Apart from the short move, everything else is as it was before – the staff, telephone number, email and fax all remain the same.
To launch the new location, the branch will be holding a Trade Day on 7th January with over twenty suppliers, many running demonstrations and others with special on-the-day offers, so why not pop down and pay branch manager Karen Larr and her team a visit?!
4th December 2014
Dulux Trade has revealed the winners of its Ultimate Professional competition, naming Mark Rigby as the Ultimate Professional Decorator 2014 and Daniel Glover as the Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter 2014.
Following its nationwide search to find the Ultimate Professionals, Dulux Trade awarded the prizes at a prestigious awards dinner in Birmingham.
The competition called for homeowners and contractors across the UK to nominate decorators and contractor painters who are the ultimate professionals in every sense - exemplifying excellent service and consistently delivering high quality, professional workmanship, while going above and beyond.
Mark Rigby, of MRQD Contracting, was selected as the Ultimate Professional Decorator 2014 due to his commitment to the role and his level of enthusiasm for regular training to ensure he’s offering his customers the highest level of service possible. Mark’s customers praised him for always going the extra including working additional hours and helping with household repairs.
Daniel Glover, of AJM Decorating, was named the Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter 2014 after being nominated by a colleague who had recently worked with him on a construction project. On the job, Daniel had made a huge effort to develop his skills, conducting research out of hours to meet a particularly technical brief. Daniel was also commended by the judges for his dedication to building excellent client relationships.
Left: Mark Rigby, Ultimate Professional Decorator. Right: Daniel Glover, Ultimate Professional Contractor Painter
Daniel commented: “I love my job so going the extra mile is second nature to me, so it's a huge honour to be recognised by my colleagues and the industry for the job I do.”
Mark added: “This award is a massive achievement for me. As a self-employed decorator, how your professionalism comes across is crucial to securing new job opportunities. I’m so thankful to all my customers who nominated me.”
Samantha Balloch, Marketing Manager for Dulux Trade, concluded: “We launched the Ultimate Professional competition to support the sector and highlight the hard work of decorators across the UK who work with pride, passion and professionalism.
“Both Mark and Daniel showed outstanding dedication to their customers and the industry, so it’s great to be able to reward them for their contributions.”
For more details of Dulux Trade’s search for the UK’s Ultimate Professional, go to www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk/ultimate.
4th December 2014
In recent weeks, Colemans Decorating Centre, located on Hudswell Road in Leeds, became the latest branch to join the Brewers group.
Part of the Coleman’s family business, the branch opened around 20 years ago and stocks Dulux, Armstead, Crown, Macpherson and Farrow & Ball.
The two members of staff, branch manager Neil Vary, who has worked at the branch for ten and a half years, and Steve Wilson who has been there for eight and a half years, will both be staying on to continue the excellent service they already provide.
Left: Steve Wilson. Right: Neil Vary
We're pleased to welcome them to Brewers and look forward to serving the decorators and tradesmen in the Leeds area!
Use our handy branch locator to identify your nearest branch.
2nd December 2014
Discovering the positive in the everyday will inspire colour and design in 2015, bringing with it a warmer spectrum of shades, according to the experts at Dulux Trade. Reflecting global trends, finding the positive is the design theme which features in the manufacturer’s annual ColourFutures™ guide which outlines colour predictions for the year ahead.
ColourFutures™ 2015 is based upon research conducted by experts from around the globe and produced in conjunction with AkzoNobel’s aesthetics centre, a unique colour and trend forecasting facility.
The overarching theme of discovering the positive focuses on ‘Everyday and Finding the Wonderful in the Normal’, whether that is through exploring under-utilised spaces, in our relationships with each other or in the environment around us. As such, Copper Blush (50YR36/263) – a versatile, warm copper colour with an orange tone – has been named as Colour of the Year for 2015.
Image: Dulux Colour of the Year 2015 (Akzo Nobel Imagery)
The ColourFutures™ guide focuses on five main trends that encapsulate the main influence of ‘Everyday and Finding the Wonderful in the Normal’. The key trends are:
•Layer + Layer: everyday life is never simple, instead it is made up of layers. Grouping this palette of dusty pastels in clusters and using them in marbling techniques allows spaces to be presented in more interesting ways
•Big Nature + Small Me: this concept is influenced by the vast outdoors and creating warm spaces using natural and strong hues. The colours of this palette includes rich earth tones such as sepia, ochre, sienna and baked clay – mimicking the complex colour effects of natural landscapes
•Him + Her: this trend embraces the differences of gender. Inspired by both intellectual and outdoor hobbies, this palette mixes typically masculine and feminine tones to accentuate and celebrate the differences of men and women
•+Unseen Spaces: negative spaces will be a thing of the past with this trend as it aims to bring vitality to dull and overlooked areas. A neutral mix of blues, khaki and pink combined with trompe l’oeil draws positive attention to those previously un-inspiring spaces
•Friendly Barter+: reflecting a new social economy of community trade and the sharing of resources. This theme sees new combinations using large blocks of colour to add substantial power to a design. This palette includes berry toned pinks that can either be used to soften vibrant lime and orange, or perhaps add a richness to ochre, rich brown, and warm grey
ColourFutures™ has been created by to provide ideas, inspiration and insight for architectural and design professionals. To find out more about the 2015 book, please visit www.colourfutures.com
1st December 2014
A prize of £180,000 is up for grabs in Werner’s £180k for 180 competition!
5 lucky winners will have the opportunity to play the game live on stage at the World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace at the end of the month!
Here’s Phil "The Power" Taylor to tell you more!...
For your chance to play £180k for 180 and win a VIP night at the World Darts Championship click here.
Here some lucky Brewers customers try their hand at Gravity Darts at our Exeter trade event.
12th November 2014
We're pleased to announce that Palmers of Chiswick is now part of the Brewers group and adds another location to our network of branches within the M25!
Located in Chiswick High Road the branch has seen many changes in the area during its 30+ years of trading and with the BBC studios in close proximity, it has even had the odd celebrity customer!
Douglas Palmer established the business in 1983, when the branch was located across the road from its current position but due to a requirement for more space it moved 10 years later.
Darren Bluck (below) started working for Palmers in 1984 as a Saturday Assistant before taking on a full-time role in 1987. 27 years later, Darren is still serving customers and he looks forward to serving new customers in the future.
The branch stocks a wide range of paint brands including Crown, Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and Sanderson plus will have the addition of Dulux.
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