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Friday 31st October 2014

  • Keep Yourself Safe from Asbestos

    30th October 2014

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have produced a free web app to help tradespeople work safely with asbestos.  With an average of 20 tradespeople dying every week from asbestos related diseases, it is more important than ever that decorators protect themselves and lower their risk of dangerously exposing themselves to asbestos.

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  • Baby Show Winner!

    Natalie Turner Prize Draw Winner!
    Natalie Turner Prize Draw Winner!

    28th October 2014

    The Swindon Baby Show was held this year in the historic Swindon Railway Museum. For the second year running, Brewers attended with an impressive stand displaying fabrics and wallpapers all tailored to the needs of young families and expectant mothers.  The stand hoped to inspire visitors and was manned by knowledgeable Brewers staff who could help parents with their decorating queries.

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    More Spraydays Scheduled!

    24th October 2014

    More spraydays scheduled during November, will you be attending?!

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  • Brewers, Helping Support the Industry's Future!

    22nd October 2014

    The PDA Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year 2014 took place in Doncaster this month, an event that Brewers have been supporting for the last 5 years; Richard Neal, of Brewers' north westerly region, attended the event.

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  • Capturing the Essence of Family Business

    Brewers' winning entry for the Abstract category
    Brewers' winning entry for the Abstract category

    20th October 2014

    The results of the Essence of Family Business are in! The search was underway to source images from family businesses across the UK that simply reflected the words heritage, generations and abstract in an innovative competition organised by Family Business United who were seeking to uncover the ‘essence of family business’.  Over 400 images were submitted and 47 shortlisted before the deliberations to determine the prize winners!

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    Horsham Invite You to a Night at the Races!

    17th October 2014

    On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October 2014, Brewers Horsham are hosting a Race Night themed tradeshow at the branch featuring an array of suppliers, entertainment and refreshments.

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  • Brewers back historic Bridge to Bridge swim

    Jean Hiatt, Andrew Griffiths, Kelsey Lovatt, Steve Brian
    Jean Hiatt, Andrew Griffiths, Kelsey Lovatt, Steve Brian

    8th October 2014

    Earlier this month Brewers in Burton sponsored a local swimming event called Bridge to Bridge.  Now held at Meadowside Leisure Centre, the event was originally started in 1932 as a 1 mile swim starting at the Ferry Bridge and finishing  at Trent Bridge.

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  • Brewers Help Budding Artists

    Students used embossed papers for printing
    Students used embossed papers for printing

    30th September 2014

    Earlier this year Elmgreen School in London reached out to Brewers for help with materials for their year 9 art students.  The 14-15 year olds were preparing canvas pieces for their GCSE exams in which they were encouraged to use recycled materials.  Delighted to help the budding artists, Brewers arranged for wallpaper and fabric samples to be sent.

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  • Brewers provides backdrop for hit comedy show!

    26th September 2014

    Series Three of comedy show Bad Education is now available on BBC 3. Co-writer and star of the show, Jack Whitehall, plays a teacher who is more of a kid than most of his students.  

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  • New products

    Designed Just for Decorators

    24th September 2014

    First impressions count. And so does practical, durable and comfortable work wear designed just for decorators.

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  • New branch

    Handymans Corner Joins Brewers!

    Handymans Corner, Brixton
    Handymans Corner, Brixton

    18th September 2014

    Handymans Corner, an established decorator’s merchant in Brixton, joined the Brewers group this month. Established in 1961, the shop originally started as an all round DIY store, even cutting timber to size, 6 days a week!

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  • Fantasies Come True for Brewers Customers!

    James Edwards - Winner!
    James Edwards - Winner!

    16th September 2014

    As Germany raised the World Cup, three lucky Brewers customers celebrated winning the Brewers World Cup 2014 Fantasy Football competition!

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  • Brewers Protect with Rust-Oleum

    After - a hard wearing, protected floor
    After - a hard wearing, protected floor

    12th September 2014

    One of Brewers’ central distribution warehouses was due for a refurb and, being experts in the industry, they chose to protect the bitumen floor surface with one of the most hard-wearing coatings on the market for this type of floor; Rust-Oleum’s Tarmacoat.

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  • Drifter Wins Lewes Raft Race

    9th September 2014

    Last Sunday (7th September), 6 brave souls from Brewers took part in the confectionary themed 2014 Lewes & District Round Table raft race!

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  • Scaling the Gherkin!

    Billy at the Top of the Gherkin - Challenge Complete!
    Billy at the Top of the Gherkin - Challenge Complete!

    9th September 2014

    Last Sunday (7th September) Marc Miles of Brewers in Bow accompanied his 8 year old son in the Gherkin Challenge to raise money for the NSPCC.

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  • Making Farrow & Ball Wallpaper

    Yukutori
    Yukutori

    9th September 2014

    View these videos to see how Farrow and Ball produce their new japanese inspired wallpaper range...

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  • Win the Key to the Castle!

    8th September 2014

    A luxury weekend for two at a UK castle is the spectacular prize offered in a new competition launched by Crown Trade.

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  • Magic Bullet to the Rescue!

    8th September 2014

    Exteriors must withstand all manner of conditions, with surface staining a common aftereffect of prolonged exposure. Deciding how to combat this all too regular problem can prove problematic for both the DIY & professional decorator alike, and so it was no surprise when one of Brewers specialist ICorr qualified painting inspector’s was approached this summer by a customer needing advice for a particularly difficult job.  

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  • New products

    New Wallpaper Designs from Farrow & Ball

    Shouchikubai
    Shouchikubai

    5th September 2014

    Farrow & Ball have produced 4 new wallpapers designs inspired by traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

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  • Dulux Trade Help Decorators Brush Up Their Skills!

    5th September 2014

    This October, Brewers will be hosting Dulux Trade workshops to help painters and decorators take their skills and knowledge to the next level.

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  • A New Addition to the Wagner Family

    Wagner FC 3500
    Wagner FC 3500

    3rd September 2014

    The Wagner XVLP Finish Control 3500 is a new concept spray machine design featuring the benefits of XVLP technology and portability...all at an affordable price!  

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  • Gherkin Challenge!

    The Gherkin on London's Skyline
    The Gherkin on London's Skyline

    2nd September 2014

    Marc Miles of Brewers in Bow will be accompanying his 8 year old son in the Gherkin Challenge on Sunday 7th September!

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  • FREE Zinsser Pocket Guide

    29th August 2014

    Zinsser’s pocket guide is an indispensable little booklet containing an A-Z of substrates, detailed information about Zinsser products, useful conversion tables, coverage information and much more!

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  • Professional Painter & Decorator Out Now!

    29th August 2014

    Have you seen the latest copy of the Professional Painter & Decorator?

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  • Sikkens Launches Final Video Masterclasses

    27th August 2014

    Sikkens has released the third and fourth instalments of its ‘MasterClasses’, a video series that aims to support and guide specifiers when using wood in construction.

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  • Win a Dulux Dog!

    26th August 2014

    Do you want the chance to win this cute little Dulux dog?!

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  • Water-based and Solvent-based coatings - the facts

    26th August 2014

    This is a big talking point in our industry at the moment and we wanted to bring you the facts about the differences between water-based and solvent-based paints so that you can make your own mind up!  

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    6 Great Events Added to the September Schedule!

    19th August 2014

    Striving to bring you the latest products and expert advice, we have scheduled in even more events to our trade event calendar!

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  • Have your say and win an iPad Mini!

    12th August 2014

    As every good decorator knows, understanding your customers’ needs can make the difference between winning a job or not.

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  • Decorators get on trend with colour predictions from Crown Paints

    6th August 2014

    Brewers brings you the widest choice of paint colour from an extensive selection of brands including Albany, Dulux and Crown plus Farrow & Ball and Mylands and many more. Having such a wide range helps us tap into the current and future trends in decorating...insight that we love to pass on to our customers!

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  • Brewers' customer supports local childrens' event

    4th August 2014

    Paul & Olley Painting Contractors Ltd (P&O), a customer of Brewers in Basildon, were delighted to be involved in a childrens' day event at a contract they were working on in association with Berkeley Homes.  

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  • HVLP Spraying - detail, control, finish!

    1st August 2014

    Spray application is growing in popularity and the experts at Brewers specialist division, Spraystore, want to help you understand it in more detail. The following explains the benefits of HVLP spray.

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    Spraydays - August 2014

    1st August 2014

  • Brewers PLOD for charity

    Pre PLOD!
    Pre PLOD!

    29th July 2014

    Last weekend, four teams of Brewers staff (Yellow, Red, Blue and Green) took part in a midnight trek challenge called THE PLOD to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children.

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  • Plodding for charity

    24th July 2014

    This weekend four teams of Brewers staff will embark on a midnight trek called The PLOD to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children.

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  • Get Ready for the Raft Race!

    23rd July 2014

    On Sunday 7th September, 6 brave souls from Brewers will be taking part in the 2014 Lewes & District Round Table raft race!

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  • Crown Trade colour experts talk at Brewers event

    Crown Colour Wheel
    Crown Colour Wheel

    22nd July 2014

    Brewers latest Showroom Showcase event at Brewers in Bromley welcomed the colour experts from Crown Trade who shared their knowledge with customers.

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  • Clouds of colour for charity run

    22nd July 2014

    A team of volunteers from Crown Paints and Brewers added a splash of colour at a charity event in Bristol - manning ‘rainbow stations’ and fairground games to help raise funds at the Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run.

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  • New products

    Brewers Fillers - Trade Quality at Great Value

    Brewers Universal Filler
    Brewers Universal Filler

    18th July 2014

    Brewers are delighted to introduce two new filler ranges, offering trade quality at great value. The Brewers 2 Part Wood Filler and 2 Part Universal Filler are versatile, high performing products that can save you time and money.

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    July Trade Events

    14th July 2014

    Don't miss these great branch trade events scheduled for July...

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  • A sign for every situation...consider your safety!

    14th July 2014

    As a professional decorator, you will be used to working in a multitude of environments, from office blocks, hospitals, schools and other public areas to residential properties of all sizes and of course on exterior jobs.

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  • More Rust-Oleum colour choice & safety solutions at Brewers

    11th July 2014

    Helping our customers get the best results by providing them with the right product for the job is part of Brewers commitment and as a result we seek new ways to enhance our great service.

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  • New products

    Restoring furniture with on-trend finishes

    Rust-Oleum, Neon
    Rust-Oleum, Neon

    1st July 2014

    Rust-Oleum have launched a range of paints that are ideal for DIY enthusiasts and professionals who are looking to achieve distinct, on-trend finishes to furniture and accessories.

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    New trade events!

    27th June 2014

    Don't miss the Spraystore trailer which will be at Brewers Colchester on Tuesday 1st July between 2pm and 7pm. This event will also feature Crown paints, Hamilton, Indasa, Little Greene, Rodo, Werner and Zinsser.  

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  • Earthborn's Autumn Winter Colourtrends

    23rd June 2014

    Here at Brewers we like to keep you up to date with the latest trends and inspiration from all the leading names in decorating.  Earthborn have just revealed their favourite six colours for the 2014 Autumn Winter season which reflect the international colour trends for the home interiors sector over the next six months. 

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    Branch Event Updates!

    20th June 2014

    Don't miss these exciting events planned for the rest of June at a branch near you...

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  • All the fun of the fair!

    Brewers at the South of England Show
    Brewers at the South of England Show

    19th June 2014

    On the 25th and 26th June, Brewers will be exhibiting at the Royal Norfolk Show along with 650 other stands! Celebrating everything Norfolk, the show is set to be quite the event, with everything from livestock displays to live music, equestrian competitions and cookery demonstrations. The show takes place on Wednesday 25th June and Thursday 26th June at the Norfolk Showground

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  • Mylands Limited Edition Colours

    Rose Blush and Vintage
    Rose Blush and Vintage

    18th June 2014

    To celebrate their 130th year in the business, Britain’s oldest paint manufacturer, Mylands of London, are celebrating a landmark 130 years in the business with the launch of two limited edition colours.

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    New branch events added to the calendar!

    13th June 2014

    Don't miss these exciting events planned for June at a branch near you...

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  • Green paints at Brewers

    12th June 2014

    Since the introduction of legislation concerned with reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) content in paints in 2010, the painting and decorating industry has become increasingly aware of the impact its activities has on the environment and humans.

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    Showroom Showcase at Birkenhead!

    12th June 2014

    Come and join the team at Birkenhead branch for a special Showroom Showcase on Wednesday 25th June! From 6pm to 8pm, all the latest paint, wallpaper and fabric trends and collections will be on display for you to peruse and be inspired by! The evening is an ideal opportunity to see the new showroom displays as well as many new designer collections.

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  • Brewers - Supporting Skills!

    The competitions were well attended
    The competitions were well attended

    6th June 2014

    Brewers were proud to sponsor the 2014 Graining and Marbling Olympix held over the first bank holiday weekend in May in association with the Association of Painting Craft Teachers (APCT). The event is the only one of its kind in the UK and was hosted by the Stoke-upon-Trent College (Burslem Campus).

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  • Supporting You Raise Me Up

    Nicky Pysden, Jane Brooks, Tony Guarino
    Nicky Pysden, Jane Brooks, Tony Guarino

    3rd June 2014

    Eastbourne based charity You Raise Me Up (YRMU) offers financial and emotional support to families who have lost a young adult (between ages of 16 - 25) suddenly. Founders Jane and Fraser lost their daughter Megan in 2011 and set up the charity to offer support to others who find themselves in the same devastating situation.

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  • Airless spraying - faster, cleaner, easier!

    3rd June 2014

    Spray application is growing in popularity and the experts at Brewers specialist division, Spraystore, want to help you understand it in more detail.  The following information explains how airless spray can benefit your decorating business by being faster, cleaner and easier than traditional application methods.

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  • Have you added a LadderLimb to your toolbag?

    3rd June 2014

    At Brewers, we pride ourselves on our wide range of decorating tools and sundries to help make your lives easier and you work on the job as efficient as possible. Now available to order at your local Brewers branch is LadderLimb which does just that!

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Products>\

  • Designed Just for Decorators
  • New Wallpaper Designs from Farrow & Ball
  • Brewers Fillers - Trade Quality at Great Value
  • Restoring furniture with on-trend finishes

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