Tuesday 11th March 2014
6th March 2014
On 10th March, the Brewers branch in Stoke will be opening its doors in a new location. The new branch will be positioned in a more convenient location on the Victoria Road and customer will have access to easy parking!
It will continue to stock all the main paint brands and offer an even wider range of products than before.
All staff are moving over to the new branch to continue the high level of service, so why not pop in and say hello!
The new location as of Monday 10th March 2014 is:
Unit 6, Victoria Road
3rd March 2014
In our commitment to keeping our customers in touch with the latest and best products on the market, we have scheduled the following trade events for March and April:
Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th March- Burton upon Trent:
Between 7.30 and 2pm both days, Burton branch will be hosting Demo Days. Great special offers will be available on the day including up to 25% off selected Wooster products (5th March)! Don't miss this chance to meet the experts from Corona, Toupret, Repair Care and Wooster!
Tuesday 11th March - Eastbourne:
Join the team at Eastbourne branch (Birch Road) for their Demo Day featuring Repair Care International, Magic Bullet, Mylands, Prestonett and Wooster. Special deals, expert advice plus refreshments will be available between 7.30am and 12.30pm.
Thursday 10th April - Tunbridge Wells:
A special Trade Show will be held at Brewers in Tunbridge Wells between 3pm and 9pm. With over 30 manufacturers attending, this will be one of the best opportunities you have to talk to brand experts face to face. With product demonstrations, expert advice, fantastic deals and free refreshments, this is an event not to be missed!
Friday 11th April - Ashford
DATE JUST RELEASED! DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON!
Keep checking the Brewers News section for new events! For details of the above branches locations, use our handy branch locator.
27th February 2014
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) have launched their colourful fund raising event the Rainbow Run. Taking place on Saturday 21st June, the Rainbow Run is a 5km course where participants get showered with coloured powder paint.
This is Brewers second year sponsoring the event and with 800 places already claimed in pre-registration alone, it promises to be bigger and better than before!
New for 2014 is that children from ages 11-15 can get involved if they’re accompanied by an adult making it an event for the whole family!
The event is not about speed or fitness, it's all about having fun and raising vital funds for CHSW. If you want to be part of this great event, pre-register today!
For more information about CHSW, visit their website
Video: Courtesy of Children’s Hospice South West
26th February 2014
Offering customers the widest selection of products is part of Brewers commitment to helping our customers get the best results. Trade quality products such as Osmo are readily available and used on a wide variety of different projects.
Osmo have been kind enough to share the details of an impressive job which we wanted you all to see...
Creative partnership agency, 3rdSpace was requested by a homeowner in Oxfordshire to transform a modular garden room into a library studio. To make the most out of the available space, 3rdSpace designed a modern structure which would store the literature professor’s volume of books.
Opting for a prefabricated system, the project required no planning permission and wasn’t restricted by time due to it being constructed off site. 3rdSpace specifies Osmo wood finishes on all of their projects and this one was no different, with Polyx-Oil white tint (3040) being used internally on the birch plywood walls and ceilings.
Polyx-Oil Tints add a touch of elegance and glamour to any room, as well as providing optimum protection. Based on the original Polyx-Oil product, it retains the natural beauty and character of the wood in a perfect way. Easy to use and apply, Polyx-Oil Tints ensures the wood remains microporous and can be touched up to cover any abrasions without a problem. Polyx-Oil creates a durable and water and dirt resistant surface.
“The workshop is exactly what I wanted in every respect,” comments the homeowner. “I couldn’t wish for a more intelligently designed and beautifully built space to work in. It is going to go on giving me pleasure for years to come”.
To find out more about Osmo or similar woodcare products that would be suitable for your next project, please contact your local branch. You can identify your local branch using our handy branch finder or by downloading the Brewers app.
25th February 2014
On Sunday 16th March, Stephen Harvey, Jack Mansfield, Ian Moore and Chris Trotman from the Brewers branch in Surbiton will be walking the Marsden March!
The team are helping to raise money for Royal Marsden Cancer Trust by embarking on the 14 mile walk between the Chelsea and Sutton Marsden hospitals.
Approximately 5000 people in total will be taking part, but you should be able to spot our guys as it’s rumoured they’ll be wearing pink wigs and tutus!
To sponsor the team, please visit their Just Giving Page sponsorship is also being taken at Surbiton branch.
Video: Courtesy of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
24th February 2014
Branch manager, John Owen and his team at Brewers in Romford were excited to donate paint to their local school, Clockhouse Primary, for a special project.
The school’s parent room was in need of a lick of paint and so local artist Amy Edgar volunteered to create something special for them!
After weeks of work, the mural was completed and it will be formally shown to teachers, parents, supporters and the local press later this month.
Amy also works with the TEECH charity who help some of the most deprived schools in Moldova by transforming them from their current condition of lacking many of the facilities that we take for granted in the UK such as bathrooms and running water. Learning about the good work that TEECH carry out, Brewers were pleased to donate funds and a quantity of paint for the next project taking place later this year.
To learn more about the projects the charity carries out or to volunteer for the next project, please visit www.teech.org.
21st February 2014
Did you know a unique type of matt paint is available to professional painters and decorators at over 140 Brewers branches; Interior-Flex from Bedec is a quick drying solution for cracks and crazing on interior ceilings and walls.
This elastomeric emulsion paint provides a convenient alternative to the conventional way of dealing with fine cracks, helping to cut down the time spent on each job. Its special formulation bridges hair line cracks to provide a smooth matt finish and its flexibility helps to prevent them from returning, keeping professionally painted walls and ceilings looking at their best for longer which means happy customers!
Interior-Flex can also be applied over large cracks which have been filled as its flexibility will help keep the area looking at its best for longer.
With its excellent coverage, ease of application plus microporous and breathable properties, it makes a great addition to Brewers extensive range of problem solving coatings.
19th February 2014
If you’re an aspiring young painter and think you have the skills to go up against other talented students then sign yourself up to Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year!
The competition, launched in 2005 celebrates young talent, promotes best practice and encourages young people to pursue a career in the decorating industry,
Comprising of a series of regional heats and a national final, the competition assesses students’ painting and decorating skills including:
- Setting out a design
- Working to a technical specification
- Applying different types of paint
- Selecting and using application tools
- Applying stencils
Regional heats take place in spring 2014 in a number of UK locations. A winner will emerge triumphant from this day of events receiving a prize of £100 and invitation to take part in the National Final later on in the year.
The overall winner will receive a package of prizes worth up to £2000 but more importantly be crowned ‘Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year’ a prestigious title that will no doubt help boost your career.
Entrants must be working towards either an NVQ level 2 in painting and decorating or a diploma in construction level 2.
The closing date for entries is 28th March 2014 so don’t delay enter using the simple online entry form for the chance to compete for this outstanding title.
Brewers have been a key stockist of Johnstone’s Trade paints for years and now with over 140 branches in the UK, we’re making it even easier for you to find the products you need. Alongside the vast product offering is a wealth of product and industry knowledge that you can only find at Brewers.
Good luck to all students entering the competition!
18th February 2014
Visit Brewers in Eastbourne (Birch Road) on Tuesday 11th March between 7.30am and 12.30pm for a great trade event! Grab some brekky and meet the experts from some of the leading brands in the industry.
Repair Care International, Magic Bullet, Prestonett and Wooster will all be available to answer your questions and demonstrate some of their top products, plus there will be special deals for you to take advantage of too!
Branch manager, Darren Coe and his team look forward to welcoming you to the branch!
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14th February 2014
Two important dates for the diary of decorators in the Burton-upon-Trent area! On Wednesday 5th March and Thursday 6th March, the Brewers branch in Burton, will be hosting demo days!
Between the hours of 7.30am and 2pm, customer can meet experts, see demos of great products, pick up some fantastic offers and fuel up on some light refreshements!
Come and meet the experts:
Wednesday 5th March - Repair Care, Toupret and Wooster
Thursday 6th March - Corona brushes and Toupret
Branch manager, Sarah and her team look forward to welcoming you!
7th February 2014
This year, Mylands, Britain’s oldest family-owned and run paint and polishes manufacturer, and fellow Royal Warrant Holder, celebrate their 130th birthday – the same year that Brewers celebrate their 110th!
Starting in 1884 Mylands founder, John Charles Francis Myland set up his first shop in Stockwell, South London selling French polishes, spirit varnishes, oils and pigments. He also opened a factory and began manufacturing paints and polishes. Today, many of their emulsion paints are still made to original formulations using natural earth pigments, a rarity in current paint production.
Even if you are new to Mylands products, you will certainly have seen them in action on television in productions such as Downton Abbey, Coronation Street, Big Brother East Enders and more. Also on the silver screen, Mylands have been used in some of the biggest movies including Harry Potter, The King’s Speech, Notting Hill, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more, in fact, they’ve been at the heart of the British film and television industry from the very start of moving pictures. Even before the emergence of Pinewood Studios in 1935, Mylands was an established name within the British film industry as their use of original formulations gives the paints a unique quality ideally suited to scenic construction.
Now in 2014, Mylands is in the safe hands of fourth generation family member Dominic Myland keeping Mylands authentic and pure, the paint colours are modern but rooted in tradition. For Brewers, 2014 marks their 110th anniversary and the opening of their 148th branch giving Brewers customers a significant network from which to access Mylands beautiful range of products. Equally suited to both classic and contemporary interiors, Mylands comprehensive range of interior and exterior paint finishes are available in a palette of 120 timeless shades.
6th February 2014Choosing the right product for the job is important and with specialist paints in high demand, it seems appropriate to draw attention to a specific troubleshooting category, that of mould resistance.
This is a common problem in older properties that lack double glazing, but also in specific rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens, cellars, laundry rooms and similar. Wherever there is little ventilation and a recurring source of moisture, mould and mildew will be a problem.
To help remedy this problem and ensure the longevity of your decorating job, we recommend that a sufficient anti-mould paint is applied. It is likely that there will already be organic growth in the area that you will be treating and this should be removed thoroughly with a stiff (not wire) brush.
Make sure the whole surface is clean, remove any loose material and ensure the surface is smooth and sound. It is advisable to use Glixtone’s Sterilising Solution GS37 to destroy any mould or fungi that may still remain.
Protect any pipework, sanitary ware or decorative features with a suitable masking tape and/or dust sheets. It is always advisable to read the manufacturer’s advice regarding surface preparation before use, as some products may require a primer.
Two particularly effective products to combat and prevent mould growth are Glixton’s Fungi-Shield Matt Wall Coating FS42 and Zinsser Perma-White Interior paint. Both products are available as standard in white, however tinting is possible; please discuss this with your local branch.
Being water based, plus non-toxic and odour free when dry, Glixtone’s Fungi-Shield Matt Wall Coating FS42 is environmentally friendly. Coverage of this product is approximately 11-13 sq m per litre with two coats recommended. Conveniently, it can be applied by brush, roller or spray.
Zinsser Perma-White Interior is another high performance water based coating that will withstand moisture and resist dirt pick up - conditions which promote mould and mildew growth. With a guarantee of 5 years, this self-priming coating will give you and your customers additional confidence in its performance.
Other trade grade anti-mould products are available from Blackfriars, Classidur, Glidden and Johnstones. When using any of these specialist products, you should wear appropriate protective clothing including rubber or PVC gloves.
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5th February 2014
On Monday 3rd February two historic family businesses came together when Robinson & Neal became part of the Brewers group.
Robinson & Neal was founded as a decorators’ merchant in Dale Street, Liverpool in 1899 by Joseph Neal, grandfather of the most recent Managing Director, Richard Neal. Brewers was founded five years later in Eastbourne and is today run by the fourth generation of the family with almost 150 branches across the UK.
The ‘Robinson’ in Robinson & Neal comes from a commitment that Mr Joseph Neal made when he started the business and borrowed a sum of money from Mr Robinson – a Nottingham businessman who also ran a decorators’ merchant!
Joseph Neal’s two sons Daryl and Jack joined the business in the 1930s and ran the business through the difficult times of the Liverpool bombings during WWII. In 1960, Jack’s son John joined the Company, followed by Daryl’s son Richard in 1980. During this period the business flourished resulting in the opening of shops in Chester, Birkenhead and Bangor.
In more recent years Richard’s wife Julia came into the business to expand and develop the retail side. Robinson & Neal was the first distributor of Farrow & Ball paint in the North of England and a winner of the HDRA Retailer of the Year award in 2010.
Richard Neal, former Managing Director of Robinson & Neal who now joins Brewers in a development role, comments; “We are excited about the future within the Brewers structure, a company that so clearly holds the same values that we have towards its customers and staff. We look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead with the investment and stability the Brewers group brings.”
Mark Brewer, Chairman of Brewers says “225 years of history coming together feels very significant. My father worked closely with Richard’s father and uncle on the Wallpaper Distribution Distributors Association Board and we can be pretty sure our grandfathers met too. We have exciting plans for this new trading area and with Richard and Julia staying on we look forward to growing in strength together.”
The existing experienced and knowledgeable staff and branch managers have all joined Brewers. The four branches located in Liverpool, Birkenhead, Chester and Bangor stock an extensive range of decorating materials including the Dulux, Crown, Glidden, Macpherson, Farrow & Ball and Little Greene brands. Each branch also has an impressive wallpaper, curtains and soft furnishings showroom.
129 Sefton Street, Liverpool, L8 5SN. Tel: 0151 709 9481.
Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.
1 Valiant Way, Lairdside Technology Park, Birkenhead, CH41 9HS. Tel: 0151 647 6375.
Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.
171 Boughton, Chester, CH3 5BH. Tel: 01244 326551.
Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, Thursday 8am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.
43 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1NR. Tel: 01248 362 537.
Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, and Saturday 9am – 5pm.
3rd February 2014Brewers in Chichester were pleased to be supplying materials to customer, Warren Vaughan, for a rather prestigious job decorating a row of properties overlooking Chichester canal.The cladding was coated in Dulux Weathershield Aquatec woodstain in a colour selected by the residents. Warren brought the metalwork back to life with Rustoleum Combi-Color, a light industrial metal topcoat and primer. It was chosen for its long lasting flexibility, rust-inhibitive properties and high covering power.
The garage doors received treatment of Sikkens HLS Plus, and Filter 7. These highly translucent products allow the beauty of the wood to shine through whilst also protecting against mould, algae and UV radiation. Ideal benefits for the properties located on the beautiful Chichester canal.
We want to hear more about your work and the products you use and rate. If you would like to share information about a job that you are proud of, please contact email@example.com and also, don’t forget to send us your pictures on Twitter or Facebook using #ProudDecorators!
31st January 2014
One of the most practical specialist paints in a professional decorators’ arsenal is the trusty stain blocker. Troublesome stains from grease, nicotine, ink, water, crayons, smoke, coffee and more are common to most decorating jobs, but are easily blocked out using a high quality stain blocker.
A good stain blocking primer will sufficiently block a multitude of unsightly marks and stains caused by general wear and tear, or even more severe sources including water leaks, extreme weather and fire damage. By applying stain block, such stains are prevented from penetrating through to the topcoat and helps achieve a perfect finish.
Brewers offer a great range of stain blocking paints, from top brands including Crown, Dulux, Classidur, Johnstones and Zinsser. All offer great solutions to problem stains, but from our years of experience, two products that we at Brewers would highly recommend due to unique properties are:
Dulux Trade Stain Block Plus, this is a water-based coating making it suitable for interior walls and ceilings. Not only does this stain block thwart the migration of stains, but it also seals and binds any dry, friable and powdery surfaces including plaster, brick, limewash and distemper, giving it a dual purpose and making it a very handy tin of coating to have in the van!
Another strong stain block that is shellac-based is Zinsser B-I-N. This fast drying primer can be recoated in just 45 minutes making it perfect for the busy decorator, plus it has “superior adhesion” to glossy surfaces - ideal for stains in tricky locations such as skirting, painted furniture or even metal, vinyl and PVC. An additional quality of this stain-blocker is its ability to lock in odours such as those caused by fire damage.
Stain blockers should be treated in the same way as any primer and, as any decorator knows, surface preparation is the key to success! The substrate must be clean, dry and free from mould, dust, dirt or any material that may contaminate the surface and interfere with adhesion.
Two suitable products for substrate preparation are Glixtone Sterilising Solution GS37 and Thompson’s Damp Seal; the first is ideal for preparing an area that has been contaminated by mould whereas the latter will help prepare an area that is continually suffering from damp. Many other surface preparation products are available including sugar soaps, fungicidal washes and more.
If you have any technical queries regarding any of the products mentioned above or would simply like more advice regarding the treatment of stained surfaces before painting, please do not hesitate to contact one of our branches or our Help Desk.
20th January 2014
Although heavy rain can prevent exterior decorating jobs taking place, cold and dreary conditions need not deter you; Brewers offers you exterior products that allow you to continue ‘business as usual’!
Traditionally, the professional decorator would need to schedule exterior jobs for the warmer, drier months, and with the weather that the UK’s been experiencing lately, we understand why! Standard masonry paints cannot withstand being applied in foggy conditions or temperatures below 7oC, plus the temperature must be maintained for up to 48 hours to allow the coating to cure. These extended drying times also prevent painting between showers.
Paint experts, Dulux and Sandtex have formulated specific trade products suitable for use in adverse weather conditions helping to extend the window for your exterior jobs...and they’re available from all 140+ Brewer branches! (Identify your local branch).
Dulux Weathershield All Seasons masonry paint boasts 15 years protection and has patented technology enabling it to withstand rainfall just 15 minutes after application – ideal for days when showers are forecast. The fungicide it contains helps to prevent mould growth making it ideal for coating troublesome areas. Dulux Weathershield All Seasons gives a flexible and smooth finish suitable for a wide range of jobs, be it a bungalow or block of flats.
Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather can be applied in temperatures as low as -10C, perfect for jobs that have a winter deadline! 365 All Weather has been awarded a British Board of Agrement (BBA) Certificate for up to 15 years durability to give peace of mind that you have chosen a high quality product. Click here for more information about the BBA.
Regardless of whether decoration is taking place inside or outside the building, colour choice will be one of the biggest decisions for your clients. Traditionally, masonry paints have had a limited range of colours, however with Sandtex and Dulux a good selection is available including some BS, RAL and NCS colours.
As with all masonry paints, before applying make sure that the surface is free from mould, damp, dust and loose materials as these will interfere with the adhesion of the paint. A suitable fungicidal wash and/or stabilising solution should be used to treat the areas if necessary, and any minor cracks or holes made good with an exterior filler. Once the area is suitably prepared, the paint can be applied using brush, roller or airless spray machine.
Brewers have it covered...
These two products are just a fraction of the range available from Brewers where all the leading masonry paint brands are available including Albany, Bedec, Dulux, Farrow & Ball, Glidden, Glixtone, Johnston’s, Macpherson, Murfill and Sandtex. This enables us to offer you the right masonry product for the job, whether you need a paint that stretches, can be applied in minus temperatures, needs to withstand maximum exposure or is self-cleaning.
When it comes to masonry, Brewers have got it covered! Contact your local branch for more information.
20th December 2013
At Brewers we pride ourselves on being able to provide the right product for each individual customer’s job and the new Anti-condensation paint from Coo-Var, now available to order from over 140 Brewers outlets, proudly complements the current extensive specialist paint offering.
Condensation is a significant problem in bathrooms and kitchens in particular, and Coo-Var’s Anti-condensation paint for interiors provides a great solution actively preventing the formation of condensation.
Available in 500ml, 1 litre and 2.5 litre sizes, this product is suitable for both large and small jobs, whether it is a single wet room in a domestic property, or communal shower/changing room in a leisure centre. Coo-Var Anti-condensation is available in classic White, great for a fresh modern look, or if preferred, it can be overcoated with emulsion to personalise the space.
The coating has a slightly textured matt finish and contains fungicide to inhibit the growth of unsightly mould, plus it is suitable to use on wood, plaster, brick and metal (providing a suitable primer is used).
19th December 2013
Now available in over 140 Brewers branches, but strictly while stocks last during the January/February 2014 promotional period, is this excellent ratchet set from Draper. The screwdriver fits comfortably into the palm of your hand and the easy forward/reverse motion plus locking function makes using it an effortless task.
The ¼” bit holder is magnetic and with 29 insert bits and 14 ¼” square drive sockets, there is an attachment to suit almost every job.
Screwdriver with 1/4" magnetic bit holder
6 plain slot bits size: 2-7mm
7 cross slot bits: No.1, 2 and 3
5 PZ TYPE bits: No.1 and 2
7 Draper TX-STAR bits: T8-T30
5 hexagonal bits: 2-6mm
7 x 1/4" sq. dr. sockets size: 6-12mm
7 x 1/4" sq. dr. sockets size: 1/4-1/2"
1/4" sq. dr. x 1/4" hex bit adaptor
This is a great addition to the wide choice of tools available to Brewers’ customers. Hand, power and decorators’ tools from leading brands such as Draper, Toolkit, Festool, Bahco, Stanley, DeWalt and Earlex to name but a few, gives Brewers’ customers peace of mind that they are investing in quality every time.
16th December 2013
The experts at Brewers have selected yet another great new range of innovative products for the trade decorator. Magic Bullet Products are now available from Brewers with selected lines in stock and all available to order from any one of 140 outlets.
Below are 3 of the many innovative products in the Magic Bullet Product range, all of which are made in the UK:
Salt Neutraliser & Remover
Perfect for decorators carrying out preparation for paint jobs in coastal regions, the Salt Neutraliser & Remover eradicates efflorescence and all salts whilst stopping corrosive contaminants on all surfaces.
This water based, biodegradable product has no VOCs making it extremely friendly for both the tradesman and the environment. As the product is non-caustic, it is suitable for protecting cars, caravans, boats and similar.
This is a 100% biodegradable etching solution suitable for mortar, brick and concrete. Ideal for etching floors and removing efflorescence and mortar stains, Eco Acid is phosphate free, with no fumes and no VOCs. Being non corrosive means that there is no need for neutralisation and it won’t damage glass, rubber and plastic if it comes into contact.
Heavy Duty Cleaner Degreaser
As the name indicates, this cleaner degreaser is perfect for the trade professional. With unrivalled performance, the product removes stubborn oil and grease from concrete, cement, brickwork and natural and artificial stone.
It is a speedy and effective solution for both interior and exterior paint preparation plus it is also water based and 100% biodegradable.
To find out more about the Magic Bullet range or to check current stock availability, contact your local branch. Your nearest branch can be identified using our handy branch locator, downloading the Brewers app or calling 01323 411080.
9th December 2013
The walls and woodwork in busy family homes can become tired easily, but the new formulation of acrylic gloss from Little Greene, Intelligent Gloss, provides an ideal solution. Intelligent Gloss is formulated to resist general wear and tear giving a tough finish superb for woodwork, metals and plaster walls, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. It is also suitable for use outside too, making it a great choice when coordinating exterior spaces with interior decor.
The water based paint gives a completely washable, durable coating with a stunning high sheen finish (gloss level of 75%) and is available in all of Little Greene’s beautiful colours, including their new Greys range.
- Available in 1 litre tins
- Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
- Available in all Little Greene colours
5th December 2013
The 2013 Eastbourne Business Awards took place on Friday 22nd November. Ian Palmer, reporter and presenter for the BBC in the South East and Beverley Thompson who has worked with the BBC for more than 15 years including BBC Breakfast, The News Channel and Women's Hour, presented the awards at the prestigious Grand Hotel on Eastbourne’s seafront.
Brewers were nominated for two awards; Large Business of the Year and Overall Business of the Year. Large Business of the Year is open to all businesses within the Eastbourne area (with 50+ employees) that demonstrate exceptional performance, growth and market leadership. The Overall Business Award was open to any business in the Eastbourne area that has demonstrated innovative strategies to bring about exceptional financial returns, strong growth and market leadership in its sector.
With tough competition, Brewers were privileged to be awarded the Winner of the Large Business of the Year and received Highly Commended recognition in the category of Overall Business of the Year!
Family director, Nick Brewer, attended the Award Ceremony. Receiving the awards with him were colleagues Lloyd Meheux and Nicky Pysden from Brewers Head Office (which has been based in Eastbourne since its foundation in 1904) and local area representative Tony Guarino. Nick Brewer comments, “Winning the category of Large Business of the Year is a great achievement for Brewers and marks our commitment to the development of our business and employees as we strive to give our customers the best service and choice. We endeavour to be a respected business in the communities in which we operate therefore being Highly Commended in such a competitive category of Overall Business of the Year gives us sound confirmation that we’re succeeding. We’re very proud of our staff who have worked so hard to achieve this recognition.”
4th December 2013
Period properties and historic buildings can often present their own problems, not seen in modern construction. Stocking the widest range of brands and problem-solving paints, Brewers will usually have a stock solution or can always source specialist products for you.
A new addition to the Brewers range is Zinsser Grade 1, a high performance primer, sealer and finish for the interior decoration of walls and ceilings in traditional and historic buildings, from period properties through to churches and castles. Zinsser Grade 1 is formulated for applications where the performance of a solvent-based paint with effective blocking of unsightly stains is desired, but where high odour levels are objectionable or not permitted.
It can be used on a number of substrates including plaster, concrete, mortar and chalky materials. In fact its formulation makes it ideal for surfaces with up to 12.5pH, e.g. lime plaster and other alkali-rich substrates. In addition, the formulation contains a biocide to protect the coating against fungal degradation and, as the film is vapour permeable, it minimises the risk of moisture changes within the fabric of the building, allowing the substrate to breathe.
Zinsser Grade 1 can be applied directly to stains like soot, water and nicotine and has a recoat time of just 2 hours, plus the fact that it is a primer and finish in one, it can be a big time saver. Can be applied by brush, roller or spray has a coverage of approximately 10m2 per litre.
30th November 2013
Providing customers with the best choice of products is part of Brewers’ commitment to the professional decorator. The latest product upgrade from Bonakemi is now available to order from your local Brewers branch.
Bona Traffic HD is the newly formulated wooden floor treatment designed specifically for use on floors in public areas that receive high traffic. Using new advanced polymer technology, the 2-component waterborne topcoat has excellent resistance to scratches, scuff marks and chemicals being 40% more durable than the original Bona Traffic.
The new, low odour, low emissions, formula dries more quickly, making it perfect for jobs that are time sensitive, allowing the floor to be back in use after just 24 hours. In addition, the upgraded product is clear with a non-yellowing formulation and is DIBt and GreenGuard approved.
28th November 2013
Store & Go, the latest innovative product from the experts at Hildering Go!Paint, is now available from Brewers. Complementing their existing products, Store & Go gives the busy, professional decorator a simple solution for storing used brushes. Watch the video to learn more about this great product.
14th November 2013
The P&D Show is approaching fast, with only 4 days to go, make sure you've got your tickets by simply filling in the registration form.
Come and visit the main Brewers stand, number 7, where you can get expert advice, great deals and pick up one of our great Brewers goodie bags.
The ICorr specialists from the Brewers Protective Coatings division will be on hand to answer your technical queries and offering you the chance to win £200 worth of vouchers in their mini golf challenge!
Spraystore will be demonstrating the speed of spray at stand 24 - take on Craig Phillips in the Spraystore Top Gun Challenge for your chance to win an iPad Mini! Spraystore specialists will be on hand to answer any questions you have regarding spray application...come and find out just how easy it is!
The new spray collection, evo spray, has been launched and machines will be at the show with great offers and packages available.
Whats more, you can refuel at stand 85 with an indulgent Brewers cupcake!
We look forward to seeing you there!
1st November 2013
Bringing you the latest and most innovative products, Brewers are now stocking Zinsser’s brand new product, Allcoat Exterior, to complement the top selling Allcoat Interior. Available from 1st November 2013.
Allcoat Exterior is designed for the long term decoration of timber, metal, masonry, plastic, concrete and cladding.
The innovative product is self priming and requires no sanding, cutting the preparation time for the busy decorator. Its biocide ingredient protects the coating against fungal degradation which Zinsser claim will last 8 years.
The product is available in black and white from all Brewer branches whilst the full BS and RAL colour ranges can be ordered for next day delivery (if ordered before 11am).
1st November 2013
Brewers customers can now save £100 on their first year's membership with Checkatrade by simply quoting BREWERS when they sign up!
Checkatrade provides a directory of trades and services for homeowners. The tradesmen are vetted by a series of methods e.g. verifying their insurance, qualifications and professional memberships and by monitoring their work on an ongoing basis by collecting feedback directly from their customers.
Just another way that Brewers help their customers get the best results for their business. Checkatrade is easy to join, call 0800 458 1234 or visit www.checkatrade.com for more information.
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