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Brush Mate were at the Painting and Decorating Show 2019

Brush Mate stand at painting and secorating show
Brush Mate have been busy.

We were at the Painting and Decorating Show in Coventry last week. The show is the industry’s biggest event and attracts students, professionals and DIY enthusiasts from around the country.

The best paint finish for different surfaces

Whether you’re a professional painter and decorator with many years’ experience or a painting novice, choosing the best paint finish for different surfaces is essential in order to make your project a success. But with the variety of paint finishes on the market, how do you know which is best paint for the job!

Trade Paints Colchester – Stockist in Focus

Find out what it’s really like to be a Brush Mate Stockist, with our first focus being on Trade Paints Colchester.


Get a Grip Campaign

Get a Grip Ladder CampaignThe Get a Grip campaign by the Ladder Association is there to raise awareness of the dangers working up a ladder can have.


How to deal with difficult clients

Some people say it’s “part of the job” but dealing with difficult clients is not something that you’d hope to deal with very often.


The best products to help you stay safe when working up a ladder!

man-up-a-ladderWorking at Heights up a ladder is something that everyone, not only decorators, need to be aware of.


Oil based paints vs Water based paints, what is the difference?

It’s an age old question – what is the difference between oil based paints and water based paints?


Andy Sandy, never heard of it? Let us tell you more…

Are you finding it difficult to sand awkwardly shaped surfaces? Have you ever heard of our Andy Sandy sanding blocks? No? Well, let me tell you all about them.

How do I look after my Trade 20?

Brush Mate should be your go to brand for professional painting and decorating tools. One of our core products for paint brush care is the Trade 20.


What is the Trade 4+? Is it suitable for the keen DIYer?

Brush Mate Trade 4+At Brush Mate we are trying to broaden our horizons and not only focus our products on the trade painters and decorators but also the keen DIYer.