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Find Decorating Trends and Leverage Them

We’ve said it so many times before: decorating is a fast-paced world where you’re either keeping up and using the latest technology and techniques, or you’re standing still and having

Overcoming Challenges and Roadblocks to Upskilling in the Trades Sector

You’re in the trades sector and want to grow your business. You’ve seen dozens, if not hundreds, of people do it with what looked like ease. Great! We’re with you.

Understanding the Importance of Continuous Learning in the Trades Sector

You might be new to the trade sector as a decorator, plasterer, or something similar; or you’ve been around for some time, a bit of a veteran. Either way, as

Making money is never the issue when you understand customers

Did you know that Santa was originally green? For much of the Victorian era, Father Christmas was depicted wearing a green suit. However, along came Coca-Cola with a Christmas campaign

3 huge mistakes people make when spraying

3 huge mistakes people make when spraying

In our previous blog, we discussed five of the most common mistakes when spraying. We covered overspray, being too close,

5 of the most common spraying mistakes when decorating

5 of the most common spraying mistakes when decorating

Learning how to spray is undoubtedly one of the best strategies to enhance our decorating business in 2024. However, with

3 Reasons Why Spraying is the Future of Decorating

3 Reasons Why Spraying is the Future of Decorating

It’s 2024, and we’re all now back to work and trying to get up to speed quickly after the festive

Learning How to Spray with a HVLP Sprayer

Learning How to Spray with a HVLP Sprayer

In the world of painting and decorating, the pursuit of perfection often comes down to mastering the tools of the

From setting up a HVLP spray gun to spraying effectively. Your questions answered!

From setting up a HVLP spray gun to spraying effectively. Your questions answered!

You’re a professional decorator looking to up your game and boost your business’s profits. It’s why you’re here, it’s why

The Benefits of Learning to Spray with HVLP: Enhancing Your Decorating Skills

The Benefits of Learning to Spray with HVLP: Enhancing Your Decorating Skills

Decorators, we know that decorating is more than just a job; if that’s all we wanted, there are plenty of

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Find Decorating Trends and Leverage Them

Find Decorating Trends and Leverage Them

We’ve said it so many times before: decorating is a fast-paced world where you’re either keeping up and using the latest technology and techniques, or you’re standing still and having to cut your prices more and more to try and

Overcoming Challenges and Roadblocks to Upskilling in the Trades Sector

Overcoming Challenges and Roadblocks to Upskilling in the Trades Sector

You’re in the trades sector and want to grow your business. You’ve seen dozens, if not hundreds, of people do it with what looked like ease. Great! We’re with you. Everyone needs to do it; we all should be trying

Understanding the Importance of Continuous Learning in the Trades Sector

Understanding the Importance of Continuous Learning in the Trades Sector

You might be new to the trade sector as a decorator, plasterer, or something similar; or you’ve been around for some time, a bit of a veteran. Either way, as a business owner, you need to know that there is

Making money is never the issue when you understand customers

Making money is never the issue when you understand customers

Did you know that Santa was originally green? For much of the Victorian era, Father Christmas was depicted wearing a green suit. However, along came Coca-Cola with a Christmas campaign showing him in a red suit, and there you go

Funding for decorators, this and every year you are in business

Funding for decorators, this and every year you are in business

Discover the Best Spray Painting Courses Near You with Our Training Academy Stop there. Have you been searching for ‘spray painting courses near me’, or are you about to start your search? If you are considering taking a spray painting

Empowering Your Career Growth: Using CITB Funds for Continuous Professional Development

Empowering Your Career Growth: Using CITB Funds for Continuous Professional Development

For most, you’ll know the benefits of being a member of CITB, most notably the funding that decorators can access to boost their continuous professional development.  If you have accessed their grants, you’ll know that limited companies with at least

How to get funding for airless paint spraying courses

How to get funding for airless paint spraying courses

You have probably heard the term ‘funding’ being banded about by training providers over the years, but what does it actually mean for you?  Can you get those airless paint spraying courses you wanted to do fully funded so it

Get £2500+ to upskill your decorating business

Get £2500+ to upskill your decorating business

Whether you have been decorating for one month, one year or a decade, we all need to develop. We all need to learn, and learning to spray is just one of those things that decorators can do to advance their

Important safety tips when spraying with an airless sprayer

Important safety tips when spraying with an airless sprayer

The history of safety with an airless sprayer Even though Airless Sprayer Machines have been around for several years, the concept of spraying has been around for a seriously long time. Longer than rollers in fact. The very first sprayers

The basics of an airless paint sprayer and spraying safely

The basics of an airless paint sprayer and spraying safely

What are the benefits of spraying with an airless paint sprayer? More decorators are beginning to incorporate spraying with either an airless paint sprayer or HVLP into their decorating jobs. In the USA spray painting is common place and nearly

How to use an airless spray machine safely

How to use an airless spray machine safely

Safe Operation of an Airless Spray Machine: What is an airless spray machine? More and more decorators in the UK are starting to spray their work with an airless spray machine. There are a few spray systems with airless spray machines

How To Use Airless Spraying Equipment – A Simple Guide

How To Use Airless Spraying Equipment – A Simple Guide

The following article provides an introduction to Airless Spray Equipment and discusses the basics, how it is used, and what benefits it can provide to the user. What is airless spraying? Airless spraying is a system that sprays paint without

Find Decorating Trends and Leverage Them

Find Decorating Trends and Leverage Them

We’ve said it so many times before: decorating is a fast-paced world where you’re either keeping up and using the latest technology and techniques, or you’re standing still and having to cut your prices more and more to try and

How To Hang Specialist Wallpapers – A Simple Guide

How To Hang Specialist Wallpapers – A Simple Guide

Specialist Wallpapers are the perfect investment if you want to create a different feel to your room. Many people ask, “How do I hang specialist wallpapers?” Well, this article will provide you with all of the tools and information that

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