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Paint colour consistency, why are batch quantities important?

Why is batch to batch consistency something to be considered? Why is batch to batch consistency an issue? What are the pitfalls of ordering little and often? Is ordering small quantities just an added cost? Is ordering more than enough better than just enough? Surely a “British Standard” colour is the same wherever I buy […]

What is Paint Sheen? What gloss levels mean what? Do I need semi-matt, eggshell or satin, what is the difference?

Why is Gloss level terminology less important than a specific percentage figure? The “gloss” or “sheen” level is very important when it comes to paint for many reasons. The gloss level is arguably more noticeable than colour i.e. the same paint produced in different gloss levels will stand out more than two slightly different shades […]

Gates, Railing and Wrought Iron Work.

Answering the questions, we get asked What preparation should I undertake? What can be painted and with what coatings? What paint do I need? How long will it last? What care must I take? What do I need to consider? These are all relevant questions to most paints and protective coatings. In this blog we […]

Avenue Group Colour Matching Service

Colour Matching explained. For companies, colour consistency is a key indicator of quality and brand indentity. People want to match colours for many reasons and at tools-paint.com we can help. Colour matching can be an exhausting job and there are certain steps that can be taken to avoid the cost of a bespoke colour match. This […]

Taking some mystery away from Anti-Graffiti coatings.

Taking some mystery away from Anti-Graffiti coatings. Are you plagued by anti-social behaviour such as graffiti, fly-posters or trespassing? On tools-paint.com we have a number of solutions to these problems and our technical team can give advice on what products are best suited for your scenario. We all like Banksy’s work but unsightly and offensive […]

DIY painting tips

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? You search Google for an answer to a question you need answering and you click on three or four websites that look promising. Perhaps you don’t find the answer you like but there’s a link on the new page that seems likely to take you to that pot of […]