To simplify the specification process and reduce the uncertainty surrounding the specification of paint for redecoration over existing paint coatings, Johnstone’s has introduced two new product systems.

Flame Retardant Top Coats: Including a Durable Matt and an Acrylic Eggshell, these products are to be applied as a minimum of a two coat system and are designed to inhibit the spread of flame. Both products are ideal for application onto new unpainted surfaces but also for painting over sound existing coatings with up to 10x like for like paint layers maintaining a surface at Class 1 or Class 0.

Flame Retardant Intumescent Upgrade System: The Johnstone’s Intumescent Upgrade System is one of only a few complete solutions on the market today, which achieves Class 0 under test and is approved for upgrading a worst case Class 4 surface back to Class 0. The 4 coat Intumescent Upgrade system is only available as part of a written specification from PPG Extra.

Hastings High Speed Rail Link

The Hastings High Speed Link to London moved a step closer after the second rail sumit was held in Hastings the other week. Our local MP Amber Rudd is fronting the campaign with the hope for works to start in 2017.

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Brilliant Yellow...?

It’s a fact that solvent based paints have always yellowed. This happens because the oils in solvent based paints need UV light to stay white- hence it’s the dark stairwells, or skirting boards behind furniture that suffer the most. Historically this reaction would take a year or two to become obvious.

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Michael van Gerwen

Leading trade paint brand Leyland Paints has hit the bulls eye by linking up with newly-crowned world champion Michael van Gerwen.

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Zinsser updates website

Zinssers new website has bang up to date product information and it has nearly 50 step by step how-to guides explaining how to overcome a whole raft of painting problems.

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