30 years of Dulux Community RePaint

AkzoNobel is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Community RePaint Network, originally launched through funding provided by Dulux in 1993 and subsequently solely sponsored by the brand. Since its inception, the network has collected 7.8 million litres of paint and distributed 5.4 million litres of paint to those who need it.

Makita heated base layer

Makita has introduced two new heated base layers to its range of job site apparel. Powered either with Makita’s 18V LXT battery or the 12Vmax CXT battery, professionals can stay warm when working in cold, harsh job site conditions with the new DCX200 and DCX201 heated base layer shirts.

Anti-slip paint

Anti-slip paint could mean the difference between life and death. Decorating Matters Editor Neil Braidwood caught up with two established firms that have been keeping us all safe for generations

Women in the industry

Women are playing an increasingly important role in the painting and decorating sector. Their numbers are still relatively low, but growing all the time. And, as these three ground-breaking professionals show, women are ready, willing and able to lead from the front.