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Gyproc is the UK’s leading range of plasterboard, jointing, filling and finishing for building and lining walls.


The FrogTape® brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers premium-quality, innovative painting tapes that feature PaintBlock® Technology, a super-absorbent polymer that seals the edges of the tape which keeps paint out and keeps lines sharp.

We are proud of the heritage of our brands and the trusted position they enjoy in the UK. Such a position is only achieved by being addicted to quality and service and this is ensured by the high standards we set for ourselves in our own factories. Not only do we manufacture our world famous FrogTape®, we are also proud to make Duck Tape® and T-Rex Tape. For more information please go to


Timbabuild is a comprehensive range of products designed to enable high quality, durable and cost-effective timber repairs to be carried out, with the minimum of effort and maximum efficiency.

Timbabuild Wood Repair Resin is a 2 part cartridge delivery system which is designed for ease of use, strength and flexibility in professional paint and refurbishment contracting.

Timbabuild repairs are guaranteed for 50 years and are always stronger than the original wood.

OSMO are the leading provider of environmentally friendly wood finishes.

OSMO offer a variety of luxury wood finishes for your home and garden. Enduring the beauty of wood with a unique oil and wax finishing system that provides optimal protection, is easy to maintain and lasts for the long term.

At Owatrol we provide problem solving, time saving solutions for all your decorating needs.

With a range that includes rust inhibitors, timber protection, colour restoration and much more, we are sure to have a solution for you.

Rust-Oleum UK (Industrial) are a coatings manufacturer who specialise in supplying problem-solving Paints and coatings to industrial distributors and builders merchants, covering a wide range of high quality easy to use products, for all aspects of daily maintenance.


Wagner brings colour, protection and functions to industry, contractors and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

Our customers benefit from our comprehensive expertise, innovation and our many years’ experience as one of the leading international manufacturers of coating technology for the finishing of surfaces.


Mirka are a manufacturer of high-quality sanding tools and abrasives.

The range is designed to work in unison to create a dust free sanding experience. Mirka is one of the biggest names in sanding amongst many trades thanks to quality and reliability of their products. 

Advice, hints and tips from you, the professional painter and decorator.

Masking up windows/glass for painting by Rushmoor Painting and Decorating

Masking woodwork by Rushmoor Painting and Decorating

Protecting carpets by Scott Barney Painting and Decorating


We are proud to have the opportunity to share these great training and skills videos from Paint Like a Pro

Hi I’m Barry Mason and I’m passionate about all things to do with painting and decorating. When Lucas gave me the opportunity to work with them as part of their plans for their new innovative online Lucas Training Academy Programme I jumped at the chance and I am now able to fulfill my life’s ambition of sharing my skills, knowledge and experience to inspire others into this great profession working with a cutting edge, forward thinking organization that have an excellent reputation and have painted some of the world’s most iconic buildings spanning six decades..

What attracted me to Lucas is that they are a company that have an aligned vision with my own and that is to never stand still and to take the painting and decorating profession way into the future, with innovation whilst sharing their passion and belief with everybody.

As a fully qualified painting and decorating lecturer and having been in the profession for over 32 years, I am proud to be the evangelist of the Lucas message via my Brush Up With Barry Series where I will show you how to “paint like a pro”, sharing tips and advice on how to get that best finish using professional techniques, tools and materials.

I hope you enjoy and learn and please feel free to ask questions and share anything with me via my social media links.