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What is the best masking tape to use?

So you want to know which masking tape is best to use? We're assuming that you are doing some form of painting and want a nice professional finish. It might be decorating, DIY or car bodywork spraying. In this article we will look at the different types of masking tapes in order to help you decide which type is best for your application.

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Are natural bristle paint brushes a thing of the past?

When it comes to paint brushes there is one question that we get asked more than any other, do I need a synthetic or natural bristle brush? The short answer to this question depends on the type of paint you are using. Natural bristle brushes or Pure Bristle brushes as they are also known are most suited to oil-based paints and not water-based paints due to the fact that they will absorb the water in the paint and swell making them hard to work with. Most modern synthetic bristle brushes can be used with both oil-based and water-based paints.

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How to remove silicone Sealant

By far the best way to remove silicone sealant is when the product is still wet. Whilst it is still in its curing phase and before it has formed a skin, excess or incorrectly applied silicone is best removed just using a dry paper towel.

Certain cloth cleaners can also be used but remember to use them dry. The friction of a wet towel (especially a paper-based one) will remove uncured silicone better than a wet cloth which will tend to smear it. Whilst the silicone is still wet you do not need to use any other cleaning liquids.

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Univar cover more trades with OX Tools partnership

LONDON, March 28, 2019 — Univar Specialty Consumables, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has entered a partnership with industrial tool manufacturer OX Group. This new partnership sees Univar Specialty Consumables add the range of OX Tools to their portfolio with immediate effect.

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What Is Dust Control?

So you're working in a dusty environment and know you need make the area safe to work in. Not just for you but for your team and your clients. This is known as dust control, but what do you need and what is the best way to do it? 

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Univar Sticks With Quality With tesa Masking Tape Additions.

LONDON, February 08, 2018 — Univar BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has extended its relationship with tesa UK Ltd to distribute its range of Professional masking solutions. tesa is a Worldwide industry leader in self-adhesive product and system solutions with over 100 years’ experience whose products perform to the highest standards.

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Univar Specialty Consumables To Distribute Purdy Professional Paint Tools

LONDON, May 30, 2018 -- Univar Specialty Consumables Limited, a subsidiary of Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, was selected by Purdy Professional Paint Tools as a preferred distributor for its high-quality painting tools and accessories. As the painting tools market leader, Purdy features products used by professional decorators and do-it-yourselfers, on commercial and residential projects alike, to provide a superior finish.

"We are pleased that a well-established market leader like Purdy has selected Univar as its distributor. Their products and commitment to quality make them a perfect fit for Univar," said Mark Mongan, business manager for Univar's specialty consumables business. "We look forward to offering customers these fantastic products and building a strong relationship with Purdy."

Univar's specialty consumables business is a UK-based distributor of abrasives, adhesives, lubricants, protection films and silicones. Established in 1880 with more than 130 years of experience, the specialty consumables business prides itself on customer service and industry-leading technical support. As Univar further establishes its online portfolio for industrial trades, the new Purdy agreement is a key step to entering additional segments within the Paint and Decorating market.

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