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MODA- Reviews by Dulux Trade Points Members

View our NEW MODA capsule collections here: Click Here Dulux recently sent some samples of our NEW MODA colours to professional decorators around Ireland to review and let us know ...
their feedback. Here are a few: “I am looking forward to using the MODA range as a complete package going forward. It's a deal sealer to have colours that link and match, also from a painters perspective to have a paint that is easily applied is a game-changer, especially when striving for quality finishing. I am totally sold on the MODA concept”  AJ Painting Contractors. "Right from the first dip of the brush, you can tell this was quality paint. Cut in was nice and smooth - no line marks. Coverage and opacity were great, it goes a long way. The finish was very smooth with very little shine. No flashing on fillers, no picture framing. Covers in two costs perfectly. Overall very impressed and will definitely recommend it to clients. Also to add - I did a scratch test and it held up very well. When fully cured it should be very scrubbable!" Gary Stynes, Professional Decorator “I have recently used MODA paint and I find it's a very good product, very good coverage and a very good quality finish with either brush or roller. All my clients were very pleased with the high-quality finish. It's a very good product for the painting trade.” Martin Lynch, Professional Decorator “Love the feel of the paint, you can see the quality on the wall” Ian Doyle, Professional Decorator “Much quicker to work with, cutting in was a dream” Michael O Brien, Professional Decorator “In every aspect, I loved using MODA, I found it very smooth and really crisp to cut in. I was covering a mid-brown colour with Truest Grey and it almost covered in one coat, didn't expect it to cover in two but it did. Beautiful to work with" William Magnier, Professional Decorator. "I have used a sample of the MODA Truest Grey recently and my thoughts were very good. The Application was lovely with good consistency; the coverage was great and also has a very low odour which is great compared to other washable paints so it will be something I will use more going forward and recommending to my clients. It's a great product" David Hayes, Professional Decorator. Pre-Order your complimentary Colour Card today by clicking here and we will deliver it to you directly!

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MODA

MODA is a luxury washable matt emulsion that is formulated with premium quality pigments to guarantee excellent depth of colour and with specially-blended clays for effortless application and an irresistible ...
soft-to-touch finish. The story and mood of  MODA has evolved and is being reenergised by the creation of 5 new palettes underpinned by seven new colours to create these newly revised capsule collections which also heroes cultural colours that continue to resonate with consumers. From Atlantic Dune, Pure Chemistry, Wild Elements to Romance Blossoms to Midnight Dream discover depth of colour within these collections made in Cork, Ireland. The capsules in themselves create a colour palette which will work outside of paint and can help your client to use this as a colour scheme for their entire room or rooms by using colours for accessories, furnishings and beyond. Key Benefits: • MODA is made in County Cork where we have been adding colour to Irish lives since 1885 • It is available in 2.5 litres & 5 litres and in 25 colours. • It is a luxury washable matt  to stand the wear and tear of everyday life • Amazing Quality. Formulated with premium quality pigments and specially blended clays • The application is what’s attractive and the finish is what lasts. What do professional decorators in Ireland think of MODA? “I am looking forward to using the MODA range as a complete package going forward. It's a deal sealer to have colours that link and match, also from a painters perspective to have a paint that is easily applied is a game-changer, especially when striving for quality finishing. I am totally sold on the MODA concept” -  AJ Painting Contractors. “I have recently used MODA paint and I find it's a very good product, very good coverage and a very good quality finish with either brush or roller. All my clients were very pleased with the high-quality finish. It's a very good product for the painting trade.” - Martin Lynch, Professional Decorator “Love the feel of the paint, you can see the quality on the wall” - Ian Doyle, Professional Decorator “Much quicker to work with, cutting in was a dream” - Michael O Brien, Professional Decorator

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MODA – Capturing elegance

Created by Dulux, Made in Ireland Discover depth of colour with our luxury washable matt paints made in Cork, Ireland. Formulated with premium quality pigments and specially blended clays, our ...
MODA paint provides effortless application and an irresistible, soft-to-touch finish. Wall: Collins Green FIVE NEW CAPSULE COLLECTIONS: 1. Atlantic Dune Bask in the ambiance of a coastal sunset Stir emotions with a palette inspired by swaying seagrass and soft waves breaking on a pebble beach as the sun goes down. Perfect for creating relaxing interiors throughout your client's home.   2. Pure Chemistry Discover colours that make a real connection Experience the magnetism of attraction with a palette that captures the hypnotic power of each individual. Ideal for bringing harmony to your client's favourite living spaces. 3. Wild Elements Make your client's interiors a force of nature Make any room a pleasure to lounge in with a bold palette designed to give your client's home natural confidence. Perfectly balanced to make feature walls stand out or sit back. 4. Romance Blossoms Client's will fall in love with whimsical pastels Make the heart of your client's home a heavenly place to be with delicate colours that enrapture senses. These warm neutrals create a sweet backdrop for modern life. 5. Midnight Dream Design enchanting interiors with ethereal colours Colour your client's home with an elegant palette that conveys a sense of fantasy with contrasting colours. Comforting to the eye, its softness creates soothing interiors. Click here to Order a FREE Colour Card today

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MODA RANGE

  Why are we talking about MODA? The story and mood of  MODA has evolved and is being reenergised by the creation of 5 new palettes underpinned by seven new ...
colours to create these newly revised capsule collections which also heroes cult colours that continue to resonate with consumers. From Atlantic Dune, Pure Chemistry, Wild Elements to Romance Blossoms to Midnight Dream discover depth of colour within these collections made in Cork, Ireland. View the new capsule collections here. The magic of Moda is the fusion of science and beauty. From a scientific point of view it’s difficult to have durability while delivering on a silk smooth finish. The application is what’s attractive and the finish is what lasts. The enrichment of the formula through specially blended clays from Cornwall and the creation of the palette of colours which amplifies the feel of an interior stylist will help you with your client’s needs. The capsules in themselves create a colour palette which will work outside of paint and can help your client to use this as a colour scheme for their entire room or rooms by using colours for accessories, furnishings and beyond. 6 MODA Top Tips for your client: » You're supporting local! MODA is made in County Cork where we have been adding colour to Irish lives since 1885. » Why a luxury washable matt? This is the product choice for any active living space that needs to stand the wear and tear of everyday life »  Amazing Quality. Formulated with premium quality pigments and specially blended clays, our MODA paint provides effortless application and an irresistible, soft-to-touch finish. » If your clients are looking to create a relaxing space then The Atlantic Dune collection is your answer » Clients that ask for harmony in a busy home or space: MODA can offer The Pure Chemistry Collection » If your client is brave and has a bolder taste: MODA can offer The Wild Elements capsule – a balance of colours to stand out or sit back depending on the need » If your client's house lends itself to delicate pastels: Romance Blossoms collection will answer the colour queries Pre-Order your complimentary Colour Card today and we will deliver it to you directly in September! Please ensure to click SUBMIT below once completed. Loading…

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MODA – your client’s colour choice made easy!

Luxury has a new look Restyle your clients interiors effortlessly with new colour collections from MODA. These exquisite palettes are available in stores now. Have you used Moda?  Do ...
you know how effortless the application is? It delivers a silky-smooth finish and offers durability for your client. This considered collection allows you to share a crafted palette of colours with your client and with real paint being used in the MODA 2020 Colour Card - the decisions are made easier.  MODA answers colour conundrums that clients have- what colours work seamlessly to bring a room together. These colours have been created by experts helping to give confidence that the colours just work! In September 2020, we changed the colour palettes, so the collection is filled with fresh choices to share with your clients to help them on their transformation journeys. There is always a need for whites and more of them, so we have listened and have added what we are calling ‘White Horse’ an off white, which is not too warm which helps to balance the other colours in the palette. Truest Grey continues to answer the demand in the realm of greys, it has no undertones so will deliver the purity that consumers want. We have added some braver colours such as Collins Green and Retro Rust. These are confident colours and what consumers are looking for to add some distinctiveness to their spaces. MODA COLOUR COLLECTIONS: MODA is a range of 25 colours broken down in to 5 interior colour groups. These palettes are colour specifications in themselves and have been created to help consumers select colours that an Interior Stylist may have proposed. It is a luxury washable matt emulsion and is formulated with premium quality pigments to guarantee excellent depth of colour and with specially-blended clays for effortless application and an irresistible soft-to-touch finish. You’re also supporting local! MODA is made in County Cork where we have been adding colour to Irish lives since 1885. Available in your Homestore in 2.5 litres & 5 litres!

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Polycell Trade Polyfilla Decorators Caulk

Polycell Polyfilla Decorators Caulk is a flexible permanent acrylic sealant specially formulated for internal and external use in areas subject to movement. It is suitable for sealing around architraves and ...
cornices, sealing cracks between skirting boards and walls, pointing around window and doorframes and filling cracked plaster. It gives a smooth finish that does not require sanding. Application Method Using the skeleton gun, apply the caulk to the area under repair, ensuring that it makes full contact with the sides and back of the joint and is slightly proud of the surface to allow for shrinkage as it dries. The area to be filled should be no more than 20mm wide and 12mm deep. For larger holes, partially fill using Polyfilla Expanding Foam Filler before applying Caulk. Wipe off excess material with a damp cloth. Any smoothing should be carried out as soon as possible. Polyfilla Decorators Caulk should not be applied in wet or damp conditions or in temperatures less than 5degrees. Do not use below ground level, in areas of high abrasion or in contact with bituminous material. Key Benefits Smooth finish - no sanding required Overpaint in one hour depending on conditions Internal and external use Special Features Flexible Technical Information Touch dry: 60 minutes Recoatable:  60 minutes

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Exploring Exteriors Hosted by our Colour Guru Cora Collins

  Cora has been part of the Dulux team for over 20 years. She is currently an Academy Lead with a speciality in Colour and has worked in this industry as ...
a specifier for her entire career. She is a true creative with a background in fine art and has been adding colour to streetscapes, pubs, shopfronts and beyond all over Ireland for many years. Cora has a particular talent when it comes to exteriors given the constant challenge of Irish light. She has been directly involved in the creation of the colours in our colour card using her insights from the market and is constantly watching the market for trends, innovations, and inspiration.  Cora was the host of the recent Dulux Academy Live exterior sessions and can be found online on instagram  @coracollinscolour During the Exploring Exteriors module, Cora shared insights about colour to help with the colour selection journey for your client. We have created a summary of takeaways: What is unique to us in Ireland and what have we noticed :  In Ireland our landscape is mostly very green with local stone quarries quarrying stone of different types, limestone, is the most popular which has grey-blue tones, there are brown limestone and sandstone local to some parts.  As an example, Liscannor stone which is currently very popular, is used as a flagstone with distinctive fossil markings. We have all noticed the use of real stone mixed with plaster on modern homes so it is no surprise that colours that fall into these stone colours will be popular regardless of whether there is stone present on the building or not. The colours of these stones are what we at Dulux are finding most popular in recent years. These colours driven by reflecting those found in stones are colours such as Cobblelock, Knock na Ri, and Claystone.   We know that how we see colours in exterior light is critical to any project, the role that exterior lights play needs to be respected. We know that viewing colours in exterior light completely changes them, they are simply not as dark as they appear. The process of testing is really important so that the client understands how the light can transform and indeed alter the perception of the colour on their wall. As a general rule, most houses lend themselves to three colours. The Trio algorithm is what we use to specify colour in exteriors. The trio is broken down into 1) Main Walls 2)Reveals / Quoin Stones and finally 3) Plinth/Sills. Choose a subtle contrast between the plinth and wall to enhance the height of a bungalow or single storey home. If the house is very short, paint the plinth the same practical colour as the main wall. Dark colours with dark windows can be very effective and are currently a popular choice in the market but paler colours will always stand out where the white windows and sills.  White and bright colours are more obvious in exterior light so can act as beacons in the environment, these catch the eye from afar. As a brand, Dulux have led a trend towards greyed-off colours that work well in Irish light. Examples of these colours are Cobblelock, Inch Strand, Knock na Ri.  The change in colours and indeed the movement in these colours is illustrated in the Weathershield colour card. One final last thing to note is regardless of window colour [timber, black, white, cream]  it is always emphasized best by adding a lighter tint to the reveals Need more inspiration for your client’s home exterior? Discover Weathershied’s range of colour schemes to enhance the appearance of any home. View more information here: Weathershield.ie

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Dulux Exteriors – Colours That Last

Our Weathershield collection captures the beauty of the Irish landscape with colours that enhance and protect your customer’s home. Here are some handy hints for making the most of ...
any home exterior. General Considerations Our Weathershield range is designed to complement our natural light and landscape. All colours tend to look lighter outside than under artificial lighting in stores so examine your choices outdoors. Consider your customer’s home environment. Whether they live in a town or city, compare their colour choices with what their neighbours have next door so both colour schemes sit comfortably together. Darker shades like Merlin from Weathershield are a great practical solution for areas that get the most wear and tear like plinths and window sills.  Match with Winter's Tale on walls, Pure Brillant White on the reveals and Brushed Lavender on the door for a beautifully finished scheme. [caption id="attachment_3830" align="alignnone" width="600"] Dulux House, Killaloe.Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media[/caption] Mid-tone colours that are neither dark nor light are ideal for the main walls of your client's home. Here, the walls feature Weathershield Salisbury Stones, with Achill White on the window reaveals & cornerstones, Glenveagh on the plinth & window sills finished with Wild Orchard on the door. Give the impression of larger windows by painting your client's window reveals in a similar colour. Try Achill White on the window reveals and frames, with Beginish on the plinth and window sills and Cashel Clay on the walls. Brighten up your client's exteriors with Raspberry Lane Weathershield Exterior Satinwood. Wondering what popular colours to paint your client's home? The soft and subtle tone of Moonlight Lagoon by Dulux Weathershield, contrasts brilliantly with Rugged Shore or Trulli Cream for window or door surrounds. Making a colourful entrance for your client is not only about colour, but a well-painted door. Irish weather-resistant Dulux Weathershield Exterior Satinwood will ensure the door remains shiny new and colour true for longer. Recommend Weathershield's popular tones including Lush Fern and Atlantic Well to your client. Don't forget to recommend Hammerite to your client for their garden. Or help them add a pop of colour to their garden by using Hammerite Direct to metal paint. For more Dulux Exteriors advice click here. Need more inspiration for your client's home exterior? Discover Weathershied's range of colour schemes to enhance the appearance of any home. View more information here: http://www.weathershield.ie/colours/index.jsp 

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Dulux Trade Weathershield Exterior Quick Drying Satin

A trim product that has the flexibility and durability of the Weathershield system. Contains fungicide to prevent mould growth. Application Information: •Coverage - Up to 20m² per litre on ...
most surfaces •Touch Dry - 1-2 hours dependent upon temperature / humidity •Recoatable - 2-4 hours •Thinning - This product should not be thinned •Application - Brush Key Benefits •Provides a fashionable satin finish. •Quick-drying and easy to apply •Up to 6 years lasting protection. •Contains fungicide to help protect against the disfiguring effect of mould growth on its film. •Available in over 620 colours

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Dulux Trade Quick Dry Woodstain Product Information

  Datasheet & Product Information Composition Water-based Key Benefits 10 year weathershield protection, Doors, windows & other joinery, Water-based   Pack size1L, 2.5L, 5L We recommend Cuprinol Wood Preserver ...
Clear (1L, 5L) for use before using the Quick Dry Woodstain. Download the Technical Data Sheet: click here

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Dulux Trade Weathershield Quick Dry Exterior Satin

About this product Dulux Trade Weathershield Quick Dry Exterior Satin is a water-based, mid-sheen finish which is part of a paint system specifically developed to give long-lasting protection for exterior ...
wood. Tests show that Weathershield Quick Dry Exterior Satin system will provide extensive protection for up to six years if correctly applied as per the instructions for use. Contains a fungicide to inhibit mould growth on the paint film and help it stay cleaner for longer. Datasheet Technical Data Sheet - Download here Application Information: •Coverage - Up to 20m² per litre on most surfaces •Touch Dry - 1-2 hours dependent upon temperature/humidity •Recoatable - 2-4 hours •Thinning - This product should not be thinned •Application - Brush Key Benefits •Provides a fashionable satin finish. •Quick-drying and easy to apply •Up to 6 years lasting protection. •Contains fungicide to help protect against the disfiguring effect of mould growth on its film. •Available in over 620 colours

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How to create client agreements

A clear client agreement can save you hours of unpaid work and arguments. A client agreement explains what you will do for the client, when you'll do it and for ...
how much. It should also politely make clear what isn't included. The more detail you include in writing, the better covered you will be if there are disputes later. These are the essential things to cover in your work agreement: Time State how many days the job should take, and any start and finish dates that you have agreed with the client. Also include what access you will need to the property and when: if that access is cut back, it's important to be clear that the job will take longer. Money Include the total fee and a detailed breakdown so clients are clear about where the money is going: how much is material, labour, equipment hire, etc. Include any agreements about split payments - it’s always a good idea to get paid in instalments, or at least get some payment before you begin the job. Include details of any extra charges if payments are late, along with how much you should be paid if the client cancels a painting contract before it's finished. Scope of work A scope of work is a step-by-step guide to all the tasks the project will involve: preparation work, the areas to be decorated, the number of layers, the materials to be used and any cleaning. Also be clear on anything you’re not planning to cover, such as removing furniture, for more. Colours and finish The client agreement should include the exact colour codes or names and the total area and surfaces to be covered, as agreed with the client, including any specific finishes. Also make it clear whether the cost of the paint is included in the fee. Your T&Cs Are there any terms and conditions that you always include? Is it useful to insist on having a parking space or running water, electric sockets and a toilet? Don't be afraid to add detail, but remember that this is a two-way agreement. Offering guarantees and details of your insurance policy can also help to make clients feel more comfortable.

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Weathershield – Inspired by nature

Our Weathershield collection captures the beauty of the Irish landscape with colours that enhance and protect your customer’s home. Here are some handy hints for making the most of ...
any home exterior. General Considerations Our Weathershield range is designed to complement our natural light and landscape. All colours tend to look lighter outside than under artificial lighting in stores so examine your choices outdoors. Consider your customer’s home environment. Whether they live in a town or city, compare their colour choices with what their neighbours have next door so both colour schemes sit comfortably together. Warm neutrals are the most prevalent choice for contemporary and traditional homes. Brittas Sand and Cobblelock have a hint of grey to suit our Irish northern light. Brick & Stone Cladding Homes with terracotta brick, work best with deep neutral colours like Claystone or Brittas Sand due to their warm tones. Brick colours that have yellow undertones work best with colours like Inch Strand, Wattle and Hayfield. Natural stone cladding usually has grey and green undertones that can be enhanced by colours such as Soft Avoca, Knock na Rí, Rugged Shore and Cashel Clay. Windows Whatever colour your customer’s windows are, give the impression they are larger than they appear by painting their window reveals in a similar colour. Timber windows? Paint the reveals in white or off-white to highlight them. Then choose colours such as Olive Garden, Knock na Rí or Soft Avoca for a harmonious look.

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Boost your reputation with social media marketing

Social media is an easy way to win new clients. Get ahead of the competition and upgrade your social media for when jobs start again. Social media marketing is today's ...
word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth and referrals from happy clients after a good paint job can lead to more clients and repeat business. But creating the same effect with social media marketing can be difficult. Get it right and your great work can reach a whole new group of people. Here are 6 tips for using it to win that next paint job. 1. Set up your 'channels' A website is great for showing potential clients what you do but it relies on them actively searching for you online, while social media marketing helps you reach a completely new audience of potential clients. If you haven't already, set up a profile for your business on one or more of the main social media 'channels'. Facebook is good because so many people use it and it lets you present yourself in a friendly way. LinkedIn might be better if you’re hoping to work for other businesses rather than homeowners, and Instagram is a great way to show off your finished work because it's the best for displaying pictures. Whichever you choose, use the "About" section to explain the kind of work you do. Once you're set up, use your flyers, website and print adverts to direct people to your social media accounts. 2. Be selective It's better to run one or two social media accounts really well than to have a weak presence on every available channel. Timing can be important too: if spring is a popular time for decorating, it might be a good time to post more often. And try posting at different times of day to see when your audience is most interested. 3. Show off your work Show what you can do by sharing photographs of finished work (with your client's permission) on your social media channels. Try to take pictures during the day to make the most of natural light, but don't worry if they aren't magazine standard - real-life images will look more believable. The key is to make the room look inviting. Clear away any mess and try to set up a scene that people might want to step into themselves. 4. Ask for reviews Ask clients if they could write a recommendation on your Facebook page when you've finished a job. This will appear in your client's newsfeed for their friends to see. If they're on Instagram, ask them to @tag you in their photo, so their friends know who did the work. 5. Connect with locals Search for community forums on Google and look for local groups on social media channels. Follow relevant ones and offer advice where you can. This approach is often more effective than advertising. 6. Be yourself Avoid using business language - social media marketing is a way to speak to people more informally. Adding personal touches, like using someone's first name, offering free advice, and recommending other professionals such as carpenters or builders, can also help.

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Walls that make you go wow

Embrace your creative side and decorate your customers home with these inspiring Dulux tips Almost half of the people who have moved house in our recent global survey said that ...
making a good first impression is important when it comes to their new home’s appearance. Choosing a vibrant Dulux colour is a great way to stamp some personality into a home, but why not go one step further and create a truly personal look that has real wow-factor? We asked Dulux Ireland Colour Consultant, Cora Collins, for some inspiring tips to transform your customers home from ordinary into something truly extraordinary, just using paint. 1. The clever use of warm and cool colours can change the perception of a room or space Cooler colours include greys, blues and greens. Whereas colours in the warm family include yellows, creams, orange, reds and pinks. Painting a small room in a cooler colour such as Freshwater Pearl will open up the space and make it feel bigger whereas painting a large bright room in a deep warm colour will draw the eye to the warm colour and can create a feeling of a cosy space. 2. Warm colours advance It's always important to remember that warm colours advance and cooler colours recede. So use this tip to help make a small space feel bigger and add warmth to an open space. Don't forget to consider Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 - Spiced Honey here as it is a warm amber tone, inspired by the beauty and versatility of honey itself. 3. Adding height to walls Add height to the walls of your customers home by painting the skirting/trim the same shade as the wall. 4. Don’t forget your ceiling! Don't forget your ceiling and trim when painting a small room such as a dormer room in a home. The ceiling can be painted in the same colour as the walls to blur the line between the ceiling and the wall. Therefore creating a feeling of more space. 5. Avoid too many colour choices Try to avoid too many colour choices for your customers home. Five colours is adequate for an average size house and this would include the trim. Try out how our shades appear on walls at the touch of a screen with our free Dulux Trade Paint Expert app or download our Professional Colour Guide here today!

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4 Decorating trends to impress your customer

1. Incorporating contrasting colours where old meets new If you're looking to create a grey feature wall but have been asked to add that something a little extra special,then a ...
bright colour paired against a slate grey will help inject some welcome colour onto a grey feature wall. Or, pair a mid-tone shade such as Deep Fossil OONN 31/000 with mustard yellow and a neutral colour like Egyptian Cotton 40YY 65/061 on adjoining walls, and you've got yourself a super-trendy scheme just like that. Easy! Expert Tip: If your customer has wooden furniture and an already existing bright colour scheme in their room, you could also add a bold shade of Dulux Trade Quick Dry Satinwood on trims and wooden chairs. 2. Simply Scandi The Scandinavians know a thing or two about calm, muted tones. So take a leaf out of their super-stylish interiors book and keep things simple and sleek. A lighter grey shade like Goose Down 30GG 61/010 can look chic next to a deep Royal Blue 50BB_08257. Make these colours your focal point and let the walls do the talking. Expert Tip: Minimalism really is key here, so don't go overboard with extra colour. Just use subtle hints to a secondary to extenuate the grey colour scheme.   3. Check this out Using different shades of the same colour can create a relaxed feature wall - the perfect addition to add something a little different to a customer's stylish bedroom. Layering Dulux Trade neutral colours will create a calming effect too, so they'll wake up stylishly refreshed every morning. Try lighter shades such as Rock Salt 50BG 83/009 and Polished Pebble 00NN 72/000 with darker shades such as Chic Shadow 00NN 31/000 and Natural Slate 30BB 31/022 Expert Tip: To upsell your job - This trick also looks great in their living room and will frame a beautiful fireplace nicely. 4. Coastal themes Greys don't just work well on jobs when a modern brief is specified. Grey paint can also be used on jobs that require a rural, coastal, or summer feel where a softer approach is specified. Pearl Grey 50BG 72/006 is a soft shade from Dulux Trade that lends a relaxed and sunny feel to a room. Pair with a pale pastel colour like Jade White to leave a relaxed feeling that they'll be happy to kick back and relax in for years to come. Expert Tip: Such delicate colours on the walls look lovely next to a light wooden floor. If the luxury of a wooden floor to paint is available, suggest painting their woodwork white to match with Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell. Try out all these shades and lots more on your walls at the touch of a screen with our free Dulux Trade Paint Expert app or download our Professional Colour Guide here today!

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Getting the most from Dulux exterior paints

We hope you are enjoying our new and exclusive monthly members newsletter GET THE EDGE which launched in April. As part of this, we have been talking to some of ...
our members to find out more about the challenges you face on a day to day basis. This month Oisin Butler has shared his personal tips on how he gets the most out of Dulux Exterior Paints. If you would like to share any of your decorating tips, we would love to hear from you! Details on how to contact us can be found at the bottom of this page! Getting the most from Dulux exterior paints By Professional painter, Oisin Butler – Oisin butler Ltd, oisinbutler.ie Dulux is probably one of the best known paints in Ireland and the go to paint for professional painters and DIY painters alike. So with summertime approaching, I have put together a few tips to share that I find help get a sharper, longer lasting finish when painting outside. 1.Proper prior preparation prevents poor performance! In a nutshell, preparation is key. Whatever the surface you plan to paint, you will need to make sure it's clean, dry & sound. Taking a shortcut and painting straight over dirt or grime will pretty much guarantee that the paint fails. Exterior painting - get all your ducks in a row Like any other painting job, the first thing you need to do is plan out what you will need. If painting the exterior of a customer's house for example, it's best to take a walk around and see what needs to be done. Start at the top and work your way down, front, back and sides. Usually with a standard house, I would recommend to start with fascia & soffit, walls, windows, window sills, doors & plinth. Assuming your customer already has their colours picked out, then all you need to do now is figure out the quantities of paint needed. I recommend getting a bit of everything that's required but don’t get too much! Before you start painting you will need to take care of preparation. Every surface you plan to paint will need to be prepared to some degree. Here's a list of the types of standard preparation needed for certain areas: •Walls - fungicidal wash is usually needed. Loose paint should be scrapped away, and any bare areas of masonry will most likely need a stabilising solution. If you are unsure if any area needs to be stabilised, then just rub your hand across the wall. If the wall is chalky at all it will leave a chalky mark on the palm of your hand, this means it needs to be stabilised. Dulux have a great solvent-based stabiliser that will take care of this. Just make sure the area to be stabilised is dry first! Best to leave the stabiliser for a day before painting over. •Fascia & soffit, windows, doors, frames and any other types of woodwork – first thing you need to do is give the old paintwork a quick clean. If the paintwork isn’t clean, then when you start sanding it you’ll just be driving dirt into the surface and clogging up your sandpaper. You can use sugar soap or even just methylated spirits on a clean rag. When the surface is clean you should then sand off any loose paint and generally sand off the sheen of the old paint, this will help the new paint to get a good grip on the surface. •Window sills - these can be either finished in a gloss paint or an emulsion. If finished in a gloss then treat them as woodwork when preparing, otherwise treat the window sills as you would the walls. 2.Time To Paint When all your surfaces are prepared then it's time to get set up for painting! Some things to keep in mind... •You should use drop sheets or paint sheets to cover the ground around the area you are painting. •If there are cars in the general area, you should either move them or throw some plastic sheets over to protect them from over-spray.Windows can also be covered with plastic. •PVC downpipes should be wrapped with masking paper. •Have a look around for anything else that needs to be protected, it's easier to spend time at the beginning making sure everything is covered than it is at the end trying to scrub paint off something that shouldn’t be painted! When painting - start at the top and work down: •Always start with the fascia & soffit. I usually use Dulux oil-based undercoat & mixed to the colour of the finish coat. It helps to add a little bit of white spirits to give it a bit more flow (. 5% white spirits should be fine). •When painting the walls with Weathersheild, it helps to add a very small amount of water, especially if it's a warm day, this will stop it drying to quickly and give a better flow. If you are painting over new plaster then add about 10% water to the first coat. If painting over new pebble dash, then you need to add more water to the first coat and about 10% for the following coats. •For the finish coat on exterior woodwork, I would recommend you to use Dulux oil-based gloss where oil-based gloss has been used in the past. If the previous coating was water-based, then it would be better to stick with water-based gloss again. For a longer lasting finish it's best to use gloss. Dulux Weathersheild is a great paint to use, it has built in biocides to reduce the growth of algae and it has a very slight sheen that helps prevent the build-up of dirt. It also dries quite quickly which is great if there’s rain on the way, and there’s usually rain on the way!. Always important to focus on the preparation, then you are guaranteed to get a great long-lasting finish! By Professional painter, Oisin Butler – Oisin butler Ltd, oisinbutler.ie Whenever you need information or advice on Dulux products, talk to the people at Dulux Trade - we'll be more than happy to help! Call 021 422 0222 or email us at marketing@dulux.ie If you would like to share any of your decorating tips, please email info@duluxtradepoints.ie. We would love to hear from you!

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7 Helpful Tips to Not Forget!

We hope you are enjoying our new and exclusive monthly members newsletter GET THE EDGE. As part of this, we have been talking to some of our members to find ...
out more about the challenges you face on a day to day basis. This month Alan Mahon has shared some of his personal tips he’s learned over the 30 years he has been a professional painter. If you would like to share any of your decorating tips, we would love to hear from you! Details on how to contact us can be found at the bottom of this page! 7 Helpful Tips to Not Forget! By Professional painter, Alan Mahon – Mahon Decorators I’ve worked in the paint industry for about thirty years now and it all started with my father who had a paint business in Dublin! About three years ago, I set up the Decorators Forum Ireland on Facebook because I had worked with a lot of decorators over the years and I wanted to find a way to keep in touch with them. As well as using it for keeping in touch, we also share ideas and advice to help each other out on day to day problems we all face. It's also used as a platform to discuss new products that enter the market and other current innovations in the painting business. It currently has around 1500 members and growing! I have put together some tips and insights that I’ve learned over the last 30 years! 1.New houses mean new plaster! With all the new builds that we’ve seen over the last year or two it’s important to share how vital it is to not apply the finished product directly onto new plaster. You should use a Supermatt (which is also usually cheaper and it also allows the fresh plaster to breathe) first and then a second coat in the finish and sometimes even a third coat. Vinyl Matt can also be used as an undercoat before the finish is applied. TIP : Get yourself a Mirka/Festool sander which can save you a lot of time and money. So spray the walls with your Supermatt, then sand down so the walls are ready for two coats of finish. 2.The importance of using a base for colour accuracy A trend I’ve seen recently is people upgrading and renovating their current kitchens as opposed to new installations. So therefore getting the colour right is important for your customer. A watch out for tinting into white is that there is no guarantee when it comes to colour accuracy (as it will be a shade lighter than expected). Customers expect a lower price when it’s a light colour however it's important to educate them on the benefits of using bases and undercoats instead. TIP: For dark blues, reds or greens always put a dark grey undercoat on first to make a fuller finish. I always stock a dark grey for this! 3.Have you noticed flaking on ceilings in bathrooms? Decorators can notice a lot of problems of flaking on ceilings in bathrooms which is caused by poor preparation from a previous job. My advice would be to always prepare a ceiling by scraping it back and then add the Supermatt.  Even if the walls are slightly damp it's ok to add the matt cause it’s a breathable product. Armstead contract matt or Dulux Supermatt is good to start with and then Dulux or Armstead Vinyl Matt to finish. These are products I use regularly. Dulux White Vinyl Matt is just as breathable as well. TIP: You can thin the Supermatt out by about 30%. 4.For outside, start at the top For outside I would always cut in tops of walls so if it rains (which it always will!) it doesn’t slow down the project. I keep the sheltered parts until near the end so if it does rain I still have something to work on. 5.Always plan ahead! Always plan your work for the next day especially when it comes to hotel work. You’re given a strict timeline due to the fact that they want to keep the hotel open, so most likely you’ll have to do up-to five rooms a day. So plan ahead! 6.Keep up-skilling yourself These days it is hard to find apprentices so Tradesmen are hard to find, so it's good to continuously up-skill especially in areas that are back in trend. For example wallpaper is back in fashion and there’s a shortage of this skill. Recently I have also noticed a lot of customers looking for spraying their doors, walls & kitchens, so this year I done a course to help improve my knowledge in this area. It covered areas like how to use the machine more effectively which in turn saves me time while leaving a guaranteed factory finish. 7.Winter is coming! Now as autumn and winter approaches I’m scoping out new work for then as well as the new year. A tip for younger painters is the importance of joining a business group which I found useful when I started off in this industry. We would meet up every week and people spoke about upcoming jobs and helped each other out. So as I mentioned above the Decorators Forum Ireland is on Facebook which you might find helpful, if you are interested in joining the group just go onto Facebook and request to join. For more information on Dulux Vinyl Matt, click here or Dulux Trade Supermatt click here To view our Product Guide please click here.  If you would like to share any of your decorating tips, please email info@duluxtradepoints.ie. We would love to hear from you!

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Helpful tips to transform your customers home this summer

We asked our Dulux Ireland Colour Hero, Holly Bryan, for some helpful tips to transform your customers home this summer, she's also shared some useful answers to common client questions! ...
  I want to move from magnolia but want my room to stay as bright? Every one of the colours in our fan deck is measured in our laboratory  in order to confirm its light reflectance value (LRV).  The LRV is shown within the colour code in the fan deck. This is the second part of the notation system, it is a two-digit number between 00 and 99 and is used to describe how dark or light a colour is (it is actually a measure of how much light is reflected by a surface of that colour).     This means that vastly different colours can reflect the same amount of light. This will help you to make clients aware that it is not necessary to stay within a muted colour range if they are concerned about light. TOP TIP - Creating A 5 Colour Pallet A quick guide to colour scheming with confidence.   This can be used to provide a colour scheme to a client for just one room or for an entire house.  On an entire house it provides continuity between rooms which elevates the look of any space.  1. Choose a white or a pale neutral  •LRV over 80% for cabinets, doors and frames. 2. Choose a neutral  •LRV over 60% this is the main wall colour. 3. Choose a darker shade of colour 2. •This is great for feature walls plus possibly cabinets and doors. 4. Now, add a colour •This is the additional feature wall colour and can be used for soft furnishings. 5. Add another (something vivid and bright) • This colour may never go on the wall but will be useful for your client when shopping for the soft furnishings to complete the look easily as it has been chosen in advance to compliment the paint. I’m painting my kitchen cabinets what colour should I choose? Cabinets are re-painted less often than walls as you know! So If your client doesn’t have a colour that they love in mind and want to be cautious, then suggest looking at a warm white with neutral undertones. This will match any future wall colours. Ivory white in Dulux Satinwood is a great option. Meaning your client can still be bold with their wall colour choices! If your customer would like a complementary colour scheme or if you want to get further tips on helping clients choose colours along with information our product ranges, contact us today on info@dulux.ie to book a consultation or call us on 01 455 6099 to find out who is in your area next.

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Dulux Exteriors

Exteriors beautifully protected Creative wood care solutions Exterior paint for your homeThe ultimate metal protection Dulux Weathershield - Exterior paint for your home Dulux Weathershield is made for Ireland in ...
Ireland. Have your customer be the envy of their neighbours with our expert colour schemes that stand the test of time. Each stylish colour combination enhances the appearance of any home. https://youtu.be/rNpaTf3Avi0 Doing any commercial work? Discover a colour scheme designed to refresh any type of business in towns and cities across Ireland. From pubs to pharmacies, find the right shade with Weathershield. Visit weathershield.ie for more handy colour schemes, tips and inspiration. Cuprinol - Creative wood care solutions Bring your customer's garden to life with Cuprinol. Cuprinol has a wide range of colours for your customer to choose from, whether your customer wants to inject colour and vibrancy into their garden or keep a more traditional look, we have the products for you. Visit cuprinol.ie for more information on products and colours. Hammerite - The ultimate metal protection Hammerite forms a superior barrier that not only seals out moisture but gives long-lasting protection both inside and outside. There are plenty of metal objects which can be made into something new with help from Hammerite. Why is Hammerite different from the rest? Unlike conventional paints, Hammerite can be applied directly onto metal without using a primer and undercoat first. It's as easy as that! Hammerite Metal Paints require minimal surface preparation before application and offer long-lasting protection, plus a great looking finish for both interior and exterior metal finished. Hammerite is founded on a combination of science and experience, you can read more on our science page. Visit hammerite.ie for more information.

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Made in Ireland, For Irish Weather.

Our Weathershield collection captures the beauty of the Irish landscape with colours that enhance and protect your customer's home. Colour trios transform Have your customer come home to a warm ...
welcome with three complementary colours that look great in any weather. Looking after your customer's home for longer STEP 1 Preparation Products Fungicidal Wash - Use it to treat surfaces contaminated with mould, algae and lichen Stabilising Primer - Seals powdery or chalky masonry surfaces to create the right base before painting Alkali Resisting Primer - Primes alkaline plastered surfaces. With excellent stain resistant properties it can be used to seal fire-damaged surfaces. STEP 2 Masonry Ready Mix and Bespoke Colours - Superior flexibility for all weather protection - Superior dirt and mould resistance - Superior colour retention - Fast shower resistance* - Protection against cracking and flaking - 38 ready mix colours on shelf - 400+ colours mixed instore. STEP 3 Front Door, Wood & Metal Weathershield Exterior Satinwood - Weatherproof - Quick drying, tough and durable - Water-based formula - 15 ready mix colours available - 620+ colours mixed instore. Dulux High Gloss - Exterior and interior paint - 17 ready mix colours available - 12,000+ colours mixed instore. Exteriors beautifully protected *Shower resistance was carried out in Dulux Paints Ireland laboratories in an environment above 7 degrees celsius - one shower of 80-90 grams of water was sprayed over an area of 1 sq.m.

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Put an end to ‘re-dos’

How you work at the beginning of a job can help you avoid being asked to re-do work Finalising the key details of a project with your customer before you ...
begin reduces the risk of corrections later. Here are four things to bear in mind. 1. Spell out the details Put everything you’ve agreed with the client in writing in the scope of work. Provide as much detail as you can and don’t start work without reaching an agreement. Give a full breakdown of which walls are to be painted, the number of coats, the volume and colour codes or names of paint, any preparation and cleaning work, as well as what’s not included. 2. Create a one-sheet A ‘one-sheet’ highlights the most important aspects of the job and often forms part of the client agreement. While the agreement has all of your terms and conditions, the one-sheet is a useful reminder of the important details: colour codes or names, the expected start and finish dates, preparation work, finishes, what is to be painted and when payment is due. Keep the sheet on site as a checklist. 3. Check in regularly Checking in with the client throughout the project means you can make adjustments as you go along, rather than at the end. If they’re at work while you’re on the job, consider a catch-up call every few days to see if they’re happy. If they’re away on holiday, it might be worth sending them images of your progress by email. 4. Make colour the client's choice Offering your expertise on colours is a valuable service, but to avoid problems later, always let the customer make the final selection. Use the Dulux Visualizer app to help them make a decision, then include their choice in the scope of work and client agreement, so there’s no chance of a dispute at the end of a job.

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Dulux Trade Quick Dry Woodstain

LASTING PROTECTION THAT WON’T LET WOOD DOWN About this product Dulux Trade Quick Dry Woodstain is a high-performance water-based product formulated using unique AkzoNobel technology. It produces a highly ...
flexible medium build satin finish which provides excellent resistance to peeling, flaking and blistering. Quick-drying, it protects exterior wood for up to 10 years if used in accordance with instructions. Suitable for hardwoods and softwoods. We recommend Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (1L, 5L) for use before using the Quick Dry Woodstain. Designed for durability and dependability, Dulux Trade Woodcare products protect against both the weather and everyday wear and tear which can damage the integrity of wood, while at the same time improving its appearance. Wherever wood needs enhancing and protecting, you can choose Dulux Trade Woodcare with complete confidence. "I want to use water-borne paints on wood & metal because it means that I can complete the job in less time, it's also better for the environment"  Water-based is the future Introducing more water-based products is just one of the ways we’re providing our customers with more sustainable solutions. It’s a breath of fresh air for everyone. Less is more We’re working hard to make longer lasting, lower maintenance wood coatings, so less product is needed on the job and redecorating happens less often. Key Benefits •10 year weathershield protection •Doors, windows & other joinery •Water-based Technical Information •Touch dry - Within 1 hour but dependent on temperature and humidity. •Recoatable - 2 hours under normal drying conditions. •Coverage - Up to 20m² per litre. •Composition - Water-based •Pack size - 1L, 2.5L, 5L Application Method Application: Brush only. Do not spray. STIR THOROUGHLY BEFORE USE. After suitable preparation and priming, in the case of bare wood with the appropriate basecoat (see datasheet), apply 2 coats of Dulux Trade Quick Dry Woodstain. For best colour consistency, purchase sufficient tinted paint for each job including touch-in at one time from the same source. We recommend Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (1L, 5L) for use before using the Quick Dry Woodstain.

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December Stroke of Luck

You asked and we listened! And we’re delighted to introduce you to the kind of competition you asked us for: 1 More chances to win each month 2 More prizes 3 And ...
lots more winners Taking part couldn’t be EASIER! Every month there’ll be a new challenge and new monthly prizes. So watch out for our monthly Stroke of Luck emails and text messages, as they’ll contain the latest challenge and the prizes that are on offer. MAKE SURE you’ve opted in to receive Email and Text Communications from us, by contacting the Dulux Trade Points Helpdesk: (01) 893 4992 Congrats to Wayne Kane - Kildare, Robert Farrell - Tipperary and Daniel Long - Cork on winning a personal shopping trip in Paris for two people, including flights, 2 nights at a 4-star hotel, private shopping tour and €500 spending money, worth 100,000 points!!! CLICK HERE TO VIEW LAST MONTH’S WINNERS View the December Stroke of Luck Terms & Conditions here

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Five Practical New Year Resolutions to Grow Your Business

A new year, a fresh start.  There’s no better time to make that small change or try a new idea that could boost revenue and raise the profile ...
of your business. To help you do just that, we have five practical ideas to help find more customers and deliver growth in 2020. Target local business Sometimes new business is right under our nose. Consider kicking off a local marketing campaign to raise your business profile and pick up new contracts. An Post offers an online service called Admailer.ie, which allows you to design your own sales postcard online, target businesses or consumers by map – and An Post will print and post for €0.94 per postcard. This service is great for targeting prospect businesses in a particular area. When you have finished a project in one estate, why not send a postcard to all the other homes in that estate to advertise your work? It’s a low risk, low-cost approach to finding new customers and, with a minimum order of 200 postcards, or €188 ex VAT it’s certainly worth a try. Showcase your quality Instagram is a great way to showcase your work and build a following of future and loyal clients. Customers now look for more evidence of quality, and Instagram is an easy and accessible place to showcase your projects.  Before and after photos are always of interest, and its pretty simple to set up and post your photos. Check out the following Instagram accounts for inspiration: Dulux Ireland AJ Painting - fellow Dulux Trade Points member McLoughlin & Son Decorators – fellow Dulux Trade Points member   Loyal customers = more business If you keep a list of your customers, why not get in touch with them to see if they have a new project or would recommend your business to a friend? Getting in touch could be a phone call or a simple ‘hello’ card in the post. You could contact your customers from 12 months ago, to say – Can you believe it’s been a year, how’s the living room looking? Would you mind recommending us to a friend? Whatever approach fits your business, getting in touch with past customers is a low-cost way to shore up additional revenue or collect more positive customer reviews. Transform your van into an advertising platform A well-designed van promotes your business and conveys respect and quality. If your van branding has been on your to-do list for a while, did you know that you can get your vehicle rebranded through Dulux Trade Points? For 25,000 Trade Points, you can order the Premium Business Advertising Package, which includes: 1.Logo design and print for your van 2.Print and delivery of 500 single-sided A5 flyers   Balance work with time for you Look after yourself this year. Think about allowing time for yourself, your health and family. Don’t forget you can use your Dulux Trade Points to give you that time – for example, an Open Fairways Golf Membership is 3,000 points, a Fitbit Charge 3 is 7,000 points, and a €50 Milano’s Restaurant Gift Card, just 3,000 points. Dulux Trade Points is designed to give something back to you, our loyal customers. We would be very happy to know that you are using your Trade Points to treat you and your family or business. Check out the full list of rewards to see what else is available for you today.   Loading…

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Armstead- The Smart Choice

Providing the perfect balance between price and quality, Armstead Trade is the smart choice for a number of reasons: › A comprehensive range of products for interior and exterior ...
application helping you take on any commercial or domestic project › An extensive colour range to choose from › Reliable opacity and coverage, so you can get it right first time and move on to the next job › Affordable pricing so you can protect your reputation for quality even when costs have to be kept down What’s more, all this comes backed by the world-class support and expertise of world-leading paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, makers of Dulux Trade. Armstead Vinyl Matt White Base Armstead Trade Vinyl Matt is a professional quality matt emulsion that minimizes surface imperfections. Vinyl Matt is suitable for all normal interior wall surfaces, has good opacity and is available in a range of popular colours making it perfect for everyday jobs! Use as a White Matt or a Pastel Base for Light Colours. First Rate for Cut-in & Touch-up.    Smoother Finish.   Coverage Up to 14m2/L**. Glide-on Application.      Touch Dry 1-2 hours*. Excellent Coverage, Opacity & Whitenes.s    Easy to roll out and brush. Perfect for New Build and Redecoration Projects.   Made in Ireland. Armstead Acrylic Eggshell Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell is a professional quality, tough, durable and quick-drying mid-sheen finish with good flow and application properties. Suitable for all normal interior wood, plaster and masonry surfaces. Tough, durable Mid-Sheen Finish. Good Opacity. Good Flow & Application Properties. Ideal for High Traffic Areas. Touch Dry 3-4 hours*.  Coverage Up to 15m2/L**. Made in Ireland. Armstead Vinyl Soft Sheen Armstead Trade Vinyl Soft Sheen is a professional quality, durable emulsion with a soft sheen. Suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces. Tough, Wipeable Finish. Good Opecity & Coverage. For Interior Walls & Ceilings. Touch Dry 1-2 hours*. Coverage Up to 14m2/L**. Made in Ireland. Visit one of our participating stores to find out more *Dependant upon temperature/humidity **On smooth surfaces of average porosity

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January 2020 Stroke of Luck

TRY YOUR STROKE OF LUCK! The competition runs from 21st JAN 2020 until 5pm, TUESDAY 28th JAN 2020. In this month’s Stroke of Luck competition, we’re giving away TEN DULUX ...
DECORATOR KITS including a Dulux Fan Deck and Dulux Body Warmer worth €60. All you have to do is find the hidden paintbrush on our website or app! For your chance to WIN one of TEN DULUX DECORATOR KITS follow these simple steps: 1. Visit duluxtradepoints.ie and log in to your Dulux Trade Points account. Or simply login to your APP. 2. Find the hidden paintbrush. 3. When you find it, click Redeem and confirm, and you’ll be immediately entered into the draw to WIN one of 10 Dulux Decorator Kits. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. View Terms & Conditions here

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Dulux Weathershield

Made in Ireland , For Irish Weather Unpredictable weather demands more from exterior paint. That's why Dulux Weathershield is the most trusted choice for Irish homes. Help Choosing Your Colour When ...
choosing colours, it's important to understand that shades will also affect the appearance of your home. Light and muted shades will make your house seem larger, whereas darker tones will make your home seem smaller. Dark shades on trim, however, provide a pleasant contrast and draw attention to detail. Painting the window reveals in the same colour of the windows will give the impression that your windows are bigger. Our full Weathershield exterior paint colour range includes muted shades, which are very well suited to our grey Irish light. While it may seem strange at first, you want your houses outside to match and harmonise with the inside. By doing this, you give your home a more welcoming, warm feeling. Your interior paint and the colour of your furnishings should always play a role in the decision-making regarding the exterior of your home, just as your exterior should have a degree of influence over the inside. Finally, have fun with choosing your colours, but be sure that your colours complement one another and that they are not too busy or distracting. Click here to find out more here

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Polyfilla 1.8kg

Shrink & Crack resistant filler for all interior repairs Key Benefits • Mixes to a smooth consistence • Special binders guarantee adhesion • Will not shrink or crack • Suitable ...
for large areas • Very easy to use

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Dulux Satinwood Pure Brilliant White 2.5L & 5L

A tough satin finish for interior woodwork and radiators. It is hardwearing, dirt resistant and washable for a long lasting finish   Key Benefits: • Washable • Hardwearing & dirt ...
resistant • Ideal for interior wood & radiators

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Dulux Trade Supermatt White & Magnolia 10L

Dulux Trade Supermatt is a top quality, economical, high-opacity matt emulsion which gives excellent coverage and application. Suitable for all interior wall and ceiling surfaces, particularly new plaster that is ...
still drying out. Key Benefits: • High opacity • Good coverage & application • Ideal for new plaster • Water based • Decorators' choice for best coverage.

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Dulux Weathershield Ready Mix Colour & Colour Mixing Bases 2.5L, 5L, 10L

Dulux Weathershield is made in Ireland for Irish weather and is Ireland's most trusted since 1955! Key Benefits: • Ultimate Durability • Superior Flexibility for all weather protection • Superior Dirt &...
amp; Mould Resistance •  Superior Colour Retention •  Fast Shower Resistance   Unpredictable weather demands more from exterior paint. That’s why Dulux Weathershield is the most trusted choice for Irish homes.  

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Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood

Dulux products are specially engineered to give a technically superior performance, allowing professionals to use their skill to get fantastic end results. The Dulux Trade product range provides a comprehensive ...
range of everyday and specialist paint finishes that professionals can always rely on. The Diamond Range from Dulux Trade will help professionals make their great work last even longer. This year Dulux Trade launched Diamond Satinwood a unique water-based product with exciting new technology from the experts at Dulux. The secret to Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood is our exclusive Cross Linking Technology, involving a unique form of latex that binds and cross links the paint as it dries, for extra toughness and durability. Key Benefits: ♦ A stunning DIAMOND-tough satin finish. ♦ Resists everyday scruffs and knocks. ♦ Suitable for wood and metal surfaces. ♦ Resistant to human grease which breaks down the surface of paints. ♦ 100% waterbased technology. The new Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood. A water-based product with a new technology which means you get an excellent flow, great adhesion and a smooth finish.   New Diamond Satinwood is designed to be used in high traffic areas, such as corridors, stairways and access areas, while having the added benefit of being quick drying with low odour. With a professional aesthetics finish and non-yellowing water-based technology, it has never been so easy to switch to water based paints. View Terms & Conditions for the voucher here

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Specialist Primer Range from the experts at Dulux Trade

Specialist Primer Range from the experts at Dulux Trade Super Grip Primer Key Benefits: Water-Based. For surfaces such as ceramic tiles, laminates & glass. Provides good adhesion on problem surfaces. ...
Interior and exterior use. Coverage up to 18m2 per litre.   Stain Block Primer Key Benefits: Interior walls & ceilings. For stains including smoke damage, nicotine & inks. Seals powdery surfaces, limewash & distemper. Coverage up to 14m2 per litre.  

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PolyFilla One Fill 1kg & 4kg

Polycell Polyfilla One Fill is a lightweight filler designed to fill deep gaps in one application without sagging or slumping - even on ceilings   Polycell Trade PolyFilla One Fill ...
Key Benefits: • Super Smooth finish • No sanding • Paintable in minutes • Proven The Trade's Best Fillers* • Will not shrink or crack • For use both inside and outside • For repairs to plaster,wood,brick ,stone & concrete   *independently tested

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Dulux Trade Vinyl Range

  Top quality, high opacity emulsions based on unique Akzonobel technology which gives excellent coverage with a high quality finish. Suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces.   ...
Vinyl Matt Key Benefits: • High opacity • Excellent application & finish • Great cut in & touch up • Superior coverage, up to 17m2 per litre   Vinyl Soft Sheen Key Benefits: • Tough washable finish • Soft mid-sheen finish • Superior coverage, up to 16m2 per litre

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Dulux Trade Water-based Range

Quick Dry Interior Range for a professional finish for interior wood & metal surfaces.  Quick Dry Satinwood Key Benefits: • Excellent satin finish • Advanced 100% water based technology • ...
Great flow and levelling • Coverage: up to 12m2 per litre         Quick Dry Gloss Key Benefits: • High Gloss finish • Longer lasting whiteness (non-yellowing) • Great flow and levelling • Duarable to knocks • Coverage: up to 12m2 per litre     Quick Dry Undercoat Key Benefits: • Advanced 100% waterbased technology • Great flow and levelling • Durable to knocks • Coverage: up to 10m2 per litre       LOOKING FOR A DIAMOND FINISH?* The secret to Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood is our exclusive Cross Linking Technology, involving a unique form of latex that binds and cross links the paint as it dries, for extra toughness and durability. The new Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood. A water-based product with a new technology which means you get an excellent flow, great adhesion and a smooth finish. Key Benefits: ♦ A stunning DIAMOND-tough satin finish. ♦ Resists everyday scruffs and knocks. ♦ Suitable for wood and metal surfaces. ♦ Resistant to human grease which breaks down the surface of paints. ♦ 100% waterbased technology. *Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood not included in Double Points for 1 October 2019-31st December 2019

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

DISCOVER HOW TO GIVE YOUR CUSTOMER'S HOME THE HUMAN TOUCH WITH TRANQUIL DAWN Dulux Tranquil Dawn perfectly captures a calming sense of time and space as the world wakes to ...
a new day. It captures the night turning to day triggering a myriad of senses. The dewy glistening of the earth, the sweet vapours that rise as the ground awakens and the sounds of nature’s comforting birdsong. “THE DULUX COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 IS INSPIRED BY THE CALMING TONES OF A MORNING SKY” Heleen van Gent COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2013-2020 Our journey through the colours that have defined the last 8 years.... Feeling inspired? Find out more about Tranquil Dawn here

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Proudly Introducing Tranquil Dawn

DULUX COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2020 "Every year, our colour specialists work with design experts from all over the world to get a clear understanding of the upcoming global trends that ...
will shape our lives. We use these insights to identify our Colour of the Year. This year’s shade, Tranquil DawnTM, has an air of calm and clarity that perfectly reflects the mood of 2020. It’s a beautifully versatile shade that changes depending on the colours it’s used with. We’ve created four stunning palettes around Tranquil Dawn which we’ll explore in these pages. You’ll also find lots of inspiring tips and ideas to help you use these beautiful new colour combinations on your walls. We hope you have fun discovering the perfect look for your home.” Heleen van Gent 2020’s new colour palettes began their journey at the AkzoNobel Global Aesthetic Center in Amsterdam. For more than 25 years, this has been our studio for trend analysis, colour design and art direction. Led by Creative Director Heleen van Gent, the creative team supports 80 markets around the world in empowering consumers and customers to choose paint colour palettes for their homes with absolute confidence. In order to deliver beautiful new colour palettes that are perfectly matched to consumers’ desires and lifestyle needs, we continually monitor social, cultural and design trends as they emerge all over the globe, gathering unique insights via an international team of design experts. Our colour team then uses this information to help identify the Colour of the Year and create four inspiring palettes around it. ColourFuturesTM is central to the Global Aesthetic Center’s work. It allows us to tell the stories behind this year’s colours, and create a wealth of content to meet the needs of the media in passing these trends and palettes on to consumers. In tandem with our colour forecasting work, the team creates an array of assets, including hundreds of compelling images that demonstrate how the colour palettes will translate into real people’s homes, all over the world. THE 2020 MOOD....... This year, it’s all about WHAT MAKES US HUMAN. Last year, we wanted to “Let the light in” to our lives. And, in 2020, light and clarity are needed more than ever, as we look to new horizons and ask ourselves, what does it mean to be human? People are keen to examine their values and bring new meaning to everyday existence. In an increasingly digitised, superficial world, our global trend research suggests that people are experiencing a desire for positive real-world connections and relationships. We want to take care of ourselves, of each other and the natural world, to learn about our heritage and rediscover lost skills. We feel the need to make room in our lives for joyful and unexpected experiences, for awe and wonder. HOW THIS TRANSLATES INTO OUR CUSTOMER'S HOMES They are looking for a place where they can contemplate their future, consider their purpose in this brave new world. Where they can better connect with their friends and family, their surroundings, with nature. Where they can express themselves, be themselves. They are looking to give their homes…."The human touch”... OUR INSPIRATION FOR COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2020....NEW DAWN We are at the start of a new decade, a new dawn. The world is full of possibilities which is why our colour team, when choosing a shade that brought to life our desire to treasure our most human qualities and give our customers homes ‘The human touch’, looked to the soft, fluid colours and tranquillity of the morning sky for inspiration… “THE DULUX COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 IS INSPIRED BY THE CALMING TONES OF A MORNING SKY” Heleen van Gent Feeling inspired? Find out more about Tranquil Dawn here

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Dulux Trade Diamond Matt

Dulux products are specially engineered to give a technically superior performance, allowing professionals to use their skill to get fantastic end results. The Dulux Trade product range provides a comprehensive ...
range of everyday and specialist paint finishes that professionals can always rely on. The Diamond Range from Dulux Trade will help professionals make their great work last even longer. Key Benefits: ♦ Ultimate durability ♦ Smooth even finish ♦ Anti fade technology for truly long-lasting colour ♦ Stain, scruff, scrub resistant

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Stroke of Luck Winners

  The October Stroke of Luck winners of the above prize were:   Every month there’ll be a new challenge and new monthly prizes. So watch out for our ...
monthly Stroke of Luck emails and text messages, as they’ll contain the latest challenge and the prizes that are on offer.

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Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell

Dulux products are specially engineered to give a technically superior performance, allowing professionals to use their skill to get fantastic end results. The Dulux Trade product range provides a comprehensive ...
range of everyday and specialist paint finishes that professionals can always rely on. The Diamond Range from Dulux Trade will help professionals make their great work last even longer. Key Benefits: ♦ Ultimate durability ♦ Smooth even finish ♦ Anti fade technology for truly long-lasting colour ♦ Stain, scuff, scrub resistant

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Thank you from Dulux Trade Points

It’s been another amazing year for Dulux Trade Points, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you, our Members, for choosing Dulux for your projects, and to ...
welcome you into the New Year with us. Since its launch in 2017, the Dulux Trade Points Programme has grown from strength to strength, and none of this would be possible without your valued support and feedback. 2019 has been an incredibly busy year as we set out to bring even more value to our Members. We launched the hugely popular monthly Stroke of Luck Competitions which now gives our Members more chances to win more prizes. We released the new GET THE EDGE email which is filled with product news, competitions and rewards, and we welcomed Murtaghs of Drogheda and Bandon Co-Op as new participating stores for Dulux Trade Points. “I signed up to Dulux Trade Points back in October 2018 after a co-worker told me about it. I think the Rewards are great, it’s easy to earn points instore, and no other brand gives you something back for simply buying their products.” John O’Neill Decorator, and Dulux Trade Points Member As we wrap up the year, we have 32 participating stores offering the Dulux Trade Points Programme nationwide and have over 2,650 professional Decorators enjoying its benefits. We believe in making the programme as rewarding as possible for our Members. Check your point balance and please make sure you get all the benefits Dulux Trade Points offers you. The rewards list is filled with gift cards, tech products and flight vouchers. There’s something for everyone. We also want to make it quick and easy for you to get your hands on the rewards you want. If you haven’t already seen it, the Trade Points App allows you to check your point balance and claim rewards on the go. It’s a fantastic App to have on your phone. Find out more here On behalf of the team in Dulux Trade, thank you for your business. We look forward to working with you in 2020, providing you with the best in paint products and extra value through Dulux Trade Points.  

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Dulux Trade Mouldshield Range 2.5L & 5L

Dulux Trade Specialist Paints: Mouldshield Range Specialist range which contains a special fungicide that inhibits the growth of fungi and mould inside buildings. Mouldshield Fungicidal Matt • Water-Based • Antifungal ...
• Suitable for use on interior walls and ceilings likely to be disfigured by mould • Excellent adhesion & durability • Full colour range available • Coverage up to 17m2 per litre Mouldshield Fungicidal Eggshell • Water-Based • Antifungal • Suitable for use on interior walls and ceilings likely to be disfigured by mould • Especially suitable for spaces with high moisture & condensation levels • Excellent adhesion & durability • Full colour range available • Coverage up to 16m2 per litre  

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November Stroke of Luck

You asked and we listened! And we’re delighted to introduce you to the kind of competition you asked us for: 1 More chances to win each month 2 More prizes 3 And ...
lots more winners   Taking part couldn’t be EASIER!   Every month there’ll be a new challenge and new monthly prizes. So watch out for our monthly Stroke of Luck emails and text messages, as they’ll contain the latest challenge and the prizes that are on offer. MAKE SURE you’ve opted in to receive Email and Text Communications from us, by contacting the Dulux Trade Points Helpdesk: (01) 893 4992 This November 6 lucky members each WON a €250 Argos Gift Card. The winners were: ♦ David Barry - Coachford ♦ Barry Sheehan - Blackrock Road, Cork ♦ Leonard Lyons - Blackrock ♦ Michal Chamielec - Midleton ♦ Tom Murray - Bantry ♦ Gary Wallace - Waterford Pictured above is Barry Sheehan with our Dulux Trade Sales Representative Brian. Pictured below is: Leonard Lyons with our Dulux Trade Sales Representative Brian. CLICK TO VIEW LAST MONTH’S WINNERS View the November Stroke of Luck Terms & Conditions here.

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Dulux Trade November

The Dulux Trade Points programme is designed to bring additional value to Irish Decorators and say thank you for choosing Dulux products. And 2019 has been one of the biggest in ...
terms of giving value back to our Trade Points Members. Rewarding Decorators More than 2,500 rewards have been claimed since we launched the programme. We see many Members claim rewards throughout the year, for themselves, for their business (like the Makita Radio & Fuel Card) or for gifts for others. 42% of all rewards claimed in February were for Valentine’s Day, proving Dulux rewards make great presents too! The top 5 most popular rewards are: €20 Argos Gift Card (1,000 points) €100 Aer Lingus Flight Voucher (5,000 points) €140 TK Maxx Gift Card (7,000 points) €50 Circle K Gift Card (3,000 points) Samsung HD LED TV (25,000 points)   We recently launched the new Fitbit Charge 3 for 7,000 points, which has gone down a storm with Members, and we plan to source more exciting rewards for our Members next year. If you have Dulux Trade Points to burn, check out the full rewards list here. Access to New Products We invited our Members to trial new products that were coming onto the market in 2019 and give us their honest feedback. We invited 408 Members to test a free sample of 2.5L Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood 95% would recommend Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood to other decorators.               Win More Prizes The latest Stroke of Luck Competition was created to give our Members more chances to win bigger prizes. Launched in August, we’ve had the pleasure to send out 33 winners their fantastic prizes. The next competition in November in which we’re giving away 6 x €250 Argos Gift Cards – right on time for Christmas. Find out more about the November competition here.                       So thank you to all Dulux Trade Points Members for being part of our unique Programme, and we look forward to delivering more value to you in 2020.

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