Dulux have joined the coffee companies and decided to address their packaging in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic they need to sell their products.
To gauge consumer reaction it has decided to trial sales of their new paint pouch which, if it is adopted by the customers, should reduce landfill waste by 70%. The paint will only be available in the most popular colours – white and magnolia matt emulsions to begin with, and the go on sale this month.
Dulux marketing director Letty Edwards said: “We know that packaging is seen by the customer as one of the main environmental issues when purchasing paint.”
If the sales in this format are popular then DIY Doctor expects to see many more colours being available soon, followed by other manufacturers following suit.
As long as they are not supplied with one of the ‘easy opening’ strips like you get on ketchup sachets we think this is a good idea, and will even make carrying the paint home lighter.
Visit our projects pages for lots of ideas on what to paint and how to do it.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has long been a champion of rich colours in the home. Now a Littlewoods survey claims to show that if you paint your bedroom purple you are likely to be twice as …er… active there, than if you paint it neutral shades like beige and grey.
Llewelyn-Bowen said: “For years I have been telling British homeowners, a beige bedroom makes for a beige sex life…The sexiest combination would be purple walls, lilac silk sheets and a violet duvet cover.”
Image from corearchitect.co.uk
If Purple isn’t your thing, then what about red? Think of the well-known paint brand advert with the young couple producing so many children they have to repaint their red bedroom white? Well the same survey backs up this scenario showing that red is the next most sexy colour.
So if you want to put a little colour into your love life, why not break open the luscious paint and go for a change of scene?
For help and advice on how to paint, and equipment to make the job easier, visit our project pages where you will find lots of painting subjects – from paint effects to types of roller.
In an earlier post we looked at workboots and now we are moving up to trousers.
Our CEO Mike Edwards can’t claim to be the Gok Wan of the Home Improvement world, but he can say whether it is worthwhile buying specialist workwear. Obviously these items are made from durable materials and often include extra pockets, double stitching and padded knees. Also if you have dedicated work clothes you wont ruin your everyday clothes when you are DIYing.
We can’t promise these trousers won’t give you a builders-bum, but hopefully you are less likely to suffer in these than in your trendy jeans (which seem to include waistbands halfway down your buttocks before you even start wriggling into awkward spaces!).
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DIYDoctor’s Mike Edwards has been busy trying out a host of Home Improvement products, from Ladders to drills, screws to shoes and everything in between.
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An unusual way to decorate a room! These guys start by dipping their long hair in paint and then headbanging to heavy metal music in a strangely pink room. Not the most efficient technique of decorating a room, but quite entertaining to watch!