AE Southgate Ltd can supply all the items needed to fill the decorators toolbox to the brim. Starting with a range of filling knives, or scrapers as most people refer to them, in various sizes for a multitude of jobs from smoothing off filler to the stripping of wallpaper. We have dust sheets in many sizes to protect floor coverings and furniture, to make the end of day clean up an effortless task. Depending on how much you may use them, dust sheets are available in heavy weight canvas, lightweight cotton or even disposable plastic.
No decorator should be without hammer and set of screwdrivers for removal of fitted furniture or wall hangings before commencing the actual task in hand. A sharp knife and a quality pair of scissors is essential for paper hanging and also for opening packets and sealant tubes. A spirit level and plumb line will help keep you on the straight and narrow, and of course a tape measure will allow you to estimate accurately how much paint or wall coverings will be needed to complete the job.
As every good decorator knows, preparation is the key to a perfect finish and we supply everything you’ll need to perfectly prepare the surfaces. Abrasives, fillers, sealants and masking tape will help you achieve that flawless finish that everyone strives for.
We move on quickly to paint brushes and rollers. The choice of brushes is well outside the scope of this article, you will need brushes of various size and the bristle type is determined by the type of paint being used. For large area of paint application you may well prefer to use a roller for speed and also quality of finish. You will also need a paste brush for wallpapering and a paper hanging brush to smooth down the paper as you apply it to the walls.