These days, it is popular to take old and obsolete items and give them a new, fresh look with different purposes. It could be a decorative piece or functional furniture with a vintage touch given by chalk paint, one of the most preferred matte paints for upcycling. Most of us wonder if a random paintbrush may work with chalk paint. To help you choose the right paint brush for Chalk Paint, we have put together a few tips to consider.
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When you opt for a manual sanding tool, you may consider the type of job you will be doing and the grit of the sandpaper. Using too coarse paper on a smooth surface will create scratches while using too fine paper on a first coat of plastering will prolong the job. Let's dive in and find the ideal Haydn tool for your next DIY project!

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When it comes to paint rollers, just like paint brushes, they come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. Choosing the right one will significantly affect the outcome of your DIY projects. So, to help you choose the ideal roller sleeve for your upcoming projects, here are some tips to keep in mind.
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When we go to our local trade store and walk through the tapes section, we face the tough decision to choose the right one that will give us the most smooth and crisp finish or a complete mess and extra work as it doesn’t meet our expectations. We are here to show you the different masking tapes HAYDN provides for your next project!
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Haydn®, New Zealand's leader in the painting and decorating tools industry for over half a century, has taken a significant leap towards sustainability with the introduction of Haydn®UP™. This groundbreaking range of eco-conscious products represents a new era in eco-friendly tools, that harmoniously blend high-quality performance with an unwavering commitment to preserving the environment.
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For more than 50 years, Trevor Haydon has been one of the greatest inspirational personalities of New Zealand’s Painting & Decorating industry. Haydn Brush Company began in the sunroom of his parents' house in 1972, and it has since grown to be the nation's top supplier of artist, cosmetic and paint brushes, paint rollers, as well as decorating and associated products. Although he modestly describes himself as a brush maker, his commercial insight has taken him a very long way. He grew his company and emerged as the country’s largest manufacturer and distributor of all types of painting tools and equipment, supplying more than 3,000 products to all major hardware retailers.
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