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Dulux Academy announces winning decorator

The Dulux Academy has announced its winning decorator as Stuart Yates of Stuart Yates Décor of Chesterfield.

 

One of five finalists, Yates designed a yellow striped wallpaper layered with illustrated birds.

 

His winning design teamed with his meticulous wallpapering technique won him the opportunity to have his wallpaper made into bespoke rolls by Graham and Brown.

 

Yates, along with 4 other finalists competed in a day-long, three wall-hanging challenge. Testing their cutting and pattern matching skills.

 

The judging panel, including members of the Painting and Decorating Association, Dulux directors and Dulux Academy consultants said “the voting could not have been tighter”.

 

Scoring was out of a potential 300 points, with the difference between first and second place finishing a mere 3 points apart.

 

“The public vote accounted for 25 per cent and we placed huge emphasis on the judges working independently to each other, for a completely impartial result. Stuart stole the crown because he exhibited the best skills across the board.”

 

For a precise painter and decorator in Maidstone, get in touch with Avery Rose Decorations.

The Dulux Academy Design and Decorate Challenge

The Dulux Academy is inviting professional decorators for the second year running to design their own wallpaper for the chance of seeing the design be made into a bespoke roll by manufacturers Graham and Brown.

 

Celebrating International Wallpaper week, entrants must post their design on a one metre length of standard 1200 grade lining paper with a short description explaining the inspiration behind their concept. Twelve finalists will then see their designs shared with the public on www.duluxacademy.online, which will account for 50% of the design mark.

 

The 12 finalists will then be invited to attend the Dulux Academy in Slough for the second part of the challenge, where their wallpapering skills will be put to the test in front of a judging panel consisting of members of the Painting and Decorating Association, Dulux Directors and the Graham & Brown National Account Manager.

 

The winner will be awarded the chance to see their paper being made at the Graham and Brown factory in Blackburn; complemented with a factory tour and a luxury stay the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa with meal for two, plus a Dulux Academy goody bag.

 

All 11 runners up will receive a Dulux Academy goody bags, packed full of merchandise.

 

For professional wallpapering in Maidstone , get in touch with Avery Rose Decorations today.

 

Technological Decorating

Modern technology allows us to do almost anything we can imagine.

 

Augmented reality can now be used to show you how your room would look if you decorated it any way you wished, without the need to decorate and redecorate until you find your true style.

 

Some apps can be used to easily measure dimensions of a room, others show you how furniture would look in different places, and others even show you how an extension could look added to your home.

 

Revolutionary apps like Ikea Place, DecoratAR and Dulux Visualizer are all excellent examples of where the future of decorating is headed.

 

To hire an interior decorator for your home, call Avery Rose Decorators today.

 

Listed Property Exterior Renovation

At Avery Rose Decorators, we provide a painting and decorating service for listed and period properties.

 

Redecorating listed properties can be a minefield of paperwork due to the nature of the buildings. Historic England have guidelines which can advise decorators about the work they wish to carry out on listed properties.

 

Regular redecoration of the exteriors of listed properties is advised as it can help prevent decay, especially for external woodwork such as that on period properties. Specialist decorators use ‘breathable’ paint, such as lime wash to protect the exteriors from moisture damage.

 

However, some materials in older houses; some brick, stone and concrete walls for example, need to be free from paint to allow damp to evaporate.

 

For a free estimate and advice to achieve your painting and decorating aspirations in Yalding, call Avery Rose Decorations on 07801428510.

 

Dulux paint at the Met Office Exeter

The Met Office produces our weather reports and also for many countries across the globe, from their offices in Exeter.

 

Dulux Trade paint was chosen to work with the construction company Willmott Dixon and S&S Decorators on the building to carry out work including interior painting to offices, walls and corridors and exterior walls. Dulux was chosen to help enhance the look of the futuristic building. Dulux Trade Diamond Matt paints were chosen for all the interior walls, because of its reputation on high usage areas and its resistance to staining. The paint is also famous for its ability to be cleaned easily without having to be scrubbed or polished. For more information on Dulux paints and a quotation for professional Painting and decorating in Maidstone call us today.