Painting trade bodies collaborate to help consumers be more sustainable

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) have collaborated to produce a new video which will help consumers save time, money and resources when painting.

Many DIYers are wasting paint, water and time by unnecessarily cleaning brushes and rollers before the end of a project. As well as tips on how to store paint brushes and rollers overnight, the video explains how to recover paint from painting tools before washing them.

The new video was filmed with PDA member Bagnalls, a leading UK painting and decorating contractor, and produced in-house by BCF. The decorating tools used in the video were kindly donated by Purdy.

By following the guidance, the key savings identified in the video are:

  • Recovering up to 75% of paint lost by cleaning paint brushes and rollers correctly after use
  • Spending four times less time cleaning painting tools
  • Using 10 litres less water

As trade bodies for the UK Decorative Paint industry, both BCF and PDA are committed to actively supporting sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the sector. Both BCF and PDA have committed to schemes - leading projects are Paint Green from PDA and PaintCare from BCF.

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