Snow can cause a mess when coming indoors from outside, use heavy duty trapmats and save on cleaning time and effort.

With the weather as it is, it isn’t just building sites that are affected but pavements and paths can soon turn into a sludgy mess. When walking into your house the last thing you need is a mess on your floor, especially carpets and buildings such as hotels can suffer with lobbies and entrances taking the brunt of the damage . A great way po combat this and save a lot of cleaning time are our heavy duty dirt trapper mats. Unlike standard trapmats, which don’t stand up against water and particualry wet, muddy or snowy boots, due to their vinyl type surface, Protec’s heavy duty trapmats are made of a fabric material and a reinforced banding around the edges. This means they are far better at absorbing moisture and are a much better option in particularly wet weather.

In areas that there is particularly high foot traffic it may be worth looking at some additional floor protection to safeguard against wet, muddy and dirty shoes. We supply a range of materials that work brilliantly in this application including self adhesive carpet protector which is specifically for protecting carpets.

If your floors are suffering in the winter months, or at any point in the year for that matter, then contact Protec for advice on temporary protection materials for your floors on 0800 834 704.

Top Tips for Decorators

Decorating either your own or someone else’s house? These four quick and easy tips are ideal for making you decorate like a professional decorator or if you are a professional, to amaze your customers with your tips and tricks.

1) Protecting Doors While Painting Frames

door protection

Doorframes often get discoloured and need repainting. However, a common issue when re-painting a doorframe is that it is difficult to avoid not painting on the door itself. Whilst other smaller items can simply be taped over, taping a whole door is a waste of tape. Door Sleeves slide over doors and protects from various damage such as paint but we’ve found it is also great for protecting from scratches when moving furniture through doorways.

Buy a pack of 25 Door Sleeves 

2) Protect carpets from paint!carpet protection

Whether you will be painting a room with hard wooden flooring or decorating a living room with a carpet, not taking precautionary care when you are decorating can lead to expensive repairs from either paint accidents or even from wallpaper glue spilling. Getting these products out of carpets, vinyl flooring and wooden floors can be a nightmare. Dust sheets or newspaper can sometimes suffice but the former can often be a trip hazard while the latter can actually end up making more mess than if not used! Protec stock various floor protection whether it’s for wood or carpets that is easy to apply, quick, efficient and leaves your floors free from paint spills and worse!



3) Low-Tack Tape For Taping Off Fixtures

Adhesive tape for finished surfacesTape is a great solution for covering specific areas or fixings such as skirting boards, shelves which are attached to the walls, protecting around plug sockets and around radiators, so you don’t have to worry about having too much of a steady hand when you are painting right to the edge. Although adhesive masking tapes are useful when decorating, people don’t choose tapes carefully. Choosing a Low tack tape is the best solution to ensure that your finished result doesn’t have flakes of paint missing! Protec’s Ultra Low Tack Tape comes in a 100m roll, so you can use it again and again. Order today before 5pm and recieve tomorrow.

Buy Low Tack Tape Here.


4) Stay Clean!

shoe coveringsWhile working with paint or other potentially messy substances then it is easy for the mess to spread. You can safeguard your working area and surrounding house from this by using overshoes and trapmats when leaving a room. This means any dirt accumulated won’t be spread from room to room and contains the mess!

Trapmats – Making The Right Impression

In an industry reliant on quality and reputation, why not make the right impression from the outset with our Trapmats.

An entrance to a site is where the judgement begins and the effort to ensure a reputation of professionalism can be made even here not to mention demonstrating the forward thinking to protect against costs and overheads associated with damages and clean-up time. Protec provide different types of Trapmats:  Heavy Duty which is 610mm x 915mm and has 36 cotton sheets per mat which provide a strong adhesive surface to trap dust and dirt on contact in addition to our Standard offering which is 625mm x 1120mm and has 30 poly sheets per mat coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive.

Being low profile means they are easy to move and place where needed as the work goes on. Now available from our website here, trap dust and dirt.