Guide To Using Temporary Protection for DIY Projects
In recent years the scale of DIY projects has increased on every level from small projects in the home to larger self build initiatives and whilst the complexity of projects has changed with more advanced tools, materials and working practices many house holders are now following the example of contractors by also investing in temporary protection.
Traditionally Protec have catered specifically to trade contractors and the range of products supplied has reflected this with large format protection rolls, own branding and an extensive range of protection products for a multitude of applications. From these origins products have been created to cater for various bespoke site requirements and it is through this that many house holders have found their way to Protec whether through seeing the Protec branding on protection materials used in their home by contractors or through a visit to the Protec website. Continue reading →
Protec Carpet Protector safeguarding carpets across the UK and abroad.
Whether you are a builder and need to protect your customer’s carpets while on a job, doing some decorating in the living room and worried about spilt paint, want to protect your car’s floor when taking your dog for a particularly muddy walk or just having a party and don’t want any spilt wine to make a mess of your dining room, carpet protector from Protec can save you loads of time and money in cleaning by safeguarding your carpets before any damage comes to them. We sell thousands of square meters of carpet protection every week so our easily applied and reverse wound self adhesive carpet protector is certainly tried and tested.
Take a look at our carpet protection micro-site here, or call our enquiries team on 0800 834 704 if you need any advice in protecting your home with any temporary protection.
Protec’s carpet protection is perfect for when you are decorating hallways, stairs and rooms of all sizes.
Recently I was undertaking some redecoration work in the main hallway of my house and one of the main jobs was stripping the existing wallpaper for a new coat of paint. I have done some work like this before and the resulting mess from the wallpaper can be a big hassle when clearing up, it doesn’t tend to get picked up by hoovers or simply clogs it so I ended up having to use a dustpan and brush which not only took ages but also left the carpet in a pretty dire state.
This time around I used some of our self adhesive carpet protector on the carpet before I started any work. As seen below it quickly started to get very messy. Once the stripping of the wallpaper was complete quite a large amount had gathered on the floor and where previously a failed hoover attempt and subsequent dust pan and brush would have started I simply had to roll up the film and throw it away!
If you’re doing any redecorating work where any sort of mess like the wallpaper strippings below could cause any damage or long and costly cleaning time or charges I would highly recommend using some self adhesive carpet protector. Make sure it’s reverse wound so you can easily lay it down and remember not leave it in place for longer than 4 weeks. Click here for a link to a recommended product that comes with free 2 day delivery and great prices for a very good quality film and low tack film that isn’t as flimsy or will leave adhesive marks that simialrly priced alternatives will.
How to protect your carpets with Protec Carpet Protector
Whether you’re having a party, decorating, renovating or have messy pets, carpets can be expensive to clean and even more expensive to replace so here is a video on how to protect your carpets with Protec’s Carpet Protector.
Protec party carpet protector – a customer’s review.
We have recently seen a large amount of interest in our carpet protection products on our website. Typically these are used on commercial sites to protect floors and carpets from ongoing work and this is a testament to its performance and durability however, they are also great for home-use and protecting carpets from various situations like parties and pets! We know how good our products are at protecting valuable fittings and materials in the home but why not read what a recent customer had to say!
Opinion: ‘This product saved our new carpets from my daughter’s 17th birthday party (over 38 people in our 4 bed house). This is a fabulous product and I would recommend it to anyone, be aware though that you need more than you think – the 25 metre roll only just covered two rooms (not that big) luckily we ordered 2 rolls – next time I’d buy the 100m roll to ensure I had enough for more carpets. Great carpet protection product.’
Protec’s Temporary Carpet Protection film is a versatile and extremely effective low-tack self-adhesive carpet protection film, which can be used to protect your carpet from all kinds of damage, including dust and debris from refurbishment, drinks spillages and heavy foot traffic during refurbishment work or at parties.
When it comes to protecting floors there can be a number of issues and these can be wide and varying and this is primarily because types of flooring can be equally as wide and varying. Trying to find a versatile and all round, effective floor protection that can be used equally for timber, vinyl or stone can be a struggle. Continue reading →
The ever increasing dominance and expansion of Chinese commerce throughout the world is rarely out of the press in recent years with Chinese exports and funding integrating into everyday life in the UK and abroad. With this in mind it is unusual to encounter companies sourcing products from abroad to use in China but it is one such company that has chosen to procure Protec’s TK100 floor protection product to export over to China for a job they have won in Hong Kong. Continue reading →
Keeping paint and dirt off your carpets during redecoration saves money and time later on. Avoid needing to replaceyour carpets by investing in Protec’s carpet protection film.
Although there are options available to you, like newspapers, or old dust sheets, but these aren’t particularly practical, and could easily be moved or tripped over.
Protec’s Carpet Protection Film is a low-tack self-adhesive film which can be easily applied to any carpet by placing the roll on the floor and kicking it across to the other side of the room. Suitable for all types of carpeted areas, the low-tack adhesive means that it stays put during redecoration, and leaves no adhesive residue when removed. This cost-effective Carpet Protection Film will protect carpets from dust, debris, drinks spillages, and heavy foot traffic, making it ideal to use in both redecoration and light construction environments.
The Carpet Protection Film is available in four sizes:
Standard (600mm x 100m)
Standard (800mm x 25m)
Wide (800mm x 100m)
Extra Wide (1200mm x 100m)
Simon from Urmston contacted us about using our Carpet Protection Film when redecorating some offices, he used our Carpet Protection Film to protect the existing carpets. After the job was completed, he gave us this quote: “We used this product whilst carrying out works in occupied offices. It stuck down to the carpet well, but more importantly came up well leaving no residue and nice clean carpets.”
We’re often asked “How do I protect carpets during redecoration?”
There are many dangers of redecorating with a carpet fitted, including spilled paint, scuff marks and tears from moving furniture, heavy foot traffic grinding dirt into it, and so on. Traditionally, short of removing the carpet, many people turn to their old dust sheets stashed in the garage, made of conventional fabric which should take most of the damage instead. Continue reading →