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SAPMA SALUTES ITS SELFLESS ADMIRAL!

01 Jul 2018
SAPMA annual general meetings will, from next year, have one significant change: Terry Ashmore will not be in the chair. The highly-respected SAPMA stalwart has, after eight years of loyal service in what he calls an admiral-capacity, decided to call it a day.
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Blogs

Lead in painted surfaces Guide on repainting and removal for DIY and professional painters and decorators

14 Nov 2018
UK decorative paint suppliers want to ensure that the public and professional painters and decorators continue to be aware of the potential risks in homes, commercial properties and public buildings that are associated with exposure to old painted surfaces that contain lead. The adoption of the best practices, which protect decorators, and others likely to be affected by exposure to any disturbed old lead painted surfaces, is a key requirement in the process of removal and repainting activities.
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Training will put the plus-factor into paint profits

10 Sep 2018
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Training will put the plus-factor into paint profits
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Food for Thought: DOOR NOW OPEN FOR PIRATES TO CAPTURE THE COATINGS SECTOR

10 Sep 2018
DOOR NOW OPEN FOR PIRATES TO CAPTURE THE COATINGS SECTOR
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: BENEFITS VS CRITICAL MASS

10 Sep 2018
BENEFITS VS CRITICAL MASS
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WHY MY COMPANY SHOULD BELONG TO SAPMA – Part Two

10 Sep 2018
YOU DO CARE FOR YOUR BUSINESS, DON’T YOU?
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: QUESTIONS THAT YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR PAINT CONTRACTOR BEFORE YOU HIRE THEM.

10 Sep 2018
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: QUESTIONS THAT YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR PAINT CONTRACTOR BEFORE YOU HIRE THEM.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: IS THE TAIL WAGGING THE DOG WHEN IT COMES TO INDUSTRIAL TRAINING?

10 Sep 2018
IS THE TAIL WAGGING THE DOG WHEN IT COMES TO INDUSTRIAL TRAINING?
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WHY MY COMPANY SHOULD BELONG TO SAPMA

10 Sep 2018
Part One: Dealing with officialdom.
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IS BBBEE CONSTRUCTIVE OR KILLING SOUTH AFRICA’S FUTURE?

03 Sep 2018
BBBEE- MEMBERS VIEWS
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HOW TO CLEAN UP SAFELY AFTER PAINTING

14 Aug 2018
Water-based paints. Here is a comprehensive guide to the best and safest way of cleaning up after using either • ACRYLIC WATER BASED PAINT • ENAMEL (SOLVENT BASED) PAINT • CAUTION • PLANNING AHEAD • TIPS FOR DEALING WITH SPILLS • TIPS FOR MOVING FROM ONE WORK SITE OT ANOTHER
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SAPMA statement on lead paint on playground equipment

14 Aug 2018
The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) (BCF) represents the manufacturers of 90% of the paint and coatings sold in South Africa and neighboring countries. Consumer safety is of the utmost importance to all SAPMA members, and SAPMA members do not sell lead-containing paint for use on playground equipment.
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Lead in painted surfaces: Guide to repainting and removal for DIY

14 Aug 2018
How do I know if there is lead in my previously painted surfaces? In pre-1960 buildings, the wood and metal surfaces may have been decorated with paint containing lead pigments. Lead testing kits are available from some decorating centres and DIY stores. Please refer to s - A Guide on Repainting and Removal for DIY and Professional Painters and Decorators".
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Hiring a painter

14 Aug 2018
If you have decided to paint your home then you are probably looking at hiring painters to help with the job. It’s a big task after all, even for the most enthusiastic DIYer. Before you do any hiring, here are a few things that painters wish you knew.
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Lead in painted surfaces. Mould and how to beat it

14 Aug 2018
Wet weather can encourage an unwelcome growth to make its home in kitchens, bathrooms and sometimes whole living areas. The culprit is mould, a living plant organism present in soil and dust, which is scattered by air currents or insect movements.
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Paint Wise: Buy The Right Size

14 Aug 2018
We always buy too much paint for the job. Studies show that between 10% to 15% of paint bought by householders, remains unused at the end of the paint job. Just check our garages and storage sheds. How much of the excess paints ends up either in the garage or thrown in the garbage?
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Do paints contain lead?

14 Aug 2018
Paints supplied for DIY use should not contain any added lead. The Hazardous substance Act is in the process of being amended in line with International standards reducing lead in paint to 90ppm. Consumers must request confirmation from the Paint retailer or supplier that the product they have chosen complies with the new regulations. All paints manufactured in South Africa must comply to the newly amended Hazardous Substance Act and should contain no more than 90ppm of lead.
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HOW TO TRANSPORT PAINT SAFELY

14 Aug 2018
Every effort should be made to transport paint safely and responsibly. When taking paint home from your paint stockist ensure the lid is on firmly, or taped to avoid any spills.
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TEN YEARS’ IN JAIL FOR LEAD AND METHANOL IN COATINGS PRODUCTS, GOVT WARNS

14 Aug 2018
The government is no longer going to tolerate lead in paint and methanol in thinners – and offenders will face prison sentences of up to 10 years or heavy fines. Noluzuko Gwayi: Senior Policy Advisor (Director), International Chemicals and Waste Cooperation of the Department of Environmental Affairs, issued this stern warning at the recent Coatings for Africa exposition and conference in Sandton.
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Questions to be asked when employing a Paint Contractor

14 Aug 2018
QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED BEFORE HIRING A PAINT CONTRACTOR: INDIVIDUAL, PAINTING CONTRACTORS AND DO AND DON’TS
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Online Training

19 Jul 2018
On-line Training without leaving your store is now here! Knowledge is like paint. It does no good until it is applied! Become a certified Paint & Coatings Adviser.
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TESTIMONIAL: Lebo Mopeli

01 Jul 2018
Good Day, Mr Spence It is a great pleasure for us to have been part of the meeting with experienced people in the Industry and we are looking foward to mentorship, Business relations and Training. We have travelled safe and it was a great day indeed for us. Regards Lebo Mopeli
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SAPMA SALUTES ITS SELFLESS ADMIRAL!

01 Jul 2018
SAPMA annual general meetings will, from next year, have one significant change: Terry Ashmore will not be in the chair. The highly-respected SAPMA stalwart has, after eight years of loyal service in what he calls an admiral-capacity, decided to call it a day.
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DAMPS AND LEAKS

29 Jan 2016
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DAMP? One of the most frequent encountered in the home is damp. It is...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT LEAD IN PAINT

29 Jan 2016
Lead in Paint
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USING IT ALL UP

29 Jan 2016
When you are close to finishing your painting project, take a quick look in your paint can—how much paint is left?...
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STORE IT PROPERLY: EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR LEFTOVER PAINT

29 Jan 2016
Paint Storing
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PAINTING A PALISADE FENCE

29 Jan 2016
To protect and decorate a palisade fence exposed to weather conditions is quite a task which requires extensive preparation and an adequate paint system, particularly in order to obtain the required product performance for at least the next 7-10years. Asking for a 20- year maintenance free system is a bit optimistic when considering the harsh weather conditions in South Africa...
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MOULD : HOW TO BEAT IT

29 Jan 2016
Wet weather can encourage an unwelcome growth to make its home in kitchens, bathrooms and sometimes whole living areas....
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

29 Jan 2016
Some types of paint – particularly old gloss paint found mainly on metalwork and in pre-war buildings – may contain lead as a pigment. But properly handled, paintwork with lead need not be a danger...
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LEAD IN PAINT – HOW SAFE IS IT

29 Jan 2016
Lead in Paint
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HOW TO CLEAN UP SAFELY AFTER PAINTING

29 Jan 2016
Water-based paints Here is a comprehensive guide to the best and safest way of cleaning up after using either...
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LEAD EDUCATIONAL POSTER

29 Jan 2016
General
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TIPS BEFORE YOU START PAINTING

29 Jan 2016
1. Buy only enough paint to do the job Recent studies have shown that between 10% to 15% of...
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HOW TO TRANSPORT PAINT SAFELY

29 Jan 2016
Every effort should be made to transport paint safely and responsibly...
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STUBBORN PAINT CHIPPED AWAY WITH PLASTER

29 Jan 2016
QUESTION So the actual problem I need to sort out is that where some of the stubborn paint was chipped away so was some of the plaster. I now have a lot of small indentations I would like to repair. I would like to know what product should I use and what procedure would be the simplest and most cost effective?
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PAINT WISE: BUY THE RIGHT SIZE

29 Jan 2016
We always buy too much paint for the job. Studies show that between 10% to 15% of paint bought...
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BASIC PAINTING TIPS & SURFACE PREPARATION

29 Jan 2016
Depending on the state of the walls in the room to be painted, there will be surface preparation requirements needed prior to applying any paint system...
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