Spraystore were demonstrating, so I took my Wagner airless along as it had seized on my last job - not good when I'd masked up the whole bedroom ready to spray ceiling and walls. As Graham connected I said I bet it'll work now, and sure enough it did. Great news as I've got several jobs I can use it on this summer/autumn. Problem was that the last product through it was F&B estate emulsion, and the chalky element to this paint can cause it to clog so double the usual amount of cleaning up is required. If you ever consider buying any kind of spray system consult with Graham at Spraystore (Guildford) first, he has a wealth of knowledge, hands-on experience and is a very helpful guy.
Beissier were in attendance promoting their Prestonett range of fillers and Aaron (Sales Manager) showed me pre-prepared examples of interior and wood fillers. I'll be using the samples (wood filler comes in a tube for easy application, they're fibre enriched so ideal for small moving joints and come in four shades) to see how they compare. As they're trying to get a foothold in the UK and Toupret are ahead of them in that respect they are cheaper than their french rivals. As a big fan of all things Toupret, I continue to use a lot of their products so it will be interesting to see how good they are.
Chris from Bedec, I use several of their products since meeting him at the Paint Show a few years ago, was in attendance (he was a demonstrator at the early Aylesbury event and was there when the doors opened). I also had chats with demonstrators for Toupret (Den) and Zinsser, but didn't even manage to see half of those attending - maybe next time I can finish earlier.