hi all . Now I’ve worked out how to right posts on here u will all be seeing a lot more of me . Now I do a lot of paper hanging an my dad being a decorator before me had a beeline heavy duty paste master . But when I started my apprenticeship in 1999 my old boss had never even seen one . So when I got chance to get my own ( a tapofix CB 27) I would say my best piece of kit . Although was £600 I’d say paid for itself in 6 months . So I can’t understand why so many decorators don’t have them ??
I think the £600 may have something to do with most decorators’ decision-making! Refreshing to hear you looked past the initial cost.
I was introduced years back to Modus paste machines, a bit industrial but very reliable. The guy who ran the company told me he was all but run off site once when demoing it to a group of decorators. Who needs a machine if you have an apprentice.
I wouldn’t be without a pasting machine. Even if you “only” have a standard width one and can’t use it on US and continental widths, lining paper alone it will pay for itself in relatively few jobs. The guys I know who have used them have never looked back.
Very true my one only does normal widths and lining paper but just the time u save . An u can’t miss any paper with the paste ( I know u shouldn’t anyway ) an the way u can control the thickness of paste is fantastic . Just wanna say Andy wat a fantastic site this is for decorators . Learning loads of new ideas . Would u recommend going to the decorating show in Coventry or is it ur typical trade shops ?
And I’ve never heard of modus . I got put on to tapofix through a rep . Great piece of kit really is . I seen there leaflet an it had one with its own built in table that folded out … Very fancy . Think that did wide paper
Hi andy what do you think of beeline wallpaste master machine?
I used one for a few years, pays for itself in no time. In general the bigger the paste machine the better. ie buy the best you can afford.
Would you recommend for small jobs?
Sure. Once you use it you will want to keep using it.