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Dunlop Pro Décor Helps North East Decorator Scoop National Prize

A North East decorator is celebrating after being named as one of the best in the country – with a little help from Dunlop.

Robbie Dodds from North Tyneside scooped the Dulux Trade Decorator of the Year Prize after being nominated by a customer for his work re-decorating a run-down property in Whitley Bay.

The 43-year-old, who runs Dodds R Decorators, used a range of Dunlop Pro Décor fillers and smoothers to prepare surfaces prior to painting and was delighted with the final finish resulting in the award-winning project.

Deep Filling Compound with Hydroloc™ was used to repair large areas of damage, before being skimmed with Fine Surface Filler. Robbie also used the new Flexible Acrylic Filler to fill skirting boards, window and door frames.

Commenting on the award win he said:

“I was shocked to win the award, but delighted that the job itself and the overall service I provided was judged so highly. I couldn’t have won the award without the great products I used including Dunlop Pro Décor.

“I have been using Pro Décor products since they launched and they’re absolutely brilliant – I couldn’t recommend them more. They’re really easy to use and provide a great finish prior to painting or wallpapering. The Flexible Acrylic Filler was especially useful as there were a number of skirting boards and dado rails throughout the project which required filling.”

Robbie won the “Interior over £3000” category before named the Grand Winner at the award ceremony in Leicestershire. Robbie had put together a dossier of the job including before and after pictures and a written report impressing the Dulux judges as well as the customer.

Debi Boulton, brand manager at Dunlop, said:

“Many congratulations to Robbie for winning this prestigious award, and we are particularly proud that our Pro Décor products played a small part in his success.

“This award-win is further proof that our products are an essential part of any decorators’ toolkit.”