The PureFinish Effect
20 June 2019
Pete shares details of a barn conversion project using ThistlePro PureFinish
We caught up with Pete Townsend, a member of British Gypsum’s plasterer Scheme for over four years about a recent project where ThistlePro PureFinish was the obvious choice.
A 17th century hay barn conversion was Pete’s challenge, a full pallet of ThistlePro PureFinish required and plastering multiple bedrooms and ensuites, bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes.
Selling the benefits
Not all customers are open to suggestions, with some being dismissive and going for the cheapest product. Ensuring your customer is well equipped with information is essential in choosing the right product says Pete “some customers aren’t interested in specialty products, but this client was open to advice, and happy to listen to the expertise of tradespeople”.
Thanks to working closely with British Gypsum Pete was armed with a depth of knowledge about ThistlePro PureFinish and being able to explain the qualities of the product and why it was the right fit for this customer’s project was key.
Pete’s customer, Mr White, welcomed the advice and knowledge Pete provided, saying “I wasn’t aware of the product beforehand and its technical qualities”. Thanks to Pete’s experience and knowledge of PureFinish, he was able to articulate the benefits of using it for the project “mentioning the air quality aspect was what ultimately swayed the customer”.
Why ThistlePro PureFinish was the right choice
There were many rooms throughout the project that needed plastering, with large areas to work on, and when the customer mentioned the dangers of VOCs, Pete recognised that ThistlePro PureFinish was the ideal fit.
Pete explains “PureFinish was a no brainer as soon as the customer mentioned the danger of VOCs, it provides the best finish and was within the client’s budget, as well as helping the customers peace of mind.
ThistlePro PureFinish contains ACTIVair technology which decomposes formaldehyde emissions in the air into non-harmful compounds, and locks them away to improve indoor air quality.
Recommended by other plasterers
Not only are there benefits to improving air quality, ThistlePro PureFinish is well recommended amongst members of the British Gypsum plastering community. With faster set times and minimal water being needed to add to it, Pete is one of those who is a fan explaining “PureFinish is the best plaster for skimming – it trowels better and looks better once it has dried, you always know what result you’re going to get with PureFinish. It’s simply the best.”
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