Painters, artists and decorators rely on painting rags and painting wipes. From general purpose rags and cloths to specilaity lint-free paint wipes. TIDDOX specialises in supplying these consumables to commercial painters across the country. Presented below is a brief overview and description of the TIDDOX product range.
The largest category in this product range are TIDDOX’s painting rags. With WHITE T-SHIRT PAINTING RAGS no dye will run into the paint job, and white shows up other colours. A cheaper option, but as absorbent, are MIXED COLOURED T-SHIRT PAINTING RAGS . T-Shirt material is very absorbent, but it will lint. To avoid lint, Painters prefer white cotton rags, mixed fleecy and flannel. The packaging options are 1.5kg bags, 5kg bags, 10 kg or 20kg bags.
To combat the rising price of white tshirt material, painters use synthetic wipers. A cheaper more convenient option than white rags are OMNIWIPES . It too shows up paints well, but it has a higher absorbency capacity. It has an ultra high viscose component. Similar in size to the portable 1.5kg bags, each packs contains 50 pieces measuring 30cm x 60cm in size.
Synthetic wipes are cloths made from woodpulp, viscose, polyester, polypropylene and polymide materials. Made to varying tensile strengths, weights and thickness. Also manufactured to ensure that they are low linting or lint-free. Painters and artists do not want a product that will leave lint on painted surfaces. Also, they want a product that will be able to absorb solvents, paints and chemicals.
Top of the totem pole of paint wipes are the INDUSTRO WIPES . Large low lint surface area painting wipes, for wiping, cleaning and drying. Very absorbent cellulose mix. Smooth and non-abrasive texture. Each sheet is 55cm x 40cm, smooth on both sides and an excellent absorber of paints and solvents.
For something smaller and suited to canvass work, try the LINT FREE MICROMAX WIPES. Great for absorbing and wiping off paints and solvents from canvasses.
A very popular lint-free paint product are the POLYSOFT WIPES . These polyester cloths have ultra low fibre release due to their double knit weave. Furthermore these cloths have laser cut and sealed edges to prevent any loose fibres. Very soft to the touch and non-abrasive. Strong and tear resistant. Paint and solvent resistant. Great lint-free painting wipes for wiping paint spills and touchups.
Another low lint wiper is the polypropylene mixed WHITE RHINO ROLL. Very popular with painters as a low cost, low lint, tough absorbent wiper. Each roll has 220 perforated pieces. Absorbent of paints, oils and solvents.
For surface preparation try this a more abrasive wiper, the SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPERS. These have an abrasive texture on one side and are smooth on the other. As such it is a very versatile paint cloth. made from a cellulose mix that absorbs solvents, ink, oils and chemicals.
TIDDOX has a thicker, heavier version of the above product, called the JUMBO RHINO ROLL. For more challenging preparation and absorbing paint tasks. Also available in a convenient portable pop-up box called the RHINO POP-UP BOX.
Another surface preparation product to consider are the POLYPROPYLENE PREPARATION SHEETS . These thick, tear resistant pieces have a rubber feel to them. Used in the preparation of painting surfaces. They absorb paints, solvents, oils and chemicals.
Disposable towels are essential to painters in general clean up tasks on site. The main one is the JUMBO BLUE PAPER TOWEL ROLL. This comprises 1000 sheets of perforated 3-plys glued paper tissue. It is low linting, and thick enough to absorb paint. The sheets are also very large(36cm x 35cm).
There is also a spunlace nonwoven jumbo roll of similar size. It is the CLASSIC 300M JUMBO ROLL, comprising 600 perforated sheets.
Finally, the painters’ “RAG-ON-A-ROLL” is a small portable blue paper towel roll. It has 200 perforated 4-plys paper tissue, making it super absorbent. And for strength is is reinforced with a nylon scrim webbing inbetween the paper plys. Will absorb paints, oils and other solvents.
The SUPERMAX PAINT DROP SHEETS are large sized (60cm x 50cm) paint absorbing drop sheets. Packaged in economic cartons of 200 XL orange absorbent pads per carton.
The PAINT REMOVAL WET WIPES are 120 soaked pull out sheets from a canister. Preformulated with a chemical to assist in the removal of paint and oils from hands and brushes. Also acts as an effective graffiti removal wiper.
TIDDOX has a range of nitrile gloves that painters like using. They are black, and protect hands from paint, solvents and other chemicals. They also provide hand protection against these paints and solvents.
The thickness of the nitrile glove will impact on the sensitivity the painter can feel. We offer a THIN NITRILE GLOVE as well as a thicker PREMIUM NITRILE GLOVE. The thicker ones are more popular with commercial painters, and have a low sweat technology in them.
The above outlines some of the options available to painters, artists and decorators. They cover a range of tasks from paint surface preparation to end of job cleanup. Please contact one of our staff members to discuss any of these painting consumables.