Mirka get thumbs up by new TV makeover show

Monday 11 November 2013

Image courtesy of Mirka

Image courtesy of Mirka

Proving that no job is too large or too small (or indeed too dirty) Mirka products are to feature in the new series of ITV's '60 Minute Makeover' starting on 11 November, presented for the first time by Peter Andre and featuring celebrity designers and building specialists including Julia Kendell, Ben Hillman and Leah Hughes.

The Mirka DEROS sander and Abranet Ace abrasives being used on the programme became a firm favourite with Stewart Parker, one of the specialists on the show who is a trained joiner and cabinetmaker, and the crew during the filming, as they are virtually dust-free. This is critical for TV production where many people are involved in the process and highly technical and expensive equipment is employed.

Stewart switched to Mirka after trying many different sanders and polishers on the market over his nine-year TV career because of the brand’s dust-free benefits and the powerful performance and high quality finish the products deliver.

He says, "It doesn't matter whether you are using MDF or oak and are performing a variety of jobs from sanding floors to polishing furniture, the Mirka products perform brilliantly. It's really important for health & safety reasons that dust is kept to a minimum on TV series like 60 Minute Makeover to safeguard the health of the whole crew and to protect the equipment. With the Abranet Ace on the DEROS we didn't even have to wear dust masks, such is the strength of their dust-free performance.

"The days for TV experts like myself can be very pressured and are extremely busy so it's critical that the tools we use are quick, reliable and up to the task. The beauty of the DEROS sander is that it sits in the palm of your hand, is slender, totally portable and has a push trigger rather than a click button so it gives you more control to operate and doesn’t create hand-arm vibration after a day's work like other sanders can."

60 Minute Makeover starts from Monday, 11 November at 2pm, every weekday on ITV.