30 April 2018
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Mural painter lauds tesa tapes

More than 48,000 people admire Chris Ashmore’s work on social media – and, says the artist, he would recommend tesa tapes to any one of them

Chris Ashmore specialises in creating unique murals for any wall or surface, and has brought bespoke ideas to life in people’s homes and businesses all over the UK. Some of his most popular work has been designing and painting children’s bedrooms, with football, superhero and Disney themes receiving glowing reviews and going viral on social media.

Part of the preparation stage for his work includes masking all skirting boards, ceilings, carpets, light switches and plug sockets. A clean edge is instrumental for the finished painted mural, and he uses tesa tapes to achieve this effect, “Pink tesa sensitive on wallpaper is faultless. I could not ask for a better product,” says the director of Creative Murals and Portraits. “I get asked to paint pictures on top of brick wallpaper a lot and now I’ve discovered Pink tesa tape, I wouldn’t be confident going to a job without it.”

For a tape to be suitable when working on intricate projects, there are a variety of requirements to consider, something that he believes tesa tapes perfectly adhere to. “tesa products stick to walls and freshly dried paint in a way no other tape can, with just the right amount of adhesion for a perfect precision edge finish. It doesn’t bend when pulled straight, which allows me to minimise using a straight edge and drawing lines when applying or mid-project.

“It tears easily when I want it to and the thinness allows me to see my pencil marks underneath, allowing greater visibility for using my craft knife on tiny details. Whether it’s a skirting board on a multiple day job or a quick stripe, thick durable paint or thin spray paint, tesa tape is so versatile it always does the job.”.

After coming across his work online and hearing that he was a vocal supporter of their products, tesa has begun sponsoring Ashmore and provided him with a variety of tapes for his future use. Donna Smith, trade marketing manager, says: “We were very impressed when we noticed the work of Creative Murals and Portraits online, and were pleased to discover that tesa played an integral part in the process. Chris has been very complimentary about the quality of our product range..... so sponsoring his work is a pleasure for us.”

Ashmore comments: “Being sponsored by tesa feels great; to have such a huge company trusting in me and my unique approach to work. I aim to be the best and this is a great way to show that only the best will do for me.”

To see more examples of the work that Ashmore has completed using tesa tapes, visit Creative Murals and Portraits on Facebook.


Brian Wall

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