Brothers of the Brush

Brothers of the Brush

35 Episodes

Brothers of the Brush is the first international show to arrive at PCA. Hosted by the English Master Decorator, Chris Kerfoot, this show consists of interviews with numerous decorators from across the world to acquire real-life business experiences and guidance from the source.

This could be your next step in your global expansion. Don't miss out on each episode made by decorators for decorators.

Who is Chris? Since 1989, Chris Kerfoot has been a reliable and consistent Painter and Decorator. His company, which is based in East Yorkshire, England, provides top-notch painting, decorating, and spraying services for both residential and commercial clients.

Brothers of the Brush
  • It's Not Always About the Money

    Episode 35

    In this week's Bobcast, I chat with Lucas Kloska of Optimus painting based in Farnham, Surrey. If you're not following Lucas (Optimus Painting) on Insta you are certainly missing out. For me Lucas is one of the top sprayers, nailing his craft, and a thoroughly nice bloke to boot, that will help ...

  • Retain Quality As You Expand

    Episode 34

    In this week's Bobcast, we find time in his hectic schedule to catch up with Ireland's super talented Dominic Crowley. If you don't know or follow Dominic then you're missing out. Dominic is a wealth of knowledge within the trade, from years of experience and hard work. Based in West Cork South-W...

  • Dean "The Decorator"

    Episode 33

    In this week's # bobcast I catch up with Dean Wilkes of "Dean the decorator", based up north in Huddersfield. On this first episode of 2021, we dive in and chat the usual along with common sense (streetwise) about V's academics, lining somebody else's pockets, and the what-if of work. So you kno...

  • The Tables Have Turned

    Episode 32

    In this week's Bobcast, Josh Harvey and I (Scott Barney) have taken over. It's Chris's turn in the hot seat. Find out his favorite brand of the bean, how he started off in the trade, and who is he digging on insta amongst many more questions. It's a 2-hour long episode so you may have to make a b...

  • The Elements of Trading

    Episode 31

    In this week's Bobcast, I chat with James Hanson based up in Macclesfield, Cheshire. In this one it's interesting as we really blur the lines, James covers bespoke joinery, spray finish with a dash of decorating, so we get insights from different elements of the trades. Join me and James as we d...

  • The Many Hats of a Sole Trader

    Episode 30

    In this week's Bobcast, I chat with Kevin Haughey based up in Dundalk, Ireland. Join me and Kevin as we chat about site work, crap lazy paint reps, knowing your market, and the many hats of a sole trader. So you know the drill by now, get a brew, pin back your lugs and give it a listen and give ...

  • Learning Skills and Systems

    Episode 29

    In this week's Bobcast, recorded during the COVID-19 epidemic, I catch up with Craig Knight based down in Wiltshire. where we discuss dogs, finding your passion in the trade, that enlightening moment you first use dustless, and whether it's worth expanding and taking more staff on. So you know th...

  • Getting Out of the Frustration Cycle

    Episode 28

    In this week's episode, recorded during the COVID-19 epidemic, Chris catches up with Craig Knight based down in Wiltshire. where we discuss dogs, finding your passion in the trade, that enlightening moment you first use dustless, and whether it's worth expanding and taking more staff on. So you k...

  • Training Schemes

    Episode 27

    In this week's Bobcast I got a chance to sit down and catch up with a good friend of mine. TPY is better known as Tony Pearson young. all-around legend, nice guy, and Dulux academy instructor, where we cover such topics as Yts training schemes (you'll remember if you are old enough), teaching bus...

  • The Importance of Saying No

    Episode 26

    In this week's Bobcast, recorded during the COVID-19 epidemic, I catch up with a good friend of mine. Paul Cooper of Bear Improvements trading out of Ware Hertfordshire. We chat about such things as work/life balance, saying no, and how important your health is. Right down to the simple things su...

  • Stop Blowing Your Paycheck

    Episode 25

    In this week's Bobcast, recorded during the COVID-19 epidemic, I catch up with Chanelle Taylor trading as The lady Paint & Decor based down in Caerphilly, South Wales. where we discuss things from working through the corona epidemic, to blowing all your wages when you're young and foolish and tra...

  • Lessons in Yorkshire Dialect

    Episode 24

    This week's Bobcast was recorded at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic. I chat with Jonathan Graham, based on the edge of North Yorkshire. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from mental issues and 'going through the fire to hammer the impurities out", comparing ourselves to surgeons, and lesson...

  • When Life Throws you Lemons

    Episode 23

    In this week's Bobcast, another one was recorded at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic. I sit down to chat with Colin Bidwell (some may know him from being one half of paint shack). I've been fortunate to have known colin for a few years so I already know some of his stories. So jump in and join ...

  • Charging What You Are Worth

    Episode 22

    In this week's Bobcast, recorded at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, I catch up with Joshua Winn @ Paint Bureau based out of New York over in the states. Join me and Josh as we learn some things in the trade that aren't so different across the pond. Along with discussing the positives, we can ...

  • Testing Yourself

    Episode 21

    In this week's Bobcast, recorded at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic (where we were unsure of whether we'd be entering lockdown or not)
    I sit with Craig Campbell based up in Fife, bonnie, Scotland. Join myself and Craig as we chat about testing yourself job-wise, making friends with that nervo...

  • The Don of Finishing

    Episode 20

    In this week's Bobcast, we chat with the don of finishing, the god of high gloss finishes, Kristian of K Spray. I had so much fun doing this as Kristian was well-oiled before we hit record (which he didn't realize). I've had the pleasure of speaking with Kristian. He is one of the most genuine an...

  • Working In Australia

    Episode 19

    In this episode, Chris catches up with former Dundee-based decorator Craig Spokes. Craig has an interesting story where one man and his roller pole took the leap and emigrated skills. Craig describes himself as an Aussie and gives us an insight into work in Australia, from the hoops you have to j...

  • Dealing with Difficult Customers

    Episode 18

    Chris sits down with Ryan Foulger of Brushwork Decorators based in Ipswich, Suffolk. In this episode of the BOB podcast, we talk about awkward customers. Especially the ones with expectations that are beyond their budget and more. Get a brew, pin back you're ears, and dive in!

  • The WORST Work Tools

    Episode 17

    Chris sits down with Jamie Bourne of the Abode Decorating Training Academy, based in Wiltshire. Having first met Jamie at the P&D show back in November, we've tried to get him on the show. He's a very likable and knowledgeable chap. So, if you're looking into spraying, then definitely recommend b...

  • The Liquid Manipulator

    Episode 16

    This week Chris chats with his first international guest - self confessed "liquid manipulator" Michel Van Mourik, hailing from the Netherlands.

    Topics include:
    *Overcoming low points
    *The magic number of 8 crew members
    *Burnout and mental health
    *Importance of PPE
    *High gloss and water based coa...

  • Women in the Trade

    Episode 15

    In this episode, we catch up with the super talented Vicky smith of Smith Nicholson Decorators, based down in Kent. Only the second female we've had on the show so far. We'd love to have more females on repping the trade, so any ladies out there that fancy joining me on the show- give me a shout....

  • Customer Relationships Management

    Episode 14

    In this episode, we speak with Martyn Lewis, who is based, in Powys, Wales, about troubled customers who refuse to pay and believe they know more about your business than you do. Along with going above and beyond for the grateful customers. So grab a cup of coffee or put on your headphones and di...

  • Brutally Honest Discussion

    Episode 13

    In this episode, we speak with my good friend Josh Harvey of JPH Decorating, based in Warsop Vale, Mansfield. In this brutally honest conversation, we discuss shit hand you get forced to deal by life and how Josh and his partner dealt with it, joyriding in hospitals, and Josh's pet hate, Instagra...

  • Knowing Your Worth

    Episode 12

    In this episode, we chat with El Jefe, "the chief" Brighton-based Devlan Decor, Tommy Devorty. Tommy was anxious before recording, and he has a terrific sense of humor. We giggle as we converse. Tommy discusses his experience as an early Instagram user as a photographer, working on the business r...