ITV Love Your Home & Garden II – Episode 2

Following on from episode 1 of ITV Love Your Home & Garden II with Alan Titchmarsh, Promain were pleased to once again help Alan improve the life of another family who were featured in the second episode.

About Love Your Home & Garden

The programme recognises inspirational people who have found themselves struggling with disabilities or serious health issues. They receive a surprise make-over that will massively improve the quality of their lives and make living with their disabilities easier. The builds are always extremely high quality – designed by professional architects and established garden designers to a very high spec.

The Family

The family in need of help in this episode were Anne & Mike of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Anne is an exceptional woman who devotes all of her time to her husband Mike and their grandchildren. Mike sadly suffers from Parkinson’s disease, Dementia and Diabetes. However, despite his ailments he has a wicked sense of humour!

Anne spends all her time caring for her husband on a daily basis. In addition, her daughter and her two grandchildren also occupy a large area of the home. As you can imagine the home is a very busy environment. Both daughter and mum have worked their schedules and lives around the needs of the grandchildren and Anne’s husband.

The Issues Facing The Family

Anne and Mike currently occupy the bottom floor of the home, whilst their daughter and grandchildren live upstairs. Mike has difficulties with stairs and mobility in general. Access at the back of the house is very troublesome and this has meant that he has been unable to enjoy the garden the way he used to. With Anne and Mike spending all of their time together it was important that they were able to get outside and keep Mike moving as much as possible, while he still has the ability.

Products Supplied By Promain

Promain were delighted to be able to help such a wonderful family. We supplied a number of paints used both inside the home and out in the garden. Below we have listed some of the products used in this episode that Promain provided.

Osmo Country Colour

Osmo Country ColourOsmo Country Colour is a Wood Paint designed for use on exterior woods. Based on natural vegetable oils, it penetrates deeply into the wood keeping it elasticated and healthy. Shrinking and swelling is reduced. This means the wood can breathe and moisture can evaporate. The team at ITV had requested a ‘Signal Red’ which we were able to supply from stock. This was used as highlights in the interior of the home.


  • Extremely weather and UV resistant
  • Very water and dirt resistant
  • Reduces wood swelling and shrinkage
  • Hides natural wood grain
  • Microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake
  • No sanding necessary for future applications
  • Country Colour is safe for humans, animals and plants when dry
  • Suitable for children‘s toys as per EN 71.3 (European norm)
  • Saliva-resistant and sweatproof according to DIN 53160 (German industrial norm)

Osmo Polyx Oil Tints

Osmo Polyx Oil TintsOsmo Polyx® Oil Tints is especially recommended for use on cork and wood flooring as well as furniture and edge glued panels. The paints are extremely durable and work to protect the surface against water, dirt and a number of other substances, including, coffee, tea, wine, beer, milk and juice.

The colour supplied by Promain was 3040 ‘White On Spruce’.  This is however, available in 7 attractive colour tones.


  • Protects and colours wood keeping wood grain visible
  • Harmonious appearance
  • Resistant to common liquid spillages such as water, juice, tea, cola and wine
  • Saliva-resistant and sweatproof – suitable for children’s toys
  • Microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake
  • No sanding necessary for spot repairs or future applications

Owatrol Shed & Fence Paint

Owatrol Shed & Fence PaintOwatrol Shed and Fence Paint is a high performance, long lasting protective finish which provides a hard wearing opaque matt finish and is available in a choice of colours. It was used on a number of areas in the makeover, such as the Pergola, Fence and concrete floors.

With the correct application method and process, Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint will not flake for between 5 and 15 years.

  • Water Based
  • Long term protection against peeling, blistering, cracking or flaking
  • Contains Owatrol E-B for improved adhesion
  • Ideal for coating decking, cabins, cladding, fencing, screens, outdoor furniture, etc
  • Use as part of an Owatrol maintenance and protection system
  • Protects against moisture damage
  • Flexible and breathable solution
  • Available in 34 colours

We were pleased that we were able to be a part of this amazing story. It was a real pleasure working with Alan, Sian and the team at ITV. Furthermore we received some lovely feedback from the team (copied below).

Firstly I would just like to start by saying a massive thank you for your involvement with Love Your Home and Garden, the program wouldn’t be the same without your efforts so we really do appreciate it! Thank you again for all of your help on this project, on a personal note it has been fantastic to work with you and I hope to cross paths with you again soon!

The Completed Project

We hope that Anne, Mike and the rest of the family get many years of enjoyment from their new home and garden. We are sure that the improvements will make a huge difference to them.

Below are a few pictures of the completed works, which shows off the Shed and Fence paint particularly well.

If you would like to find out more about Alan and the Love Your Home and Garden series, you can visit their website at:

You may also be interested to read our earlier article on the first episode in the series, and how we were able to help another well deserving family. You can read that article by following this link:

In conclusion you can find out more about the products used by Alan and the team, by visiting our online shop. Alternatively please contact our Technical Team for further information. You can reach the team by calling 01462 421333 Monday to Friday.

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