Last week, I received an invite from Indiblogger for a BergerXP Indiblogger Meet at The Vivanta by Taj, at Cuffe Parade. They promised me “a fun-filled Saturday afternoon with loads of madness the good old Indiblogger way.” I hadn’t attended a single Indiblogger meet, and so, was eager to know what sort of “madness” there would be. Indiblogger also added a note that I had been invited for the meet because of the topics I blogged about and my Indirank and also my overall awesomeness! Wow! Trust Indiblogger to make you feel so special, I simply had to go!
The part I looked forward to was meeting bloggers I had only met virtually. The venue selected was royal, to say the least. And, the moment I stepped inside Vivanta, I knew I would be having a lovely time. We gathered, introduced ourselves and on learning how well we knew each other virtually, burst into guffaws for feeling like strangers on meeting in the real world! The registration done, we mingled, chatted and laughed as we got acquainted with each other,
The photographers moved around prodding us to pose for pictures and give our views on what we were looking forward to. Silly of us to pose like celebrities, but the photographers were gracious enough to indulge us every way we wished!
After the photo session, we went on to have our tummies indulged, as well. The lip-smacking spread was to die for, and was accompanied by some more laughter and chatter. Eventually, we moved on to the main event where we settled down for a talk by Chandranath Banerjee, Services Head, Express Painting. He began with the history of how Berger came into being. Right from how Lewis Berger laid the foundation of the company in 1760 in UK, to how it arrived in India in the year 1923 and how it now features among the Forbes Super 50, the Unusual Billionaires and is also one of the Unique 7 companies.
Around 2015, Berger came up with a revolutionary painting technique never heard of. It consisted of Express Painting – a faster, cleaner and a better way of painting. We all know so well how we find painting a cumbersome job; one we would rather put off until we can bear it no more. What with all the dust that settles on every surface, in every nook and cranny in the house and does not get cleaned try as we might, we tend to make it a seven-year plan.
The never ending procedure of sanding the walls, scrubbing them till they get a smooth finish and then painting over it, can make life miserable. Life almost comes to a standstill! But, with the new Express Painting technique, painting could become an enjoyable event, hassle-free as well as satisfying. Berger Paints has come up with automatic machines that can bring down the hassle-quotient to a zero!
It’s the machines that do the sanding, the scrubbing and the cleaning, giving you dust-free homes. Machines that have been fitted with a vacuum that sucks up the dust and prevents it from settling on any surface. The workers are well-trained and skilled in their job. They come armed with plastic covers for your furnitures, covering everything so well, you don’t need to worry about your prized possessions getting dusty, dirty or paint-spilled. They offer water-proofing solutions as well as post painting clean-up and rearrangement of your furniture.
The entire package consists of :
* Use of fully automatic painting machines.
* Better finish.
* Trained painters.
*Use of authentic Berger products.
*Post painting clean-up.
*Less wastage of materials.
There is a wide colour scheme on offer, with shades selected from the rich craft culture and tradition of our colourful country. The vivid colour combinations for the interiors as well as the exteriors promise to give us the home of our dreams. And, the paints used are such, they actually don’t allow dust to settle on the walls! So, you have a regal looking home from inside as well as from the outside to boast about.
Berger also brings for us luxury design textures they call, Silk Illusions. And, the variety of textures for your walls is bound to take your breath away. Classy, sophisticated, calming to the senses and easy on your pocket. Isn’t it all what we all look forward to when we set about painting our homes? I so wish I had known about it earlier. A year ago, we had our house painted, putting in quite an amount of money, but failed to reap the benefits as we had hoped.
The seepage through the walls and the quality of colour has left my walls looking dull, drab and weather-beaten. And, it’s not even two years, yet! Next time, though, I know whose services I will be hiring for the painting job.
After the talk and the question and answer session, we had some activities in store. We were to play the role of the painters! Yes. There was a team activity that included sanding and scrubbing of boards to get a smooth finish. Mr. Banerjee explained to us how the boards had to be scrubbed using sandpaper and achieve a smooth finish. It was an exercise in learning how things had been up until now and how the new revolutionary technique could leave us feeling stress-free.
We were then shown the colours and the tints created by Berger, that can be mixed with a base of white to achieve the shade of our choice. We were supplied with those paints and drawing sheets and a theme to work on and create a painting. It was a team activity which every one of us thoroughly enjoyed. It was fun working in tandem to bring alive on the canvas the picture we had visualised.
At the end, after a huge round of applause for all the teams and their art and the hosts, and for Berger, too, the event came to an end.
It was a day well spent. I had a chance to meet my blogger friends, have some fun and learn about something new that I can very well predict is going to put Berger on the top of everyone’s list of favourites.
I would like to thank Indiblogger for the wonderful time I had and request them to keep organising such meets as frequently as possible. Oh, and they deserve full points for the pampering, too!
*Pictures courtesy: Indiblogger.