Archive / 2014

Clean Extreme

Crown Trade Clean Extreme – the solution for wonder walls

  If you’re looking for a high performance coating that will stand the test of time and keep a long-lasting ‘just finished’ appearance, then Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt really measures up. You can have confidence in a system that’s been tested to the max in demanding laboratory conditions, and delivered a time-proven finish […]

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Get to grips with Johnstone’s Advanced Multi-Surface Primer

Johnstone’s Trade has launched a new Advanced Multi-Surface Primer, which gives decorators the perfect solution for painting over highly smooth surfaces. The new highly-adhesive product looks set to become an integral part of any decorator’s toolkit, thanks to its ability to grip to almost any difficult-to-paint surface with little or no key that would normally […]

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Gear up for winter redecoration with Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings

If you are decorating interior public spaces over winter, Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings can play a crucial role in supporting fire safety in the building. The system reduces the risk of fire spread on walls and ceilings, where multiple layers of conventional paint can create a flammable surface if they have built-up over […]


Crown Paints takes top industry title

Staff at Crown Paints are celebrating after winning a major award from the industry’s national trade body, The British Coatings Federation. The manufacturer’s Hull site secured the Federation’s Coatings Care Best Performance Award, which reflects all round excellence in the industry. Held at Wychwood Park in Cheshire, the awards’ event attracted representatives from across the […]


Facebook competition a winner for decorators

Posting pictures of their projects to a Facebook page has paid off for painters and decorators across the country. The ‘Win a £100 Fuel Voucher’ contest, run through social media by Crown Paints Professional, invites professional painters and decorators to share pictures of their projects using Crown Trade, Sadolin or Sandtex Trade. Recent winners include […]

Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year 2014 - Ryan Chamberlain

Ryan on cloud nine after claiming Johnstone’s title

Ryan Chamberlain has secured his position as the UK’s finest young painter after scooping the prestigious Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year 2014 award. Ryan, who was representing New College Durham, was up against seven other talented young painters during the two-day final at the National Painting and Decorating Show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. His […]

Nov Dec 14 Mailer

Gearing up for winter with Crown Decorating Centres

November can be a great time for commercial projects as businesses look to protect their buildings ahead of the winter months. Which is why the network of more than 130 Crown Decorating Centres in the UK and Northern Ireland are launching a host of special offers and discounts which will last through to the end […]


Why we need to train for the future

A couple of things recently have moved me to comment on why we need to train apprentices for the future. Despite separate reports, which I received and which seem a little contradictory, they point to one conclusion: though not everyone might feel it, there are clear signs that the economic recovery is here and that […]

Johnstone's Wallcoverings - Paste the Wall

Johnstone’s reveals results of Paste the Wall survey

More than 80% of professional decorators questioned during a recent survey carried out by PPG Architectural Coatings believe Paste the Wall products are significantly easier and quicker to apply than traditional wallpaper. The survey, which saw a panel of experienced decorators try out Paste the Wall wallcoverings, discovered that 85% said they had found it […]

King's Theatre, Edinburgh - Johnstone's Trade

Nevin of Edinburgh performs with Johnstone’s Trade at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre

Johnstone’s Trade has helped to deliver the perfect performance for Edinburgh’s historic King’s Theatre, which was redecorated around a series of events at the venue in just a seven-week period. Originally opened in 1906, King’s Theatre is one of Scotland’s most prestigious theatres and has an incredibly busy year-round programme of shows and events. A […]