Archive / August, 2014


Win the key to the castle with Crown Trade

A luxury weekend for two at a UK castle is the spectacular prize offered in a new competition launched by Crown Trade. ‘Win the Key to the Castle’ is an online prize draw contest launched in support of Crown Paints’ return to TV screens as sponsor of the second series of ‘Through The Keyhole’ with […]


Sandtex Trade – leading the way in colour

Decorating professionals looking to introduce inspiring colours for outdoor projects can turn to Sandtex Trade for a wide range of shades – and exceptional durability to ensure a long lasting finish. Sandtex Trade shades are now included in the Crown Trade Colour Collection fandeck – showing the sheer variety of colourful options available. The fandeck […]

MVG Leyland Paints

Challenge MVG with Leyland Trade

Leyland Trade is giving one lucky painter and decorator a once-in-a-lifetime sporting opportunity – a match against current world darts champion Michael van Gerwen. Leyland-sponsored van Gerwen has ruled the darting world over the last 12 months, claiming the PDC World Championship last Christmas and rising to number one in the world rankings. Now, the […]

Johnstone's Floor Protection System

Johnstone’s launches new floor protection system

Johnstone’s Trade has developed its new Floor Protection System as part of its Performance Coatings range to help make choosing the right floor coating easier. The new system has been designed specifically to offer decorators a comprehensive and easy-to-understand approach to protecting floors. It includes solvent and water based paints, as well as pre-treatment and […]

Crown Paints, Robert Gordon University

Crown Trade tackles university challenge at Robert Gordon University

Painting contractors Bell Group undertook one of their largest ever projects with a major university challenge completed in time for the start of a new term. The first phase of a massive £97 million new redevelopment project at Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee Campus in Aberdeen was finished last year. A modern new library along with […]

Leyland Trade

Leyland priming tradesmen for success

Leyland Trade has expanded its range of trade quality coatings by introducing a brand new Anti-Corrosive Metal Primer, which is ideal for keeping rust at bay. The versatile coating is ideal for both exterior and interior surfaces and can be applied to all metal types, including ferrous metals and suitably prepared non-ferrous metals. Available in […]

Graham and Brown collection, Johnstone's Decorating Centres

New pattern book makes decorating child’s play

The Johnstone’s Decorating Centres network has expanded its range of children’s wallcoverings by adding the latest collection from Graham and Brown to its extensive patternbook offer.  The ‘Kids@Home4’ patternbook, is available in all 187 branches across the UK and Ireland, comprising of more than 100 wallpaper and border designs from the hugely popular Disney and Marvel […]

PPG Golf Masters Stevie Davidson

PPG Golf Masters finalists teeing up to win

Sixteen golf-mad decorators will be living the life of seasoned professionals for a week after securing a place at the illustrious PPG Golf Masters final in Valderrama in September. PPG Architectural Coatings EMEA Region UK and Ireland, which manufactures leading paint brands Johnstone’s Trade and Leyland Trade, has run the invitational competition for the last six years. […]