Archive / November, 2014

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 […]