Archive / May, 2017

Sadolin PV67 sets the bar high at golf club

Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish has provided a stunning, long-lasting finish to wooden surfaces at a premier sporting centre. Widely regarded as one of the finest courses in the East Midlands, Kedleston Park Golf Club is the proud host to many prestigious events and tournaments. At its heart is a welcoming clubhouse offering the finest […]

Gear up for summer with Sadolin’s new polo shirt promotion

Summer is around the corner and Sadolin is helping the trade get dressed for success with a new incentive launched just in time for the outdoor season.   Customers can claim a free polo shirt when they buy five litres or more of any Sadolin product (excluding Timberstain) from participating merchants and decorating specialists under […]

Forty-something Darren: not your average apprentice

Former landscape gardener Darren Nicol, 42, is no stranger to a hard day’s – or night’s – work. After an 18-year stint laying and rearranging gardens, lawns and trees, he spent six years working night shifts in a factory for a contact lens company. The Hamilton man decided it was time for a serious career […]

Young mum Emma’s design for life

Painting and decorating apprentice Emma Louise MacKenzie knows what it takes to turn an old piece of furniture into something new and beautiful, using just a few clever paint and wallpaper tricks. The 23 year-old upcycling fan from Inverness clearly knows her art – she won first place as a ‘new entrant’ in the painting […]

Scottish Decorators’ Federation member wins Dulux Painter Of The Year Award!!

Dulux Select Decorator Award Winners Announced This year’s winner Category: Interior Project costing over £3,000 and Grand Winner. Winner: Peter Smith from Bannockburn, Stirling Peter Smith was awarded not only the prize for the ‘Interior Project costing over £3,000′ category, but also the accolade of overall Grand Winner for his project on behalf of a […]


National property maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions had just two weeks to redecorate an Independent Living Scheme in Dunstable prior to a visit from Her Majesty the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.   Priory View, run by Central Bedfordshire Council, is an award-winning Independent Living Scheme for over […]

Sadolin Classic – the versatile choice for decking

Decorators looking to introduce superior wood protection to decking projects can rely on Sadolin Classic to deliver a beautiful finish, with long-lasting defence against the elements. Offering a trusted and time proven solution, Sadolin Classic’s high performance formulation enables the product to absorb deep into the timber, ensuring exceptional coverage and maximum protection from the […]

Crown Decorating Centre takes artistic challenge to heart

    Picture captions   Kate Timperley of Aberdeen Inspired and Crown Decorating Centre manager Alan Paterson beneath German duo Herakut’s stunning work on Aberdeen’s main market building. Add Fuel is a Portugese visual artist and illustrator who reinterprets the language of traditional tile design. Fintan Magee’s giant figurative street art. M-City is an artist […]

Inside this tin…are top deals to celebrate TV return

May is proving an exciting month at Crown Decorating Centres as stores across the UK celebrates Crown Paints’ return to the TV screens.   The inspirational ‘Inside this tin’ adverts are bound to get customers talking, and to ensure decorating professionals can make the most of the opportunity, Crown Trade Sample Pots are on offer […]


Thousands of people in the South West are enjoying a higher standard of housing, thanks to the strong partnership between Solon South West Housing Association and property maintenance specialist, Novus Property Solutions.   Solon is an independent charitable housing association with more than 1300 homes, mainly in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It takes great pride […]