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Martin Owen

Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year heats up

The regional heats of the 10th Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition have come to a scintillating close with the UK’s most talented young painters ensuring that it is one of the most incredible years in its history. The competition, which showcases fresh new talent in the UK painting industry, has visited Doncaster, Stoke-on-Trent, […]

SPADAC apprentices get ‘kitted’ out

Past Presidents of the SDF Roz and Brendan Keenan visited Queenslie Training Centre last week to make the latest presentation of toolkits to eight SPADAC-registered apprentices. The toolkits are donated by SDF manufacturing members including Artex, Crown, Hamilton, PPG & Purdy. Brendan said: “The youngsters were very appreciative of the contents and it was particularly nice to see some […]

Period & Restoration POTY winner Mark Nevin

Johnstone’s honours industry’s top decorators

The crème de la crème of the UK’s painting and decorating community came together recently to mark the 30th Johnstone’s Painter of the Year competition in the prestigious surroundings of the London Film Museum in London. The annual competition, which celebrates the outstanding work carried out by the country’s finest painting contractors, follows strict criteria set […]

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Annual Competition Winners 2013

More than 250 delegates made their way through snow and gales to attend the 14th SDF Annual Convention, which kicked off with Nigel Don MSP officially opening the Scottish Painting and Decorating Show at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club today (Friday 22nd March 2013). The Annual Competition Winners were presented at the prize-giving […]

Nigel Don MSP

Nigel Don MSP to open SDF’s Annual Convention

We’re delighted to announce that Nigel Don MSP is to officially open our Annual Convention on Friday, March 22nd 2013. Mr Don, the SNP MSP for Angus North and Mearns and the Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Construction, will be given a tour of the exhibition and have a chance to […]