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Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year shines at Skills Show

OUTSTANDING talent from the next generation of painting and decorating professionals was on display at the recent Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition.   The prestigious competition, held at Birmingham’s NEC as part of the national Skills Show, showcased the skills excellence of eight regional finalists vying for the title as well as […]

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Stay outdoors for longer with Sandtex Trade 365

Dark nights are upon us but the unique qualities of Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint allow decorators to continue their work outdoors, even in autumn. The product is specially formulated for late seasonal work, due to a high performance Pliolite® Resin formulation, which is designed to combat difficult weather conditions. This formulation ensures […]

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Get set for Autumn with Sadolin Beautiflex®

Autumn is here but decorators can still work outdoors for longer with Sadolin’s high performance product Beautiflex®.   A solvent opaque woodstain, Sadolin Beautiflex® is formulated for application in cooler temperatures, enabling wood protection projects to take place outside the typical outdoor season.   Delivering a beautiful, flexible finish with long term protection, the product […]

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PPG AT THE NATIONAL PAINTING & DECORATING SHOW – A STAND NOT TO BE MISSED!

PPG Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland – manufacturer of leading paint brands Johnstone’s Trade, Leyland Trade and Sigma Protective Coatings will be showcasing their latest products and innovations.   Visitors to stand 54 will be able to explore six dedicated areas, each focusing on a different brand offering and providing the latest insights and updates […]

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Merlin thinks Sadolin is magic for pub application

SADOLIN has been drafted in to help transform a pub into a stunning venue in the heart of the East Midlands with a range of superior woodcare solutions.   The Maltsters Country Inn, in Badby, Daventry, was in a state of disrepair when Merlin Griffiths, bartender and owner of Greenhouse Pubs, took it over earlier […]

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MEGA SAVINGS UP FOR GRABS IN THE JOHNSTONE’S DECORATING CENTRE BONANZA SALE

Johnstone’s Decorating Centres has revealed details of the next Bonanza Sale of the year – available for one week only!   With exclusive deals on offer, the unmissable Bonanza Sale kicks off on Monday 13th November and will be available throughout all Johnstone’s and Peffer Paint Decorating Centres across the UK.   Decorators can get […]

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VOICE OF COLOUR UNVEILS ITS COLOUR OF THE YEAR TO UK MARKET

  Launching in the UK for the first time, Voice of Colour has unveiled its 2018/19 Colour of the Year, Black Flame, along with its inspirational new colour palettes. Created by its global colour experts, the Voice of Colour collection exclusively brings the latest colour trends to Johnstone’s Trade paint coatings and its customers, following […]

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Crown Paints sets the scene for the Turner Prize during Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Crown Paints’ colour expertise has helped provide a bespoke backdrop for this year’s shortlisted Turner Prize artists to display their work. The Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is being presented at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, with an exhibition of work by this year’s shortlisted artists: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea […]

Team UK WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017


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Painter and decorator Jordan does the nation proud in global contest

  Young painter and decorator Jordan Charters did the UK proud in the WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi.   Jordan took part in the event – known as the ‘skills Olympics’ – after winning his place in Team UK following his solid performance in the Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year contest, in association […]

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Crown Decorating Centres launch Big Blockbuster Deals Event

THE BEST paints and tools for the job are a must for all decorating professionals.   And for Crown Decorating Centres, supporting decorators with top trade essentials is always a top priority.   That’s why the in-store Big Blockbuster Event is back from Monday October 30th to Saturday November 11th at all 135 UK-wide stores. […]