Fat Hog Six-in-One and Clean Spirit

Fat Hog charges on with product investment

Leading decorating sundries brand Fat Hog has further added to its impressive range with the launch of two new toolbox essentials. Fat Hog, which has fast established itself as one of the UK’s leading brands for brushes, rollers, workwear and decorating sundries, has recently launched a new six-in-one tool and clean spirit following demand from […]

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Johnstone’s launches new ultra primer and finish

Leading trade paint brand Johnstone’s has launched Ultra Primer and Finish, which is designed to make life easier than ever before for decorators and contractors when working on large-scale commercial projects. The all-in-one product, which is available in a 10L tub and is sprayable, acts as a primer, sealer and finish and will help decorators […]

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Picture yourself away with Johnstone’s

Johnstone’s network of Decorating Centres is getting into the holiday mood by giving its loyal customers the chance to win their dream holiday to the value of £2,000. The exclusive summer holiday photo competition, which runs until the end of August, is open to Johnstone’s Decorating Centre customers and is already proving to be a […]


Johnstone’s new guide provides perfect match

Johnstone’s Wallpaper Collection Complementary Paint Guide, which proved popular following its launch last year, has been refreshed to reflect the latest trends. The guide, which features designs from the recently updated Johnstone’s Wallpaper Collection, also includes a selection of complementing paint shades, providing something to suit every environment and budget. Ideal for customers seeking to […]

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Local decorating firm wins contract for prestigious Aberdeen hotel refurbishment

An award winning Royal Deeside painting and decorating firm has won a contract worth £80,000, to assist with the refurbishment of a prestigious hotel in Aberdeen’s west end. R Davidson Painter & Decorator, which is based in Banchory, will be responsible for painting and decorating 49 bedrooms, along with the hallways and communal areas at […]

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Glasgow decorator drives away with top prize

A delighted decorator from Glasgow has driven away in a brand new van this week, after bagging the top prize in an exclusive Johnstone’s Decorating Centre competition. A beaming Colin Baker, of Motherwell-based Baker Decor, was thrilled to be presented with the 2013 plate white van, one of two up for grabs nationwide, at his […]

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Scottish Office calls on SPADAC for skill test model

The apprenticeship scheme run by the Scottish Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Council (SPADAC) has been asked to share best practice with the Scottish Office. Ian Rogers, SPADAC’s Employers’ Secretary, met Fiona Farr of the Youth Employability & Skills Division at the Scottish Office last week to discuss the skills test system. Apprentices in Scotland must […]

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 […]

Johnstone's Triple Test Triumph

Johnstone’s in triple test triumph

Paint manufacturer Johnstone’s products are continuing to lead the way after a trio of its ranges recently came out on top in a series of unique product trials. In the first of the recent trials, Johnstone’s Stormshield Smooth Masonry was certified as having ‘Excellent Anti-Carbonating Properties’ by Building Research Establishment (BRE). Anti-carbonation coatings are surface […]