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Tag Archives: Painting and Decorating

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, […]

Scottish contract boost for Novus

Repairs and maintenance specialist Novus Property Solutions is continuing to develop its client base in Scotland, having won a joint procurement bid to provide services to Manor Estates Housing Association and Melville Housing Association. Novus will begin working with the associations in April as part of a five-year deal to provide reactive and emergency repairs […]

Making 2014 the year of colour for wood care

Think about paint and colour and you’ll probably automatically think of interiors – but, when used outdoors, eye-catching shades can deliver even more impact. When used on wood, bold, bright colours can make a place warmer, more welcoming – and much more attractive. Combining colour and wood protection needs some thought to ensure the colour […]

Apprentices’ success celebrated by Youth Employment Minister at Scottish Parliament

Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance MSP has marked the milestone achievement of a new Modern Apprenticeship scheme, which saw its first group of apprentices complete their four-year training qualification in an awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament last night (Tuesday, December 3rd). Watch the video. The Minister gave a keynote speech, which celebrated the […]

Dumbreck decorates for success with jobs boost and major expansion across Scotland

One of Scotland’s oldest decorating companies marked a significant expansion of its operations across Scotland – including the creation of 20 new jobs – with an official opening of its new headquarters in Govan, South Glasgow today (Thursday, November 7th). Watch the video. Dumbreck Decorators, which has roots going back to 1849 and offices in […]

Crown Paints helps decorators make business sense of being green at the N P & D Show

Sustainability and the environment are major driving forces in shaping so much of what we do, from the manufacturer of fuel efficient cars, the construction of energy-efficient houses – even down to charting the air miles of the food we eat. So what does this mean to the painting and decorating industry and – crucially […]

New pack size increases opportunities to use Crown Trade Steracryl Mould inhibiting paint

As autumn rolls in and the condensation season approaches, Crown Trade has introduced a new pack size for its high performance mould inhibiting paint, helping you take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. Crown Trade’s Steracryl Mould Inhibiting paint is now available in 2.5 litre packs, so you can have greater flexibility and efficiency when […]

Dumbreck Decorators wins business gong for commitment to young people

Dumbreck Decorators has been crowned the winner of a new award that hails the company’s contribution to young people in the city of Glasgow. The decorating contractor was presented with the Working Together Award in The Herald’s first Inspiring City Awards at a glitzy affair in front of key figures including including football legend Sir […]

Decorators embrace Johnstone’s Aqua Challenge

 Decorators across the UK were given the opportunity to get hands on with the Johnstone’s Aqua Gloss system over the summer to experience first-hand the amazing application qualities. The Johnstone’s Aqua Challenge roadshow visited 62 Johnstone’s Decorating Centres and Johnstone’s Trade stockists – including Glasgow (Garrowhill and Kingston Bridge), Edinburgh (Bonnington Rd), Motherwell and Kirkcaldy – […]

Manger’s refreshing range review

Decorating sundries brand Manger’s, which has long been associated with good, value-for-money products, has recently overhauled its range to offer customers a more credible range of preparation products to suit both trade and household projects. As part of PPG Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland, which is also home to popular brands Leyland and Johnstone’s, Manger’s […]