Facebook competition a winner for decorators


Posting pictures of their projects to a Facebook page has paid off for painters and decorators across the country.

The ‘Win a £100 Fuel Voucher’ contest, run through social media by Crown Paints Professional, invites professional painters and decorators to share pictures of their projects using Crown Trade, Sadolin or Sandtex Trade.

Recent winners include Dan Baker – a self-employed painter and decorator from Carmarthen who used Sandtex Trade for the first time to restore the windows of an outbuilding.

He is joined on the winners list by Gary Davies of Lyme Bay Cabins in Devon (pictured) and Vicky Turnbull from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Dan has used Sandtex Trade on 50 further projects this year alone and on winning the competition, he said: “The products were recommended to me by a fellow painter and my local decorating centre.

“I was really impressed with the product and it was fantastic that my picture of the project scooped me a £100 fuel voucher.”

Gary Davies of Lyme Bay Cabins in Devon entered a photograph of one of his garden buildings looking glorious coated with Sadolin Superdec and was delighted to win a £100 fuel voucher.

Gary specifies Sadolin Superdec – a highly protective coating specially formulated for exterior wood – for all his customers.

Vicky Turnbull was also delighted with her £100 prize, which she won after posting a picture taken at the new premises of Wheatberry, a street food vending enterprise in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The business is set to become a café in 2015 and a dazzling make over using Crown Trade paints earned Vicky a £100 fuel voucher after she posted pictures of the project on Facebook.

Lindsay Hall, Crown Trade Product Manager, said: “All of these projects highlight what amazing results can be achieved with the combination of skill, talent and quality coatings.

“We want to help talented painters and decorators showcase some of the fantastic work they do and social media is a great way to share images.

“We’re looking forward to offering many more tradesmen and women the chance to win the monthly competition.”

To enter a project using Crown Trade, Sadolin or Sandtex Trade products, like Crown Paints Professional on Facebook and share your images at the Win £100 Fuel Voucher link (www.woobox.com/x3hxhi ).

For further details on any products in the Crown Trade range call the Customer Relations Team on 0870 241 6457 or visit the Crown Trade website: www.crowntrade.co.uk.

Painters and decorators can follow Crown Paints Professional on Twitter @CrownPaintsProf or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrownPaintsProfessional


Captions: Gary Davies is among the recent winners of the Win £100 Fuel Voucher competition run by Crown Paints Professional on Facebook.

Press release written by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR, 01335 368020 jane@shepherd-pr.com