Macpherson stands the test of time 130 years on

Macpherson, Crown Paints

A brand name which represents quality and reliability to generations of painters and decorators has reached a special milestone.

Macpherson Trade Paints’ strong heritage and rich history as a real value for money brand has stood the test of time over the last 130 years.

Across the range, prices have remained affordable to professional painters and decorators.

They appreciate products such as Macpherson Trade Paints’ Eclipse Emulsion – the best-selling interior water-borne matt finish across the range – for dependability and quality.

Alan Cash is the Business Development Manager for Crown Paints, which is now home to Macpherson Trade Paints.

He said: “Macpherson Trade Paints have always been dependable and offered quality that is unquestionable.

“It is a brand that has stood the test of time and has been highly thought of over the years by painting contractors throughout the UK.

“I worked for Macpherson for 20 years and returned to the brand when it became part of the Crown Paints family.

“One of the key benefits of Macpherson Trade Paints is its reputation throughout the UK with local authorities and contractors.

“They are very familiar with the brand and understand the quality, what they can get from it, and the finishes it can produce.”

In 1884, Donald Macpherson founded a paint, varnish and Chinese lacquer manufacturing business in Manchester.

In the 1920s and 1930s the company enjoyed a period of rapid expansion, moving to an old textile factory in Bury in the 1940s.

The group continued to build on its reputation for quality throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s until it became the fourth largest coatings company in the UK in the early 1980s.

Since then the Macpherson Trade Paints’ brand has been acquired by some of the biggest names in the industry, until it became part of the Crown Paints family in 2008.


For further details on any products in the Macpherson Trade Paints range call the Customer Relations Team on 0870 241 6457 or visit the Macpherson website: