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JOHNSTONE’S PAINT brand by PPG announces long-term partnership with World Snooker Tour

BIRSTALL, UK, Feb. 13, 2023 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that its JOHNSTONE’S PAINT™ brand by PPG has formed a partnership with the World Snooker Tour (WST).  The Johnstone’s Paint brand will become the Lead Partner for the Players Championship and Tour Championship – the second and third events of the 2024 Players Series. The first...

Welcome to Okarno! Same great business. With the same great people. We just have a new name. Stay tuned for the big reveal on our social channels for when our new website goes live!

A lot has changed since Artex was set up in 1935, our business has transformed from a manufacturer of textured finish to an essential supply chain partner for a range of leading construction product brands. It’s only fitting that we have a new name to show how our business has evolved. In this everchanging world...

REVEALED: DETAILS OF THE NEXT JOHNSTONE’S DECORATING CENTRES BONANZA SALE

  Johnstone’s Decorating Centres is giving painters and decorators the chance to make some super savings in its next Bonanza Sale – launching in stores on Monday 8th April.   Taking place across six days, the spectacular sale will feature a host of must-have deals and offers on a range of trade favourites and brand-new...

LEYLAND TRADE’S ACRYLIC EGGSHELL JOINS HARDWEARING RANGE

Leyland Trade has announced that Acrylic Eggshell – a paint designed to deliver a durable, mid-sheen finish on interior surfaces – has joined its range of Hardwearing products. The paint is formulated with tough acrylic resin, making it stain and moisture resistant, while also offering a washable and easy-to-clean finish once dry – helping the...

JOHNSTONE’S NEW AND IMPROVED PRODUCT SET TO EXTEND MASONRY SEASON

New Smooth Masonry paint contains innovative Quick Rain Resistance technology   Johnstone’s Trade has improved its Stormshield Smooth Masonry product to provide quick rain resistance, enabling painters and decorators to confidently schedule exterior projects all year round. With unpredictable weather conditions making it difficult to plan masonry jobs, Johnstone’s Trade has equipped its popular water-based...

JOHNSTONE’S TRADE STARTS SEARCH FOR YOUNG PAINTER OF THE YEAR

  Johnstone’s Trade is celebrating the skill and knowledge of budding painting and decorating professionals as part of its 2019 Young Painter of the Year competition – giving seven trainees the chance to be crowned a winner.   Now in its 15th year, the competition aims to find and inspire the next generation of painters...
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