Tag Archives: Decorating

PaintWell brings Kent Blaxill and Promain under one new board


A new Executive Board has been established to drive growth for the PaintWell group, bringing together the group’s Kent Blaxill, PaintWell and Promain businesses. The PaintWell Group bought Kent Blaxill in November 2022. Keith Reville is appointed chief executive officer of Paintwell, Kent Blaxill and Promain. He joins from Rubix, …

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Football legend Pearce opens Leyland store

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England football legend Stuart Pearce has cut the ribbon on a new decorators’ merchant store in Hammersmith. Pearce, who represented England 78 times including nine as captain, was the star attraction as Leyland SDM opened the store at 137-139 King Street. It is Leyland SDM’s 33rd store. Leyland SDM has …

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Leyland SDM raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Colleagues at painting and decorating specialists, Leyland SDM are preparing for a 5km challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The 24-strong Leyland SDM team will join other runners and lace up their shoes for the RunThrough Hyde Park 5km on October 15. All money raised through sponsorship and …

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Kent Blaxill opens new decorating centre in Sevenoaks

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Kent Blaxill’s new decorating centre in Sevenoaks is now officially open with Cllr Avril Hunter cutting the ribbon on August 22. James Park, managing director, said: “We’ve been searching for a suitable location for some time and the Vestry Road area offers all we wanted for our customers including good …

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Hamilton rollers

Hamilton, the decorating tools manufacturer, has developed three different roller ranges – Perfection, Prestige and Performance. The Perfection range delivers a perfect, fine finish with enhanced paint pick up, coverage and spreading rates. The Prestige middle tier delivers high quality results for a job that professional decorators can be proud …

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Crown Trade’s new high-performance primer range

Crown Trade PX3 and PX4 launch

Trade professionals can face a multitude of challenges on a job, from stubborn stains to difficult surfaces and problems such as mould and mildew, but now thanks to leading paint brand Crown Trade, all the solutions can be found inside just one tin. Crown Trade’s new high-performance all-purpose PX primer …

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Dulux Academy brings back their Wallpaper challenge


In celebration of International Wallpaper Week (7th-13th October), Dulux Academy is calling on decorators with design flair and a keen eye for detail to create their very own wallpaper before putting their application skills to the test. Running for the third consecutive year, the Dulux Academy Design and Decorate Challenge …

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Bradfords invest in latest Scottish paint trends

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As part of its determination to keep on top of modern decorating trends, builders merchant group Bradfords have invested in a new decorating offer for customers. The range of tartan paint has been develop to enable customers in Bradfords’ south west heartland to emulate the decorating preferences of their Celtic …

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2018 Apprentice Decorator of the Year is Crowned

Aiden Dearie Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year 2018 winner

Aiden Dearie has been chosen as the ‘gold’ winner of the 2018 Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition after a gruelling three-day challenge at the WorldSkills UK LIVE event at Birmingham’s NEC. The final pitted seven regional winners against each other as they undertook a timed challenge: completing …

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TeknosPro triumphs in colour matching accuracy


Developed for professional decorators, TeknosPro (www.teknospro.co.uk) is a range of multi-surface coatings based on low odour, quick drying, water-based technology. The portfolio includes specialist finishes for internal walls, metal and wood, which boast excellent flow properties and can be applied by spray, brush or roller. Key features include high coverage …

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