Crown Paints

With over 200 years of heritage and expertise Crown Paints provide a portfolio of products that encompass both the professional and DIY user, with brands that are renowned for quality and reliability. Available nationally via our  network of Crown Decorating Centres and Independent merchants our professional finishes – Crown Trade, Sadolin, Sandtex Trade and Macphersons – are specified for some of the UK’s most prestigious buildings, and are always at the leading edge in colour.  Our product portfolio includes a number of special purpose products designed to offer particular benefits such as human health and wellbeing to your customers.  We pride ourselves on delivering extra both in aesthetics, performance and service.

The Crown Paints Colour Service prides itself on being at the forefront of colour for decoration. To help our customers get the best aesthetic solution for their project, Crown Paints offers a variety of colour services. Including:

  • Bespoke colour cards
  • A5sample service
  • Colour libraries
  • Bespoke colour schemes
  • Computer aided design
  • Inspiration through our colour trends
  • Face to face consultations
  • Equality Act & inclusive design guidance

Contractor Training

On-site and off site training to help with application techniques resulting in more efficient use of your time and products.

Youth Development

We work closely with schools, colleges and universities, offering training in their Painting & Decorating departments and we actively recruit apprentices.

We are a founding patron of the Blackburn Youth Zone: a hub for young people aged 8 to 18 years old. Open 365 days a year, 7 days a week, the Zone offers up to 20 activities every evening and currently welcomes around 25% of the local youth population as active members.

Apprentice Decorator of the Year

We have been supporting the Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition since 1979. With over 200 contestants every year, this painting and decorating skills competition is the UK’s longest running and best-known showcase for up-and-coming painting and decorators. Tutors and employers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to encourage their top students and apprentices to participate in regional contests.

These put students through their paces, as they use Crown Paints products to tackle tests of skill, dexterity and accuracy within a tight timescale.

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We are involved in a variety of schemes both at local and national levels. These include:

  • Crown Paints Charity Committee Alzheimer’s Society
  • Recycled paint projects across the UK including Kick out the can
  • Local Community Project Support near Head Office including Nimtech
  • Regional initiatives such as recycled benches
  • Run via our Parent company the, Hempel Foundation helps 40,000 children with 22 live education projects worldwide