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Manufactured by Crown Paints, one of the UK’s leading coatings companies, Crown Trade is one of the most widely used professional coatings brands in the UK.
Crown Trade products combine the very best aesthetic and performance characteristics in an inspiring variety of decorative options, from the extensive Crown Trade conventional finishes portfolio to the specialist Timonox range of flame-retardant coatings.
Creating your paint colour
Thanks to the introduction the Crown Trade Matchstik, accurate colour readings can now be obtained from anywhere; in a customer’s home or office, in an area requiring refurbishment, from swatches of soft furnishings etc. The system offers a quick and easy “go-anywhere” alternative to searching through colour swatches at the mixing desk or scouring the Crown Trade fandeck for a match.
Once the colour reference is determined using the Matchstik, it can then be tinted in any Crown Decorating Centre or Crown Trade stockist.
Crown Paints’ Colour Service exists as a knowledge base for our own business and as a service to professional specifiers and users of Crown Trade, Sandtex Trade and Sadolin products.
Our colour specialists offer assistance in the area of colour scheming in three defined areas:
- Colour patch cards, typically for use during the process of tenant consultation within public sector housing, also to assist contractors where a group of people are involved in the colour selection process
- Generic colour scheme presentations, employing a range of representative computer-generated images, modified to show suggested colour scheme options
- Bespoke colour scheme presentations, using modified images specific to the client’s own property, overlaid with suggested colour scheme options
The service options are deployed through and at the discretion of our team of specifier consultants, according to individual project requirements.
Crown Trade Timonox flame-retardant coatings assist the specifier in meeting duty-of-care obligations by helping to maintain routes to safety in the event of fire. Quite simply, Crown Trade Timonox buys precious time for evacuation. Damage to property prior to the arrival of the firefighters can also be substantially reduced.
Smart Maintenance asset-management programme
The Smart Maintenance asset-management programme was developed for clients as a response to the best-value initiative within the public sector. At its heart is a three-way partnership between the building owner, contractor and Crown Paints Ltd.
Smart Maintenance allows:
- Optimisation of maintenance budgets
- Reduction of future preparation and maintenance costs
- Development of site-specific specifications
- Achievement of best value
- Improved tenant/client satisfaction
Customer relations team
Take advantage of Crown Trade’s vast paint experience by contacting our customer relations team. Here we will offer guidance on anything from surface preparation to creating special effects, colour scheming advice, technical information, colour samples and literature.
Crown Paints has underlined its commitment to providing exceptional service to specifiers with a key appointment.
Crown Paints will be using Ecobuild 2012 as a platform to launch its new online resource, PaintSpec Finder™ which heralds a new approach to the delivery of instant and technically-detailed specification plans for architectural, construction and property professionals.
Crown Trade's protective coatings fast drying cladding system breathes new life into tired exteriors - transforming metal cladded surfaces under an economical and easy to achieve refurbishment process.
The specification of Crown Trade's Timonox flame retardant coatings system in vibrant shades is helping to deliver a safer environment, without any compromise on aesthetics, at Shrewsbury college of Arts and Technology.
Autumn marks the start of the condensation season where properties can be affected by additional water around window and wall areas as the temperatures start to drop, usually around October.
Specifiers in the new build sector can now achieve a contemporary, elegant finish for wood and metal surfaces with the launch of Crown Trade's virtually solvent-free acrylic satin system.
At the glittering SkillBuild gala dinner and award ceremony held at The Armouries in Leeds on 16 September, no-one was more surprised than Michael Chalmers from Dover when he was called to the stage to receive the 2011 Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year award.
Crown Trade's protective coatings deliver a decorative, aesthetic finish, which safeguards metalwork against the elements - with a choice of ten or 15-year protection.The premium range includes High Build Rust Inhibiting
Crown Paints has produced a new brochure illustrating the company's personalised products and services for block managers. The brochure includes an overview of Crown Paints' Sustainable Smart Maintenance programme, which delivers cost savings and efficiencies to cyclical maintenance.
Crown Paints has unveiled a new, high-profile TV advertising campaign, 'Walls Come To Life.' The UK manufacturer is back on TV for the first time in three years with the advertisement, which celebrates the company's diverse range of paints and highlights their suitability for a wide ran
A partnership approach between Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology and Crown Paints has seen colour come to life across the Shropshire education facility. The Crown Paints Colour Service team has worked with the college's students and staff to create a bright and inspiring centre,
A young Scottish decorator is hoping to secure the title of the world's best young painter and decorator after being selected to represent the UK at WorldSkills. Rachel Terras is now gearing-up to compete in front of over 150,000 spectators at the event, the world's largest vocational s
Crown Paints has clocked up a major milestone with the celebration of 200 years of manufacturing from its Hull plant The company joined forces with civic dignitaries and other leaders in the city to mark the landmark anniversary. Crown Paints – whose brands in the specificatio
For every type of situation, Crown Trade delivers performance paints that provide the complete solution for commercial environments – supporting day-to-day operations and delivering a design-led finish that lasts for the long term. Products include Crown Trade timonox, flame retardant c
Crown Paints has been acquired by world-leading coatings supplier, Hempel. The transaction sees UK private equity house, Endless, successfully exit Crown Paints after acquiring the business in September 2008. The terms and value of the transaction are undisclosed. Hempel, whi
A national competition to find the nation's best decorator is bringing the search to St Albans. The UK's largest independent coatings manufacturer held its national Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition with a regional skills contest at Oaklands College on 12 April.
Crown Paints headed to Nottingham as part of its comprehensive search to find the nation's best 'up-and-coming' decorator. The regional heat of the national Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition took place at New College Nottingham on April 14, under the 'umbrella' of
Crown Paints chose Ecobuild to launch a ground-breaking new initiative to chart the carbon footprint of every product it makes and heralding a carbon revolution across the business and market sector. The manufacturer has worked with sustainability consultants Best Foot Forward on a comp
Crown Paints is to launch a pioneering sustainability initiative at Ecobuild – which gives clients the ability to analyse their carbon footprint when selecting the company’s products. The UK-based manufacturer has produced a measurement tool that will transform the delivery of environ
The 2011 edition of Crown Paints' Colour Influences has been launched, featuring vibrant colours, inspirational finishes and different textures to offer a personalised effect for public spaces, commercial environments and retail areas. Produced by The Crown Paints' colour panel, a team
Sadolin Ultra has been specified to deliver long-lasting protection from the extremes of the Scottish climate, whilst maintaining the natural qualities of the wood at the Helix Building in Glasgow. Offering a high-performance formulation, Sadolin Ultra features advanced UV-active techno
The ultra hard-wearing coating Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt emulsion has made the grade for the interior of a new Scottish school. Mile End Primary School in Aberdeen has been completed as part of Aberdeen City Council's £120m flagship 3Rs (reorganise, renovate, rebuil
Crown Trade’s new Steracryl Anti Bacterial Scrubbable Matt coating – developed to tackle hospital acquired infections such as MRSA and other illness-causing bacteria - has made the grade after successful field trials at Caithness General Hospital. NHS Highland was one of the very first
In recognition of Crown Paints' partnership with housing association, L&Q, the leading paint manufacturer has donated a park bench, manufactured entirely from recycled plastic paint containers, to the residents of William Wood House residential care home on Shrublands Close, Sydenham in L
Wirral-based E&P Contractors has recently completed a major redecoration project at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas in Liverpool, working closely with Crown Paints to deliver a fresh new look for the historic building and deliver a high standard of finish that will stand the test of
Mark Nevin’s fantastic achievement at WorldSkills came as no surprise to the marketing, sales and training teams at Crown Trade. They have watched this young Scot go from strength to strength in his career after scoring exceptionally high marks in the 2005 national final of the Crown Trade Young
Crown Trade has launched an eyecatching new website resplendent in black and gold to reflect the premium positioning and new brand identity of the professional coatings brand. Designed to be an invaluable source of information and inspiration for all professional painters, working on any
Packed full with 88 easy to navigate pages of product and technical information, Crown Trade’s smart new Product Guide is an indispensable component of the professional decorator’s toolkit. Meticulously indexed and referenced the new guide features all the very latest new Crown Trade pr
2009 sees the launch of a completely new brand identity and contemporary look for Crown Trade, heralding the beginning of a major period of investment in the professional paint brand which promises to benefit customers throughout the distribution channel. The striking black and gold sty
Making its debut on merchant shelves this spring is Crown Trade’s new Universal Metal Primer. This handy solvent-borne primer can be used indoors and out, over virtually all ferrous and non ferrous metals, alloys and suitably prepared galvanised steelwork, making it a great ‘all rounder’ and an e
At a time when fire safety should be at the top of every specifier’s agenda, due to recent changes in fire legislation, Crown Trade has reinforced its position at the forefront of the flame retardant coatings market by launching three innovative new products to the Timonox range. <
Crown Paints has helped SDF members Dumbreck Decorators to renovate a 19th century church in Lanarkshire – a project which was recently awarded ‘Painting Project of the Year’ by the Federation. St Mary’s Church in Coatbridge required extensive redecoration and during the tendering process
Crown Trade has updated its versatile and hardwearing Colorfects creative finish offer, launching a glossy new brochure that provides an essential guide to the flecked paint systems and protective glazes in the range. Colorfects combines colour and texture in an innovative way bringing
With support and involvement from Crown Paints, Bagnalls has successfully completed the decoration of Tong High School, a large multi-cultural school and specialist sports college in Bradford, built as part of the government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Tong School w
A selection of Crown Paints' high-performing Crown Trade range of coatings has been specified in the £10 million restoration of Liverpool's historic Port of Liverpool Building. As part of the internal redecoration of the iconic Grade II*-listed property, building owner Downing selected a var
Manufactured by Crown Paints, one of the UK's leading coatings companies, Crown Trade is one of the most widely used professional coatings brands in the UK. Crown Trade products combine the very best aesthetic and performance characteristics in an inspi
The Crown Trade Timonox range of flame retardant coatings has been selected for the refurbishment of the Beckers Estate, a development of around 140 homes managed by Hackney Homes. Chosen for its excellent performance characteristics, as well as its durability and palette of over 1,000 colours, t
The City of York Council has selected Crown Paints as a key partner in one of its latest projects, the refurbishment of over 200 homes within the city’s Westfield ward. In conjunction with Crown Paints’ expert specification and colour consultancy services, the council developed individual decorat
Corby Borough Council has specified coatings from the Crown Paints portfolio for use in the cyclical maintenance programme for its 5,100 homes. As part of the new redecoration scheme, which aims to raise the standard of resident living accommodation, the Council’s in-house team will use a variety
Crown Trade has carried out extensive research within the facilities management sector to identify the specific needs of this rapidly expanding market, and to develop a greater understanding of the industry’s decision-making processes. Following recent growth in the facilities managem
Crown Trade and Sandtex Trade products have been specified for the refurbishment of Parkers Mill in Mildenhall, Suffolk. A selection of coatings from the Crown Trade and Sandtex Trade portfolios were selected for the internal and external redecoration of the former watermill, which has been conve
Crown Trade has launched Grip Extreme, a new fast-drying, multi-purpose primer, which has been specially developed to offer superior adhesion to difficult substrates. Crown Trade Grip Extreme is formulated using waterborne acrylic technology, meaning it can be used on a range of interi
The Crown Trade Timonox range of flame retardant coatings has been specified in the redecoration of the Victoria Centre, a development of 640 tenanted flats, managed by Nottingham City Homes. More than 21 miles of corridor, as well as communal staircases and the entrance foyer, were refurbished a