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PFH Live 2018

Crown Paints will be addressing the key issues of fire safety, colour schemes and maintenance cycles at the forthcoming Procurement for Housing (PfH) Live conference.

The event takes place from June 26th-28th as part of the annual Chartered Institute of Housing event in Manchester.

From stand P66, members of Crown’s Specification team will be on hand to offer tailored advice to specifiers working in the social housing sector, providing guidance on extending maintenance cycles, creating attractive and inclusive colour schemes and selecting the most effective paint products for both interior and exterior decoration projects.

Visitors to Crown Paints’ stand will also be able to find out more about the company’s extensive range of high-performance paints and specialist coatings which includes Crown Trade Timonox, an innovative flame retardant paint system that inhibits the spread of fire and can help housing providers comply to the relevant fire and safety standards.

As well as enhancing the appearance of interior walls and ceilings, the combination of one coat of Crown Trade Timonox Upgrade basecoat followed by two coats of Crown Trade Timonox Emulsion topcoat can upgrade surfaces from a class 4 to a class 0 rating. As the Crown Trade Timonox system can be applied over multiple layers of existing paint, it is also ideally suited for refurbishment projects, offering a cost-effective solution to improving the fire safety standards of existing housing stock.

Ian Lealand, Crown Paints Business Development Manager, commented: “Here at Crown Paints, we understand that the social housing sector faces unique challenges and we are committed to ensuring that we can offer specifiers a comprehensive range of solutions, both in terms of our extensive portfolio of high performance paint products and our in-house technical expertise. From dealing with budget constraints to achieving compliance with numerous regulations, social housing providers need products that perform as well as they look and we are looking forward to speaking directly with specifiers at the PfH Live event to identify the ways in which Crown Paints can assist them with their next project.”

CROWN TRADE FASTFLOW SYSTEM NOW IN FULL COLOUR

Already a popular choice with trade contractors and specifiers thanks to its quick-drying and low-odour properties, our full range of Fastflow water-based trim paints is now available in a choice of hundreds of different colours.

Following on from the successful introduction of limited tinted colour options for our Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, additional colours are now available across the full range, which also includes Fastflow Quick Dry Satin and Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat.

Combining the performance characteristics of an oil-based system with all the benefits of innovative water-based technology, the Fastflow range offers the ideal solution for contracts where a quick turnaround and high quality finish is required. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the Fastflow system’s quick-dry formulation can help reduce time and labour on site by enabling two coats to be applied in one day.

Thanks to the use of our innovative Breatheasy® technology, the water-based system also offers a practical alternative to the use of solvent-based paints by eliminating any unpleasant odours. This not only helps to create a more pleasant working environment for both the contractor and customer but makes it ideally suited for use in kitchens and food preparation areas or in rooms that need to be occupied soon after painting.

The best features of oil-based trim products have also been embraced, with the Fastflow system offering excellent flow, wet-edge retention and workability to minimise brush marks, whilst giving a high-quality, high-sheen finish that is both durable and resistant to yellowing.

The Fastflow system is available from leading independent merchants and the nationwide network of Crown Decorating Centres.

Crown Sponsors Great British Stories on 5

Have you seen us on Channel 5? We’ve just agreed a major new sponsorship deal for the channel’s popular Great British Stories programmes which will run throughout the year so keep an eye out for them.

The fun 10 second idents will be shown before and after the advert breaks during each Great British Stories programme broadcast between now and the end of the year. The 12 programmes, which are a mix of one-off documentaries and multi-episode runs, cover topics including British history, landscapes and architecture.

Featuring cultural treasures such as the National Trust, Buckingham Palace and the Flying Scotsman, Channel 5’s Great British Stories also provide an insight into people living and working in all corners of Britain. As a British institution and proud holder of the royal warrant ourselves, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the Great British Stories series and hope you enjoy watching them as much as we did making them.

The idents feature products from across the Crown Paints family including Crown Trade, Crown Decorating Centres and Sandtex – see if you can spot them all and let us know what you think.

Turning up the heat for the Apprentice Decorator of the Year

The search to find the UK’s Apprentice Decorator of the Year is now underway, with painters and decorators from across the UK brushing up their skills for the regional heats of the competition.
Apprentices are currently taking part in the regional heats in the competition, which is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and sponsored by Crown Paints along with other industry leaders such as British Gypsum.

The competitors will be put through their paces by the judges, including lead judge Kevin O’Donnell, Crown Paints training manager, as they undertake a series of decorating tasks which will test their skills using different products and surfaces.

Entrants will be given six hours to display a range of skills, with judges looking out for attention to detail, accuracy and finesse. The competitors must also demonstrate the ability to maintain a tidy working area and work safely, with points deducted for those who fail to do so.

Once all regional heats are completed, those competitors who scored highly enough will be invited to take part in the national final at SkillBuild UK, which takes place at WorldSkills UK LIVE at Birmingham’s NEC in November. SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, from bricklaying and cabinet making to plastering and stonemasonry.

We’d like to wish all those taking part the best of luck and look forward to seeing the best up-and-coming decorators in the UK in action!

PFH Live 2018

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Crown Paints will be addressing the key issues of fire safety, colour schemes and maintenance cycles at the forthcoming Procurement for Housing (PfH) Live conference.

The event takes place from June 26th-28th as part of the annual Chartered Institute of Housing event in Manchester.

From stand P66, members of Crown’s Specification team will be on hand to offer tailored advice to specifiers working in the social housing sector, providing guidance on extending maintenance cycles, creating attractive and inclusive colour schemes and selecting the most effective paint products for both interior and exterior decoration projects.

Visitors to Crown Paints’ stand will also be able to find out more about the company’s extensive range of high-performance paints and specialist coatings which includes Crown Trade Timonox, an innovative flame retardant paint system that inhibits the spread of fire and can help housing providers comply to the relevant fire and safety standards.

As well as enhancing the appearance of interior walls and ceilings, the combination of one coat of Crown Trade Timonox Upgrade basecoat followed by two coats of Crown Trade Timonox Emulsion topcoat can upgrade surfaces from a class 4 to a class 0 rating. As the Crown Trade Timonox system can be applied over multiple layers of existing paint, it is also ideally suited for refurbishment projects, offering a cost-effective solution to improving the fire safety standards of existing housing stock.

Ian Lealand, Crown Paints Business Development Manager, commented: “Here at Crown Paints, we understand that the social housing sector faces unique challenges and we are committed to ensuring that we can offer specifiers a comprehensive range of solutions, both in terms of our extensive portfolio of high performance paint products and our in-house technical expertise. From dealing with budget constraints to achieving compliance with numerous regulations, social housing providers need products that perform as well as they look and we are looking forward to speaking directly with specifiers at the PfH Live event to identify the ways in which Crown Paints can assist them with their next project.”

CROWN TRADE FASTFLOW SYSTEM NOW IN FULL COLOUR

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Already a popular choice with trade contractors and specifiers thanks to its quick-drying and low-odour properties, our full range of Fastflow water-based trim paints is now available in a choice of hundreds of different colours.

Following on from the successful introduction of limited tinted colour options for our Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, additional colours are now available across the full range, which also includes Fastflow Quick Dry Satin and Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat.

Combining the performance characteristics of an oil-based system with all the benefits of innovative water-based technology, the Fastflow range offers the ideal solution for contracts where a quick turnaround and high quality finish is required. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the Fastflow system’s quick-dry formulation can help reduce time and labour on site by enabling two coats to be applied in one day.

Thanks to the use of our innovative Breatheasy® technology, the water-based system also offers a practical alternative to the use of solvent-based paints by eliminating any unpleasant odours. This not only helps to create a more pleasant working environment for both the contractor and customer but makes it ideally suited for use in kitchens and food preparation areas or in rooms that need to be occupied soon after painting.

The best features of oil-based trim products have also been embraced, with the Fastflow system offering excellent flow, wet-edge retention and workability to minimise brush marks, whilst giving a high-quality, high-sheen finish that is both durable and resistant to yellowing.

The Fastflow system is available from leading independent merchants and the nationwide network of Crown Decorating Centres.

Crown Sponsors Great British Stories on 5

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Have you seen us on Channel 5? We’ve just agreed a major new sponsorship deal for the channel’s popular Great British Stories programmes which will run throughout the year so keep an eye out for them.

The fun 10 second idents will be shown before and after the advert breaks during each Great British Stories programme broadcast between now and the end of the year. The 12 programmes, which are a mix of one-off documentaries and multi-episode runs, cover topics including British history, landscapes and architecture.

Featuring cultural treasures such as the National Trust, Buckingham Palace and the Flying Scotsman, Channel 5’s Great British Stories also provide an insight into people living and working in all corners of Britain. As a British institution and proud holder of the royal warrant ourselves, we’re delighted to be sponsoring the Great British Stories series and hope you enjoy watching them as much as we did making them.

The idents feature products from across the Crown Paints family including Crown Trade, Crown Decorating Centres and Sandtex – see if you can spot them all and let us know what you think.

Turning up the heat for the Apprentice Decorator of the Year

Contact Us

The search to find the UK’s Apprentice Decorator of the Year is now underway, with painters and decorators from across the UK brushing up their skills for the regional heats of the competition.
Apprentices are currently taking part in the regional heats in the competition, which is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and sponsored by Crown Paints along with other industry leaders such as British Gypsum.

The competitors will be put through their paces by the judges, including lead judge Kevin O’Donnell, Crown Paints training manager, as they undertake a series of decorating tasks which will test their skills using different products and surfaces.

Entrants will be given six hours to display a range of skills, with judges looking out for attention to detail, accuracy and finesse. The competitors must also demonstrate the ability to maintain a tidy working area and work safely, with points deducted for those who fail to do so.

Once all regional heats are completed, those competitors who scored highly enough will be invited to take part in the national final at SkillBuild UK, which takes place at WorldSkills UK LIVE at Birmingham’s NEC in November. SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, from bricklaying and cabinet making to plastering and stonemasonry.

We’d like to wish all those taking part the best of luck and look forward to seeing the best up-and-coming decorators in the UK in action!

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