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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!

COLOUR YOUR THINKING WITH CROWN’S NEW FASTFLOW GUIDE

For a straightforward and easy guide to quick drying water-based paint solutions, Crown has it covered thanks to the launch of a new product guide for the innovative Fastflow range.

The new literature provides specifiers with a useful overview of the key product details and benefits of Crown Trade’s Quick Drying Fastflow System, which includes gloss, satin and a primer undercoat. Specifically developed for use on interior and exterior joinery and metalwork, the range benefits from our innovative Breatheasy® technology, which helps to eliminate any strong odours and makes it ideally suited to projects where a quick turnaround and high quality finish is required.

With the full Fastflow system now available in a choice of hundreds of tinted colours from the Crown Trade Colour Collection Fan, the new literature is a convenient reference tool to assist in the specification of water-based trim products. The guide also provides a useful introduction to some of our other product innovations including the Clean Extreme range of scrubbable matt and durable acrylic eggshell paints.

Crown Paints unveils new product & colour guide

We have launched a comprehensive new Product & Colour Guide to make it even easier for specifiers to choose from our extensive range of Crown Trade paints, specialist coatings and colour options.

The new guide includes key information for our complete product offering, from interior and exterior paints to protective floor coatings and specialists solutions such as the Crown Trade Timonox flame retardant range – all grouped into clearly defined sections for ease of reference.

Our new Product & Colour Guide also provides specifiers with access to the most popular colours and BS and RAL colour options. Benefiting from Crown Paint’s colour expertise, the new resource includes inspiration and guidance on choosing effective colour schemes and what to consider in terms of a room’s size, use and lighting conditions. The guide also provides an introduction to the Crown Paints Colour Influences programme, which sees an expert panel of consultants, specialists and designers compile seasonal collections based on the latest colour trends.

Introducing 100 per cent recycled plastic containers

We’ve become the first paint manufacturer in the UK to launch paint containers made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.

The plastic 2.5 litre and 5 litre containers, which will soon be available across the Crown Paints’ family of products starting with our retail range, have been manufactured by packaging solutions expert Emballator, using 100 per cent post-consumer waste (PCW) plastic for each container.

The innovative manufacturing process will ultimately save thousands of tonnes of PCW plastic from otherwise ending up in landfill. Once sorted, the PCW plastic is turned into individual pellets which are then dyed and moulded to create the containers, with the dark grey colour making them instantly recognisable. The paint containers are also fully recyclable once empty and clean – adding to their sustainability credentials.

Julie Entwistle, our packaging buyer said: “We’ve invested a great deal in creating this innovative new packaging and have worked closely with the Emballator team to create a product which is made entirely from recycled plastic. This marks a significant improvement to the plastic paint containers manufactured from 25 per cent recycled plastic which are currently available in the UK.”

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

Contact Us

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!

COLOUR YOUR THINKING WITH CROWN’S NEW FASTFLOW GUIDE

Contact Us

For a straightforward and easy guide to quick drying water-based paint solutions, Crown has it covered thanks to the launch of a new product guide for the innovative Fastflow range.

The new literature provides specifiers with a useful overview of the key product details and benefits of Crown Trade’s Quick Drying Fastflow System, which includes gloss, satin and a primer undercoat. Specifically developed for use on interior and exterior joinery and metalwork, the range benefits from our innovative Breatheasy® technology, which helps to eliminate any strong odours and makes it ideally suited to projects where a quick turnaround and high quality finish is required.

With the full Fastflow system now available in a choice of hundreds of tinted colours from the Crown Trade Colour Collection Fan, the new literature is a convenient reference tool to assist in the specification of water-based trim products. The guide also provides a useful introduction to some of our other product innovations including the Clean Extreme range of scrubbable matt and durable acrylic eggshell paints.

Crown Paints unveils new product & colour guide

Contact Us

We have launched a comprehensive new Product & Colour Guide to make it even easier for specifiers to choose from our extensive range of Crown Trade paints, specialist coatings and colour options.

The new guide includes key information for our complete product offering, from interior and exterior paints to protective floor coatings and specialists solutions such as the Crown Trade Timonox flame retardant range – all grouped into clearly defined sections for ease of reference.

Our new Product & Colour Guide also provides specifiers with access to the most popular colours and BS and RAL colour options. Benefiting from Crown Paint’s colour expertise, the new resource includes inspiration and guidance on choosing effective colour schemes and what to consider in terms of a room’s size, use and lighting conditions. The guide also provides an introduction to the Crown Paints Colour Influences programme, which sees an expert panel of consultants, specialists and designers compile seasonal collections based on the latest colour trends.

Introducing 100 per cent recycled plastic containers

Contact Us

We’ve become the first paint manufacturer in the UK to launch paint containers made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.

The plastic 2.5 litre and 5 litre containers, which will soon be available across the Crown Paints’ family of products starting with our retail range, have been manufactured by packaging solutions expert Emballator, using 100 per cent post-consumer waste (PCW) plastic for each container.

The innovative manufacturing process will ultimately save thousands of tonnes of PCW plastic from otherwise ending up in landfill. Once sorted, the PCW plastic is turned into individual pellets which are then dyed and moulded to create the containers, with the dark grey colour making them instantly recognisable. The paint containers are also fully recyclable once empty and clean – adding to their sustainability credentials.

Julie Entwistle, our packaging buyer said: “We’ve invested a great deal in creating this innovative new packaging and have worked closely with the Emballator team to create a product which is made entirely from recycled plastic. This marks a significant improvement to the plastic paint containers manufactured from 25 per cent recycled plastic which are currently available in the UK.”

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