Johnstone's Paint is owned by PPG, who are the worlds largest coatings company. They also own Leyland Paint, as well as manufacturing white label brands such as Homebase, Wicks, and many more.
We are proud to be part of PPG Industries who is one of the world's largest suppliers of paints, coatings, optical products, speciality materials, glass and fibre glass. Founded in 1883 and based in Pittsburgh, USA, PPG operates in around 70 countries worldwide.
Leyland trade paints are of a good quality if correct product used for the job. The waterbased satin paint is not supposed to yellow as fast as the oil based paints.
Each of the big 3 (Dulux, Johnstone's and Crown) make separate versions of each product for each sector. Trade being the premium and retail being the budget. You should always look for the word “trade” on the tin or go to a trade outlet. That way you know what you're buying.
Retail paint has a lower opacity and therefore you may need 3 or 4 coats to satisfactorily cover the previous coating. On the other hand, a Trade paint which has higher opacity, will need fewer coats to cover the previous coating even if the colour change is significant.
The top brands in retail paints also have trade paint lines for decorators and professionals. Armstead, Crown, Dulux, Leyland, and Johnstone's are 5 of the best trade paint brands in the UK.
The raw materials used in Dulux Trade paints are of a higher quality, including a greater concentration of pigments. This is what makes the paint spread further, so each litre covers more square metres.
Our parent company, PPG Industries is one of the world's largest suppliers of paints, coatings, optical products, speciality materials, glass and fibre glass.
In most cases we can provide a closest match which is within 10% variance to the original colour selected, or suggest an alternative suitable finish.
Johnstone's Trade provides high performance paint in any colour. Whether it's a lampshade or cushion, a sample of your favourite wallpaper or that favourite plant - show us the colour and we can scan and match it.
Leyland QD Gloss is nasty and it dries up like satin. I absolutely looooooove their Super Latex for new plaster as a mist coat. 10-15% water mix and it sinks in deep into the plaster. Great for finish on ceilings after mist coat as it is very flat.
Trade paint is of a much higher quality than general retail paint and it will not only go further when covering a wall but it will also need less coats to produce a high quality finish.
For Johnstone's Brilliant White Vinyl Matt Emulsion 10L we've given it an overall score of 9.0 out of 10, which makes it right up there with the very best in the Paint category.
Johnstone's Kitchen and Bathroom Emulsion Paint
It provides good coverage, is low odour - so no overpowering smell and is easy to apply with a brush or a roller. It dries to a mid-sheen finish that is durable with ten times the wash resistance of normal emulsions, wipeable and resistant to grease.
Johnstone's is easier to use, leaves an equally good finish, but starts to yellow within weeks of applying it. For this reason, I've got to go with Dulux. However, neither are great gloss products.
Paint companies are terrible at matching each other's colours. Whether a paint company has a computerized matching system or does it by eyeball, it's rarely accurate.
Yes - but it doesn't have the same chalky finish so it does look slightly different - i.e. probably fine if you've got your heart set on a colour and you're doing the whole room, but not so good if you've already got your F&B and want to repaint a bit of it.
Our parent company, PPG Industries, is one of the world's largest suppliers of paints, coatings, optical products, speciality materials, glass, and fibreglass. It was founded in 1883 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2008 AkzoNobel acquires ICI and Dulux become an important part of the world leading paints and performance coatings company.
Two different products, vinyl matt is harder wearing has a resin added, so finish will have a slight slight sheen, whereas matt is dead flat, no sheen. And if doing a mist coat on a new plastered wall, you need a matt emulsion.
Dulux Weathershield Vs Dulux TRADE Weathershield
Dulux Trade Weathershield are probably the brand leader when it comes to exterior paints. However, the Dulux retail exterior paints are also called “Weathershield”. Apart from different images on the tin, the only difference is that word “trade”.
Dulux Decorator Centre is open to both retail and trade customers at all our stores throughout the UK. Although we sell trade products, this simply means that they're of higher quality and a better formulation than standard retail products, but anyone is able to buy and use our paints & products.