About us

Apart of the Hempel Group, a world leading coating supplier for the decorative, protective and marine markets, Crown Paints can trace its history over 200 years. We also have a number of years’ experience working closely with in excess of 100 Housing providers, providing expertise and dedicated support via our network of over 130 Crown Decorating Centres (CDC) across the UK.

Lot 2 – Paint and Associated Products

In Crown Trade you’ll find a range of high quality paints, including specialist and high performance coatings.

Click here to download the product and colour guide.

Crown Trade Timonox

Did you know you have a “Duty of Care”?

Building designers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and building owners have a ‘Duty of Care’ to build and maintain premises that not only minimise fire risk but also to reduce the loss of life, injury and damage to property if a fire was to start.

Click here to find out how the Crown Trade Timonox range can help you meet this legislation.

Click here to download the Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings.

Made for the trade since 1884, Macpherson Trade Paints is a brand which represents quality and reliability to generations of painters and decorators- find out more visit

Exterior Solutions – Sandtex Trade

Sandtex Trade, the No1 exterior solution, has benefited from extensive investment in research and development and features state of the art coatings technology. That’s why you will find BBA accreditations and anti-carbonation certificates which ensure our formulations include the most durable, weather resistant and light-fast products money can buy. The Sandtex Trade system now consists of products that encompass wood, metal and even uPVC as well as stone, brick, pebble-dash and render, and of course concrete which is where it all began.

Click here to download the Sandtex Brochure.

Exterior/Interior Woodcare Solutions

Advanced technology underpinned by over 200 years of history at Sadolin we pride ourselves on creating the very best in wood protection products, drawing on more than 200 years of innovation to offer customers the widest range of commercial and trade solutions.

Today we continue to invest in technology that allows us to develop premium quality wood treatment solutions for the modern market, channelling years of experience to create a brand you can truly trust.

To download the Sadolin Trade brochure, please click here. 

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Specification services

We understand that projects can often be complicated and ensuring that the right coatings are specified can be a challenge.

Our Specification Team offers a variety of services to help create effective specifications for any project to find out more please contact one of the key contacts below:

Laura Crossey – PfH account manager

Email –

Phone – +44 7771825958

Company and Sustainability

Hempel is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which supports cultural, humanitarian and scientific causes across the world.

Projects they are involved within include :-

  • Sustainability
  • Charity & Community
  • Education, Skills & Apprenticeships

To find out more please download a copy of our latest Company and Sustainability report.


As a company, we at crown paints believe strongly in supporting charities and worthwhile causes where possible.

Since 2010, we have donated over £110,000 to a variety of deserving charities, including Children with Cancer who we partnered up with in 2016.

Can Back Scheme

So, what do we do to ensure we are managing our waste as responsibly as possible? Let us introduce you to Can Back.

In 2013, we introduced Can Back, our paint can recycling scheme. Although performing well, in early 2021 we decided to take the plunge and extend the scheme, to now allow customers to bring back ANY paint can from ANY paint manufacturer, to be recycled by us, completely free of charge at one of our stores.

Across 2020 alone we saw more than 200 tonnes of plastic recycled thanks to the scheme – this year though, we KNOW we can do more.

The premise of the Can Back scheme is simple. Once paint cans have done their job and are empty, decorators and contractors can bring these back to a CDC and make use of our no questions asked recycling service. The only catch, cans must be clean and dry, with no more than 1cm of dried paint left.

How the scheme works

Once collected in store, cans are brought back to one of our manufacturing sites – on lorries which have delivered stock to store, thus meaning no additional transpiration is required – where the reprocessing work begins.

The process for all the paint packaging can be broken down into 3 simple steps for recycling:

Scrape out paint remnants

Leave to ensure completely dry

Bale to go to recyclers

From there the metal and plastic makes its way to one of our third party suppliers, where the materials and recycled into new products for onward use.

At Crown Paints, we are extremely proud of the great work we are doing across the business to be as sustainable as possible in our day to day. We’d love for all our customers to help us on our mission too. Ask your local sales person how you can be involved today!

If you would like to know more about the Decorative Solutions framework, please click here.