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.

We are at PFH Live 2022

With initiatives including industry-leading colour expertise, sustainable solutions and specialist coatings we offer an innovative blend of personal, service and high quality products all geared-up to meet social housing professionals’ exact needs. Come visit us on Stand P115

Lot 1 – Home Decorating Schemes

Home Decorating Schemes are available through our network of Crown Decorating Centres, these can be tailored to meet the needs of the property size whilst providing the resident with quality trade paint and sundry items to decorate their home.

Our Crown Decorating Centres are available to support your residents with the below services:-

  • Delivery to their front door
  • Collection from their chosen Crown Decorating Centre
  • Expert technical advice and guidance

Home decorating scheme offers

Crown’s Home Decorating Scheme which is managed and fulfilled via the nationwide network of Crown Decorating Centres is now available via a brand new online portal. Providing a choice of Home Decorating Packs, each of the 11 options is tailored to provide flexible, cost-effective schemes for a specific property type. Contact your local Crown Representative or click here for more information.

Customer Testimonials

“We have a long-standing relationship with Crown and the Home Decoration Scheme and are purchasing through the PfH framework as well as the Crown Paints CDC network and are delighted with service levels from all aspects of the company including Emma Alexander, staff at Sunderland CDC and Crown Paints specification department.”

“We have been using Crown Paints since February and have already seen substantial savings…in money and time. There are additional benefits such as discounts for all existing Lambeth tenants and corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributions including free paint for community projects as well as free delivery.”

CDC Store Finder

Find your local Crown Paints stockists by simply visiting:

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.