Johnstone’s Trade



Johnstone’s Trade
Huddersfield Road,
Birstall, Batley,
West Yorkshire, UK
WF17 8FT

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 354354

Johnstone’s Trade Aqua Guard is our most durable water based satin paint for interior wood and metal.

With brand new Surface Protection technology, it provides the ultimate defence against scratches, wear and tear and greasy finger marks. It’s not just about durability though, Johnstone’s Trade Aqua Guard has advanced application qualities which extend working time and covering power coupled with long-lasting whiteness.

The powerful Surface Protection Technology will not soften or become damaged due to everyday wear and tear. Johnstone’s Trade Aqua Guard provides all the features you expect from a water based paint plus long-lasting durability. Johnstone’s Trade Aqua Guard can be tinted to the full colour range including our exclusive Voice of Colour range.

Nigel Wilkinson Painting & Decorating Ltd

Nigel Wilkinson Painting & Decorating Ltd has been voted the Supreme Winner of the prestigious Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards 2022. The annual awards, hosted by Johnstone’s Trade, acknowledge the outstanding talent within the painting and decorating industry and showcase some of the best projects completed during the previous year.

The Paint Shed

The Paint Shed is the smart choice for smart decorators. We’re your local paint specialists, and the UK’s most recommended independent paint retailer, offering a better way to get your hands on quality trade paint.

Johnstone’s Trade announces sponsorship of Leeds Rhinos

Johnstone’s Trade has announced that it is the official paint partner of the Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club for the fifth consecutive season. As well as being the club’s official paint partner, the Yorkshire-based paint manufacturer has also revealed that, new for 2023, it will be the proud sponsor of Leeds Rhinos Women and England International player Caitlin Beevers.

Transforming Felixstowe Lifeguard Hut

Area Development Manager Robert Smith worked with Brewers Ipswich to ensure the transformation of Felixstowe Lifeguard Hut was the brightest and best it could be.  10L of Johnstone’s Opaque Woodstain and 2.5L of Albany Aluminium Wood Primer was donated to make sure the hut is well protected against the British seaside weather.

Bonanza Sale returns with huge savings across favourite brands

The Johnstone’s Decorating Centre Bonanza Sale has made a comeback for November, giving decorators yet another chance to snap up essential products at low prices. Featuring top brands, including Johnstone’s Trade, Wooster, Purdy and Toupret, the Bonanza Sale provides tradespeople with the chance to pick up their favourite paints, tools and sundries at a discount. This month’s sale will run from 22nd to 27th November, with headline deals including the Wooster Gold Edge brush set for less than half price at £10.99.

Introducing Vining Ivy: JOHNSTONE’S TRADE by PPG announces 2023 Colour of the Year

A bluish, greenish colour. A bold turquoise tint that offers both a calming and energising feel. BIRSTALL, UK; September 06, 2022; Each year JOHNSTONE’S® TRADE shows its instinct in its choice of Colour of the Year to help your customers find an impactful colour for their interior and exterior projects; the 2023 Colour of the Year is no different. Introducing the JOHNSTONE’S® TRADE by PPG Voice of Colour 2023 Colour of the Year: Vining Ivy (PPG1148-6), a turquoise tint that is both modern and versatile.

Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Winner restores the beauty of the Turkish Baths, Harrogate

The Turkish Baths in Harrogate is one of only seven dating back to the 19th century that can be found in the UK, and it is one of the most historically accurate. Redecorating such a building requires a combination of skill, patience, a keen eye for detail and exceptional product knowledge. It was Wharfdale Decorations Ltd’s ability to demonstrate these qualities that contributed to them being crowned Supreme Winner at the Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards.

Johnstone’s Decorating Centre introduces new paint exchange programme 

Johnstone’s Decorating Centre has launched its new Paint Exchange service. Available from 11th August, account holders will be able to take their old paint cans into selected Johnstone’s Decorating Centres and exchange any brand of water-based paint can, with or without paint left in the can.   In conjunction with a specialist paint recycling partner any unused paint will be recycled into new paint and the empty packaging recycled into new paint cans. A staggering 55 million litres of paint goes into landfill each year, so the service aims to help reduce waste as well giving painters and decorators an easy and sustainable way to dispose of their old paint cans.  



Johnstone’s Trade is part of PPG and has a long history as one of the UK’s foremost professional trade paint brands dating back to 1890.

Johnstone’s Trade are proud to offer a comprehensive range of high performance trade paints, wood care products and performance coatings. We work hand in hand with our customers and our global R&D teams to provide new and technically advanced products.

The Johnstone’s Trade product portfolio is designed with professional painter and decorators, specifiers, and facilities managers in mind. It features a complete range of coatings that are used daily by our clients and deliver trusted professional results.

The Johnstone’s Woodworks range offers outstanding systems for maximum wood protection. With coatings for interior and exterior use, Woodworks offers a range of coatings to ensure your woodwork looks better for longer. The broad range of colours and finishes available ensures a variety of decorative options.

The Johnstone’s Stormshield range is a professional exterior range developed for professionals to help protect the exterior of buildings. The range of masonry, metal and wood finishes have been developed for lasting protection with BBA approved extended life expectancies from 8 to 15 years.

Johnstone’s now also offer a wide range of fully certified External Wall Insulation and Render systems. External Wall Insulation (EWI) is a highly effective way of insulating buildings through the application of insulation panels to the exterior walls of a property and then coating these in a tough, durable and attractive render system.


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