It’s time to get your coat with our Macpherson Trade Paint giveaway.
Macpherson Eclipse interior matt paint is the bestselling product in the Macpherson collection – which celebrates its 135 year anniversary this year.
Eclipse is water-based, which is better for the environment than solvent-based equivalents, and, as the product doesn’t have the lingering odour associated with solvent-based paint, makes for better working conditions.
The paint offers excellent opacity and a smooth matt finish, and as it has a high moisture permeability, it can be applied to new plaster before the drying process is complete: time is money, so decorators can save valuable hours without compromising on the quality of the finish.
Eclipse has a spreading rate of up to 16 square metres per litre, dependant on surface texture and porosity, and under normal conditions is touch dry after two hours, and recoatable after four, meaning that under ideal conditions it is entirely possible to get two coats onto the wall in a single day. It can be applied with a roller, brush or spray as required.
The Macpherson Trade Paints collection is well known to the trades but decorators might not be aware that the paint has been around since 1884, when Donald Macpherson founded a paint, varnish and Chinese lacquer manufacturing business in Manchester.
Fast forward a few decades and the company was enjoying a period of rapid expansion, which saw it upgrade its premises to a former textile mill in Bury, Lancashire in the 1940s. The group continued to build its reputation for quality paint products and by the 1980s the manufacturer was the fourth largest coatings company in the UK.
Since then the brand has come under the umbrella of some of the biggest names in the decorating industry, going on to become part of the Crown Paints family in 2008.
Both companies have an impressive heritage. Crown Paints can trace its history back as far as 1777 and is now part of the Hempel Group, a world leading coatings supplier for the decorative, protective and marine markets.
And under Crown Paints, the range has continued to develop, with the latest addition to the brand being its Durable Matt. This hardwearing matt paint is specially formulated to ensure that scuffs and stains can easily be washed away.
Durable Matt has built-in stain and moisture resistance, so walls look cleaner for longer. Available in over 7,000 colours, it is fast becoming yet another staple for professional decorators.
To celebrate 135 years in business Macpherson Trade Paints is giving away over £1,800 worth of product to our ever fortunate readers. 13 winners will be painting the town with five 10 litre tins of Macpherson Eclipse each and all you have to do is answer the question below: