Crown Paints – Making The Grade Across Education Environments

27th of April, 2012 Bookmark and Share
Crown Paints will be demonstrating at Building Future Education how to achieve the right specification for learning environments, with the launch of its new online tool, PaintSpec Finder.™
The system generates tailor-made, accurate and technically detailed specifications in an accessible format, regardless of the complexity or size of the project.

PaintSpec Finder™ - which includes trade products from the Crown Paints’ family including Crown Trade, Sadolin and Sandtex Trade brands - is free to access at

It is the latest offering from Crown Paints, who offer a trusted route for specifiers in the education sector looking to achieve the right paint for the job. More details can be found at Crown Paints’ stand at Building Future Education, number 29. The exhibition takes place 9 – 10 May at London’s Business Design Centre.

Recent projects for the UK paint manufacturer include a partnership between Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology, which has seen the Crown Paints Colour Service team working with the College’s students and staff to create a bright and inspiring centre.

Crown Trade’s Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings system and Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt have been used throughout the College, with more than 30 different colour schemes introduced using both systems.
Jemma Saunders, Crown Paints’ Colour Consultant, visited the College and after a careful review of the facilities helped identify a series of schemes that would suit - with a brief to create a stimulating, vibrant environment.

Her concepts, communicated in face-to-face consultations and with Computer Generated Imagery, were then put to the students on feedback forms, and the favourite schemes were selected.

Each area of the College now has an individual look for each of the subject areas taught on-site, helping to create important identities across the facility.

Vernon Kinrade, Crown Paints’ Specification Sector Support Manager, said: “As part of the specification process, Crown Paints’ Sustainable Smart Maintenance programme has been introduced at the College.

“This programme streamlines asset management programmes and enables maintenance budgets to be optimised, with intervals between applications extended by the carefully tailored specification of Crown Paints’ products – based on site surveys and an analysis of the environment.

“This personal approach – overseen by Crown Paints’ specification team – ensures paints are specified which represent Best Value.

“As well as reducing whole life costs, Sustainable Smart Maintenance also reduces environmental impact – by driving forward reductions in the amount of paint needed in the long-term, through extended maintenance cycles.”

For more details contact the Crown Trade Customer Relations Team by calling 0845 389 9583, emailing or by visiting the website at
Jo Foster
Press release written by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685/308099.