Russell Paints an independent, family-owned merchant business that has been established in Edinburgh for almost 40 years. It started stocking the Teknos wood finishing products some three years ago.
Says Jim Johnston, Russell Paints’ managing director, “Teknos has track record in timber protection with its spray applied coatings and, prompted by customer enquiries, so we saw stocking brush-applied coatings as a natural progression. Housebuilders were frequently requesting Teknos products to undertake maintenance to windows and doors that had been factory-finished but had been damaged, either through poor handling on site or during work such as the application of render coatings to walls”.
The staff at Russell Paints have been given in-store training in all the Teknos products stocked.
Continues Jim, “For Russell Paints, Teknos is an attractive proposition due to the range of products available and the flexibility of the tinting system which is capable of providing customers with thousands of readily available colour options. Added to this, the heritage of the company is appealing as there is a feeling that, if the paints are good enough for the harsh Scandinavian climate, they must be suitable for the Scottish market”.