Blockbusting P&D Show for PPG
PPG Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland has rounded off a spectacular 2015 with its biggest and best year yet at the National Painting and Decorating Show.
Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, the show, which is now in its 21st year, saw a record number of visitors, with more than 3,000 decorators, students, stockists and contractors attending the two-day event.
Visitors flocked to PPG’s eye-catching stand in their droves to find out the latest from popular trade paint brands, Johnstone’s Trade and Leyland Trade, both manufactured by PPG, and take advantage of the many special exclusive show offers from Johnstone’s Decorating Centres. Hundreds of lucky decorators collected some fantastic prizes as Johnstone’s Trade brought its 125th anniversary celebrations to a close with an exclusive competition.
There was a constant stream of decorators to the stand who were keen to take the opportunity to try out Johnstone’s Aqua Water-based Undercoat, Satin and Gloss with the brand-new Fat Hog fully synthetic PROAQUA brush, which was officially launched at the show.
The eight Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year finalists were busy completing a series of challenging technical tasks set for them – in full view of the thousands of visitors to the show. It was Joel Mortlock, a student from Doncaster College, who impressed the judges the most with his ability to keep his cool and meet the demanding technical specification to secure the coveted title and a prize bundle worth more than £3,000 on the second day of the show.
Leyland showcased its new Waterproofing range, which launched earlier this year, with the team on hand to answer any questions about application and use.
As well as seeing the stars of the future in action and picking up expert tips and advice, darts fans were invited to try their luck playing against Mark Webster or Simon Whitlock with Leyland Trade, while Fat Hog’s motorbike arcade game gave visitors the chance to test their driving skills.
Sarah Clough, PPG’s loyalty and event marketing manager, said: “This was a record-breaking year for the show and it was fantastic to be such a big part of it once again. There was a great atmosphere about the whole show and our stand was constantly busy – it was great to meet so many customers and hear their feedback. We’re already looking forward to next year’s show!”