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Re-launch for Leyland SDM Kensington

Decorating merchant Leyland SDM is preparing to re-launch one of its oldest and most successful stores in the heart of London with a fresh look and dozens of new products.

Leyland SDM will take the wraps off its new-look Kensington store on Monday (January 15) with a series of events and promotions planned over the coming weeks.

The High Street location has a new layout, as well as a new Paint Service Desk with additional tills so tradespeople in a hurry don’t need to queue behind those waiting to mix paint.

The store will benefit from a Johnstone’s paint mixing machine, allowing customers to choose from a wide range of colour options and finishes.

In a first for Leyland SDM, the store will also offer customers the chance to order luxury wallpaper from in-store sample books, including ranges from Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Roberto Cavalli, Carrara and Valentin Yudashkin, amongst others.

New stains by Osmo have been added to the woodcare range and Kensington will be the first Leyland SDM store to have an Osmo mixing machine, allowing customers the option to mix colours in both internal and external woodcare products. Even waxes can be colour mixed.

Leyland SDM Kensington was the business’ sixth outlet when it opened in 1996. There are now 33 stores across London.

Tea, coffee and food will be available to visitors on Monday, while there will also be chances to scoop prizes on Leyland SDM’s Spin to Win wheel, as well as supplier visits and demos throughout the week.

Customers will also have the opportunity to win by testing their strength in a paint can lifting challenge, while the famous Dulux dog will also be visiting on Wednesday.

The Kensington store, close to Kensington Olympia tube station, is open 6.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. It will be closed on Sunday January 14 in preparation for the re-launch the following day.

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