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Johnstone’s are King of the Castle

Johnstone’s are King of the Castle! One of Scotland’s most historic castles has received a stunning renovation that mixes subtle colours with elegant design thanks to the use of products from Johnstone’s.

Taymouth Castle in Perthshire was built in the early 19th century by Campbells with no expense spared in the form of carvings, murals and decorative plasterwork, which were all incorporated into the building’s luxurious design.

As part of an ongoing £100 million redevelopment of the castle, leading Scottish decorating firm Nevin of Edinburgh demonstrated first-class decorating craftsmanship to give the castle’s interior a stunning new look. The work carried out was deemed to be of such a high standard that it was nominated in the Special Interest category at the prestigious Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards.

johnstones are king of the castleDecorators had to ensure they provided a finish that remained faithful to the building’s heritage, as well as one that could bring it roaring into the 21st century. Eight decorators and two apprentices put their skills to the test over a nine-month period for the first phase of a project which has seen the castle turned into a 5-star hotel and spa complex with 160 new build luxury homes built around a new golf course.

The decorators were indebted to a variety of products from the Johnstone’s products used included Stormshield Pliolite Masonry, Flexible Undercoat & Gloss system and Acrylic Durable Matt. The team took full advantage of Johnstone’s colour matching technology to ensure the new colours matched the existing colours that have been in place for over 100 years.

Johnstone’s are King of the Castle
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