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Crown exhibits at World Skills 2011



Next week, we’ll be entering a world of trade and skilled labour, exhibiting at WorldSkills, from 5 – 8 October at London’s ExCel.
With over 150,000 registered guests so far, we’ll be talking to schools, colleges, teachers, parents and pupils, about the value and enjoyment of vocational careers – and yes you’ve guessed it, the joys of painting!
We’ve created two types of experiences for visitors. Our ‘Have A Go Area,’ will provide budding vocational students with an interactive space to stencil the Crown Paints logo and experiment with paint colour. We’ve teamed up with students from the Painting and Decorating department at Lambeth College to support us with this activity. Visitors will be given the choice of using 20 of the most popular Crown colours and asked to fill in a form, in no more than 50 words, why they have chosen the colour/s they have, so that we can reveal Worldskills’ favourite Crown Colour at the end of the four day event. 
We’ve also got an exhibition stand, centred on the Crown Paints philosophy of training and skills, integrating our ‘Every Step of the Way’ approach. Our team of friendly advisors will be handing out helpful information about apprenticeships, support for colleges, support for training and Crown’s commitment to skills competitions. 
The show is free to enter but to confirm your attendance visit and register online today. 

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Cosy up for autumn by introducing warm colours at home

As the fresh summer shades fade and warmer autumnal colours begin to appear, walking in the British countryside can be an inspirational experience.  If you are a nature lover and enjoy spending time outdoors at this time of year, you can bring that earthy feeling indoors and recreate it at home with our range of earthbalance® paint.

Our greener living earthbalance® matt emulsion range for both walls and ceiling, includes 24 natural soft shades, from the warm and cosy, Rosy Cheeks® and Copper Canyon®, to the dusty brown shade of Toasted Almond®, and the fresh green of Apple Tree®. 

The range mimic’s the kind tones of the environment, merging the boundaries of exterior and interior style. As well as being rustically appealing, all paints in the range have 22% lower embodied carbon and are 99% solvent free. We are also working with the Carbon Neutral Company to offset the carbon emissions arising from the manufacture and distribution of every can of earthbalance®. So, if you are looking for a product that is environmentally sound but also stylish, then look no further than Crown earthbalance®.
For more information please visit the Crown Paints website or check out the Carbon Neutral Company website

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Colours of the deep


To celebrate our stunning new advert ‘Walls Come to Life’ we have been running a fantastic competition that will see one lucky person claim a trip for two to New York City. We are now a few weeks into the contest and the prizes keep getting better as the big draw gets closer.


This week’s prize, which links with our Facebook site, is inspired by the illustrator Graham Carter’s underwater scene and the pink Octopus shown in the advert. Our competition features the chance to win a full makeover for a kid’s bedroom, you could even choose the colours used in the TV ad as part of the prize.


The children’s scene featured in the TV advert presents three fab colours from the Crown Paint collection, which sees the Octopus painted with the vibrant pink of Cheeky Wink® and tones of Soft Berry both from the Crown easyclean range, while the surrounding water is awash with the deep blue shade of Laguna Bay® from our Feature Wall range.


So, to be in with the chance to win big, simply log on to our Facebook site, click on the New York Competition Tab, click like and then enter the multiple choice question. Good Luck! 


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Prepare for the coming season with Crown easyclean


The long summer holiday is over already and autumn is just around the corner. As the nights draw in and family life reverts back to normal the juggling of full time jobs and school begins. Amidst all of this coming and going the last thing on your mind at this time of year is the upkeep of your home’s interior.


However, if you prepare for the changing of the season your home needn’t lose its shine and you can continue to entertain family and friends without worrying about everyday wear and tear.


Crown has a solution to these common problems in the form of easyclean matt emulsion with stainguard®. Tough, washable and super scrubbable, easyclean helps to combat knocks and accidents helping to prevent your walls from looking tired.


Available in a variety of colours, the easyclean range is as stylish as it is practical and features colours that can be combined to leave your home looking right on trend. Team Soft Berry® and Potato Cake® on walls and woodwork to create a muted contemporary look in your room.


The easyclean range also features fun and bright colours that look great in children’s rooms such as Bubble Bath® or the vibrant Orange Squash®.  These colours work really well together and as easyclean can be applied to wood and metal, you can also have fun brightening up their furniture safe in the knowledge that any future marks can simply be wiped away.


So, if you are keen to keep your home looking fresh and would like to feel confident about your walls being protected throughout the winter months, check out the full range on our website here and choose the colours that you love. 

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