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  1. Andy Cherry
    April 20, 2010 at 10:34 am:

    Hello from all in our Crown Decorating Centres……

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  3. Geoff
    June 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm:

    can anyone tell me why solo paint used on garage door crazed over , did everything to the book twice ,any help will do. thanks

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  5. Jo
    June 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

    Dear Geoff
    Thanks for your comment. To help you with the problem you have described, we’d like to discuss this further with you, our Customer Relations Team will be in touch and we are sure we will be able to resolve this for you and offer some advice.
    Kindest Regards
    The Crown Team

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  7. John
    June 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm:

    Hi
    I,m after Empire Blue flat Matt Emulsion, manufactured by Crown.
    Has this colour been discontinued, as nobody seems to stock it anymore and its not on your web site colour chart.
    Thanks

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  9. Michelle
    June 22, 2010 at 9:44 am:

    Hi
    Can you help !!
    Im looking for the colour Paper Lantern in non drip gloss.
    I think its been discontinued. (it was a while ago ).is there any where its is stocked.
    Thanks
    Michelle

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  11. baxendaj
    June 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm:

    Hi Michelle
    Thanks for your comment
    The colour Paper Lantern has been discontinued – however we are able to mix this colour for you at one of our Crown Decorator Centres. The best thing to do is call our Paint Talk team on 0870 2401127 and they will be able to help direct you to your nearest Crown Decorator Centre, were you can get this shade colour matched. The Paint Talk team will adise of the best way to get hold of this, Alternatively you can check out http://www.crowndecoratingcentre.co.uk.
    Best regards
    Jo

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  13. baxendaj
    June 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm:

    Hi John
    Unfortunately the colour Empire Blue was discontinued in January this year, however we are able to mix this colour for you at one of our Crown Decorator Centres. The best thing to do is call our Paint Talk team on 0870 2401127 and they will be able to help direct you to your nearest Crown Decorator Centre, were you can get this shade colour matched. Alternatively you can check out http://www.crowndecoratingcentre.co.uk.
    Best regards
    Jo

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  15. Naomi
    July 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm:

    Hi,

    I am looking for three tins of Fashion for walls flawless powder in ‘sketchbook.’ I am aware it has been discontinued but cannot find something similar. If there is none available can you advise me of a place I can get it mixed or a simialr colour? Many thanks,
    Naomi

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  17. baxendaj
    July 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm:

    Hi Naomi.
    The best thing to do is to call our Paint Talk hot line – the team will be able to advise of your closest Crown Decorator Centre where you will be able to get this mixed/tinted in the finish you require.
    The number is 0870 240 1127. Lines are open Monday – Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm and on Saturday mornings, 8am – 12 noon.
    Thanks
    The Crown Team

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  19. Sarah
    July 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm:

    Hi there,
    In your 2009 catalogue on page 9 you feature a grey sofa within the room setting, could you tell me the make / stockist for this sofa ? or point me in the direction of someone who might know.
    I will be eternally grateful for any info, thanks in advance,
    Sarah

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  21. sandra
    August 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm:

    I painted my wall with vivid metalic paint and its a mess as did not mix it properly. Wil I be able to paint over this again in the same colour.

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  23. baxendaj
    August 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm:

    Hi
    The best thing to do is call our Paint Talk help line on 0870 2401127. They will be able to give you really helpful one to one advice on how to solve your problem and get your wall looking beautiful again.
    Regards
    The Crown Team

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  25. Stewart
    October 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm:

    Hi
    I need suede effect paint for making good a wall that i put speaker wires in. It was a crown colour a few years ago that was used – a red/burgandy colour and I can not find it anywhare so I guess its been discontinued.

    Can you help, I need about 125ml :-) As I need to keep the better half happy!
    Kind Regards
    Stewart

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  27. ann
    October 3, 2010 at 5:54 pm:

    hello,
    I need a tin of crown easyclean washable matt paint colour red hot, i am trying to locate a tin to finish of my kitchen.B&Q have told me that it is now discontinued??? i have purchased a tin of another red emulsion called english fire and i do not like the colour!
    Please can anyone help????

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  29. baxendaj
    October 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm:

    Hi Sandra
    For help with this decorating dilema call our Paint Talk hot line on 0870 240 1127. Lines are open Monday – Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm and on Saturday mornings, 8am – 12 noon. They will be able to give you specific advise about how to solve your problem.
    Thanks
    The Crown Team

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  31. baxendaj
    October 14, 2010 at 9:09 am:

    Hi
    The colour you are looking for is called Sticky Fingers – this range is no longer available from B&Q stores . Focus and Homebase or a local DIY independent stock this colour. You can also contact our Paint Talk help desk on 08702401127 or visit http://www.crowndecoratingcentres.co.uk who will advise you of your nearest Crown Decorating Centre who can can also provide this colour for you.
    Thanks

    The Crown Team

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  33. baxendaj
    October 14, 2010 at 9:10 am:

    Hi Stewart
    The Suede colour you need is called Plum Suede, and I am sorry to tell you that this has been discontinued. If you call our Paint Talk team on 08702401127 they might be able to help with some remaining stock.
    Thanks
    The Crown Team

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  35. Rhiannon
    November 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm:

    Do you have any stock of the discontinued colour from the Crown Heritage range – copper?

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  37. baxendaj
    November 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm:

    Hi Rhiannon
    If you contact our Paint Talk help desk on 08702401127 they can advise you. It sounds like you are after a colour from our Period Colours Collection. Or if you visit http://www.crowndecoratingcentres.co.uk and find your local store, they can also help you find the colour you are looking for.

    Thanks

    The Crown Team

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  39. Martin
    December 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm:

    Hi I’ve been looking for a supply of Crown Sky High paint after seeing it in a colour brochure but it doesn’t appear to be on the website. Has it been discontinued?

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  41. Claire
    December 2, 2010 at 9:47 pm:

    Hi
    I wonder if you can help me please I painted my bathroom suede effect blue in the earlt part of last year, this colour has been discontinued. I am desperate to touch up the walls do you know if anyone carries back stock or could you tell me if you have a colour near this that I can repaint over.
    Thank you
    Claire xx

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  43. baxendaj
    December 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm:

    Hi Martin
    Sky High is a new colour in our easyclean range and we are currently in the process of updating our website with this information. This colour is sold in Homebase stores nationwide. If you call our Paint Talk team on 08702401127 they will be able to help you until the website is updated.
    Thanks
    The Crown Team
    Thanks
    The Crown Team

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  45. baxendaj
    January 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm:

    Hi Claire
    If you contact our Paint Talk help desk on 08702401127 they can advise you for your nearest stockist or if we have any stock remaining
    Thanks

    The Crown Team

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  47. David Thomas
    August 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm:

    Hi,

    Hope you can help. We painted our house in Crown easyclean multi-surface matt emulsion – wholesome cream a few years ago. Im trying to get hold os some to do some touch ups but I believe its been discontinued. Any idea where I can hold of any?

    Thanks,

    Dave

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  49. Helder
    August 11, 2011 at 1:04 am:

    Hi,

    Where can i buy your paint in Portugal. Do you sell and ship directly from UK?

    thank’s
    Helder

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  51. Nicky
    September 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm:

    Hi,
    We’ve been using Crown kitchen and bathroom paint in Malted Rye (lovely creamy colour), during an overhall, having had to change once already due to discontinuation! Only to find this colour too, has been discontinued! Any ideas where we could source stocks??? Your reply much appreciated as another slight change in colour will drive me mad :)
    Thanks Nicky

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  53. baxendaj
    September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm:

    Hi Nicky, we can mix these exact colours for you at any Crown Decorating Centre. Please can you email your contact details to crownpaint@bjl.co.uk and we will respond with all of the relevant information for you. Thanks, Crown

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  55. John Wilson
    November 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm:

    Is the colour “Petticoat” in the Period Colours range still available in Eggshell finish?

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  57. baxendaj
    November 15, 2011 at 10:47 am:

    Hi John,
    In response to your enquiry, unfortunately Petticoat® is only available in a dead flat matt finish.
    Please follow these links for both the dead flat matt emulsion range and the eggshell range.

    If you have any other questions, or require any other information, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
    Best Wishes
    The Crown team

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  59. Simon Jones
    January 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm:

    Hi,

    Due to a water leak i require a tin of Crown (Solo) Wildwood emulsion paint.

    Could you tell me if this has been competely discontinued?

    Thanks
    Simon

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  61. baxendaj
    January 6, 2012 at 8:56 am:

    Hi Simon,

    Sorry for the delay.
    I have just checked homebase.co.uk for Crown Solo One Coat emulsion in Wildwood and it is avaliable online.

    Please find the link attached below.

    http://bit.ly/zv12pB

    If this does work, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Best Wishes
    The Crown team

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  63. Simon Jones
    January 9, 2012 at 10:12 am:

    Thanks team much appreciated.

    Simon

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  65. deb woodall
    January 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm:

    Bought a yellow silk for my parents hall and stairs, we have tried a small area but the colour is too dark, is it possible to add white????

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  67. susan connacher
    April 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm:

    i am looking for a red paint which i think was called old english something i cant remember the last bit someone said it might be from your period collection but i cant see it any suggestions?

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  69. baxendaj
    May 1, 2012 at 11:29 am:

    Hi Susan – sorry for the delay on this.

    There are three reds available in the Crown Paints Period Colours collection – Sash Red, Tudor Rose and Scarlet Ribbon – ‘old english’ is a cream shade – please click on this link for to view all the colours in the range http://www.crownpaint.co.uk/paint-and-colour/index.htm?rg=8

    Best Wishes
    The Crown team

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Welcome to the Crown blog. At Crown we are passionate about what we do – from designing colours to manufacturing cans of paint. Here a little insight in to some of our team.
 
JoDebbie2
 
What is your name?
Deborah Patricia Elizabeth Lynch alias “debbie.dot”
 
What is your job at Crown Paints?
Brand Manager
 
What is the best bit about your job?
The people I work with !
 
What is your favourite room in the house and why?
The Kitchen – where everything happens in our family and where all the best parties are
 
 What is your favourite colour?
I guess when it comes to clothes it would definitely be black but I like Happy Daze – I always want to smile when I say it as its such a bright colour – reminds me of daffodils which were my mum’s favourite flower and the start of spring
 
If you were any Crown colour, what would it be?
English Fire – love this colour and suits my warm but firey personality!!!
 
If you could pick a new name for a Crown colour, what would it be?
Deb’s Delight!
 
What has been your biggest DIY disaster?
Painting my daughter’s bedroom wall in Metallic Paint – we spent a whole weekend (or Gary did) applying this paint with a sheepskin roller, foam roller, wide brush, slim brush and could not get rid of the ‘streaks’ in it. Looked awful and had to paint over it with just standard emulsion.
 
Where and what would your dream home be?
Living in one of the beautiful big house on ‘First Line’ in Orangeville, Canada where my sister lives and being able to watch the sunrise/set over the lake whilst sat on the patio having a nice glass of wine and a good old natter with her x 
 
Most people have a dedicated outfit for decorating. What’s yours?
Old pair of denim cut down shorts and an Easyclean t-shirt
 
What one piece of furniture could you not live without?
Not sure if you would class it as furniture but my breakfast bar. Everything happens around here – socialising, cooking, eating, homework, tellings off!!
 
JoDebbie1
 
What is your name?
“Jo Baxendale, JoeyB, or Le Bob”
 
What is your job at Crown Paints?
“Senior Brand Manager Crown Retail”
 
What is the best bit about your job
“The people I work with make my job fun & funny plus I love being creative. I love colour & I love interiors so photo shoots, colour trends and working with the press office the bits I like the most”
 
What is your favourite room in the house and why?
“I love our living room, it is painted tones of dark grey and linen – with some framed black & white pictures from Vogue fashion shoots and The Wizard of Oz – and odd combination, bit I love looking at them – I spot something new every time”
 
What is your favourite colour?
“I love lots of colours, but favourite would have to be light tones of blue & green as it reminds me of the sea and sky on sunny holidays!”
 
If you were any Crown colour, what would it be?
“Tuscan Olive (I love Tuscany & Olives and both togther is the best…with wine)”
 
If you could pick a new name for a Crown colour, what would it be?
“Shankly Red, Rush Red or King Kenny Crimson, Terrific Torres or Super Stevie Gerrard – any of those really……”
 
What has been your biggest DIY disaster?
“Usually spilling paint on me or on the floor, but mostly on me “
 
Where and what would your dream home be?
“A restored Villa in Lake Como – beautiful scenery & food plus close to Milan for shopping & football”. 
 
Most people have a dedicated outfit for decorating. What’s yours?
My old combats and a Crown Paints T shirt. I decorate a lot at home & for family & friends, there are splashes of paint from years of painting and making a mess* (see question 8)”
 
What one piece of furniture could you not live without?
“My bed  - we work hard at Crown!”

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