The place for pro decorators to ‘Build a Better Business’

The professional decorating industry will again convene at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on November 26 and 27 for the 2019 National Painting and Decorating Show.

Now in its 25th year, this is the annual trade event targeted specifically at professional decorators, interior designers , stockists and facility managers. From paints and wallcoverings, to tools and applicators, to colour trends, textures and techniques – this show brings together the latest in product innovation alongside plenty of trusted best sellers.

Many of the biggest names and brands in the decorating industry will again feature hundreds of products making the trade headlines. Dulux, Crown,  Brewers,  Mirka, Farrow and Ball, Wagner, ProDec, 3M, LittleGreene , plus many more – the list of exhibitors participating in the 2019 show reads like a who’s who of the decorating market.

Again this year, the two-day event will be buzzing with product launches, hands-on demos, theatre sessions, show-only deals, free samples, how-to information, competitions, raffles and prize draws. And each day the first 1000 visitors to arrive at the event will receive a complimentary product-packed DecoBag.

This year’s show theme is ‘Build a Better Business’, with a special seminar area featuring a packed schedule of presentations on various topics to help professional decorators boost their customer base, productivity, efficiency and profitability. From making the most of social media to the benefits of professional training, and from time-saving spray painting techniques to health and safety issues, visitors will pick up plenty of top tips and valuable information on the issues affecting today’s rapidly evolving business climate.

Every year, special features help visitors make the most of their time at the show. The ever popular MasterClass theatres, sponsored by Packexe, will again be a major focal point.

Every 30 minutes, a cast of industry experts will offer practical tips, information and demonstrations, revealing some valuable tricks and techniques of the trade.

Exhibitors have plenty in store for this year’s event. Aristospray is inviting visitors to have a go with the latest HVLP and airless sprayers from QTech, while Dexters will showcase its modular workwear trouser featuring a unique and interchangeable pocket system.

The Brewers Goody Bag will be back and better than ever. Dulux Trade will reveal the latest developments in the world of colour and Dulux Academy will be on hand to discuss how its courses can support professional decorators.

Hamilton Acorn is preparing for a grand unveiling, and HighTower will be back with its Telescopic bucket system designed for hassle-free painting at ground level and at heights.

tesa will demonstrate its latest EasyCover® range, Brush Mate will feature its recently revamped Trade 20 and Trade 4+ labels, and the Painting and Decorating Association will be celebrating a major milestone – its 125th anniversary.

The show venue, complete with on-site hotel, parking, restaurants and bars, is easily accessible by road, rail and air. It’s just a two-hour drive from 75% of the country, Birmingham Airport is a short drive away, and an on-site train station provides an hourly service between Coventry City station and Ricoh Arena.

The National Painting and Decorating Show provides visitors with a valuable networking opportunity to meet exhibitors face-to-face, find out who’s doing what in the decorating industry, and exchange ideas and solutions with like-minded decorating professionals.

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