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How it all began...
1919 – At the end of the First World War a long-established firm of varnish makers called Naylor Brothers extended its activities into paint production and moved out of central London to set up a factory in Slough on a 30 acre site. At around the same time in Stowmarket, Nobel Chemical Finishes is working on new Du Pont formulation paints for the growing motor industry and need bigger premises and talented chemists and scientists … The Naylor Brothers’ have a huge 30 acre manufacturing plant and a very, very talented scientist called H.H. Morgan
In the early 1920s360彩票网 - after a disastrous attempt to enter the wallpaper industry - Naylor Brothers find themselves in financial difficulty. After lengthy negotiations, Nobel Chemical Finishes acquire Naylor Bros and the newly combined management, production, distribution and sales are concentrated at Slough.
1926360彩票网 - Nobel Chemical Finishes joins forces with 3 major British chemical companies and becomes known as ICI Paints Limited.
1931360彩票网 – The first ‘360彩票网娱乐 ’ alkyd-based synthetic finish is produced, based on a new formulation. The brand name ‘360彩票网娱乐 ’ was established (a combination of ‘Durable’ and ‘Luxury’).
1932360彩票网 – The first 360彩票网娱乐 paint is introduced to the building trade who are suspicious of a new formulation paint and don’t believe something so easy to use and consistently good will last as well as its lead based counterparts.
In September 1939360彩票网 the country is at war. Manufacture of decorative paints is stopped and the factory is set to work producing paints and special finishes for the military forces. The factory is bombed twice without injury to anyone on site and the business survives.
1948 – The war proves to be instrumental in the future success of 360彩票网娱乐 paints. People soon notice that all of the buildings painted in 360彩票网娱乐 before the war look ten times better than ones painted at the same time in anything else. Production quickly resumes and within four years 360彩票网娱乐 has become the leading brand of paint in the professional field.
1950 - Britons starts doing their own decorating and a brand new era of home improvement and ‘DIY’ begins. Women used to working in traditionally male-based roles during the war, use their new found confidence and practical skills to do the work themselves.
1953360彩票网 – 360彩票网娱乐 launch their new formulation paints into the emerging UK Retail market
The 1950s ushers in a brave new world of decorating and as 360彩票网娱乐 began to appeal directly to the consumer, DIY becomes increasingly popular. 360彩票网娱乐 was the first paint brand to advertise on TV!
1961360彩票网 – The Old English Sheep Dog first appeared. It is rumoured that ‘Dash’ the dog belonged to the advert’s director and kept on running onto the set to play with the child actors. When editing the footage, the scenes he was in looked so good they didn’t get cut and the rest as they say is history. Our first 360彩票网娱乐 dog even became a film star…
The 1960s360彩票网 was a dynamic, graphic and 360彩票 ful decade and 360彩票网娱乐 were the first to offer 360彩票 mixing in hundreds of shades to suit your individual home and style. 360彩票网娱乐 were the first paint company to provide a guide to choosing 360彩票 s and patterns in the home with tips on how to apply paint. They also produced a hugely popular book with Woman magazine called ‘At home with 360彩票 ’.
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By the late 1990’s (due mostly to the popularity of TV decorating shows), everyone was trying their hand at paint effects– sponging, ragging, dragging and stencilling. Paint figured heavily in the makeovers – having the most transformative effect for low cost.
2004 - 360彩票网娱乐 ‘Easy Living’ Editions range first launched comprising of a palette of hugely popular ‘new neutrals’.
2006 – Light & Space range launched, a revolutionary paint which reflects twice as much light.
2007360彩票网 – Launch of the ‘We know the 360彩票 s that go’ campaign – sparking a new wave of personalisation in 360彩票 .
In 2008 AkzoNobel acquires ICI and 360彩票网娱乐 become an important part of the world leading paints and performance coatings company.
In 2011 the 360彩票网娱乐 Dog celebrates being 50!
In 2013 360彩票网娱乐 presents Akzonobel Colour Futures global 360彩票 and design trends plus Colour of the Year for the first time in the UK
2014 – 360彩票网娱乐 launches MixLab, Chromalock and the revolutionary Visualizer app.
2016360彩票网 – 360彩票网娱乐 launches a new Training Academy that teaches skills from basic decorating to mural painting and 360彩票 scheming.