Our History

Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials.

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

You can find out more about PPG Industries here.

As part of the PPG portfolio of brands, Johnstone's Trade has a long history as one of the UK's foremost professional trade paint brands and has enjoyed a presence in the market since 1890. At Johnstone's Trade we are committed to leading the market with defining product innovation and performance. We specialise in listening to our market in order to meet the needs of the professional decorator and specifier who care about their work and business. 

We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of innovative and high performing trade paints, woodcare and performance coatings as well as external wall insulation and render systems. Working hand in hand with our customers and our global research and development teams to provide new and technically advanced products that meet the needs and demands of today's market. 

We pride ourselves on being close to our customers to ensure we go above and beyond to exceed expectations.  

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