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Leyland Trade Paints Company Profile
Leyland Trade was established in 1922 and is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of trade paints and coatings. The company has built up a highly respected reputation as a trusted and reliable brand and is widely known as ‘The Professional’s Paint’. Leyland is one of the original manufacturers who has developed a range of emulsion paints for the homeowner and has introduced the Leytex brand, which remains a leading choice for customers today.
All Leyland products are produced under the stringent BSI standards and the manufacturing site is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In more recent times, Leyland has progressed from a listed company located in Lancashire, to forming part of the portfolio of PPG Industries, a world renowned manufacturer of coatings for a range of applications.
Leyland products are backed up by a dedicated team of trained and industry experienced technical advisors who are available to provide colour schemes, specifications and technical assistance. There is a free-of-charge colour consultancy service available for professional users. Whether the professional is working to a client’s brief, site drawings or a bespoke colour design service is required, the colour consultant can help at every stage, even assisting with current legislation requirements. An experienced and knowledgeable team of industry professionals are available to carry out site analysis, identify needs and offer high levels of technical specification. Bespoke training packages are also available to help develop staff and add value to a business.
The extensive portfolio of paint products from Leyland has seen numerous changes and developments within the industry over the last eight decades and many of the original product lines including Super Leytex and Truguard (BBA accredited) are still in demand and recognised by professional tradesmen. The comprehensive range of trade quality products comprises of emulsions, glosses, undercoats, floor paints, exterior paints and the Contract range which has been created for new projects.
The product portfolio consists of over six hundred individual product lines encompassing an enormous array of colours and sizes. Colour is the key component of the Leyland brand and the in-store ColorXpress tinting machines provide users with an inspiring collection of over 15,000 colours, as well as BS 4800, RAL and NCS colour ranges.
Recent changes in VOC (volatile organic compounds) legislation have had an enormous effect upon the coatings industry and Leyland is carrying out extensive research and development of new solvent-based technologies which satisfy the new targets whilst also ensuring that customer expectation and products performance are not compromised. Products can be easily purchased through the website once a trade account has been set up or alternatively, paints are widely available through a national network of stockists which are listed on the website.
The trade product range includes:
- Limited Edition Stretch Packs: Available in vinyl matt 6L stretch packs and Truguard smooth masonry 7.5L stretch packs
- Wall and Ceiling Finishes: Vinyl matt, vinyl silk, soft sheen, hardwearing matt, flat matt, acrylic eggshell, Super Leytex high opacity silk and Super Leytex high opacity matt
- Wood and Metal Finishes: Alkali resisting wall primer, all-purpose primer, acrylic primer undercoat and wood primer
- Floor Coatings: Heavy duty floor paint colours and heavy duty floor paint clear
- Truguard Exterior Range: Smooth masonry, fine textured, Pliolite based masonry, hi-textured masonry, flexible exterior undercoat and stabilising masonry primer
- Contract Range for New Work: Contract matt, contract silk, contract gloss, contract undercoat and contract primer
Leyland Trade prides itself on providing trade clients with a wide and varied range of products and services that will exceed expectations and strict industry standards. Leyland is a trusted and respected brand and continues to be at the forefront of development and manufacture in the UK. The professional and experienced customer service team welcomes enquiries and can provide in-depth information and advice across the whole product range. However large or small a project is, Leyland is fully committed to offering superior quality products and support services which clients need and expect from a market leading brand.