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Craig & Rose Paints

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Established in 1829 by two young Scottish entrepreneurs James Craig & Hugh Rose, Craig & Rose became renowned for manufacturing superior quality paints, and professional painters and decorators quickly adopted it as their brand of choice. At that time, paint was milled and competitors used to grind raw materials twice. Always keen to go the extra mile, Craig & Rose were known for their triple grinding.
Over the years, Craig & Rose won numerous exciting contracts, such as painting the iconic Forth Bridge, manufacturing paint for St Paul’s Cathedral, palaces around the world and the South American Railway.


Today, their heritage with current trend expertise to offer a variety of ranges for the modern home. Opt for period colours with our 1829 collection, bold decorative effects with Artisan, or let us create any colour you can imagine. All their paints are crafted to guarantee the quality and performance their customers expect from them.

Products marked with a (♦) in the title are Craig & Rose Favourites. Craig & Rose colour specialist has carefully chosen their favourite shades from the collection so look out for the diamond symbol.


Chalky Emulsion: Ideal for walls or ceilings a classic matt finish with a soft, velvety texture.  Cleverly conceals surface imperfections and offers exceptional colour intensity.
Eggshell: Not quiet matt, not quite glossy, the Eggshell finish falls between the two.  A soft satin sheen finish for a heritage look that lasts on interior walls, kitchen or bathroom, wood and furniture.
Gloss: A hard-wearing paint with a high-gloss finish that's ideal for woodwork items like doors, windows and furniture both indoors and out.