The Heritage Directory

Articles :


Paint manufacturers listed here varied from those who produce traditional paints such as limewash, distempers etc, to those suitable for historic buildings due their qualities such as breatheablity such as silicate paints and those offering traditional colour ranges suitable for period properties.

product picture
Companies supplying goods or services for Paint
Cornish Lime Company
Cornish Lime Company Ltd, Brims Park, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ
Tel 01208 79779
With over 25 years under our belt, family run Cornish Lime are proud to have become the Trusted Lime Experts, supplying homeowners, builders and other lime companies nationwide. As the country's largest manufacturer of lime putty and distributor of St. Astier, Beeck, Prompt and Cornerstone, Cornish Lime are able to offer a truly unrivalled range of building conservation products and solutions, as used on many iconic buildings both here and abroad. So if you looking to start a new project or would like to talk about our custom made products give our team a call.
Earthborn Paints
Frodsham Business Centre, Bridge Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7FZ Note: for sales & stockists see Earthborn website
Tel 01928 734 171 Fax 01928 731 732
Earthborn provide environmentally friendly decorating products, an alternative to conventional paints, with core products awarded the EU Ecolabel. No oils or acrylics mean no nasty emissions and high breathability. They are better for you, your home and the environment. Paints used in historic buildings need to be highly breathable to protect the fabric of the building. Earthborn products include Claypaint, Eggshell No.17, Lifestyle, Casein Paint, Pigments, Wall Glaze, Wallpaper Paste, Ecopro Emulsion & Eggshell and Silicate Masonry System. The Ecopro Silicate Masonry System offers a high performance alternative to lime wash and conventional masonry paints, which allows the masonry to breathe.
Hirst Conservation Ltd ( Materials )
Sleaford Laughton Lincolnshire NG34 0HE
Tel 01529 497517 Fax 01529 497518
Hirst Conservation, also specialise in the manufacture of traditional building products, including limewash, lime putty, lead oil paint and distemper, zinc paint, soft distemper, Victorian milk paint and specialist red and white lead (lead carbonate) paints. Products can be provided in large or small quantities in traditional tones chosen from their colour chart, or made bespoke.
Keim Mineral Paints Limited
Santok Building, Deer Park Way, Donnington Wood, Telford, Shropshire TF2 7NA
Tel 01952 231250 Fax 01952 231251
Keim Mineral Paints have had a significant role in the restoration of our heritage since 1878. Keim Mineral Paints are natural, water-borne liquid silicate paints which produce an extremely durable, colourfast, sustainable protective finish with high vapour permeability, which work in harmony with the environment. Keim Mineral Paints give specifiers confidence in the longevity of decoration and are ideal for use in restoration and conservation due to the high breathability of the paints, compatibility with lime and use of all natural ingredients. Render, concrete and stone repair materials are also available.
Lincolnshire Lime
Northfield Farm, Dam Lane, Thornton Curtis, North Lincolnshire DN39 6XN
Tel 01469 531227
Lincolnshire Lime supplies ready mixed lime mortar, Singleton Birch and St Astier NHL natural hydraulic lime, fat lime putty, Lime Green pre coloured lime mortar and lime plaster and Lithomex stone repair mix for conservation, Earthborn claypaint and Beecks silicate masonry breathable paints to clients throughout the UK. Founded in 2000, Lincolnshire Lime has over 15 years of experience in the Building Materials sector, and having previously had 40 years experience in conservation, restoration and renovation.
Marston & Langinger
Torberry Farm, South Harting, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RG
Tel 01243 214550
Marston & Langinger produce conservatories of the highest quality with great attention to detail. Related products include lantern lights and greenhouses, and they have an extensive range of traditional doors.
Mike Wye & Associates Ltd
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, Buckland Filleigh, Devon, EX21 5RN
Tel 01409-281644
Mike Wye & Associates are one of the foremost UK suppliers of sustainable, natural and traditional building materials and systems. Our extensive product range includes: traditional lime mortars and plasters, natural hydraulic limes, sustainable insulation (such as recycled foam glass for limecrete floors, cork, wood fibre and sheep's wool), beautiful polished plasters, and natural paints, oils and waxes. Having our own team of specialist contractors, our advice is founded on the practical application of our products in the real world - therefore ensuring successful results and optimum performance of the products and systems we supply.
Old House Store
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Paddock Road, Caversham, Reading Berkshire RG4 5BY & Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146 Fax 0118 969 8822
The Old House Store are builders merchants for traditional building and ecological materials with shops in Caversham and Woodstock. Products include lime and plasters, mortar and renders ingredients, pozzolans, sands, lime putty, non-hydraulic limes, hydraulic limes, riven laths, staves, daub and split Hazel. Building products include brick, clay roof tiles, flint, conservation rooflights, framing pegs, tile pegs, riven battens, cast iron radiators, sheepswool insulation, gates, timber flooring. Paints include Limewash, pigments and silicate paints. Window and door ironmongery, handforged and brassware, includes stays, fasteners, rim locks, strap, butterfly and H hinges, Suffolk and Norfolk latches, planked doors, and rosehead nails.
Highfield, Selby Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2AS
Tel 01423 - 500 694 Fax 01423 - 531 811
Specialists in historic paints for period properties, Histocolourís own linseed oil paint brand offers a palette of colours selected for period properties. Each Histocolour paint recreates colours used in some of the most important historic homes in England. Histocolour has also has selected the very best paint manufacturers renowned for their exciting colour palette of superior quality and longevity. Histocolour are the exclusive distributor in the UK for Emente Paint, dating back to 1880, with a fantastic choice of colours and linseed oil paints from Ottosson. All of our paints are totally natural and eco friendly.
Potmolen Paint
27 Woodcock Industrial Estate, Warminster,Wiltshire, BA12 9DX
Tel 01985 213960 Fax 01985 213931
They provide traditional paints, coatings, brushes and tools for the repair, conservation and preservation of historic buildings. Their traditional and natural coatings include Clarina Linseed Oil paint, distemper super, amstel distemper, extra fine lime putty, chapel coat, schoolhouse wax etc.
Edward Bulmer Pots of Paint, Court of Noke, Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9HW Telephone +44 (0)1544 388 535 Fax +44 (0)1544 388 332 Website:
Farrow & Ball, Uddens Estate, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7NL Telephone 01202 876141 Website:
Morris & Co, Chalfont House Oxford Road Denham UB9 4DX UK Telephone 0844 543 9500 Fax 0844 543 9555 Website:
Patrick Baty, Papers and Paints, 4 Park Walk London SW10 0AD Telephone 0207 352 8626 Fax 0207 352 1017 Website:
Rose of Jericho, Horchester Farm, Holywell, Nr. Evershot, Dorchester Dorset DT2 0LL Telephone 01935 83676 Fax 01935 83903 Website:
W S Jenkins Co Ltd, Telephone 020 8808 2336 Fax 020 8365 1534 Website: