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North Notts Business Awards 2019 Winners!

Paintman Paint are delighted to of won the Micro Business of the Year Award at the North Notts Business Awards 2019! This is the third year running to of received this award!

We came as runners up in the Employee of the Year and Employer of the Year Awards and received two lovely bottles of prosecco supplied by Alexander Calder Financial of Worksop.

It was an amazing evening full of entertainment! Check out what happened HERE!

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North Notts Business Awards 2019

Paintman are thrilled to announce that we are finalists in Three categories at the North Notts Business Awards 2019: Micro Business of the Year, Employee of the Year and Employer of the Year.

We are over the moon that Jane has made it to the final for the Employee of the Year Award. Jane is an extremely valued member of staff who has worked at Paintman Paint since the new premises opened in 2016, showing dedication since day one. She is a key contributor at Paintman Paint who makes a difference daily.

This is also the Third Year running for Paintman to be nominated for the Micro Business of the Year Award. In 2016 we won the award and 2017 we were highly commended, so we are amazed to reach the final again!

The North Notts Business Awards is held in Worksop on Friday the 15th March 2019.

You can view the full list of finalists HERE.

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5 common mistakes made when applying coach enamel

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  1. Skipping the prep and primer…

Cutting corners at this stage and not applying the primer, or even worse, applying the wrong type of primer can have serious consequences in the future. A hole in the pocket just from missing out a simple stage. We advise different primers for different metals, etch primer for aluminium and filler primer for use on generally any other surface. Do not skip this stage. It will be a big regret in the future.

  1. Not practicing!

If you are new to painting, especially with coach enamel, you NEED to practice… again no practice could equal another hole in that pocket of yours. Coach enamel is very different to applying any other paint, especially when you’re applying it to your pride and joy. You don’t want to start painting and realise you have done it wrong. You will have to complete that whole, long, tiring process again. Don’t tell us we didn’t tell you!

  1. Painting in poor weather conditions.

Wet/damp weather is a definite no go when painting with coach enamel. If your vehicle has any water particles on the surface, applying the coach enamel on top of this could cause micro blistering. This means again, the process will take you even longer to complete. Make sure you check your vehicle is 100% dry all over. You never know, you could miss those little water particles creeping under the paint!

  1. Working in the wrong conditions…

When working indoors, wet the floors before starting to paint. Many people forget this step and face the risk of dust settling on their brand-new painted surface. Make sure it is wet whilst you are applying the paint and whilst it is drying. You wouldn’t want it ruining that nice glossy finish. Also, keep the temperature as even as possible when painting and when it is drying.

  1. The final mistake is definitely a Poor Quality Brush!

Make sure you use a good quality brush if you are brushing your coach enamel on. A poor-quality brush can leave bristles throughout your paintwork, which you definitely wouldn’t want to see every day on your beloved vehicle! To also minimise this from happening with a good quality brush, make sure you work the brush through your fingers. This will reduce any loose bristles from it being in the package.


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Paintman Are Finalists For The Innovation Award In The North Notts Business Awards 2018

Mr & Mrs Paintman (Dave & Chris Pickles) are humbled to have been selected as finalists in the Innovation Award category in the 2018 North Notts Business Awards.


The awards comprise of both judged and public voting categories. They ensure that every eligible firm from any sector can enter and be given the opportunity to shine.

A full list of all of this years finalists can be found HERE


The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, 16th March 2018.

Full details of the awards ceremony can be found HERE


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Our First Anniversary In The New Unit

It’s our first year anniversary in the unit!! It is incredible how a year has passed since we moved into our new premises the year. Such a lot has happened over such as taking on an extra staff member. Also, being Highly Commended in the North Notts Business Awards are just a couple.

We are now wanting an apprentice to help with the marketing and manufacturing.

An excellent 2017. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped us on our way and to all our past and prospective customers. Dave Pickles.


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The Varied Uses Of Paintman Paint

Paintman loves to know what it’s customers are using their paint for! It is brilliant to see the entrepreneurial way that people use our paint to help them create innovative businesses using Land Rovers, horse trailers etc (we have no photos of etc’s yet!)


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Environmental Awareness At Paintman

Environmental awareness at Paintman has been a concern ever since it began. We have tried to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We have just got hold of a new recycling toy. This means we can use recycled cardboard waste all the time instead of slinging it in the re-cycle bin!!!

This is a really satisfying way of getting rid of a mountain of useless boxes. So, Paintman are helping North Notts by being more environmentally responsible and efficient. This shredded cardboard is used to pack all of our parcels sent out to customers, carrying on the recycling chain!

Many of the business’ in the Trinity Park Industrial Estate help out our recycling campaign by bringing their waste cardboard to us! This not only helps the environment, but also helps us immensely with our packing.

P.s. anyone want to buy a box of recycled cardboard packing material??? 🙂


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Series 2 Land Rover Engine Grey and Blue – it’s here

Its taken a lot of research and time to get there, but with the approval of a Series 2 Club Member and a restorer from the ‘Old School’  Paintman now stocks Land Rover Series 2 Engine Blue Paint and also the 2 Litre Engine Grey Coach Paint, in addition to the Series 3 Engine Blue Coach Enamel and the Recon Military engine Blue paints already in our Land Rover engine Paint range.  It all takes time, passion and a bit of luck sometimes.

The next challenge is Series 2A Dark Grey… its a bit like the old British Railways advert… We are getting there!!!