The awards event was attended by over 200 customers from the painting and decorating industry. The winners were interactively voted for on the evening by the guests in the audience.

The Johnstone’s Painter of the Year awards are dedicated to recognising and encouraging the highest standards within the decorating industry. It provides recognition for the ultimate accolade across the painting and decorating industry community in the UK.

The 34th Johnstone's Painter of the Year Awards ceremony took place at the Oulton Hall Hotel, Leeds.


Each application is judged on the quality of workmanship, craftsmanship, expertise and understanding of the materials used. The complexity of the contract is also taken into account as well as the management of the project itself. Each application is thoroughly assessed by Johnstone’s expert panel and shortlisted works receive visits from Johnstone’s technical judges.


Categories judged in the competition are:

  • Residential

  • Health & Education

  • Restoration

  • Commercial & Leisure

  • The Overall Supreme Winner

Click HERE to see the full list of finalists.


The winners of the Painter of the Year Award categories for projects completed in 2016 are:

- Residential:
Nevin of Edinburgh – Private Residence, Scotland

- Health & Education:
QDL Contractors Ltd – Baglan School, Port Talbot

- Restoration:
McCann Décor Ltd – St Columba’s Church, Derry

- Commercial & Leisure:
W D Davison & Sons Ltd – Acklam Hall Hotel, Middlesbrough

- Overall Supreme Winner:
McCann Décor Ltd – St Columba’s Church, Derry


We are now taking entries for 2017 projects.

Closing date for 2017 entries is Friday 8th December 2017.

Please click HERE to download an entry form.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact either:

Emma Taylor (Marketing Department) etaylor@ppg.com or 01924 354582
Pete McParland (Technical Advisory) peter.mcparland@ppg.com or 01924 354376


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