Farrow and Ball – http://www.farrow-ball.com – paints and wallpaper are made in their factory in Dorset, England. I am not sure about their brushes and rollers, but probably not as they do not mention these being made in the UK on their website.
Mylands say on their website that they are “the last remaining paint manufacturer in London”. House paints and wood finishes. Established in 1884, they are Royal Warrant holders to Her Majesty the Queen. I am not sure if all their products are UK made, so please check before buying – http://www.mylands.co.uk
Glowtec Starglow invisible UV reactive paints, glow-in-the-darks paints, neon paints, reflective paints, glow stickers, glow-in-the-dark emergency egress and route marking stickers, pixie paint, glow jar paint kits, hi-vis fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, ceiling stars, glow powder, body paint, glow tape, glow vinyl, pixie dust, , glow canvas, glow letters and numbers, and reflective marker ‘pens’ for horse blankets are all made in the UK. It appears their stain-on-contact UV thief detection gels and powders, and hand hygiene training lotions are also made in the UK. I assume their UV light range is foreign made. Products are available on their website, trade and retail, with no minimum order quantities – http://glowpaints.co.uk
All Sanderson paints are manufactured in the UK.
Rustins formulate and manufacture wood finishes and speciality paints from their factory in London. Their products are made in the UK, but I’m not sure if they all are so please check before purchase. Rustins say on their website “Established in 1924, Rustins is a leading British manufacturer of wood finishes, speciality paints and performance household cleaners. We produce our range at our factory in North London, using new materials and technologies whilst maintaining our heritage of excellence and quality. Our brands include Rustins, Briwax, Antiquax, Wudcare, Stones and Brummer. Each brand has its own formulations and products. In addition to the UK market, we export to over 30 countries.” “Briwax International makes leading luxury wood finishes in England” according to their Briwax website. I am not sure if all Briwax products are UK made, so please check when buying. Briwax is made by Rustins. Humbrol enamel paints and finishing products are now made by Cricklewood-based Rustins. Ristins were established in 1924 – http://briwax.co.uk – http://www.rustins.eu – https://www.rustins.ltd
BeeGee Brushes offer an extensive range of paint brushes, wallpaper brushes and glue brushes and they are all made in the UK.
Lucas ProTools ProFinish paint brush is made in the UK. Lucas is a well established fit out and finishing specialist to the construction industry, providing range of decorative and protective coatings services – http://www.lucasprotools.com
All Fox Brushes are made in the UK. Their factory is in Birmingham, England. Brushes are available in a variety of sizes and types, with nylon or natural bristle filaments. Suitable for water based paints and a range of other paints. Stockists are listed on their website or these paint brushes can be purchased via a link on their website – http://www.foxpaintbrush.co.uk
Harris Brushes, founded in 1928, and Royal Warrant holders, manufacture paint brushes, paint rollers and paint tools in the UK and China. Harris owns two factories, one is located in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, outside Birmingham (UK), and the other is located in Zhaoqing City in Guangdong Province (China). Harris also owns 50% of a joint venture with a local partner in India, serving the Indian market. The company has a minority shareholding in a painting tool manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Harris have been manufacturing some products in China since 2003. Since 2016 the company have been owned by Orkla House Care of Norway, who also own the Hamilton brand (Hamilton – Pages, Hamiltons of London, Acorn Decorating Products – was founded in 1746. No information about country of origin is given on their website and I therefore assume Hamilton paint brushes and so on are now foreign made). The Harris “Classic” and “Taskmasters” paint brush ranges are UK made. Interestingly, the flagship “Never buy another” paint brush range is clearly marked with the Union Flag but NO UK made label however it does say this range is UK made on their website. Some British made products are labelled as such on the Harris website. No country of origin is given on the Harris website for their paint rollers, pads and paint trays but apparently the majority of their rollers are made in the UK. Harris also also make selected ranges for the professional decorator in the UK. All Harris painting tools appear to all be foreign made. Whilst many Harris products are now foreign made, with careful selection you can buy British made Harris paint brushes and rollers – https://www.harrisbrushes.com
Linic Plastic Ltd design and make DIY tools, fixings and a huge variety of other injection moulded products. Own brand or branded; off-the-shelf or bespoke. This moulding company have been making their products for over 30 years in Leicestershire, England and because they manufacture in the UK they state that their delivery times and quality are great and their prices very competitive. They make building tools (such as plastering hawks), craft and hobby items (such as work holders and door wedges), cramps, decorating tools (such as scrapers), gardening tools (such as hand trowels and forks), saws and hack saws, knives (of the Stanley knife sort), mitres, tiling tools, wall plugs (rawlplugs), jewellery tools, model building tools, and woodworking tools (including hand drills, oilstone boxes, bradawls, callipers, etc). Linic tools are easily available on eBay, (including in the Proops Brothers ltd eBay store; they are owned by Linic), and at Amazon (again including in the Proops Brothers Ltd store). Proops Brothers Ltd is is the retail arm of Linic Plastics Leicestershire, supplying a vast range of tools for craft & hobby, DIY, model making, jewellery, metal and wood working. Linic Plastics Ltd, is based on the same site and manufactures many of the tools that they sell. Some of the items they sell are foreign made. British made items are labelled as such. There’s a short article about Linic on the British Family website. Their range includes British made decorating tools such as wallpaper cutters, paint guards, straight edges, wallpaper smoothers, paint stirring paddles, window scrapers, wall paper cutting scissors and so on – http://www.linic.co.uk – http://www.proopsbrothers.com
There are still quite a few British fabric mills around, so you should insists on British milled fabrics for furniture and furnishings – my article on British made clothes lists a lot of the mills.
Are there more British made paints, paint brushes, painting accessories and wallpapers out there?