A range of traditional woodcare oils, such as; Danish Oil, Teak Oil, Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil and specialised wood oils and waxes from Osmo.
Woodcare oils are applied to most types of wood both internal and external and penetrate the wood, offering hard-wearing resistance to water, heat and alcohol. The external oils protect against UV damage.
We stock woodcare products from the following leading woodcare manufacturers; Blackfriars, Cuprinol, Dulux, Hicksons, Jotun, Osmo, Sadolin, Sikkens, Teknos Decorative and Tikkurila.
Bartoline Limited, a privately-owned family business first established in 1876, is Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry.
Originally founded as coal importers/exporters, the company diversified into automotive and industrial lubricant blenders at the turn of the century. The mid 1970’s saw a change of direction into decorating products.
In 1999, the company acquired wallcovering adhesive and filler manufacturer Modus Products, which enabled product expansion away from traditional solvent products into a wider array of decorating sundries. As a result, the business grew quickly, and together with the in-house development of other product ranges, an increased market share was realised.
The Blackfriar brand has been making its mark on the paints and varnishes industry for over one hundred years. We take a look at the origins of the business and how the product range has grown since 1894.
The Blackfriar business has its origins in the Ostrich Paint and Varnish works, established in Bristol in 1894, where founder Ernest Parsons spent eight successful years before forming his own business.
In 1902 the Blackfriar name was born and the new business, E. Parsons and Co., quickly earned an excellent reputation for its woodstains and varnishes.
The business grew rapidly and expanded its product range to the extent that in the 1920s it became famed for the black paints it supplied to the motor industry for use in brake shoes for cars and heavy goods vehicles.
Family-owned for over 100 years, Blackfriar was built on a tradition of supplying high quality paints and woodcare products to independent merchants, craftsmen and DIY enthusiasts.
In 2004 Blackfriar became part of the Tor Coatings Group, cementing its position at the premium end of the paint and varnishes industry. Today the company manufactures and markets the Blackfriar range presented in this website from its facility in County Durham, England.
You can rely on wood and finishes from Osmo thanks to in-depth expertise in both areas. We know what it comes down to in terms of wood products and finishes so you can benefit from over 100 years of our experience.
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