There is a wide range of Varnishes and Lacquers designed to offer protection for internal joinery, furniture, worktops and floors.
The products supplied are available in water-based systems which have reduced drying times, conventional solvent-based vanishes/lacquers and 2 pack lacquers for bar tops and floors where a harder wearing product is required.
There are various gloss levels available, however, the most common within the industry are; matt, satin and gloss.
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.
Advanced technology underpinned by over 200 years of history
Renowned throughout the professional and DIY markets for offering the very highest possible standard of wood protection, products bearing the Sadolin name benefit from the most recent advances in coatings technology, yet at the same time boast a rich history and heritage stretching back over 200 years.
In 1912 Holmblad & Co merged the company with the Sadolin’s Farver company, founded just five years earlier by Gunnar Asgeir Sadolin. Heritage and innovation came together, and a hundred years later these two driving forces continue to underpin the Sadolin brand as it is known today.
In 1792, our founder Wiert Willem Sikkens built a paint factory in the city wall of Groningen. Today, Sikkens is a multinational brand and our passion for developing the best decorative coatings has seen us gain customers throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
A series of mergers and takeovers in the 1960s put us at the forefront of the international market.
With over 200 years in the field, our goal is to continue delivering the best products, service and experience for our customers.
Sikkens is part of AkzoNobel, the largest global paint and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.
That was the year when an old farm with a hen house was leased for the purposes of paint making in Tuomarila, Espoo (Finland). The hen house was renovated and came to house a laboratory. Production started after this, with the strength of one man and a pan mill.
Teknos’s first product was the caseine paint Tuomo, named after the locality of Tuomarila.
Our company’s beginnings have been noted in the design of our logo, which sports both a cockerel and a paintbrush.
From the Tikkurila range of decorative paints and coatings you can find the most suitable finishing paints and coatings for your project.
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