Builders' Merchants News
2016 Painting and Decorating Show: the one-stop shop for merchants
Published:  11 November, 2016

Merchants and stockists looking to offer professional decorators all the products, tools and materials they need for various decorating jobs can see the latest innovations and at this year's National Painting and Decorating Show.

Now in its 22nd year, the event will take place on 29 and 30 November in the Jaguar Halls at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. The show will feature new product launches, live demonstrations and a full timetable of free Masterclasses in two open-area theatres.

Thousands of free samples will be distributed by exhibitors, as well as some great gifts and promotional items in the Lucky Dip, where every dip into the bucket is a winner.

Covering every category in the fast-changing decorating sector, this busy two-day event will feature the products, materials, tools, tips, techniques, textures, colour trends and decorative effects required by merchants' decorating customers – from professional decorators and contractors to designers and builders.

Many of the sector's leading manufacturers, suppliers and brands will be on hand – from Crown, Dulux, Henkel, Johnstone's and Wagner Spraytech, to Purdy, Hamilton Acorn, Packexe, Bradite and Olfa Tools, plus many more.

Visiting merchants will have the opportunity to see at first hand the unveiling of new products and new packaging, and to discuss new merchandising materials and promotional programmes.

The National Painting and Decorating Show is also a timely opportunity for merchants to fine-tune their decorating departments for the year ahead, to meet with existing suppliers and customers and make new connections.

The central location of the Ricoh Arena makes the show easily accessible from all parts of the country, both by road and by rail. The venue now has its own dedicated train station, providing an hourly rail link service between Coventry City station and the Arena.

To speed up entry to the show, merchants can pre-register for advance tickets at