Decorators Merchants

Find out about the wide range of products we stock, services we provide and our team of highly experienced staff

At G. C. Johnson we supply trade and retail paint at competitive prices including Dulux Trade, Crown Trade, Farrow & Ball, Little Green, Paint and Paper Library, Mylands, Designer Guild, Leyland Trade, Armstead Trade, MacPhersons, Sandtex Trade, Sikkens, Osmo, Sadolin, Ronseal, Rustins, Bedec, Coo-var, Teamac, Zinsser, Rustoleum and Blackfriars.

We have over 16,000 colours mixed on the premises ready for immediate collection, offer on-premises colour scanning and free delivery services are available.

We are a stockist of Brushes, Rollers and all Decorators Sundries by Hamilton, Purdy, Harris and other top brands.

We aim to provide our customers with a quality service and can help you with trouble-shooting problem surfaces, colour matching, specifications and recommendations.


Director/Owner Pat Wallace has been with the company since 1987 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business.

Director/Owner Ray Horwood became Pat’s business partner in 1991, when he and Pat both took over from Mr Johnson.

General Manager Mat Crispin joined the business in January 2016. In his younger days Mat worked for his family’s general building and maintenance firm. More recently Mat has worked in Operations Management and Service Delivery.

Accounts Manager Julie Wallace joined G.C. Johnson in 1997. Julie’s accounts team includes Juliette  and Leslie. Our accounts assistants joined us in 2018.

Sales Representative Jason King had 9 years experience with County Decorating Services and Dulux Decorator Centres before joining us in 2004.

Our Paint Shop Specialists are John Crockett, Jack Tickton and Ryan Wallace:

John joined G.C. Johnson in 2006, having previously worked for County Decorating Services and Dulux Decorator Centres. John has been in the paint trade since 2003, formerly working for 15 years as a joiner.

Jack has a painting background with both his father and his grandfather being customers of the company with their decorating contract companies!

Ryan joined the team in late April 2016. Having graduated from The London School of Economics in 2015, Ryan decided to join the family business.

Warehouse Manager  Mike Hooker previously worked for County Decorating Services and Dulux Decorator Centres before joining us in 2006.

Our Drivers/Warehouse Operatives are Frank Balldassare (2014), Alan Squib (2011), Clive Norman (2017) and Chris Roberts (2017), Simon (2018), John (2018), Kevin (2018).

Our current Saturday girl is Charlie. Charlie also works throughout the week having joined us this year.