A new Taika on paint…

Tikkurila Taika … the answer to the pearlescent paints you’ve always wanted!

As the solution to more interesting interiors, Tikkurilla have brought out five pearlescent products that bring colour and light together to form captivating, mystical combinations in which colour captivates light as a part of its essence.

Starting with the tintable Taika Pearl Paints, this product is a quick drying waterborne paint with a metallic sheen that will add some sparkle to your life. Suitable for both furniture and walls this pretty paint has the ability to turn a normal home to a work of art.

For a look with a touch more shimmer and shine than the standard pearl paints, Tikkurila have the tintable Taika Pearl Glazes. The semi-translucent glaze holds a glimmering misty light that changes depending on the angle you view them. These glazes will be affected by the undercoat colour so in order to attain the desired result, Tikkurila helpfully provide undercoat recommendations for all their glaze products.

Don’t worry though if you’re looking for something with less of an allover glimmer but still more glamorous than the common matt paint, Tikkurila have brought out Taika Stardust – a transparent effect glaze containing glittering gold or silver particles. The glaze won’t hide any underlying wall colour, simply add a subtle metallic sparkle.

Last, but certainly not the least, is Taika Glow… a special waterborne lacquer that glows in the dark! With a glowing effect for up to six hours, this unique product means interiors can be brought to life even after the lights turn off! This product is something the kids are sure to love. 

Christmas at G C Johnson…

It has been a busy year for G C Johnson, from moving warehouses to new staff members to a complete re-organisation of the paint shop. We also have exciting new additions such as Benjamin Moore and Tikkurila, which we are sure you’ll love! To top it all off we are looking forward to 2019 to celebrate 50 years of G C Johnson Ltd.

In the meantime, to get in the Christmas spirit this December, we are offering a chance to win a Fitbit, an Amazon Echo Smart speaker with Alexa, and a Casio G Shock Watch! All you need to do is enter our Christmas raffle. Just pop in the shop and collect a ticket, it’s as easy as mince pie – which are also available everyday!

As Christmas is fast approaching make sure you pop in before we close, raffle winners will be announced Thursday 20th December – just in time for last minute gifts!

Our closing dates this Christmas holiday are as follows:

Close: Friday 21st December at 12pm – The last day for deliveries is Thursday 20th December.

Re-open: Wednesday 2nd January at 7.30am for the paint shop and 9am for interior design.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your loyal custom, additionally we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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CT1… The Snag List Eliminator

C-Tec produce the leading sealant and adhesive products on the market. C-Tec pride themselves on specializing in high quality products that meet the demands of the market. Through extensive customer research, C-Tec have a range of exclusive problem solving products.

C-Tec’s most well known product is CT1, an unique sealant and construction adhesive.

Where the market demanded the impossible, C-Tec provided CT1 – a product to replace numerous others in just one tube. Offering unique adhesion without any need for additional fixings, CT1 is used by builders, joiners, plumbers, tilers, shopfitters, electricians, signmakers, stonemasons and D.I.Y enthusiasts.

This product is widely recognised as the ultimate development in bonding and sealing with a number of winning qualities, including its ability to be used wet, dry and even underwater (including all salt-water environments)!


Pop in store to speak to our expert staff and see this product and more in the flesh.