Colourful celebrations, free paint, competitions and giveaways as Paintrite mark two decades of excellence

Paintrite, the paint and wallcovering specialist, based in Terryland Retail Park on the Headford Road, celebrates 20 years in business this week and is marking it with a week packed with interesting talks, giveaways, including gift vouchers, free paint, and even a holiday.

For two decades, the company, set up by the late Oliver Cunningham, has been the paint shop of choice for all discerning decorators and it is giving something back with a full programme of interesting talks and discussions.

Paintrite has a strong family ethos. Four of Oliver’s family are now involved in the business, Oisin, Ross, Edwina, and Tommy. Rory and Martina make up the team.

It all starts tomorrow, Friday April 21 when Fleetwood colour consultant, Catherine Ruane will be in store from 11am to 3pm and there will be afree draw for a hotel getaway.

Saturday sees the Dulux Dog instore from 12 noon to 2pm, so get along with the family and have your photo taken with this loveable guy.

On Monday, Johnstone’s is hosting a day on how to make the most of your home and on this day, Paintrite and Johnstone’s will be giving you the chance to paint a room in your house free of charge. Yes, there will be a free 5lts of paint. Stock is limited and it will be on a first come, first served, basis. You can choose your colour from the new gallery range.

Tuesday features a day with Dycon on how to recycle your furniture. In this, you will learn how to bring new life into your tired furniture, with special craft paints. Stephen will be on hand to show you how to get the best out of your dressers, tables, chairs, etc.

On Wednesday, David, the wallpaper specialist, will be showing customers how to bring a room to life using stunning new wallpaper and looking at how you can enliven a room by papering one wall. This also gives you a chance to see the range of new wallcoverings which can be ordered in-store.

On Thursday, Alastair from Décor Ireland will be giving invaluable advice from 12 noon to 3pm.

On Friday and Saturday respectively, Maura Colbert from Colourtrend and Cora Collins from Dulux, both colour consultants, will show you how to breathe new life into your home this year.

Paintrite’s Martina said that people painting their homes are now more knowledgeable when they look for colour advice. “Customers have definitely become more discerning over the past decade, are more adventurous and are willing to experiment. A lot of our customers are choosing to change the look of a room by doing one wall in a wallcovering or a different colour. Colours that are in vogue this year are definitely greens and greys.

“Our talks cover a lot of interesting topics and we hope that by attending them, people will develop a strong sense of what is possible and how they can change the look and feel of their home and their furniture, while still remaining affordable.

“As we reach the 20th anniversary mark, we would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who have supported us over the years, without whom we would not be in business today. We also welcome new customers and hope they will come along to this week of events and see what possibilities exist for their homes.”

Galway Bay FM will be broadcasting each day from Monday to Friday (Keith Finnegan Show ) where Paintrite will be giving away five €100 vouchers for Dulux Paints; one for each day. The Galway Bay Baycaster will be broadcasting from Paintrite on Friday 28.

To see a complete list of the week’s events and to plan your attendance, see the advertisement for Paintrite on Page 11.

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