Friday, 07th July 2017

We are Oxfordshire-based stockists of Crown Trade Paints and can mix colours in store whilst you wait. Crown offer a wide selection of paints for interior and exterior use. We've put together a quick overview of some of the products available. For details of the full range visit our shop: Relics of Witney Ltd, The Old Works, Corn Street, Witney.

Primers and Preparation

P.S.B. Stain Block Primer (water-based)

Excellent opacity and stain blocking properties for interior and exterior use. It creates the ideal primer to cover and seal problem stains such as nicotine and smoke.

Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat (water-based)

Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat is a water-based primer undercoat with excellent coverage and quick drying properties. It is specially formulated for use with Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, to achieve a smooth gloss finish. Suitable for interior and exterior wood and correctly prepared metalwork.

Walls and Ceilings

Matt Vinyl (water-based)

A premium quality flat matt emulsion for interior use on walls and ceilings, where a flat non-reflective finish is required.

Silk Vinyl (water-based)

A premium quality silk emulsion for interior use on wall and ceiling surfaces, where a washable high sheen finish is required.

Arcylic Eggshell (water-based)

A premium quality fast drying, virtually odour free emulsion, an ideal alternative to solvent-borne Eggshell to minimise disruption.


Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss (water-based)

Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss is a waterbased, durable gloss finish for use on suitably prepared interior and exterior joinery and metalwork. Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss has excellent opacity, and a high gloss finish, with the added benefit of staying whiter for longer, compared to traditional solvent-borne gloss.

Full Gloss (oil-based)

A premium quality decorative and protective finish for use over correctly prepared joinery and metal.

Eggshell (oil-based)

A premium quality, highly durable, washable eggshell finish for interior use. It offers outstanding resistance to steam and condensation and is suitable for areas such as kitchens and bathrooms and high traffic areas. 

Wednesday, 05th July 2017

It's been a very busy day today – our new paint mixing machine, shaker and display stand have arrived and we are now able to mix Crown Trade Paints in store.

We love brands with heritage and Crown Paints go as far back as 1777. The Trade range is made of premium quality paints used by contractors, decorators and builders, but it is available to all.

We're excited to add Crown to our list of paint brands. Pop in and pick up a colour card!

Visit our shop at The Old Works, Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire to buy paint from Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Paint & Paper Library, Earthborn, Dulux and now Crown.

Monday, 13th March 2017

What is Osmo?

Osmo is a combination of wax and oil – this combination seems to last longer than most ordinary floor oils and is far more hardwearing than a wax. It retains a nice mellow sheen which brings out the natural beauty in the wood.

Why use Osmo?

Osmo is excellent. It has less solvents than most of its competitors; it's based on natural oils and waxes which allow wood to breath; and they are less inclined to yellow the wood. The finishes are water and dirt resistant and protect the wood from daily wear and tear.

What makes it different?

  • Fewer coats than most oils
  • Wide range of coloured finishes
  • Easy to use

How do I apply it?

Most problems associated with Osmo result from over applying. For best results you only need a maximum of 2 thin coats. You can apply with a lint free cloth, brush or microfibre roller. 

It sounds expensive...

At first glance it does... it's about twice the price of an ordinary oil. However, the coverage is about double and therefore lasts much longer. Like any good quality product it will cost you less in the long run (we promise). 

What else can I use it for?

It was originally designed for flooring but can be used on anything made from wood – for example, furniture and doors. It's safe for use around foodstuffs (ideal on chopping boards and worktops) and is friendly for use on toys.

Is it really that good?

Yes – that's why we stock it!
A maximum of 2 thin coats for a tough, easy-to-apply, long-lasting finish.