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Passionate about decorating
Since 1895


John Paul McDougall was established


JP McDougall established as a wallpaper supplier in Manchester city centre


JP McDougall moves to Timperly



ICI purchases a 46% share of JP McDougall & Company Limited


ICI purchases the remainder of shares to become sole owner

1972 - 1974

ICI acquires Rose and Company. McDougall Rose group was formed

1980 - 1990

The McDougall Rose Group acquires

  • Turners
  • Donald Haigh
  • Lowries
  • W. Thompson
  • J.W. Davies
  • Stockport Decorators Merchants
  • Milners
  • H. G. W. Paints
  • W. Pyle & Co.
  • Flyde Decorative Supplies
  • Warners
  • Keyline Decorating Supplies
  • Robinsons
  • Long Eaton Paints
  • Snaiths
  • Anglian


ICI Dulux Decorator Centre logo

The Group begins trading as Dulux Decorator Centre


£100 million in sales reached


map of the united kingdom

150th Dulux Decorator Centre store opens


AkzoNobel logo

Dulux Decorator Centre acquires SJ Dixons


Investors In People Gold award achieved.


Investors In People Champion status achieved
The entire Dulux Decorator Centre business is rebranded


centred on you

192 stores opened nationwide
'Centred On You' campaign launched

2018 - 2019

4 new acquisitions made:

  • Whites
  • Colour Centre
  • Trade Paints
  • Doves

240 stores nationwide


125 year anniversary

Choose Dulux Decorator Centre for all your decorating needs big or small. As well as products from all the leading brands we offer free delivery, colour matching, click and collect as well as on hand expert advice from our store teams. We can help you work greener too, by offering can recycling and more sustainable products such as the latest water-based paints.

Speaking of which, we of course bring you the widest choice of products from brands including Dulux Trade, Armstead Trade, Cuprinol, Sikkens and many more online and from our 240 stores nationwide. Plus, as the only decorating merchant to offer Nectar points, we’ll reward you with every purchase.