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History

General Paints manufactures from its head office based in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Founded in 1953, the business started by specialising oil-based glosses, oxides, enamelling for machines, undercoating and paints to line roads. Around 1958 the business produced paint for domestic use and in the 60’s it brought in a tinting system for Irish consumers and the trade.

By the end of the 1960’s, emulsion technology was introduced from the US, General Paints embraced this new development, Ultimately becoming the initial manufacturer of acrylic based paints. This continues to the present as General Paints are still at the leading edge of acrylic coating manufactures in the Ireland and the UK.

Over the last decade, General Paints has implemented a programme of continued modernisation, with investment in plant, equipment and expertise. This has facilitated the expansion of our manufacturing capacity, the extension of storage facilities and an increased focus on R&D and product development. It is in the light of these developments that our world-class functional paints, the SustainRange, has flourished and evolved – with our commitment to producing premium paint at realistic rates and supported by a level of technical expertise that is almost unique in the sector.

General Paints is a leading Irish supplier and we maintain this position through continuous re-investment in equipment, skills and technologies. We recognise the need for competitive pricing in the current marketplace however we are also committed to manufacturing top quality products. We look forward to growing the business by working in partnership with our many loyal and successful Irish customers.