About us

With a heritage dating back to 1777, at Crown we’ve been making paint for longer than most.

The Hempel Group

Our Parent Company - Latest News

J.W. Ostendorf now officially a part of the Hempel Group

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Proud Business Club Partners

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is a year long celebration of Arts and Culture across the city


Our history takes us all the way back to 1777 with the opening of Dob Meadows Print Shop in Darwen, Lancashire.