We are an independent, family owned business who has been established in Edinburgh for almost 40 years. We pride ourselves on our customer services and wide knowledge that we have gained over the years. Our staff are here to help and advise you and it is this philosophy that has been our success and has brought us many loyal customers over the years. We continue to strive to help and guide our customers in whatever way we can. Please come and visit us soon. The company started in 1976 and has grown to be probably the biggest truly independent paint merchant in Edinburgh and the Lothians servicing the trade, commercial and retail/ DIY markets.
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Being independent we can offer impartial advice on any products that may be suitable for your needs. We do not employ our own painters and decorators and therefore are not in competition with our trade customers but if you need a painter we can usually recommend someone to you.


We offer a free delivery service in Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders for both Trade and Retail customers. Ask for details when placing your order.


At Russell Paints we can colour match most colours. Bring us a sample of the colour you want and we can create a new colour to match your needs. We have the latest Crown computerised tinting system allowing us to tint 1000’s of colours in Crown, Macpherson, Sandtex, Sadolin and Permoglaze paints. Alongside this we have a tinting system for the popular Little Greene paint, Paint Library and Sanderson ranges. All paints can be tinted while you wait.
At our branch in Ratcliffe Terrace we have a Johnstone Paints tinting system that once again tints 1000’s of colours in all the popular finishes such as Vinyl Matt, gloss, eggshell etc. Also at this branch we have a Jotun tinting system from Norway, this specialises in superior exterior paint finishes in both the Jotun range and the very successful Butinox wood stains and opaque finishes. As well as the goods listed on our site Russell Paints can source and products from a much wider range of manufacturers. If there is something you are looking for and it isn’t mentioned here give us a call. Both branches carry a comprehensive range of wallpaper pattern books from many of the top manufacturers. These books can be borrowed so that you can make your selection at home. In addition to paint and all decorating sundries we have on show a comprehensive range of ceiling centres and ornamental cornices by Copley NMC and Artline.
Get in Touch!

Russell Paints
71 Warrender Park Road

Tel: 0131 229 1505
Fax: 0131 221 1717
e: enquiries@russellpaints.co.uk
www: www.russellpaints.co.uk

Caledonian Paints
9&13 Ratcliffe Terrace

Tel: 0131 668 4010
Fax: 0131 668 4050
e: enquiries@caledonianpaints.co.uk
www: www.caledonianpaints.co.uk