The picture shows Calum Doig (centre) (New Guard Coatings Group’s Commercial Director) shaking hands with Mick Warren

“New Guard Coatings Group offer a huge range of general industrial, protective and maintenance coatings for all sectors, applications, substrates and environmental conditions.

Covering the whole of the U.K, Ireland and the U.S.A. New Guard Coatings are PPG preferred distributors, Jotun preferred suppliers and Rust-oleum appointed distributors they are the ideal supplier for the products you need, when you need them.

Their extremely high service levels are created to impress and really know how to ‘take the pain out of paint’. Stocking over 400,000 litres of paint all available for next-day service and with fifteen tinting machines across their multiple locations, they manufacture to your required colour giving you the exact colour you require.

At New Guard Coatings it’s not all about what they sell you, it’s about how they support and work with you, that’s why people have returned and recommended them for over forty years.

New Guard Coatings also recognises the need to keep abreast of the latest technologies in coating applications. This means providing a “continuous professional development” for all their sales staff. As part of this program New Guard Coatings contacted Mick Warren from To write and present training. provide theory and practical training courses in:

  • Airless spray
  • Airspray
  • Air assisted airless spray
  • Air assisted airless and airspray electrostatic spray

The courses are part theory with formative electronic assessment and part practical. The training courses are presented in an easy to understand format in line with modern teaching methods. Students are also provided with complete reference books from’s own publications.