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    Allen Braithwaite Paints and Wallpaper was first opened in 1978 by Allen and Dorothy Braithwaite. Allen, a professional decorator, saw the need for a decorating shop in Colne that could provide customers and decorators with quality products at reasonable prices.
    With Dorothy's background in textile design and Allen's knowledge and skills as a professional decorator they made a wonderful team and business soon took off. Dorothy ran the shop while Allen continued to work as a painter and decorator, occasionally popping in to the shop to offer his words of wisdom.

    Fast forward 40 or so years and we are now a third generation business. Our two sons Paul and Marc now work for the business. Paul comes from a background of wallpaper, having worked for both John Wilman, Coloroll and more recently Graham & Brown and he now runs the website and social media. Marc handles the warehouse and despatch while Paul’s two daughters Jodie and Holly and also Marc's son Saul are on hand to help out in the shop when we are very busy.

    Our paint and wallpaper shop in Colne stocks a wide range of traditional, designer and contemporary wallpapers, a large range of paints for every big or little job are also available. We stock Johnstone's, Leyland trade and Dulux paints and we also have a mixing machine, enabling us to mix 1000's of colours while you wait.

    With a large pattern book library from all the leading brands. Sanderson, William Morris, Graham & Brown and Colemans, Casadeco and more, we are sure to have a wallpaper to suit everyone.

    Why are we different?

    We are not a big dark warehouse with just a website to sell from. We have been a small lancashire based wallpaper shop for over 40 years, serving the customers of Colne, Nelson, Burnley and now worldwide from our traditional wallpaper and paint shop in Colne.

    Shop opening hours

    Mon, Weds and Thurs 9am - 5:30pm Tues, Friday and Sat 9am - 4:30pm