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Our Story

Paint the Town Green was set up in 2007 by Phil Robinson and cited in the national press as a “firm which defines a new species of tradesperson”. We offer a one-stop bespoke decorating service and a fabulous range of designer environmentally friendly paint with 42 different shades.

With over 20 years of experience under our belt, our knowledge is vast. We can hang wallpaper, paint kitchens, colour match Victorian radiators and even assist with the odd chore to help your project along. We’re also happy to draft in other trades or recommend good people to do the job. It’s all about ensuring your project goes smoothly with minimal hassle, stress and disruption to your home.

Alongside the multitude of residential homes we’ve worked on, we also do commercial work. This includes Damion Hirst’s London gallery, Conran’s The Shop at Bluebird, The Blue Bar at the Berkley, Marc Jacob’s Mayfair store and Eileen Fisher.

How it all started

Founder Phil Robinson is a former musician who, in between gigs, worked with Sarah Beeny and as a decorator. Despite a burgeoning career touring all over the world with well-known bands (you can spot him on repeats of Top of the Pops), after his first child was born, he made the decision to close his piano lid and launched Paint the Town Green.

The aim was to create a one-stop bespoke decorating company with environmentally-friendly ethics. Phil had noticed that there was very little environmentally friendly paint on the market that was free from toxic paint fumes, so he launched his own line that was made in a way which was kind to the planet. The range is of course named after songs.

When Phil opened the showroom in 2016 on Allfarthing Lane in Wandsworth, he made the conscious decision to curate his colour chart using shades that people really wanted. His many years of decorating people’s homes taught him that often clients were overwhelmed by too much choice and they actually ended up picking the same 30 or 40 colours. As a result, he is proud that 80-90% of the chart gets selected regularly. In 2017 Phil met Nicky Haslam and not long after launched Nicky’s exclusive collection ‘The Stones’ bringing the range up to 42 colours.

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Why we want to paint the town green

Fun Facts

A few fun facts to add colour

Listed by The Telegraph as one of 25 ways to give your house 'the upper class treatment'!

The wonderful sketch on the front of our paint tins is by Alice Tait

Before we moved in, the showroom was first a florist and then a shoe shop

Phil is a keyboardist and still to this day can play songs on request

Our first chart had 65 colours and was made of stickers hand-painted by Phil

Meet the Team

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Phil Robinson, Founder

Phil has worked in the decorating and refurbishment trade for over 20 years. He is involved in all day-to-day aspects of the company, visits clients in their homes for colour consultations and is on hand to offer general advice. He is privileged to have worked with some of the very best interior designers over the years and is often asked to project manage refurbishments too. As a parent and homeowner from South West London he is very much in tune with the requirements, concerns and expectations of clients and works tirelessly to constantly improve the services we provide. He believes in giving back to local communities and a percentage of the profits from our collection with Nicky Haslam go to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity Harrison’s Fund

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Jo Cyphus, Showroom

Jo handles Paint the Town Green marketing and can turn her hand also to colour consultancy. She is kept company in the showroom with her dog Millie who occasionally stars in an Instagram story. Joturns the radio down so she can concentrate. Phil turns it up. They both agree on Radio 2 for the good tunes although have differing views on Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven. One of her favourite colours is Purple Rain as it’s such a dramatic aubergine and has potential to be used with fabulous effect.

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Katie Baring, Showroom

Katie is a whizz at styling, colour consultancy and building relationships with the likes of kitchen companies and interior designers whom we love to work with. Having run her own refurbishment business, she is a qualified interior designer and has a very keen eye knowing instinctively how to put a room together well. She also has a little dog, a little Dachshund, Matilda. Katie has lots of Paint the Town Green colours in her house, including Ruby, Fade to Grey and Peridot, which all look stunning. She couldn’t choose a favourite colour though – she has tried but she just can’t. 

Terry Teasdale, Operations Manager

Terry’s old-school knowledge is invaluable to the business. He’s the man that turns up onsite, looks after the team and makes sure the job is progressing nicely. He’s a can-do kind of man and is always happy to go that extra mile. If he wasn’t a decorator, he would have been a professional sportsman before an injury put an end to that. He knows a lot about paint and decorating and is always willing to proffer advice and help.