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Creating smart environments for places of learning

Schools, colleges and universities are unique places. Their environment has to be conducive to learning and stimulating to the senses, yet durable enough to withstand a constant daily flow of heavy traffic. That presents severe challenges when choosing decorative products and colour schemes, and nobody is better placed than we are to help you meet those challenges.

We have a proven track record in the education sector. First and foremost, we understand the pressures you face to get the right result. We also understand how staff and students engage with the building, positively or otherwise. And of course we know how crucial it is for you to keep costs down by minimising the need for maintenance and redecoration.

How we can help you

Our Specifier Account Managers, education experts and colour designers are on hand to help you choose the most suitable products, create appropriate colour schemes and achieve results that balance a stimulating environment with practicality.

Corridors & circulation areas

Classrooms & teaching areas

Sports facilities

Toilets, changing & catering areas

Exterior areas

Student accommodation

Equality Act

Tight budgets

Part 1 - Colour

Along with some useful tips on using colour effectively in schools and universities, this video covers the breadth of colour support tools available to Specifiers working in the Education Sector. It includes information on apps and web tools available for everyone looking after educational buildings, from Head Teachers to architects designing new-build schools.

Part 2 - Technical

This video provides help identifying the most durable paints for corridors, classrooms or student accommodation, how to find reliable painting contractors, as well as specific specialist paints of particular relevance to professionals looking after educational buildings, from Head Teachers to architects designing new-build schools. It also provides some key pointers to achieving great long term decorative results but in a sustainable way.

Dulux Trade products are now available in BIM format

Dulux Trade paints and woodcare products can now be seamlessly added to your BIM models as BIM objects - and the process couldn't be simpler. Click the button below to go to the NBS National BIM Library, pick your chosen Dulux Trade product and click the button to download it as a BIM object.

We're here to help

Everything you need to know is right here - from an encyclopedia of trade paint and trade woodcare to expert help.

All your favourite products

It's now easier to pick the right product for your project, browse through all of your favourite AkzoNobel products.

Inspired by colour

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