Containing a wide range of specialist products including, paints, varnishes and oils, Blackfriar provides your interior and exterior surfaces with a collection of beautiful finishes and long-lasting results.

Who are Blackfriar?

The Blackfriar brand has been apart of the paint and varnishing world for over one hundred years. In 1902 the Blackfriar name was born and the new business quickly earned an excellent reputation for its woodstains and varnishes. 

The business grew rapidly and expanded its product range to the extent that in the 1920s it became famed for the black paints it supplied to the motor industry for use in brake shoes for cars and heavy goods vehicles.

Family-owned for over 100 years, Blackfriar was built on a tradition of supplying high quality paints and woodcare products to independent merchants, craftsmen and DIY enthusiasts.

Blackfriar Product Guide

The Blackfriar range features an extensive product range of Paints, Woodcare and Preparation Essentials, including ranges that are suitable for both the professional and DIY decorators. 

Preparation Essentials

We have all heard the saying that "preparation is the key to sucess", and the Blackfriar preparation product range provides you with suitable products that have been purposely designed to get your surfaces ready for a DIY transformation. Products include: 

Blackfriar Paint & Varnish Remover - This paint & varnish remover removes old coatings quickly and effectively.  Suitable for using on a range of finishes including gloss, emulsion paints and varnishes, this solvent based product is effective on wood, metal and gloss. 

Problem Solving Primer - This multi-purpose problem solving primer is suitable for using on a range of surfaces and surface problems. Ideal for sealing tough stains caused by water and mould, this water based primer works on ceramic, plastics, mdf and wooden surfaces. 


Boasting an extensive range of both interior and exterior woodcare products, Blackfriar range is made up with woodstains, varnishes, oil and polishes. Some of our favourite Blackfriar woodcare products include:

Exterior Wood Protector Gold StarProviding protection from weathering on exterior wood surfaces, this water repellent and UV protective wood protector is suitable for using on both rough sawn and smooth timber. 

Quick Drying Varnish - Blackfriar quick drying varnish works by transforming your interior wooden surfaces and providing a tough, durable and knock resistant finish. 

Danish Oil - Providing a beautiful, scratch free finish, this Blackfriar danish oil nourishes and protects both soft and hard woodss. Suitable for surfaces including, furnitiure, doors, panelling and wood decorations. 

Specialist Paints

Looking for a paticular specialist finish, Blackfriar's range of specialist paint is sure to have something to have every surface covered. Some of our favourite include:

Quick Drying Radiator Paint - Purposely designed to use on interior radiators, pipework and storage heaters. Blackfriar Quick Drying Radiator Paint withstands temperatures of up to 150°C and provides a tough, durable and hardwearing finish.

Polyurethane Floor Paint - Not only transforming, but also protecting your floor, this hardwearing floor paint is ideal for foot and light traffic area surfaces including wooden, concrete, cement and metal. 

Matt Black Paint - Providing an non-reflective black matt surface, this matt black paint is ideal for using on a range of surfaces including, beams, panelling and decorative ironwork.