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HMG Paints opens new application training facility

HMG Paints has opened a new innovation, development and application training centre at their main site in Manchester.

This state of the art facility will provide another resource to offer customers, distributors and members of staff with the highest possible standard of technical application training.


The training centre houses a spray facility designed and installed by PNS Garage Installations based in Manchester. This facility contains a spraybooth large enough for six sprayers, with extraction capabilities and an oven with a bake temperature of up to 70°C.

The facility also contains a fully equipped paint kitchen and a dedicated preparation booth, complete with extraction capabilities and sanding equipment for abrading substrates. Thanks to sponsors DeVilbiss and Mirka, the spray booth is fully stocked with industry standard paint application equipment and sundries.

The new innovation, development and application training centre represents the third phase of a development project to complete the Riverside Training Facility. This development project originated in November 2011 after HMG Paints Ltd was selected to receive a grant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

Since then, the initial phase of development was completed in December 2012, with the revitalisation of The Riverside Building. This provided HMG Paints Ltd with a marketing hub, two training rooms and a special projects laboratory. The second phase involved the opening of The Newton Centre, a manufacturing facility that specialises in the production of advanced coatings, focusing specifically on new water borne technologies.