Decorating and building supplies merchant Kent Blaxill has announced the acquisition of the Norwich-based Paint & Paper Ltd.

Paint & Paper Ltd, which was established in 1995, specialises in designer wallpaper and paint, and was the first stockist of Farrow & Ball, with which Paint & Paper owner Steve Dix was actively involved - its range still features the Dix Blue. 

The company operates from one branch and currently has three full-time employees.

James Park,Managing Director of Kent Blaxill, said: “The history, reputation and ethos of the company will be in safe hands within Kent Blaxill. It is our intention to keep what we see as an important brand name within the industry.  It signals a new era for Paint & Paper Ltd and it will continue to trade under this name with all its current staff retained.

“One of the interesting and positive outcomes of the recent ‘lockdown’ period saw our homes becoming even more important and we see continued growth across home improvements. Homeowners are developing hybrid workspaces as a result of working from home and it seems a beautiful home is even more important to many of us and we have exciting plans to develop the online trading site further over the next 12 months.”