I often get asked where can paint be bought. I think it's safe to say that most people are aware that Graphotism retail Montana and more recently Hycote. There are however a few other places where paint can be purchased.

Discount Paint

Specialists in the Plasticote Ultra Decor range and tins of wrongly mixed or dented emulsion. At times they also have available various colours from the Auto K, Multona, Belton and the other Plasticote ranges. Prices vary between 1 and 2 a can depending on quantity ordered.

For more information, call the hotline on 04325 253206. Delivery can be arranged at a small cost.

Style Wars Hip Hop Shop

Now stocking the Sparvar range of paint (with the Tuff-Colours range to come soon). Colour charts are available on request (and they are big charts!!!). The minimum order is 12 cans (400ml) and they are priced as follows :

12-303.00 each
31-1002.80 each
101+2.50 each

Delivery for 12-30 cans is 9. Add 1.50 to P&P for each additional 6 cans when ordering more than 30 cans.

For more information and a free catalogue, send an SAE to, Stylewars, Flip Basement, 72 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3EN. Tel : 0141 204 1846

Deal Real Records / Worms

Tucked amongst the vinyl you'll now find the 40 colours from the Belton range. I'm not sure about availability as I write this as it sells very quickly so it's probably best to give them a call before paying them a visit. The cost when I last visited the London shop was 3.50 a tin but I believe the Brighton shop sells it for 3.

The London shop is located at 6a Noel Street, London W1 (in Soho). Phone 0171 734 8689 for availability.

The Brighton store is at 39b Sidney Street, Brighton. Phone 01273 608440 for more information.

If your in London and desperate for paint, then drop by Rally Two on the Holloway Road (turn left out of Holloway Station and you'll see it on your right). They sell the complete Belton and Auto K range (at a cost) plus various colours from the Hycote range. A bit pricey, but OK as a last resort.

Wheelhouse in Hounslow I think has ceased selling cheap paint. Can anyone confirm this?

If you want to know your nearest Hycote stockist, give them a call on 061 627 0983 (I think this number is still functional). Hang on for the operator and she will be happy to give you any information you require.