All of our paints are hand produced from start to finish using traditional materials & methods from recipes formulated since 1951. Each order is hand weighed, hand filled & hand labelled in our rural Suffolk workshop.
We continue to offer a bespoke one to one service to all our customers, offering our expert advice & guidance on restoration & new projects ranging from Grade I listed churches & windmills to modern eco conversions & new builds.
As well as offering our own range of hand produced paints we also help create & supply unique product & colour ranges for varying clients under their own branding. Our hands on approach to production means we can tailor manufacturing to suit requirements for any size venture, from an independent furniture shop to a large interior design company.
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Ted Ingilby featuring in the East Anglian Daily Times July 8th 2000, aged 66 (Left) (See article here)
Ted colour matching in 2014, aged 80 (Right).
Our story begins in Hull 1951, a 17 year old Edward ‘Ted’ Ingilby lands his first job working as a personal laboratory assistant to the Chief Chemist of Websters , suppliers of marine paints and coatings. After national service as an RAF Air Craftsman Ted returns to Websters to continue his work in marine paints.
After getting married to Mavis in 1957 and having his first child Ted moves to Humbrol (Humber Oil Company) manufacturing paints ranging from art enamels to antifoulings.
Independence Day 1960 Ted begins a new role in the printing inks industry with Marsden Printing Inks.
Ted, his wife & now 3 daughters make a move to Durham where Ted begins his role as Head of Development for Dufay Bitumastic.
Ted leads an install of a brand new factory in Waterford, Ireland for a consortium of an Arab an Englishman and 3 Irishmen known as Koter Developed Coatings. Teds new factory produces over 1 million litres of paint year on year.
Having worked all around Europe in Ireland, Germany, France and Holland to name a few as well as the rest of the world including Algeria, Libya, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Ted decides it is time to put his expertise into his own projects.
A move to Colchester, Essex gives Ted the opportunity to launch Ingilby Paints focusing on manufacture of industrial and marine paints for the UK market and export.
A move to Glemsford, Suffolk, our current home, begins Teds involvement with Traditional paints supplying hand made colours for period properties in picturesque villages including Lavenham and Long Melford.
Ted and Mavis Ingilby- 1957
Who are we?
Ingilby Paints are a family of traditional, modern & specialist paint makers. Our small workforce consists of 3 generations who have been hand producing paints for over 50 years.