About Us

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Welcome to our new blog!

It is in its infancy, but we hope to grow it into somewhere people can come together to learn, swap stories and help each other out.

This blog can be whatever you want to make it. Got something you’d like to see featured? Let us know!
Working on a project and need some guidance or advice? Send us an email and we’ll try to come up with a solution, or find you someone who can!

At Handover we are always interested to hear what you are doing, what our products are being used for. Drop us a line to let us know!

Established over 60 years ago, we take pride in hand making professional quality brushes at our workshops in London and in Welwyn Garden City. We also specialise in supplies for gilders, signwriters, pinstripers, specialist decorators, artists and a wide range of other craftsmen working in stained glass, graining, marbling, stencilling, theatrical make-up, picture restoration, scenic painting, coach painting and a host of other skills.

To supplement our own production we also stock a comprehensive range of decorating tools and brushes, scumble glazes, signwriting enamels, varnishes, french polishes, universal strainers, pigments and artists’ oil colours, water colours and acrylics.

We are one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of gold leaf and gilding supplies with extensive stocks of genuine gold leaf (in several shades and carats), white gold, moongold, palladium, silver and copper as well as imitation gold and imitation silver.

Our wide range of products is used by the country’s finest craftsmen in museums, film studios, stately homes and the Houses of Parliament. Our loyal customers range from independent decorators through to the royal household at Buckingham Palace.

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