Our Story

"Although Ashley & Lewis is a young company, its roots are firmly embedded in the past with over forty years experience in the paint industry. We see ourselves as quite unique in this market as today Ashley and Lewis offer a comprehensive range of trade and designer paints as well as wallpapers second to none, truly the perfect environment to explore colour and enhance your home."

Robin Walters – Wallpaper & Paint consultant.                               

Ashley & Lewis from the Beginning 

Aged twenty one, Robin purchased his first business in Portsmouth selling paint along with other building products.

In 1981 the business moved to London, and soon after his paint supplier, Signpost Paints invited him to wholesale their products for them. This was a major opportunity and within four years Robin was their largest independent customer in the south of England. 

Through the eighties and nineties, the business continued to grow introducing further paint brands, until 2003 when they moved into a brand new, purpose built warehouse in Godalming.

In 2005 Robin’s company was granted PPG wholesale partner status, distributing over 100 pallets of Johnstones and Leyland Trade paint a month across three quarters of all independent DIY stores timber yards and builder’s merchants in south London.

Wanting an easier daily routine coupled with a new challenge, in 2016 Robin decided to open Ashley & Lewis, a bespoke decorative paint supplier selling directly to consumers, interior designers and decorators, drawing on these decades of expertise and experience to advise with their own decorating projects.

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