Our History Rabart Decorators Merchants Ltd

Our History Rabart Decorators Merchants Ltd

Rabart is a family run business and has been established for over 30 years.

We have over 60 years experience in the paint industry with more than 30 of these being in the sale and distribution of decorating products. Rupert Alan Bush initially started a painting and decorating firm called R.A. Bush Decorators in 1954 and 30 years later, Rabart was founded in Merthyr Tydfil by Rupert’s sons, Alan and Stuart Bush.

With the brothers’ experience in the paint trade and with the help of Peter Fear who was appointed as General Manager in 1984, the business has developed and grown. The painting and decorating business closed its doors in 2004, and since then the family has focussed on further developing Rabart, increasing our trade and retail customers, developing and expanding our branches and training and developing our staff. We currently operate out of eight shops in South Wales and South West England and we have over 50 employees.

The management team now consists of Alan and Stuart’s sons, Robert, Andrew and Matthew Bush, and despite his retirement in April 2015, Peter Fear remains an integral part of the overall management structure.

Rabart continues to go from strength to strength and we are always looking for new business opportunities to expand and open new branches. We are proud to remain a family-run business and we want to continue to provide a professional and efficient service to all of our customers for years to come.

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Our Brands

Acrypol
Armstead Trade Paint
Bedec
Blackfriar
Bona
Brian Yates
Brushmate
Camelot Pictures
Casamance
Cole & Son
Colefax and Fowler
Coleman Bros
Colortrend
Crown Trade
Cuprinol
Designers Guild
Dixons
Doshi
Dulux Trade
Dulux Trade Woodcare
Earthborn
Farrow and Ball
Fiddes
Fine Decor
Fired Earth
Firstlight
Gallerie
Graham and Brown
Hamilton
Harlequin
Jane Churchill
Liberon
Libra
Little Greene
Macpherson Trade Paint
MAV
Muraspec
Mylands
Mythic Paint
Osbourne & Little
Osmo
Owatrol Coatings
Paint Library
Peel Away
Purdy
Rasch
Repair Care
Romo
Ronseal
Rustins
Sadolin
Sanderson
Sandtex Trade
Sikkens
Solignum
Strip Away
Superfresco
Tektura
Toupret
Wagner
William Morris Wallpaper
Zimmer and Rohde
Zinsser
Zoffany