Way back in 1908, Teal & Mackrill Ltd first started manufacturing paint. This was originally producing marine and industrial coatings to the manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. The brand, Teamac, still thrives today. The company then diversified into specialist and functional coatings for the building and decorative trade under the Coo-Var brand. This is now one of the leading names in specialist paint products, especially in floor paints.