Vintage Fleetwood

Over 60 years making brushes and paint in Ireland.
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In 1972 Fleetwood opened a brush manufacturing factory in Jamaica to supply the entire Caribbean? Employing 130 people in it's heyday it was sold in 1990 but is still in business today. Pictured is factory manager Tom O'Connell with workers and government officials on a visit in 1985.

In 1972 Fleetwood opened a brush manufacturing factory in Jamaica to supply the entire Caribbean? Employing 130 people in it's heyday it was sold in 1990 but is still in business today. Pictured is factory manager Tom O'Connell with workers and government officials on a visit in 1985.

A vintage photo of a 1970 Fleetwood delivery - back before we sold paint and were just Ireland's leading brush and accessory manufacture.

A vintage photo of a 1970 Fleetwood delivery - back before we sold paint and were just Ireland's leading brush and accessory manufacture.

The very first time we saw Freddie Fleetwood on our logo!

The very first time we saw Freddie Fleetwood on our logo!

Meath Chronicle - 5th November 1988

Meath Chronicle - 5th November 1988

An image from our factory in Virginia Co. Cavan back in 1988. Quality Control Manager, Rohan Monerawela making sure each batch of paint meets our high standards.

Cavan back in Quality Control Manager, Rohan Monerawela making sure each batch of paint meets our high standards.

The Fleetwood Stand 1954 Dublin Horse Show in the RDS.

The Fleetwood Stand 1954 Dublin Horse Show in the RDS.

A Fleetwood decorating catalogue from the 1980's

A Fleetwood decorating catalogue from the

Freddie Fleetwood circa 1980

Freddie Fleetwood circa 1980

A store front we decorated for Home Decor Navan. 20 years on and we still have 'Everything from Start to Perfect Finish!'.

A store front we decorated for Home Decor Navan. 20 years on and we still have 'Everything from Start to Perfect Finish!

Here's a behind the scenes image of our roller sets being assembled in Virginia Co. Cavan! Circa 1970

Here's a behind the scenes image of our roller sets being assembled in Virginia Co.

Staring into one of the large vats of paint being mixed in our factory in Virginia, Co. Cavan.

Staring into one of the large vats of paint being mixed in our factory in Virginia, Co.

A peek into our factory in Virginia Co. Cavan from the mid-eighties. Did you know we used to make Tesco own-brand paint? Here is one of their cans on the sorting machine being filled with Vinyl Matt.

A peek into our factory in Virginia Co. Cavan from the mid-eighties. Did you know we used to make Tesco own-brand paint? Here is one of their cans on the sorting machine being filled with Vinyl Matt.

Today we have a flashback to Fleetwood's range of paint from the 1980's. We think some of the packaging designs have aged very well. Others......maybe not so much!

Today we have a flashback to Fleetwood's range of paint from the We think some of the packaging designs have aged very well.

Rows and rows of brush handles waiting for their final finish in the factory in Virginia, Co. Cavan. Because they were hand-made Fleetwood brushes were regarded as the best on the market.

Rows and rows of brush handles waiting for their final finish in the factory in Virginia, Co. Because they were hand-made Fleetwood brushes were regarded as the best on the market.

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