Firm set to make a splash with paint
A Yorkshire entrepreneur who invented a removable paint which has featured in Hollywood blockbusters has found a festive use for the product.
Peter Stubbs, inventor of Action Paint, said it is being used on the high street to create Christmas window displays.
Action Paint is the first product from York-based Renu-TPS. It is due to go on sale in stores nationwide from early next year.
Mr Stubbs has spent two years developing the product with backing from Mercia Fund Managers.
It has been used on the set of TV series, The Crown, as well as Hollywood blockbusters ranging from wizards and superheroes to epic war movies.
Mr Stubbs, a former project manager, invented Action Paint while advising a client business which had created a germ-killing spray for care homes.
“The spray needed to incorporate a pigment to show the areas treated but without leaving a permanent stain,” he said.
“We couldn’t find anything suitable so I started experimenting in my garage and came up with a solution.
“It was only later that I realised that I had invented a removable paint that was a product in its own right.”