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Vehicle bodyshop technician of Spectrum Paintworx near Sittingbourne turns his talents to retail and interior design

A bodyshop technician has entered the fast lane, after branching out from restoring cars to high-end interior design.

Paul Clark, of Spectrum Paintworx in Danaway near Sittingbourne, has spent the last 14 years in his Wormdale Hill workshop, respraying cars, bikes and specialist vehicles.

Paul Clark of Spectrum Paintworx. Picture: Spectrum Paintworx
Paul Clark of Spectrum Paintworx. Picture: Spectrum Paintworx

After combining his knowledge of how to formulate paint and background in retail refurbishment he is now also offering his expertise to businesses.

The 55-year-old said: “Paint is a complex substance and even a small change in the formulation and lighting where it’s placed can produce changes in the shades and reflections.

“It’s an exciting time to be working in a new industry, because we can offer something exclusive, unique, bespoke and personal to our clients and designers.

“We can even create a finish that only they have - we won’t mix it for anyone else.”

So far he’s worked on a sushi bar in London’s Soho, after being approached by two young designers who were looking for a totally unique and one of a kind colour for their Japanese-themed bar counter.

An example of Paul's work at the Japanese pop-up bar. Picture: Spectrum Paintworx
An example of Paul's work at the Japanese pop-up bar. Picture: Spectrum Paintworx

The brief was it had to be white with a subtle pink and blue colour-change that would work well under lighting.

Spectrum also created an “eye-catching” finish for the changing rooms at Covent Garden’s luxury fashion store Jigsaw.

It has also been called in to design the doors at Kennington Film Studio and completed other private jobs for homeowners who wanted a unique splash of colour.

Working for high-profile clients, Mr Clark is no stranger to signing non-disclosure agreements, meaning he can’t talk about his work, but says some projects have been worth upward of £250,000.

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