Mikris Finishers was founded in 1968 to provide a reputable high-quality paint preparation and finishing service. Mikris Finishers became a limited company in 2011.

Mikris has an established reputation throughout the UK, undertaking a variety of works for various sectors in commercial, industrial & domestic markets from individuals through to major companies.

Mikris offers a tailored service and our success was, and remains, attributable to a firm commitment to high standard of quality, service and customer satisfaction.

Mikris Finishers provides a variety of specialised paint preparation and finishing services including:

• Paint Stripping
• Vapour Degreasing
• Aqueous Degreasing
• Blast Cleaning, Bead Blasting & Plastic Blasting
• Powder Coating
• Air Drying Finishes
• Protective & Marine Coatings

The History of Mikris Finishers

Mikris Beginnings

The business was started as P.Buckle & Co. they quickly established themselves as the place to go for paint finishing in Gloucestershire.

June 1982
P.Buckle & Co

P.Buckle & Co became Mikris Finishers, after the now managing director took over the reigns from this father Philip Buckle senior.

July 1982
Blast Cleaning

First blasting pot bought to start blast cleaning.

Mikris History

Mikris was now employing 3 staff.

Powder Coating

Mikris started Powder Coating and was one of the first to do so in the South West.

New Pick Up

Mikris bought its first delivery van. Due to the growing demand to provide a complete service.

Febuary 2002
NQA ISO 9001

Mikris become ISO 9001 Registered.

New Bigger Pickup

Mikris bought a larger pickup to accomadate the demand for larger heavier loads and work.

February 2006
NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 3

Our now managing director achieved his NACE Coating Inspector Certificate after completing Levels 1 & 2 the previous year.

Going Limited

Mikris Finishers became Mikris Finishers Limited.

Mikris History

Mikris was now employing 8 staff.

December 2012
Family business continues

Son of the managing director joins the business keeping it in the family.

March 2013
The Big Move

Mikris moved to Stonehouse. We went from 1,100 square feet of workshop and 3,500 square feet total with our yard to 15,000 square feet all covered.

March 2013
Big Kit Upgrade

As part of our move it allowed us to supersize a lot of our equipment.

The oven is now a 3m x 3m x 6.5m Monster

This also allowed us to seperate powder coating and wet painting into seperate shops.

Dec 2015
New Sprinter Dropside

Mikris bought a new Mercedes Sprinter dropside to allow an even larger load to be collected and delivered on request of our customers.

New Service

Mikris started using a Aqueous Degreaser to reduce our carbon/solvent footprint.

Mikris History

Mikris was employing 18 staff.


Mikris teamed up with Cosmichrome to provide a viable alternative to decorative chrome plating, click on our Cosmichrome page to find out more.

UK Enterprise Awards

Mikris has won an award which is for Best Industrial Finishing Service 2020 - South West.

European Enterprise Awards

Mikris has won another award, this time out of a pool of global nominees. This is for Marine Coatings Specialists of the Year - UK.

British Made Awards

Mikris won the Best Surface Finishing Specialists in the South West of England 

Prestige Awards

Mikris won the Blast Cleaning Specialist of the Year in the South West

UK Enterprise Awards

Mikris won the Leading Providers of Protective & Marine coatings of the Year in the South West

Global Awards

Mikris won the Protective & Marine Coatings Provider of the Year out of a global pool of nominations.

Prestige Awards

Mikris Won the Specialist Painting Service of the Year in Central England

Global Awards

Mikris won the Surface Finishing Specialists of the Year out of a global pool of nominations.

Industrial Production and Manufacturing Awards 2023
Protective & Marine coatings and Powder Coating Providers of the Year.

Mikris has won the Protective & Marine Coatings and Powder Coating Provider of the Year 2023 award for the inaugural Industrial Production & Manufacturing Awards 2023. This program is designed to shine a light on the wide scope of excellence shown across the global production and manufacturing industry. 

For more information please click here.

Global Awards

Mikris has won the Powder Coating Provider of the Year our of a pool of global nominees. 

March 30
Sub Label
UK Enterprise Awards

Mikris has won the Best Protective Marine Coatings 2024 - South West.

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