A Kent-based coatings technology specialist has supplied spray pump equipment to film-makers preparing to shoot the next Harry Potter film.

For Hi-Tec Spray Ltd, of Maidstone, the contract is the latest in a line of orders from film companies.

The company supplied the equipment to Leavesden Studios in Watford and has been training painters on the set how to operate it.

Spray technology will be used to create the sets and backdrops for the fifth Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – which will start being filmed in January.

Hi-Tec Spray has supplied equipment for two previous Potter films, as well as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman Begins.