Decor: Paints & Colours

Decorative Paints (Custom Colours)

Let us source your favourite colour in a can of paint!

If you would like to paint a room (e.g., walls, ceilings), woodwork (e.g., furniture, trim), metal (e.g., gates, railings), or uPVC (e.g., windows, doors) with a tinted paint that resembles your favourite colour or a colour inspired by nature, earthy materials, a region of the world, a design style, textiles, or to capture a mood, we can help. We create paint colours to suit your individual taste. You can get your preferred paint colours mixed to order in a specific finish at your local decor store.

Authentic Paint Colours

Get [designer] paint colours matched through the paint brand's official tinting system.

Neither assume nor expect anyone to accurately mix and colour-match any designer paint colour [including undertones] developed by a paint manufacturer in another manufacturer's brand of paint. Not all paints and colours are created equal. Paint manufacturers use different tint bases and colourants [with proprietary ingredients] than their market competitors. Tinting machines add colourants to base paints to produce tinted paints. They can reproduce unnumbered paint colours from colour formulas. They alter the composition of the finished product but do not reformulate the base paint. To capture the true essence of a specific paint colour, base paints must be tinted to a perfect colour match through the paint brand's complete tinting system. Top-of-the-line paint manufacturers produce premium paints that contain better resins, higher quality and/or greater quantities of pigments, and synergistic colourants that set their paints and colours apart from others. Beautiful paint colours with superior depth of colour also create wonderful spaces with the play of light throughout the day.

Trade Paints vs. Retail Paints

Buy and use, affordably priced trade paints for optimal quality, performance, and value.

Not all paints are created equal. Trade paints are superior to retail paints in terms of their product formulations (e.g., raw materials and specialist ingredients) and overall performance (e.g., opacity, durability, and colour retention) and are worth paying extra for. Trade paints contain better quality and greater quantities of pigment (e.g., titanium dioxide) and protective ingredients than retail paints. Trade paints are also tested and approved to a higher standard than their retail counterparts.

Colour Inspiration 2024

Get inspired by colour and the latest painting trends!

Please explore the websites of these paint brands to broaden your horizons: Resene, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, ECOS & Lakeland Paints, KT Color, C2 Paint, FPE, PPG, Behr, Diamond Vogel, Dunn-Edwards, Pratt & Lambert, Haymes Paint, Bristol Paint, Mylands, Zoffany, Graham & Brown, Craig & Rose, Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Paint & Paper Library, Crown, Dulux, Valspar, Curator, Colourtrend, Fleetwood, Acres Hall, Tollens, Ralston, Juno, Jeger, Keim, Auro, Earthborn, Frenchic.

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Homeowners: Decorative Paints & Protective Coatings

Area / Surface Wash / Clean Prep Tools Primer / Undercoat Topcoat / Finish
Interior Walls & Woodwork Sugar Soap Sandpaper Crown Elle Decor
Interior Woodwork & Trim Sugar Soap Sandpaper Smith & Rodger Blockade Rust-Oleum Furniture Paint
Front Doors (Multisurface) Cleaner/Degreaser Sandpaper Rust-Oleum UASP or uPVC
Exterior Walls (Masonry) Fungicidal Wash Paint Scraper Stabilising Solution Sandtex Masonry Paint
Wood & Metal (Exterior) Cleaner/Degreaser Sandpaper Sandtex 10 Year P&U/C Sandtex 10 Year Exterior
Doors & Windows (ALL) Fungicidal Wash Sandpaper Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Zinsser AllCoat Exterior
Gates & Railings (Metal) Cleaner/Degreaser Wire Brush Owatrol Oil or C.I.P. Owatrol Deco
Fascias & Soffits (uPVC) Methylated Spirit Scotch Pad Kolorbond Aquatek
Cladding (Wood & Metal) Cleaner/Degreaser Sandpaper Bradite One Can
Garden Buildings (Wood) Fungicidal Wash Sandpaper Wood Preserver (New Timber) Sadolin Superdec
Indoor & Outdoor Furniture Sugar Soap Sandpaper Frenchic Al Fresco
Fences & Railings (Timber) Owatrol Net-Trol Stiff Brush Castle Paints ShieldX FP
Paint Conditioner (10:1 BP) Smith & Rodger Flow&Bond Water-Based M&I Paints
Multi-Surface Clearcoat (I) Smith & Rodger Rocktop
Multi-Surface Decor Paint Castle Paints ShieldX A-I-O
Industrial Coating (Metals) Rust-Oleum Noxyde Peganox

ELLE Decoration by Crown - Paint Interior Walls and Woodwork - Flat Matt Finish

Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Universal [Multi-Surface] Water-Based, Primer & Sealer

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior [Multi-Surface] Paint - Matt, Satin, and Gloss Finishes

Bradite One Can All-Surface Primer & Finish Coat - Matt and Eggshell Finishes

Rust-Oleum uPVC Paint (Doors & Window Frames) - Matt, Satin, and Gloss Finishes

Sadolin Superdec Opaque Protection (Exterior Wood) - Satin and Gloss Finishes

Smith & Rodger Blockade [White] Shellac Sealer & Primer - Use on Wood and Metal

Smith & Rodger Rocktop Multi-Surface Clearcoat - Matt, Satin, and Gloss Finishes