Paints & coatings

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrating 20 years of adding colour to their customers’ lives
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrating 20 years of adding colour to their customers’ lives

Olympia Paints, a Cape-based paint manufacturing company, has long been known to provide excellent-quality paint and paint accessories to the trade sector. They have built a good reputation for producing high quality products which are competitively priced, with customer satisfaction at the heart of everything they do.

keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete’s featured projects
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete’s featured projects

Earlier this year, Cemcrete launched their new website – which already blew us away – but the cement-based finish manufacturer didn’t stop there. They have now launched an even more exciting section of their website called, ‘Featured Projects’. This section showcases projects where Cemcrete finishes have been used. From retail to restaurants, residential to bush […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnti-graffiti coating now in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downAnti-graffiti coating now in South Africa

Sika is renowned for keeping up with technologies and innovative products and the introduction of SikaGard-850 AG (Anti-Graffiti) is no different. This product is a permanent anti-graffiti and anti-fly poster coating for the protection of concrete, wood, masonry and metal substrates.

keyboard_arrow_upURGENT PRODUCT RECALL: TAL GROUT SEALER
keyboard_arrow_downURGENT PRODUCT RECALL: TAL GROUT SEALER

Customer safety is of vital importance to TAL and as a precautionary measure, we have taken the decision to voluntarily recall our TAL GROUT SEALER alternatively known as TAL GOLDSTAR GROUT SEALER.

keyboard_arrow_upTwo in one with IsoBoard insulated ceilings
keyboard_arrow_downTwo in one with IsoBoard insulated ceilings

While IsoBoard Thermal Insulation is white and washable, it does possess a translucent quality. In exposed applications that have a high aesthetic component, or are otherwise close to the eye-line, IsoBoard definitely recommends that you paint the product.

keyboard_arrow_upSunningdale Shopping Centre gets a makeover
keyboard_arrow_downSunningdale Shopping Centre gets a makeover

The residents of Umhlanga were treated to a much-needed makeover of their local popular attraction, Sunningdale Shopping Centre. Built more than 20 years ago, the refurbishment of the shopping centre was long over-due. 1074m² of Marmoran products were used on the exterior of the retail establishment, with 1.5mm of Permacrete being used as a protective […]

keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete’s top 7 outdoor trends
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete’s top 7 outdoor trends

Outdoor living spaces are the latest and greatest trend for outdoor areas. Not only are they the muse behind memorable evenings underneath the stars, but they form a feature for any outdoor entertainment area. We take a look at our top 7 outdoor flooring trends using Cemcrete’s products.

keyboard_arrow_upLonza’s depth of resources leads to complete customer satisfaction
keyboard_arrow_downLonza’s depth of resources leads to complete customer satisfaction

When it comes to meeting the requirements of each customers’ unique needs, Lonza Wood Protection’s experienced team will pull out all the stops to provide the depth of resources needed to meet customer needs and exceed their expectations. This was recently demonstrated when the R&B Group decided to convert two treatment plants from producing Tanalith® […]

keyboard_arrow_upDifficult to paint areas now a breeze
keyboard_arrow_downDifficult to paint areas now a breeze

The bend paint brush can bend from side to side. This makes it easy to paint in corners and other difficult to reach areas. Use a paint stick with the paint brush and reach even higher surfaces to paint.

keyboard_arrow_upClean your used paint rollers effortlessly
keyboard_arrow_downClean your used paint rollers effortlessly

The latest product introduced to market by PurePro – the company that makes DIY unique – is the Rola Blaasta.

keyboard_arrow_upBespoke African Lodges finished with Cemcrete
keyboard_arrow_downBespoke African Lodges finished with Cemcrete

Africa is known for its host of breathtaking lodges and private retreats which makes the most of the variety of African landscapes and natural scenery. Cemcrete finishes are synonymous with lodge design and have been used in lodges and hotels throughout Africa since 1973. We showcase 5 awe-inspiring lodges all boasting Cemcrete finishes.

keyboard_arrow_upHow does damp in walls affect you?
keyboard_arrow_downHow does damp in walls affect you?

Bacteria, mould and fungi love dark, damp and poorly ventilated areas.

keyboard_arrow_upProtecting concrete parking decks
keyboard_arrow_downProtecting concrete parking decks

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals' VIP Polyurea coatings have been applied as waterproofing to commercial property parking decks in the Free State and KZN. a.b.e. - part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - holds an exclusive agreement with Voelkel Industrie Produkte (VIP) in Germany for the local distribution of the Munich company's range of protective coatings and joint fillers. These were recently applied to the parking decks of the Rockville Shopping Centre in Mangaung, Bloemfontein; and also at Umlazi Mega City, south west of Durban.

keyboard_arrow_upNew wrinkle-finish paint takes paint market by storm
keyboard_arrow_downNew wrinkle-finish paint takes paint market by storm

A wrinkle-finish paint that adds natural texture to metal roof tiles, cladding and decorative surfaces is in demand by specifiers and architects across the country due to both its aesthetic appeal and durability under harsh African conditions.

keyboard_arrow_upKansai Plascon introduces innovative water-based coatings
keyboard_arrow_downKansai Plascon introduces innovative water-based coatings

Kansai Plascon new coating products have been developed using ‘Innovative Waterbased Technology’ – with excellent durability, fast drying times and low odour.

keyboard_arrow_upThermal roof coatings reduce internal temperature
keyboard_arrow_downThermal roof coatings reduce internal temperature

Newly developed thermal roof and insulation panel coatings are enabling architects and building professionals to specify thermal reflective coatings that are able to reduce the internal temperature of a building by up to 10 °C even in dark colours.

keyboard_arrow_upFirst choice for refurbishing Orlando West church roof
keyboard_arrow_downFirst choice for refurbishing Orlando West church roof

Multi-Dex 2000, an approved applicator of Mapei South Africa, recently completed refurbishing the 9 000m² roof of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in Orlando West, Soweto.

keyboard_arrow_upNew eco-friendly UV-reflective waterproofing coating
keyboard_arrow_downNew eco-friendly UV-reflective waterproofing coating

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has launched silvakote eco, a new water-based environmentally-friendly elastomeric coating to protect and waterproof concrete, bitumen, galvanised and metal surfaces.

keyboard_arrow_upA green future for paint
keyboard_arrow_downA green future for paint

Each year Plascon launches new products and improvements that add to its range of green solutions. Great strides have been taken in the areas of technological research and development into green coatings, continuing Plascon’s 125-year history of quality assurance, formulation and performance.

keyboard_arrow_upWorld-class waterproofing solutions from Mapei
keyboard_arrow_downWorld-class waterproofing solutions from Mapei

For the past five years, Mapei South Africa’s technical service team has been introducing the local construction industry to the benefits of the advanced building technology additives, sealants, adhesives and concrete performance chemicals that are available from the international Mapei Group.

keyboard_arrow_up‘Textured Naturals’ revitalise, rejuvenate and transform
keyboard_arrow_down‘Textured Naturals’ revitalise, rejuvenate and transform

Africote is known for its creative coloured seamless cementitious flooring and unique cementitious coatings that transform living spaces into beautiful homes or corporate office spaces.

keyboard_arrow_upKansai Plascon embraces ECOVATE philosophy
keyboard_arrow_downKansai Plascon embraces ECOVATE philosophy

To mark the launch of its new ECOVATE philosophy Plascon has lined up a range of new products, starting with the introduction of a new water-based version of its iconic Velvaglo paint, which was originally launched in 1977.

keyboard_arrow_upPlascon expands One Coat Ceiling paint into an entire range
keyboard_arrow_downPlascon expands One Coat Ceiling paint into an entire range

Plascon is the first company in South Africa to offer a complete range of groundbreaking One Coat products that do away with the need for a separate undercoat and topcoat – saving time, effort and money.

keyboard_arrow_upSAPMA invited to join major global coatings council
keyboard_arrow_downSAPMA invited to join major global coatings council

The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has been invited to become a member of the International Paint and Printing Council (IPPIC).

keyboard_arrow_up‘Green’ coating solutions
keyboard_arrow_down‘Green’ coating solutions

More than 50% of Green Star rated projects have utilised Dulux Ecosure for their coating solutions needs.

keyboard_arrow_upMapei introduces in situ waterproofing system
keyboard_arrow_downMapei introduces in situ waterproofing system

Mapei South Africa’s latest, local product offering is the Purtop, in-situ membrane, waterproofing system.

keyboard_arrow_upSika seals prison roofing
keyboard_arrow_downSika seals prison roofing

Situated in the suburb of Tokai in Cape Town, is Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, famous for once having Nelson Mandela as an inmate. More recently, the Department of Public Works approved a contract to waterproof the entire roofing area of the prison. Engineers, Nadeson Consulting Services, chose one of Sika’s pure polyurea membranes for the project. Contractors responsible for the application were Superway Construction and SPA, as sub-contractors.

keyboard_arrow_upKeep your home watertight this winter with Plascon’s waterproofing range
keyboard_arrow_downKeep your home watertight this winter with Plascon’s waterproofing range

Plascon knows all about the seasonal rains that affect this country. To protect buildings from rising damp, leaks and the myriad of other problems water can cause, Plascon  has formulated a comprehensive waterproofing range that consists of Dampseal, Multiseal, Brickseal, Tankseal and Roofseal along with two new products Gelseal and Wallseal. 

keyboard_arrow_upCoatings for concrete protection and performance
keyboard_arrow_downCoatings for concrete protection and performance

X-Calibur is one of the latest product ranges available from TAL and is manufactured locally by the company under licence to the US-based principal X-Calibur Construction Systems Inc. The X-Calibur range of products and product systems for concrete protection, waterproofing and repair is proudly associated with the Burj Khalifa development in Dubai where over 120 000m² of coatings were supplied for the Burj Khalifa Lake and Dubai Fountain. 

keyboard_arrow_upNew coatings training centre set to open mid-year
keyboard_arrow_downNew coatings training centre set to open mid-year

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association’s (SAPMA’s) new Centre of Excellence training centre is set to open around the middle of this year. The Centre of Excellence will operate from the old Bifsa Training Centre in Springs on the East Rand, once the revamp and modification of the premises is complete. The opening of the training centre follows the accreditation of SAPMA’s training programmes last year by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA).