20 Best Paint Stores in Cape Town

20 Best Paint Stores in Cape Town


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Paint Preparation: Fill cracks and prepare the walls

Prime the walls: We will apply primer where needed.

Interior Paint: We will help you select a great exterior paint.

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Wood: We will help you to select a great wood treatment agent.

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History of the trade in England

In England, little is known of the trade and its structures before the late 13th century, at which paint guilds began to form, amongst them the Painters Company and the Stainers Company. These two guilds eventually merged with the consent of the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1502, forming the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers. The guild standardised the craft and acted as a protector of the trade secrets. In 1599, the guild asked Parliament for protection, which was eventually granted in a bill of 1606, which granted the trade protection from outside competition such as plasterers.

The Act legislated for a seven-year apprenticeship, and also barred plasterers from painting, unless apprenticed to a painter, with the penalty for such painting being a fine of £5. The Act also enshrined a maximum daily fee of 16 old pence for their labour.

The Paint Master

Enforcement of this Act by the Painter-Stainers Company was sought up until the early 19th century, with master painters gathering irregularly to decide the fees that a journeyman could charge, and also instigating an early version of a job centre in 1769, advertising in the London newspapers a “house of call” system to advertise for journeymen and also for journeymen to advertise for work. The guild’s power in setting the fee a journeyman could charge was eventually overturned by law in 1827, and the period after this saw the guild’s power diminish, along with that of the other guilds; the guilds were superseded by trade unions, with the Operative United Painters’ Union forming sometime around 1831.

In 1894, a national association formed, recreating itself in 1918 as the National Federation of Master Painters and Decorators of England and Wales, then changing its name once again to the British Decorators Association before merging, in 2002, with the Painting & Decorating Federation to form the Painting & Decorating Association. The Construction Industry Joint Council, a body formed of both unions and business organizations, today has responsibility for the setting of pay levels.


20 Best Paint Stores in Cape Town

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From our inception in 1981, Prominent Paints has grown into a leading architectural brand in the South African market. Our head office and manufacturing plant is situated in Alrode, Johannesburg, and employs more than 400 people. This modern manufacturing plant enjoys full integration and synergy with PPG’s research and development infrastructure and benefits from the more than US$505 milllion that is spent annually on research and development.

The Prominent Paints brand has been built on strong partnerships with dynamic retailers and an ever-growing compliment of trade contractors and painters. Through the exceptional service delivery that stems from the internal drive and passion of our people, Prominent Paints has not only become a trusted brand in the market, it has also been acknowledged as one of the preferred architectural brands in South Africa.


We produce a diverse range of products including decorative paints for the home owner, industrial & marine applications, weatherproofing products, and specialist protective coatings. Visit our how-to pages for expert tips on preparing surfaces, choosing the correct product and applying coatings.


We are a Western Cape based paint manufacturer that has a proud history of offering products of exceptional quality for the decorative and building industry.

Our extensive range includes coatings that are designed for residential, commercial and industrial applications.


Established in 1973, we are the largest independent paint suppliers in the country- specializing in the leading paint brands at wholesale
prices direct to the public.


Established in 1995, Paint Warehouse has been supplying reliable paint products and services for more than a decade in Cape Town and surrounds. Run by family, you’ll experience personal service of going the extra mile no matter how big or small your paint requirement. Our mission is the make the unimaginable happen with both our specialised products and services.


AkzoNobel Paints is the world’s biggest coatings manufacturer and number one in decorative paints and performance coatings. Technology and innovation have always been at the heart of AkzoNobel Group. As one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers and the world ‘s leading brand of premium quality paints, our success is often enhanced by our ability to meet market needs with quality products and value-added services.


We are a South African paint and hardware franchise and pride ourselves in being your community paint specialists. With over 70 years of experience and with over 130 stores nationwide, we offer you the best products at the right price. We offer free quotes, free delivery and free expert advice and consultations. We stock brands such as Dulux and Plascon and the exclusive supreme brands; Panache, Artisan and Coverkote. Our Hardware section offers a great repertoire of hand tools and materials to ensure you have everything you need to successfully complete the Do It Yourself projects. There is nothing better than sitting back and admiring your own handy work and the right tools will ensure you do a good job.


Live in the colours you love! Our eco-paint makes your future even more colourful – we tint the colours you love in a paint that nature loves. NO harmful chemicals added, hypoallergenic, great coverage! Bring us your inspiration, we match any colour and tint it in the best product for the job. Have a look at our In-House Colours for inspiration or visit us!


Makro has evolved in the retail space from a stalwart warehouse chain to now being able to offer customers a convenient online shopping hub. Makro offers food, the latest electronics, houseware, camping and outdoor equipment and even liquor. A total of 21 Makro stores trade in South Africa, bringing convenience and affordability to local households and businesses. With the ecommerce addition to our offering, customers can now enjoy Makro’s deals and value-added services across a broader reach of locations


Sizwe Paints (Pty) Ltd is a PDI company (SMEE) with a HDI ownership of 77,5%, a level 2 B-BBEE contributor and a joint venture partner with Kansai Plascon Paints South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Because the company is a national one, it has the ability to deliver throughout the country. Ongoing training is given to our staff on existing and new products, training is also extended to our clients.


Welcome to the home of DIY, home improvement and building materials! Builders is your destination for any solution you need to create the world you want; you can browse, shop, find a store, learn about DIY projects. We promise that whatever you want or need to live better, we provide a solution to help you get it done. You can now have the Builders experience in Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. Builders Online went live in early 2017, making us the leaders in the DIY sector to provide shopping functionality to all our customers.

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a home owner, a small business or a large contractor, Builders has all your needs covered, and more!


Breathecoat is a South African paint and coatings manufacturer specializing in lead free and solvent free interior paint and exterior paint and coatings. All Breathecoat products are free of any chemicals that may cause environmental or personal health problems.


Sean and I, we’ve always known paint. Our earliest memories revolve around it, … the smell of it, the feel of it, the endless rainbow when we close our eyes. From school afternoons spent in our father’s garage as we mixed paints, our first job learning the secrets of the trade to the unbelievably proud day we opened the doors of our own paint store for the very first time … and carried on our family tradition.


Began in 1999 by three people passionate about paint. A paint applicator, a designer and a chemist. An unusual combination but one that has proved to be highly successful.


Need to paint your home, office or other building? Want to protect and seal wood, or waterproof / redecorate your pool? Titanium Paints provides an extensive range of high-quality paints and other coatings in the colour of your choice, as well as other paint related products to meet your requirements.

Our products are designed to withstand the harsh South African climate, so with the correct preparation and application your painted surface will look great for many years to come. All of our paints and varnishes are mixed in our on-site factory and are available directly to the public.


You can use Lacquer Thinners to properly wipe the surface down before starting to paint. DO NOT USE TURPENTINE OR BENZENE. Allow to dry for 15-20 minutes and start painting. Works well on varnished surfaces.  Important to remember is not to paint on newly varnished surfaces as varnish needs a curing time of up to 6 months.


As a specialist automotive coatings manufacturer Luxor have become a capable force in making top quality automotive refinish transportation systems for collision repair. Luxor clearly understand the market diversity within the industry and make products right from the foundation polyester body filler types to sophisticated clear, basecoat and 2K type high performance refinish materials.


Contemporary textures inspired by nature. Architectural finishes and creative DIY coatings as well as Earthcote Country, classic favourites from the Earthcote range.

Versus Paint was established in November 2000 in Johannesburg and is a specialist paint manufacturer in South Africa. The company objective is to provide the industry with exclusive materials, expertise and exceptional service in the painting and wall coating industry.

Versus Paint Specialists offers eco-friendly paint alternatives, and has formulated wall coatings that considerably decrease the amount of damage done to one’s immediate environment and the environment as a whole.


For 128 years Plascon has been leading the way in the coatings industry. While we have always led from the front in innovation and industry it is not merely our scientific expertise that has given us this edge.