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A Paint brand with a history and a green heart  Evolving from a long line of paint merchants, incorporating Midas Paints, which itself started out life as a family run chain of paint stores in the 1960’s, Paintsmiths is clearly a business with a long, proud and trusted history. Midas Paints amalgamated with Earthcote in …

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by Debbie Pearce (Paintsmith Architectural Specifier)   Paintsmiths is synonymous with ambience and isn’t fireplaces just the best Winter accessory to create a warm cosy feeling? The right wall and fireplace combination are a marriage made in heaven. You will think about curling in your nook till Spring comes. A colourful accent wall is a …

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There is a inherent silence in grey that brings peace and quiet to any space.  In our opinion grey is just one of those colours that can never go out of fashion.  Time has taught us that grey is here to stay.  / We chat to in-house paint experts Helen Arenhold in Cape Town and …

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“WHITE SPACE” COMMUNICATE A SENSE OF SIMPLICITY What is White Space? White Space doesn’t just apply to the colour white.  Contrary to its name, White Space refers to any background design which is not occupied by other elements, eg. Photos, illustrations, or other embellishments.    The importance of White Space When applied specifically to design, …

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The staging of the second International Public Art Festival (IPAF), was recently held in Cape town.  The festival attracts art and art lovers from the many galleries, onto the vibey streets of the City.   Paintsmiths supports the IPAF 2018 theme, which focusses on a deep consciousness about the mishandling of nature. Paintsmiths is the …

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Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL The start of a Brand-New Year is imminently upon us. This can often entail a mind-shift of reaching for new goals and a renewed energy to strive toward making the New Year the best ever! It could also entail re-decorating your home or even your office space. It is a fact that …

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Earthcote Granite

Granite Paint – WHERE SOUL AND TEXTURES MEET Inspired by the rich look and feel of granite rock, this robust paint has a flecked appearance created from recycled dried paint.  Earthcote Granite is a versatile indoor paint, which allows for the perfect introduction of soft, and soulful accessories. A faux throw, beautiful drapes or a …

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We were recently approached by Adri from Atelier Interiors, to assist them with their exhibition stand at Design Johannesburg. Adri needed advice on colours, textured finishes and an applicator. Linda from PaintSmiths Blackheath, kindly sponsored the paint and Adri was ‘over the moon’ and very complimentary about the recommended applicator and the final result. Pandomo …

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How this project came about (story supplied by Jacob): I am Jake (Jacob) Daurham a 22 year old Artist from Arizona, US. I’ve been drawing my whole life, painting for the past 8 years and it’s my main source of income. My art career picked up after I lost my brother in May of 2015. …

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After receiving an empathetic call from DA Ward Councillor Tommy du Toit, the Paintsmiths Ballito team immediately responded and jumped into operation, giving the Isiphumelelo Creche in Driefontein a much needed ‘pick me up’.   Tommy du Toit approached Paintsmiths Ballito Manager Heidi Gibson, on behalf of the principal of the Creche, Harriet Ndlela, who was …

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