Archive Monthly Archives: July 2013

TV Screen at Hot Pot whilst you wait

New TV ads on the screen at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging.


TV Screen Advertising at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging

TV Screen near the till point at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware


We just added some new video content on our TV Screen at the till point in Hot Pot today. Loaded up with some of our great special deals and ads from local businesses such as Climate Vaal, Smash n Grab and others, plus you can see some other video content whilst you wait at our tills 🙂

If you are waiting for your paint to be mixed, you can even sit and relax and watch the TV while you wait!

If you own a local business in the Vaal Triangle and would like to advertise your own business on our screen, get in touch. We have a large foot print through our store each day and it offers value for money advertising for you business in the local area. Just contact the store 016 428 5525 and ask for our marketing department for assistance and we can give you a quote.

We do all the work for you on your design and you get an ad that runs throughout the day from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday and 7:30am until 1pm on Saturdays.

Ads are rotated all day long giving your business continued exposure.

Contact us today, you will be amazed how low the cost of advertising can be in Vereeniging!

Marketing at Hot Pot Paint

We get to have a great time down at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware. Here is a snap shot of our media station set up in the office when we are working on Hot Pot Content.


Hot Pot Paint and Hardware marketing department!

Working on the Marketing at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging


On the left you can see our Video and Media laptop for making our videos, in the middle is our trusted workhorse that we use each day to produce the articles and content, even do a spot of Photoshop work here and there. Then there is the bigger screen on the right for keeping up with our designs and also to watch over the social media set up. The only thing missing in this shot is the iPad that we do some of our basic filming from when its needed. Hopefully we will be bringing you more video from Hot Pot here in Vereeniging once we get Robbie pinned down and making our weekly video spots for you.

Did anyone say Specials? 😀

Have a great day, let us know what you are doing to promote your business in the Vaal Triangle. Even pop in to see us at Hot Pot and share ideas and stories.

Dulux Weatherguard Textured Finish Information

Dulux Weatherguard Texture Finish

Dulux Weatherguard Texture Finish

These images do not do the product justice, but you can get  an overall idea. In the image above you get a wonderful two tone style by combining Leopards Lair with Beige Sands in the Textured Weatherguard finish. In the image below you can see the other colours (apologies for poor colour display) in the series. With availability in both 20L and 5L at Hot Pot, you can rest assured you can get a great quality job done. Great for the home DIY enthusiast or a contractor who wants to give their client a superior quality finish.

Dulux Weatherguard is a premium choice in exterior coatings with its unique properties of Maxiflex to make hairline cracks a problem of the past. *Up to crack smaller than 0.2mm is recommended). This ensures that minor plaster imperfections remain hidden.

Excellent weather resistance, tough, durable and water resistant. Highly recommended for Exterior walls.

Dulux Weatherguard Texture Finish Colours

Dulux Weatherguard Texture Finish Colours


Dulux Weatherguard Texture Application Guide

Dulux Weatherguard Texture Application Guide


Dulux Luxurious Silk 5L

Dulux Luxurious Silk 5L currently selling for just R358 at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging!


R358 for Luxurious Silk at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

R358 for Luxurious Silk at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging


For Interior Walls, this Premium Mid Sheen Finish paint with its Supreme Stain Resistance Low Odour technology will freshen up any room. Remember that Dulux also now offers a 10 Year Guarantee on this paint. You can view their terms at for more information, or contact SA Careline on 0860 330 111.

Dulux describes this paint as follows:

Dulux Luxurious Silk has a stylish premium mid sheen finish that provides supreme stain resistance with excellent cleanability and wear resistance guaranteed.

You can apply this paint with a Brush, Roller or as a Spray. Expected coverage in usual conditions would be 8-10 square meter per litre. Takes around 60 minuted to touch dry and you can recoat after just 4 hours.

Steps to Take when Painting with Luxurious Silk


Before Painting:

Ensure that your surface is sound, clean, dry and free from dust, dirt, grease and oil. Fill all imperfections with an appropriate FIXIT filler (also available in Hot Pot Vereeniging store).

New Surfaces:

Cement Plaster, Gypsum Plaster, Composition Boarding, Fibre Cement and Concrete, Prime with One Coat of Dulux Plaster Primer.
Galvanised Iron, Aluminium – Prime with one coat of Dulux Galvanised Iron Primier.

PVC Gutters and Downpipes, sand to aid adhesion and then prime with one coat of Dulux Supergrip.

Previously Painted Surfaces:

Sound and Not Powdery – Clean Surfaces with FIXIT Sugar Soap. Wash down with water.

For Emulsion surfaces, apply finishing coats. For Enamel surfaces, sand to a matt finish to aid adhesion and follow with a coat of Dulux Undercoat for All Surfaces.

Old Paint in Poor Condition – Remove/strip loose and flaking paint then follow with appropriate primer.

Chalky or Powdery Surfaces – Remove chalk and seal with Dulux Bonding Liquid.



* Stir Well Before Use

* Thinning is NOT Recommended

* Apply with Brush, Roller or Airless Spray

* Apply 2-3 finishing coats to achieve a closed film and solid colour.


After Painting

* Remove as much paint as possible from the brush and rollers by squeezing it before cleaning.

* Clean equipment immediately with water

* Do NOT Clean Surface withing 7 DAYS of Applying.


Always ensure you use appropriate safety equipment. Remember that Dulux Paints contain NO LEAD.


Plascon Colour Chart 2013

If you want to learn more about the Plascon Colour Forecast for 2013 or their range of colours with their colour chart, then drop in to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging to pick up a copy of the Forecast Brochure and Colour chart booklet packed with information and the entire range. We have limited stock in store, but whilst they are available, please feel free to pop in and pick one up.

Plascon Paint

Plascon Colour Forecast 2013

The product range booklet includes all their products and a great Which Product Do I Choose section at the back to help you pick the right paint for the job. With over 1470 Colours that can be tinted in any one of Plascon’s quality paints, you will not be left wanting on choice.

Its a nicely laid out content is easy on the eye and includes popular products from their flagship range including, Double Velvet, Cashmere, Velvaglo, Wall and All, Micatex, Nuroof and more.


Plascon Colour Charts

Plascon Colour Guide

Hamilton Brushware Loading Up

If you are looking for a quality range of paint brush, we stock many brands in store at Vereeniging. But the one I want to bring to your attention today is the Hamilton Range that we stock. From Utility to Professional and even Specialist, you can find a great selection of Hamilton Brushes at our store here in Vereeniging. Give us a call if you would like pricing.. 016 428 5525.

There is a great article on the Plascon DIY site that talks about loading up your brush in the correct way, more on that in a moment, here is some shots from our Store.

Hamilton Brushware

Hamilton Brushes at Hot Pot Vereeniging


Hamilton Professional Brushware range

Hamilton Professional Range


To read more about how to load your brush correctly, you can see the article on the Plason DIY site (nice site by the way).  How to load a Paint Brush the Correct Way…


Visitors are Coming to Hot Pot Vereeniging

Thank you for your continued support of our Vereeniging Store here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware.

We are expanding our coverage via our web site with more people reaching out to us from beyond the Vaal Region here in South Africa.  With 1280 visits in the last 7 days and an average of over 3 pages viewed per visitor, our content is hitting the spot. We have seen web inquiries grow tremendously and comments from people coming to the store who say they found us via our site is wonderful. Thank you to recent customers who suggested adding our opening times to our site and also the events section. We also had someone point out an error on one of our telephone numbers and someone else asked if we could start showing some videos.

We do listen and those requests and fixes have been made, but we know we can do better. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts, give us feedback or call us at the store.

Web Visitors to Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Web Visitors to Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging



Bricks Build Business

We promised more from our office build going on at the back of our store, and the video is below for you to catch as part of our new You Tube Channel of content.

Habitat Marketing, our supplier for clay and cement bricks is moving from its Three Rivers Retail Store to in-house at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging. They will occupy half of the new office space we are creating at the back of our store, the other side will be the new home for Robbie Reid who recently returned to Hot Pot after a break up in Pretoria 😉


Hot Pot Paint new offices in Vereeniging store.

Building the new Offices at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Look out for Robbie’s new video shorts that will be appearing on YouTube soon (once we can pin him down long enough to begin recording them that is)!

If you need new brickwork, having a new build done or maybe you are contractor who needs a good ongoing supply of quality clay or cement bricks? Then please drop into our store and ask to speak with someone who can offer specialist knowledge, advice and support on your next project.

Thanks for watching, please remember to follow us to on Facebook, we would love to hear your feedback on our site and YouTube channel as well as the service you get from our store. Have an awesome day!


Dulux Colour Matching with Colour Chart

Looking for inspiration or help in painting your room the right colours?


Dulux Colour Chart Video Help

Dulux Inspiration for Colour Charts

This YouTube video below from Dulux is an Excellent guide and jump off point for ideas on how to get inspiration when painting a room in your home.  It actually shows you how best to use the Colour Charts that we have in store from Dulux and will be useful if you want to learn good techniques to selecting colour.

If you would like help, you can ask us in store as well, we are always happy to help you. But watch the video to begin to get some creative juices flowing. Please let us know if this video is helpful to you as well, its good to get your thoughts and feedback.



In the video above, they mention another video about how lighting affects your room, we share this video with you below as well. Feel free to watch after you have finished the video above. Its only just short of two minutes long 🙂



There is also a good short article on the web site on Colour Scheming which is well worth two minuted of your day.


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