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The New Hot Pot Paint Web Site

New web site for Hot Pot coming soon

We hope to bring you the new launched web site by the latest March 2016. Still clearing up a couple of final touches and then the new site will go live. We will have some great news for you with the new site as well as a more consistent brand logo and colour scheme across all our online displays from Twitter and YouTube to Facebook and the web site blog.

If there is anything specific you would love to see on our new web site, then please let us know, we always truly appreciate feedback and want to give you a good experience when visiting our store, web site and social media pages.

Thank you for your continued support all these years, and if you are new to us, welcome to you too 🙂 We thank you for dropping by our web site.

Be sure to look out for updates on Facebook and Twitter on our site launch, and be on the look out for some special deals too 😉


Christmas Opening Times 2015

Merry Christmas to You

Thank you for all your support throughout 2015, we look forward to supporting you in 2016. Here is our Opening Times over the Christmas and New Year Period 2015

Don’t Forget we are also CLOSED on December the 16th All Day as a Public Holiday



Sundays we are closed as usual, all other days in December and January are Standard Times




Choosing a Paint Contractor for your next Project

Selecting a Paint Contractor



Choosing the Right Painting Contractor

When searching for the right painting contractor, these are typical questions you might like to ask or check.

a Skilled Paint Contractor will advise you with best and latest projects available for your project

They will give you an itemised quote, so you know what products and services they provide

Ask to see a portfolio and what brand of paint they use

Do they have insurance in place before they undertake your job

Have they got testimonials or reviews they can point you to, perhaps a website


At Hot Pot Paint and Hardware we can advise you on Paint Selection and we can also suggest painting contractors for certain projects that we or our customers have used in the past and given positive feedback on.

Whist we cannot directly guarantee work quality on every project, we are always seeking out good reputation contractors to pass on to our customers.

Do you know someone in the Vaal Triangle that you have used personally that you would be happy to recommend to others? Please feel free to comment here below using your Facebook account so we can share with others and spread good words of people who you feel are reputable and worth a shout out in the local area! Thank you for your input, it is most appreciated.

Thank You and Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Hot Pot Paint and Hardware


Thank you for your Support in 2014

We love serving you throughout the year and helping you to realise new plans, designs, restorations and just making a change to your home or business.

Thank you for all your support this past year, we could not provide the great service and prices if we had no customers to welcome and serve in our store. Have a wonderful Christmas Season and cherish your family and loved ones.

Thank you, we appreciate you!

Price Increases on the way, Save on Dulux Weatherguard

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vaal Triangle


Price Increases Coming April 2014

Its that time of year when all the suppliers put out their new price lists and due to this past poor season of fuel hikes, toll roads and more the prices are going up on average 10+% across the board. We have sat around the table to try and make sure we bring the best deals we can to you and keep our prices the best we can. Value and great service are the foundation of Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging and we will do our best to give our best at all times.

A new post will be available around the beginning of April with some examples of our new pricing, but I wanted to share with you one price that if you act fast you can make yourself a nice saving.

Dulux Weatherguard Textured 20L will be up to R 815 from April 2014, but if you come into store for this next week you can still grab a bargain with the R739 pricing we have held on to for many months now. If you need to get some outside work done or you fancy something different on the inside, then take a look at our special 20L price for Dulux Weatherguard Texture in store today, or call us on 016 428 1113 and ask for the deal price on Weatherguard.

December at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vaal

Our in store video running at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging at the moment. Keep on the look out when in the store for a Christmas Message and our new video for January 2014.

Thank you for all your support throughout 2013, it is always very much appreciated. Without you, we are just an empty store 🙂

Merry Christmas to You and all the best for the New Year ahead.


Please note, any prices shown in the video are valid in December 2013 ONLY and may either increase or decrease over time. Thank You.

Hot Pot Magazine issue 2 Out Now

Hot Pot Magazine issue 2


Hot Pot Paint Magazine issue 2 is now available to download to our subscribers. You will receive an email from us telling you how to access your own copy.

If you have not signed up as yet, just click this link here to join our Magazine and Newsletter sign up service or you can fill out the form that opens on this page when you view this post 🙂

You will then be forwarded to your own copy once you confirm your email address.

Great deals this month that are NOT available anywhere else, even in our store directly!

Find out more in this months issue, available now.

Swimming Pool Ideas

It’s that time of year once again. The Pool will need a spruce up in time for summer swimming days and nights!

If you have been thinking about getting a pool installed, perhaps the links on this article may help you with some inspiration?

Having a pool is wonderful in a country like ours. It adds to the special time spent outdoors with family and friends and our children. Just remember to keep the pool covered and safe from the young ones!
At Hot Pot, you can find our range of swimming pool paint and other items in stock.

Send us your pictures of your swimming pools and we will add them to this post to inspire others! From the above ground pools to the slightly obscure, take a look and see what inspires you!


Rock Star Pool?

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the image above and below.

Nice looking pool

Nice looking pool

Nice Pool Bar

Nice Pool Bar

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Something Natural Looking

Something Natural Looking

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Of course, if you live here (below on Necker Island) like Sir Richard, then you may not need the pool 🙂

Necker Island View from Top Suite

Necker Island View from Top Suite

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Get the New Hot Pot Magazine Issue 1 Out Now


Hot Pot Magazine Issue 1 Now Available

YES, it’s finally here. The all new Hot Pot Magazine.

Especially for our Newsletter Subscribers only, our Magazine will be issued every two months starting September/October 2013 with issue 1.

It’s a quick read at just 4 pages but it gives you a little information about Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging and you can grab yourself a bargain with our Newsletter Subscriber only offers. With EXCLUSIVE deals that you cannot get online or in-store usually, the Magazine brings you 4 HOT OFFERS each month to choose from and use in-store with our thanks.

You will not find these deals on our blog or on our shelves without the magazine, so be sure to join our newsletter update list with just your name and email below and you will be sent your issue each release which you can print and use in-store.

If you have any questions, post your comments in the form below, or you can email us direct Our office is manned Mon-Wed for the Magazine so we will get back to you as soon as we can on those days.


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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



Win a Home Makeover and Much More at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Its Getting Closer!!!

Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging Sweet Sixteen Birthday and Charity Event


Keep your diary free for the 1st March 2013. We are having an awesome open day at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging with local radio on site all day, prizes to be won all day and our major prize draw with some amazing prizes. Keep posted and bookmark our site to keep up to date. More news coming within a week on this post!

You can follow us on Facebook too if you prefer as we will be posting news about the event there too!


Latest Update 21st February 2013:


Big thanks goes to the following who are sponsoring prizes or assistance on the big day at Hot Pot!

Ina from Ina Botha Property, Werner from De Klerk, Vermaak & Partners & Leon for sponsoring your help with the food on the day and everything else you do!

Adara Beauty Clinic (thank you for the Facial and Swedish Massage Prize Donation)

Waldo at Lords Signature Hotel for the Special Packages

@Office at the Palms in Vanderbijlpark for their assistance and prizes (awesome Printer will be announced as a prize soon)

Darren and Konica Minolta for his support and assistance

VCR 90.6FM for their ongoing support throughout the preparations. (Catch the ad for the day on the radio)

Irene at BNI and Show Me Vaal for her support

CB Security for their awesomeness and help in our prep and for the day

LEC Electrical for their great help at Hot Pot

Andre at Profin Construction for help and prize donation

Chantal at Functionality in Vanderbijl for the Bunting on the day

Toits Slaghuis for everything you are doing to help promote and provide on the day, thank you.

Show Me Vaal – Thank you so much for all your help with promoting our event – You Rock!

BNI Vereeniging Chapter

More updates to come… thank you all!
The Official Prize List is just growing by the day. Please look out for the full break down by Wednesday of next week.

If you have not grabbed a ticket yet, please get down to Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging (on the Houtkop Road) or to one of our BNI Partners and invest in a R10 ticket (or ten) and earn a chance to win an awesome prize. Be there on the day for on the spot surprise winnings as well (some just too awesome to mention right now) and also to see the Dulux Dogs who are coming to the party from 11am to 3pm.

Remember, for every ticket you purchase the FULL R10 is going to Wide Horizon Hospice in Vereeniging. Let’s do our bit to help in the community. Thank you in advance for all your support.



Latest Update 6th February 2013:

First of all we would like to thank all our suppliers who so far have come forward and offered to provide or sponsor prized for the Charity Raffle Day:

Dulux (South Africa)
Excelsior Paints
Bergin (Suppliers of Fastflex and Klingspor Products to Hot Pot)
Academy Brushware
Rapid Import (Suppliers of the Flash Range of Light bulbs, Torches and Batteries)
Flash Harry


(Many more – Please check back for details soon).

With prizes being sponsored from a Whole Lamb to Hampers of D.I.Y Goodies and more, you can be sure of a fun filled prize giving day at Hot Pot Paint on the 1st March 2013.

More prize information will be listed on this site very soon. You can grab an entry ticket for just R10 with ALL ticket proceeds going to Wide Horizon Hospice in Vereeniging. Tickets are available at BNI Partner Businesses in Vereeniging and from Hot Pot Paint & Hardware store on Houtkop Road in Vereeniging. Terms for the draw can be found here.

We welcome your support on the day. Come along to the store and maybe win a prize. See the Dulux Dogs, listen to the 90.6FM live in store. There will be a jumping castle for the kids and many local business suppliers will be on site sharing their business offers at our site for the full day.

A List of Business Owners who will be on site will be available on this blog very soon along with our full program of events and prizes on offer. If you need further information, please call Robbie or Martin at Hot Pot on 016 428 5525 or contact us via this site by clicking here.

Prize Winners for the Spring Draw at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware

Our Winners and some Photos from the Spring Draw


Congratulations to our Top Prize Winner with the Samsung 32″ LCD TV


Winner at Hot Pot Paint September 2012 Spring Draw

Winner at Hot Pot Paint September 2012 Spring Draw












Our Other Great Prize Winners at Hot Pot Spring Draw 2012




The Dulux Dogs at Hot Pot Paint Spring Prize Draw and Open Day!

Make sure you don’t miss out on our next event and special offers at Hot Pot, sign up to our newsletter today and be informed about great discounts, offers and more.

The Dulux Dogs

The Dulux Dogs


New Photos from the Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging Store

The new store is going very well, and we just want to say thank you so much to our customers old and new for the continued support.

With much more in our range, from cement, to taps, and gardening to plumbing, we have seen our customers happy faces at the increased range available.

More like a one stop shop, with an ever increasing stock range, we aim to deliver all you need for the basic home D.I.Y job to the contractor seeking great deals on bulk orders.

Balcony View of our new store at Hot Pot Paint & Hardware Vereeniging

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vereeniging New Images

Perhaps you need a few new spare keys for the home? Check out our new Key cutting department in-store.

Key Cutting at Awesome Prices with Hot Pot Paint

We also have a great range of taps courtesy of Cachet International for you to browse in our main store.

Taps, Taps, Taps - Get your in store at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Not forgetting if you need some help and advice, take a seat in our inspiration corner and allow our team to assist you with ideas from colour ranges and samples to great decorating tips.
Inspiration for Decorating your Home or Office?

If you need something specific, why not give us a call on Vereeniging 016 428 5525 or drop in-store and ask us in person, we are always happy to assist.

Two Weeks Until New Shop Opening

With just over 2 weeks to go until the new shop opens, things are hotting up at Hot Pot Paint.
The office supports are in for the new offices above the shop floor, the coffee shop is now painted, and the new warehouse space is starting to be developed. With all the new shelving and displays on their way, look out for our next post which will show some of the amazing new display areas we have for you.

From Brush ware to Plumbing, Electrical to Swimming Pools, we will have all the services you need for a one stop local shop in Vereeniging.

New staff have started in the past weeks to work in Accounts, Stock Control, Customer Service and Tills. We will bring you photos of our team on the site very soon.

If you have a question about stock, pricing, or about the new store, feel free to pop in and see us whilst the new building takes shape, and remember to keep the 26th or 27th March 2010 free to come along to our opening where you can pick up some great bargains, some free give aways, and enter our fantastic competition.

We look forward to seeing you in store very soon.

Below are some more pictures of the ongoing development. (Sorry some our blurred).

Combining the two buildings at Hot Pot

Making way for the new store

New Store Area

Making room for more stock

Support Beams for new upstairs offices

Support the new Offices

Swimming Pool Maintenance

Article Supplied by Ezine Articles & Mario Mauro

Care for your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Up Keep

Many families dream of having a backyard swimming pool to enjoy on lazy summer days. However, installing the pool isn’t the only thing that you need to worry about. Once you get your pool in correctly, it will be your job as the owner to do regular swimming pool maintenance. If you neglect this important chore, your pool can become damaged or even unsafe to use. However, it’s not difficult to properly maintain a pool.

Cleaning the Pool

The biggest part of maintaining your pool properly is cleaning it effectively. Your pool has a filter system that cleans and circulates the pool water. The most common filter uses sand to remove contaminants from the pool water. This system will need to be cleaned.

In order to clean the pool water and filter system, you will first want to remove all large particles from the water, such as leaves. You can do this with a pool net. The filter system will remove smaller particles by sucking water through the sand filter. Your filter should be active for at least six, and as much as eight, hours a day. It should cycle on and off automatically. If you notice that the filter isn’t as effective as it should be, you will need to do some deep cleaning.

During the prime swimming season, you should brush and vacuum the pool at least once a week. A large brush, made for this job, is scraped against the side walls of the pool. As the debris settles to the bottom, a pool vacuum removes it all. At the same time, it’s a good idea to backwash the filtering system. This reverses the flow and blows out any accumulated debris in the filter. You should be able to test the water and realize a significant increase in flow. This is a good indication that it has been done correctly.

Adjust Chemical Levels

After a thorough cleaning has been accomplished, it’s time to check on the PH and chemical levels in the pool. Many pool owners don’t spend a lot of time making sure that a proper balance is achieved in a backyard pool. However, it’s really quite simple to test your pool. You can purchase a water test kit that will help you stay on top of this. After determining these levels, you can adjust the additions that you make to the pool water more effectively. This not only makes it more comfortable to swim, but also safer.

Trouble Shooting Problems

If you pay close enough attention to basic maintenance, you shouldn’t experience very many serious problems with your pool. However, some common problems that are encountered include staining, chlorine burn, cloudy water, algae or swimmers becoming ill. Obviously, if you notice any of these issues, discontinue using the pool until you get to the bottom of the problem.

Some problems can be fixed more than other and don’t cause health problems. Algae, for example, is easily handled by properly adjusting the chlorine levels. Cloudy water could be an indication that the pool needs to be cleaned more often. Surprisingly, when a chlorine smell is heavy, that can mean that you actually aren’t using enough. When there isn’t enough chlorine to break down debris components in the water, a chemical off gassing occurs.

Illness from pool water should be taken very seriously. In no cases should you allow people who you know to be ill to swim in your backyard pool. In addition, if you suspect that your pool has caused illness, stop swimming in it until you have determined the cause and corrected the problem.

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Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vereeniging Re-Launch

Come join the party over the weekend of the 26th and 27th March 2010 as Hot Pot Paint and Hardware, Vereeniging opens it’s extended new store to the public.

Come and Join the Party at Hot Pot Paint 26th March 2010

Hot Pot Paint re-launch 27th March 2010

We continue to trade during our upgrade, but the all new store will open to the Public on the 26th March with some great prizes available and some amazing new product lines. If you need new hardware, some tools for the D.I.Y, perhaps plumbing, electrical or even something for the garden, then why not pop along to the store and grab yourself a bargain.

Our coffee shop will also be open that weekend, so you can just relax and enjoy a fresh espresso or cappuccino with a nice piece of cake.

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Update

The New Building is being built on to the side of the current Hot Pot Paint here in Vereeniging to double the available space. It will include a new coffee shop for our customers to relax and unwind in.

Welcome to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging

The new store is coming...

New stock being added to our current range includes, Plumbing, Electrical, Garden, Swimming Pool, D.I.Y, Tools and Building Supplies. You can see some of the images on the site of the construction. Once the new building is complete, you will find some updates here on the blog.

Get ready to see the all new Hot Pot Paint very soon.

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