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QD Gloss Enamel Paint

QD Gloss Enamel Paint

Price Correct at 9th Feb 2016.

We have a wide range of gloss enamel in store from Dulux to Excelsior Paints. Just like this QD Gloss Enamel, currently at just R260 for 5L. Let us help with your next paint project with advice in store or on the phone, call us on 016 428 5525/1113, we are happy to help.


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.

2016 Colour Forecast Dulux and Plascon

Trends Range from White to Bold Colour Statements

In the coming year of 2016 we are seeing a varying choice in colour direction from the various paint manufacturers around the globe. In the UK, Dulux is going Gold (you can see the link to their London Tent Expo below). Plascon here in SA is opting for the beach with their Atlantic Blue (and very nice it is too), whilst in the US, White is making a come back in the playbook.

Dulux 2016 Colour Forecast UK

Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast


A World of Colour and Choice from the Paint Companies


In the UK, Dulux appeared at Tent in London and revealed their UK Colour will be
Cherished Gold, Colour of the Year for 2016. Watch the video on YouTube below


Plascon Colour of the Year for 2016 will be:
Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1

Read the full colour forecast online here…


Whilst in the USA, White is making its come back in a striking way. 4 Top Paint
Manufacturers are going with the neutral to allow more creativity from the user.


What are your thoughts?

Do you like striking bold colours, or the more neutral choices? Do you tend to vary your selection
across your home, or stick to one trend colour throughout the space?

Your Own Home Bar?

Have you dreamed of setting up your own home bar? Perhaps you have one already but are looking for some new ideas and inspiration?

For some, the perfect home bar consists of tech gadgets, huge TV Screens, Pool Table and Digital Juke Box. For others, its a calming relaxing get away space to entertain friends and family with a Braai or general conversation.

Whatever the purpose of your home addition, here are some web sites for you to take a look at for ideas and inspiration for your home bar design and set up.

Home Bar Designs

Here are some images from Google Search:

Some sites were checking out for ideas:

What Every Bar Should Start Off With:

And of Course, Some Cocktail Suggestions and Advice, Manhattan Anyone?

That should get you started 🙂 If you have any photos of your home bar you would be happy to share, feel free to post, or just share your comments and thoughts below.

Final Notes:

Just remember! If you need some wood stain or varnish for your home bar, or some fresh paint (and advice), then hop on down to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Duncaville, Vereeniging where we will be more than happy to assist you. We also stock tools and sand paper too, in case you need some extras.


Jim Beam Light

Dulux Everday+ Trend Collection 2015

One of the articles in the Everyday Collection for 2015 focuses on the Him and Her proposition that comes with moving in together. There are often clashes in design ideas, personality styles and room design that leave a lot hanging up in the air. But often there is a great compromise to be had in bringing the styles together and choosing complimentary colours and elements to the room.

You can see more from Dulux below in the Facebook Page and also the Article linked below to their web site.

Him and Her from the Dulux Trends Collection


We have included a video at the bottom of this page too for you to have a little fun together in the bedroom… its a nice touch to include in your design style.

If you want to learn more, pop into store here in Vereeniging and ask us to help you, we would be happy to give you some pointers. We also have the Everyday+ Brochure in our inspired corner along with many other colour ideas to inspire you.

Drop in when you are next in the area, or feel free to call us on 016 428 1113 or 016 428 5525.

Notes, links and the video

Photo on Facebook

Article to read

Pebble Drift Colour

Now for something a little different…

Why not paint a BlackBoard Headboard for your bedroom to share with your loved one.

You can even leave each other some loving notes and pictures 🙂 Watch the video from Dulux below


Protect your Palisade Fencing and Gates with Anti Corrosive Paint from Renov

Anti Corrosive Paint from Renov

Renov Anti Corrosive Paint for Palisade Fencing and much more

We have a new paint range here at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging for protecting those metal areas of the home such as your gates, palisade fencing and the like.

With Phosphoric Acid and Zinc Phosphate this anti corrosive paint works great for many applications such as:

  • As a base coat and/ or final coat on rusted surfaces (rust does not have to removed).
  • The paint of corrugated iron roofs, gutters, self feeders, implements, household appliances, fertilizer containers, zinc and cement dams, asbestos and cement surfaces for example floors, verandahs paving and dip tanks.
  • As water proofing on roofs and gutters that leak.
  • As base coat on wood surfaces.

Pure Acrylic is used as the main binding agent and provides water resistant traits to the paint. The fungicide prevents fungi penetrating the metal and the included Teflon and Silicon protects against UV rays, making this a very versatile and suitable paint for the outdoors.

Renov Anti Corrosive Paint

The paint is both a primer and top coat so you can use two coats to get the job done with the colour range that is available. Call us on 016 428 1113 for further details or a quote and current pricing. We stock 5 and 20L sizes in store.

Drying Time = 6/8 Hours

Dulux Visualizer App Review

Dulux Visualizer App Review

Watch the Video Review, Click Play Below

Read the Review if you Prefer Below…

Dulux Visualizer App Written Review

We finally made it, our quick review of the Dulux Visualizer App you may have seen advertised on TV Lately.

At first glance it was a little annoying, actually requiring a second look to really get into it as it was designed to be used. The first time we took a tour, it felt like it was against you and not intuitive at all like they show you in their demo video at the beginning.

The colour pallette on launch was not all in place (certainly not on our test anyway), but the second time around all seemed well and it felt easier to navigate.

It does have a little learning curve and time to adapt to its inner working, but once you set aside some time to play, you will soon be flying around the app like a pro, searching for colours you like or know already.

In my example on the video I just searched for Red and it gave me a multitude of choice.

There is even a pop up notice to let you know that the colour on your screen may not be an exact match the real life version on your wall.

As you will see though, there is a whole spectrum of colour to walk through on screen with a swipe of the finger along the top of the screen colour selection bar.

You can then drill down to types within the range before applying and then actually testing in the app.

The actual process of colouring in your walls is not too bad to be honest. It does give you a sense of how it may actually look should you go ahead and paint. Some parts get a little pixelated, but in this case, just choose to point your camera on a smooth and uncluttered wall for maximium effect.

To be honest, I would only recommend using this app on a tablet, or certainly a larger screen smart phone as it can be a little hard with tiny buttons.

The colour ranges available are vast and we loved the option to search for a local store, like us here at Hot Pot Paint.

So to sum up, the app is what it says, a visualizer, maybe a little gimmicky to be fair, and not likely to be a mainstay tester for the long haul, but certainly some good fun has promise for the future of paint selection. Let’s hope that Dulux watches out for customer and user feedback and updates the app for future releases.

Below is the How To Guide from Dulux UK – Most of it is relevant to the South African Market, but some features are not available or as good on the local version.

What did you think of the app if you tested it yourself?

How the Pro’s Paint a Room

Painting a Room in Your Home

I just got done with painting some of the house to spruce up for spring and it takes a little chunk of time out of your week if you are going to do things correctly.

How to Paint a Room

It is best to plan and if you can, remove furniture and fittings from the room to make it much simpler to decorate. If you cannot do this, then covering the furniture and special fixtures is essential if you want to avoid scraping off paint afterwards.

There are a couple of schools of thought in the prep phase. Some pro’s will tell you to go with painters tape to mask up the room for a better clean line finish, whilst others will tell you it is better to master the art of good cutting in to get that flush look. In the links below you can see a couple of great articles about the ways the pro’s do it, and watch a video from Home Depot in the US on how to paint a room.

My personal preference after several years of redecorating homes is to skip the tape and cut in with care and practice using a good quality brush.

Of course everything you need from Drop Cloths to Paint Brushes and Rollers, along with the actual paint is availa ble in store here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereeniging. Give us a call on 016 428 5525 if you need some help and advice, and remember to think about some colour ideas before you come to store so we can help you to narrow down final choice if you need it.

Here are those links I mentioned and the video from Home Depot USA.

The School of Non Taping

The Pro who says to use Tape


Your Video Guide (which shows taping)

Tell us your personal preference for painting and even share some photos if you have them 🙂 Thanks for reading.

Rockgrip from Dulux

Looking for something a little Versatile to Paint Your Home?

Rockgrip is Specifically designed to be value for money for consumers looking for an affordable solution in today’s market. It has interior and exterior use and comes in a selection of colours and finishes to suit your needs.

Rockgrip Paint from Dulux

It boasts a compact palette range of 180 colours and is part of the Dulux Range which includes Primers, Undercoats and Speciality Paint. If you would like some further advice or help, please feel free to call us in Vereeniging on 016 428 5525 or 016 428 1113

Rockgrip also offers a General Purpose Undercoat and Plaster Primer along with Bonding Liquid and other Primers.

Rockgrip Colour Card

The image below is a snapshot from The Basic Rockgrip Colour Card that we have in store at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging.

Rockgrip Colour Chart from Dulux

If you are looking to paint the exterior of your home, or want some simple colour choices for the inside, then be sure to ask in store about Rockgrip from Dulux if you are looking for a value for money product.

Here is a link to some Decorating Advice about Paint from Dulux too!

Dulux Paint at Hot Pot Paint & Hardware

Dulux Paint Stockist in Vereeniging

We have been selling paint and hardware for over 17 years in the local community. A family owned business we are proudly South African and happy to be a part of the great community around us. Thank you for your support over the years.

Dulux Paint Stockist

We stock many top brands of paint, Dulux being one of them. If you need something for the roof, kitchen, bathroom, entertainment area, iron fence and more, be sure to ask in store for some advice and assistance before buying. We have experienced staff on site who know all about the harsh weather in SA and the impact it can have on your walls and roofs, not to mention the gates and fences.

We sell to trade and direct to the public, so be sure to give us a call on 016 428 1113, 016 427 5525 and let us assist you with your paint and hardware needs.

Time for a Change of Colour? What Difference Does it Make?

Colour Can Influence Your Mood


Red, Blue, Pink, White, Yellow, Black, Green…. What does the colour of your home decor say about you?

Something that is always a good idea when choosing to repaint a room in your home is to plan it over a period of time. The reasons for this can be many, but here are some basics!

* Vision and Design Board. Take a Photo of your room and then begin adding colour swatches/swipes/fabrics that you like. This will help you form a lasting opinion rather than just grabbing anything on the day.

* If you still love the design and colour scheme on your board after a week or so, chances are you will be happy with the finished result for the longer term in your home.

* Get magazines and read on the web to get ideas of what colours mean, go well together etc to help you set a base for your own design. This will help get your creative juices flowing.

* Feel free to pop in to us at Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging for some advice on colour. We are happy to help and as you can imagine see many colour combinations and designs over the years.

* When you think you are the point to paint, take home some testers and place on the wall in the room you are going to redecorate. If you are still happy with the colour after a day or two, chances are you will remain so once the full job is complete. Sometimes, seeing the actual colour on the wall can make a real impact and even sway you toward or away from an idea you had in your head, before you make the jump.

What Colour Says about Mood

For some thoughts on how colour effects our mood, here is some further reading for you!

This Old House – Choose Paint Colours to Lift Your Mood,,20386447,00.html

BBC Homes – Psychology of Colour – What Your Paint Colour Says About You!

Fox News Magazine – 10 Room Colours that Might Influence Your Emotions

Psychology Today – What Does the Colour You Choose Say About You?

Give us your feedback and thoughts, post a comment below, it is always good to hear from you 🙂 Thanks!

Bergermaster Nukote PVA 20L

20L PVA in Store and Currently just R345

Grab yours whilst stocks last!

Nukote PVA 20L

We even have a little video below for you to watch similar to the one we are showing in store right now. To secure your order, give us a call on 016 428 1113 and let us know you saw our ad on Facebook or the Web Site.

Thank you for your custom, we look forward to assisting you in store.
We are open 7:30am until 5pm Monday through Friday and until 1pm on Saturdays.

Looking for Nukote Specs?

Check out the Dulux Trade Web Site for further information


See our Video on YouTube

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. Like us on Facebook and give us feedback on this product if you have used it on your own projects previously.

Colour Design, Choosing your Palette

Colour Ideas with the Colour Wheel

What the Wheel Tells Us?

The standard guides tell us about the various ways to help when choosing colours that compliment in a room design. Typically you get the following:


This deals with a single colour and uses shades, tints tones etc to give you the variations


Using three colours adjacent to one another on the colour wheel


Colour combination of two colours opposite one another on the colour wheel for dramatic impact.


This is a scheme of three colours that are evenly spaced around a colour wheel to give quite vibrant results.

Watch our Video for some Ideas and Guidance

Please let us know what you think? Post below or write on our Facebook Page. Did you like the video series? What else would you like to know more about? We truly appreciate your feedback.


Link to other sites as promised in the Video!

Dulux, Using the Colour Wheel

Adobe Colour Wheel

Plascon Colour System Colour Palette Ideas

Dulux, What is a Neutral Colour Scheme

Dulux, Top Interior Design Tips for Choosing Paint Colours 10 Tips for Picking Paint Colours How to Choose a Colour Scheme and the Basics of Colour Coordination

Dulux, Browse our Colours

Review of Plascon Swatch IT app

Plascon Swatch IT App Review

Home Ideas for Painting

The Plascon Swatch IT app is a cool tool if you are looking for inspiration and ideas for colour in your home. Simply upload an image that inspires you from your home, trips, nature, other peoples online images, hotels you have stayed in, the sky literally is the limit.

Once uploaded the app will show you colours from the Plascon Range that come from the image you upload, a great way to inspire you to design a new room in a colour that appeals to you.

We had a play in the video below so you can see examples from nature images, as well from a hotel room and a street view, all giving you inspiration for colour ideas.

Watch the Video below, just click play!

Our verdict?

Well Done Plascon for giving us a tool to inspire and help when coming up with new ideas for our next room colour design. Well worth a look and play – Try it out here for yourself, just click!

Kitchen Design, Time for a Change?

Designing your kitchenDesigning Your Kitchen?


Some considerations when setting out a new kitchen design.

* Remember the Triangle!

Sink, Stove, Fridge. Keeping this space clear and easy to access from each point will ensure the flow of your kitchen continues as it should.

Easy to overlook, and often the cause of poor access in a kitchen, not to mention accidents. Give consideration to this as your first step and design from there.

Take a look at these other articles we found on the web to assist you further in your design swipe files.

Daily Telegraph, How to Plan  a Kitchen

Fresh Home – Ten Mistakes to Avoid

Let us know what you think, and if you have any images of a home kitchen make over you have done recently, then send us a link by commenting via our Facebook Page Kitchen Post! We would love to hear your feedback.


Inspiration for Redecorating Your Home – Video 1

Watch our YouTube Video to get some ideas for Painting a Room in your Home

Colour Ideas when Painting a Room

Click Play To Watch – Or Open up in a larger screen on YouTube!

Sites Mentioned in the Video Series for further help!

Dulux, Using the Colour Wheel

Adobe Colour Wheel

Plascon Colour System Colour Palette Ideas

Dulux, What is a Neutral Colour Scheme

Dulux, Top Interior Design Tips for Choosing Paint Colours 10 Tips for Picking Paint Colours How to Choose a Colour Scheme and the Basics of Colour Coordination

Dulux, Browse our Colours


Please comment below to let us know what you think of the video and anything else you would like us to make content about with video! Thank You 🙂

Plascon Colour Inspiration

Looking for help and advice on choosing colour or ideas for your next DIY Project?

Wonderful Plascon Content

With a range of web sites to assist you, Plascon has their main site

Then there is the trends site, this is something not to be missed with awesome content and advice.

For the periodical magazine they produce, you can check out Plascon Spaces, which features some wonderful content too!

Watch the Plascon Video below for more information:

Micatex Colour Chart

IMPORTANT – Newer Version of this Post – Click Here

Plascon, Micatex Colour Chart

If you are looking for something with a fine texture for great weatherproofing, then be sure to give MICATEX a try.

Fantastic for decorating exterior walls, it contains a unique weather block formulation improving water resistance.

Ideal Uses:

Suitable for application to suitably primed cement plaster, concrete, brickwork, fibre-cement, breeze blocks, PVC gutters and down pipes


To Weatherproof and protext exterior surfaces.
It’s UV Resistant, protects exterior surfaces, improves water resistance, hides minor irregularities, is easy to apply and comes with a 12 year guarantee. (On their Data Sheet it Says 7, but the site now states 12).

The wonderful thing about this paint is that it is touch dry in 30 minutes at 23 degrees and dry to handle or overcoat within an hour.

Ready to go, needs no thinning and available in these great colours below.

Micatex Colour Card
To see more and read the recommended prep guidelines, then be sure to check out the Plascon Datasheet Page for Micatex here.

Colours of the World Available in Your Home Today

Dulux Colours of the World Promotion Offer Inspirational Colour Palettes.

Colours of the World by Dulux

Make yourself at home around the globe with Dulux Colours of the World™ Promotion.

Argentina, Kenya, Provence, Scandinavia and Japan all feature in the Dulux Colours of the Wold™ palettes. Taken from inspirational and beautiful places, you can create the style you dream of in your own home.

Each unique pattern colour come in 5 shades named:


The product is a Low Sheen Washable Finish, low in odour for application and easy to apply with a brush, roller and even spray. Coverage is around 8-10 sqm per litre per coat. Taking only 60 minutes to dry and recoat application within 4 hours this is simply a wonderful product. It is easy to clean too with just water.

This interior paint is great for the home and truly transforms the look of any room. Check it out at our store, Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Duncanville, Vereeniging or ask a staff member for more details. We will be happy to assist you.

You can see more on the Dulux Web Site if you Prefer!


Paint and Hardware at Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Come on Down to Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in Vereening.

We have the full range in stock to assist you. From Dulux Luxurious Silk and Weatherguard, to Dulux Gloss Enamels and Trade paint. You can find Stoep Paint, Woodguard, Flexicote, Plascon Micatex, Ilex Roof Paint, Dulux Roofguard, Plascon NuRoof, and a wide variety of other paints all in store when you need them.

Undercoat, plaster primer, QD Red Oxide, if you need it to get the job done, chances are we stock it.

With thousands of lines in our stock department, feel free to give us a call before you drop by, or just come in and see us, we are happy to help you.

Vereeniging 016 428 5518 or 016 428 1113.


Hot Pot Paint Vereeniging

Hot Pot Paint and Hardware in the Vaal Triangle


If you need drill bits, pop rivets, nails, screws, hammers, screw drivers, sprit levels, builders line, measures, garden gear, braai materials, power tools, drop sheets, personal protective equipment, gumboots, gloves, and more, its likely we already have it in our store.

Coffee shops open from 8am to 4pm each day, so have a coffee before or after you browse to warm up in the winter weather or an iced one to cool down on a hot summer day.

We look forward to welcoming you in store.

108a Houtkop Road, Duncanville, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930.

Paint Your Roof in South Africa

Paint Your Roof in South Africa

Paint Your Roof in South Africa



What Colour Do You Like Your Roof?

South African Sun is hard on the roof tops of most South African Homes. It needs to cope with some heavy sun rays and then there is the issue of the material the roof is constructed from.

In the Cape, its common to see those Green, sometimes Blue roof tops, where as the Vaal Triangle has Red making a popular choice.

Be sure to prep your roof correctly before applying your chosen paint, even hire in a professional if you do not want the hassle of doing the work for yourself.

At Hot Pot Paint in Vereeniging we stock a wide choice of Roof Paint so you will never be left without a choice.

Dulux, Plascon, Excelsior, iLex and more we hold a constant level of stock to help you get the job done when you need to.

Dulux has a great range of choice with its RoofGuard options, you can read all about application and use on their South African Web Site

Plascon also has a choice and its NuRoof brand is prooving a popular choice, they have details on their site too!

Excelsior Paint also offers a good and cheaper alternative for those on a budget as do iLex, both of whom we stock in our store here in the Vaal Triangle.You can find details about Excelsior on their web site and iLex at their site.

The great benefit to coming to a store like Hot Pot is the specialist knowledge built up over the last sixteen or so years in the trade. From the paint type to preparation, we can help and advise you in store. We also work with many local contractors which means if you need to find someone reliable to do the job, we can assist you there too. Whilst we cannot guarantee their work, we make sure to pass on details of reputable companies and self employed workers whom have been referred to us time and time again and who’s work has been complemented by others who come to our store.

Dulux 20L Roofguard

Dulux 20L Roofguard



iLex Roof Paint

iLex Roof Paint



Excelsior Roof Paint

Excelsior Roof Paint



Plascon NUROOF

Plascon NUROOF


Dulux Splash of Colour in the Bathroom

Dulux Splash of Colour to Bathroom

Dulux Bathroom Painting Design Tips

Outline the colour in your bathroom by framing it with more neutral colours.
Amplify the light in a smaller bathroom, and remember to use mirrors to reflect
the light around the room.

Watch this very quick video from Dulux UK on using a splash of bold colour in
your bathroom space. Some neat quick tips and inspiration to take a leap with
your colour selections.


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