Category Archives for Plascon Paint

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?

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.

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!

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

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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.

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


What has Dulux and Plascon Cooked up for 2015?

Dulux and Plascon Colours 2015

Dulux and Plascon Colour Forecasts for 2015

Some exciting colours were abound this year. 2015 appears to be looking to deliver more fantastic options for design. Taking into account the land, the world around us and even our differences as people.

Did you have a favourite colour this past year?

Here is a video from Dulux sharing their own outlook for 2015 and their nominated Colour of the Year for 2015.

For a look at what Dulux and Plascon have in store, take a look at the following web pages.

Dulux Five Design Trends for 2015

Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast

Get the Paint Jobs Done with Hot Pot Paint and Hardware Vaal Triangle

Get the right paint for the Job at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware

No matter what you are looking for, down at Hot Pot we have a wide range of choices for the home DIY
Enthusiast through to the professional tradesperson.

From Dulux to Plascon, Excelsior to Riordan, there is a great selection for you no matter what the job.
If you are in the trade, then the fantastic Dulux Trade range may well be what you require for that ultimate
professional finish.

Like example the Dulux Trade 100 Matt Finish. A quality product for amazing results.
You can read more on the South African Dulux site here.
Dulux Trade 100

Available in store to our customers at Hot Pot Paint and also via Dulux Direct to collect at Hot Pot.
You can also see the product data sheet here as well
Dulux Matt Trade Datasheet

If you would like to see the other Trade options from Dulux, you can read more on their site here.
Other Professional Products from Dulux

Remember that our sales team are on hand to advise and support you however they can at Hot Pot, so feel free
to call us on 016 428 5525 to get assistance.

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…


Product Guides to Help You

Our team in store are always happy to help and advise you with colours, shades, paint types and more. But you can also check out product guides on the site with links to companies such as Dulux, Plascon, Excelsior and more.

Plascon Paints

Link to Plascon Micatex

Take the Plascon Micatex for example. A durable water based coating for weatherproofing & decorating exterior walls. You can see the product card here.

Of course, for the best advice, come into our store and chat to one of our team who will be more than happy to assist you.

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