Perfect weather for painting in Northern NSW

Today is the perfect day for painting – not too cold, not too hot and not wet, with just a slight breeze.

What more could you want – Ecolour Paint to complete your project?

Call in and see us in Byron Bay for all your painting needs or ring your order through to our friendly and helpful staff 1300 326 568.  Our Melbourne store is closed today for the AFL, reopening Monday 5th.

Ecolour stocks Undercoat, Ceiling White, Interior & Exterior Low Sheen, Satin & Gloss, Polyclear and all your decking needs.

We look forward to helping you with your spring projects.  But just incase you are not in Byron Bay today, here is how it looks……


Green Star rating on the “Streets of Barangaroo”

Barangaroo will be among the first office buildings to target 6 Star Green Star building and designs.

This is a perfect fit for ecolour as our product is the one and only paint product that will earn these buildings a green star point.  Ecolour was chosen by St George Bank to achieve a healthy and safe workplace, reward continual innovation and provide optimal air quality for the owners, tenants and customers.

Ecolour paints have zero VOC outgassing and as a result they provide improved contractor and occupant health benefits that are superior to any other paint manufacturer.

Read this article as Barangaroo explores one of the greenest business centres


Ecolour at Barangaroo – Sydney

Ecolour paints have been used on the St George Bank at Barrangaroo in Sydney

However we cannot show you photos yet, but we will as soon as we have them, so keep checking this space

The results –  the builder, painter & St George Bank are all very happy they have a non toxic environment to work in


ST Geroge

Our lovely mural artist has been at it again

Check out this wonderful mural completed by Sam from BreakAway Art

Sam continues to use & love our paints for her mural work here in the beautiful Northern NSW.  Having used ecolour paint for numerous year on many mural projects, Sam just keeps coming back for more.

Coffee Camp

Coffee Camp 1

How do bee’s know which hive to go to

Our regular customer came in this week to purchase paint to paint their new beehives.

They specifically asked for pastel yellow, green, blue & pink.

The bee’s know by the colour of the hive which hive they have to go to.  Bee’s see these primary colours as ultravoilet colours.  Many tests have been conducted using colour cards & bee feed, adding proof to this theory & the colour specific bee hives here.



Have you heard of Cultivating Community?

Ecolour has been supplying paint to Cultivating Community & they are absolutely loving it!   They cannot believe how brilliant the product it is & we are very excited to be working with them.

Take a look at what they do

This is there mission – “Our mission is to work with diverse and low-income communities to create fair, secure and resilient food systems. Our purpose is to provide relief from poverty for public and community housing tenants and others living in poverty in Victoria through improving access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food.”


Quantum Timber finishes

Ecolour supports & sells a range of timber finishes – Quantum timber Finishes.

Our Byron Bay and Abbotsford stores stock a range of Quantum goods suitable to our market.

Come in & talk to the staff about your timber finishing needs.

Quantum Timber Finishes

“at quantum we dedicate ourselves to ecologically sustainable products. in order to marry ecological concerns with durability of our products we conduct research within our company and source outside technologies to develop products which are both effective and safe.”

Paint or Stain: Which Is Right For Your Deck?
Stain your deck the wood’s natural beauty shows through, but you might have to redo the job soon. Paint it and the wood will be protected, but you’ll lose the look of the wood grain. So which should you choose?

Go From an Old Deck to New in 4 Steps
There’s no secret to deck maintenance—repair the deck, clean it and protect it. But learning tricks the pros use can make the job go faster and the results last longer

Use the Right Project Materials – To properly prepare and finish your deck or porch, your project checklist should include the following items:

Safety glasses
Garden hose
Drop cloth
Sanding sponge
Stiff synthetic-bristle brush
4″ brush
Brush holder
Extension pole
Pump sprayer (optional)

Tips & tricks to decorate your home with paint

Breathe new life into your home, indoors or out, take a read through these tips for something that inspires you.

1 Establish a more intimate space by painting the ceiling a darker colour, creating the illusion of a lower ceiling.

2 Soften an awkwardly angled wall or room by painting it one solid colour.

3 For a modern effect try painting the walls and trim the same colour. Use a flat paint for the walls and a semi-gloss for the trim.

4 Make a tight space seem larger and airier by painting the ceiling a lighter version of the hue painted on the room’s walls or white.

5 Paint your front door a statement colour that stands out from the rest of the house. Try a gorgeous historical blue or a radiant ruby red – not something you see every day.

6 A home’s exterior plays a large part in how the world, or at least neighbours and visitors, see you. Revitalize your home with a fresh coat of paint every three to six years.

7 If you want to invigorate your home’s exterior without painting the entire exterior, freshen up the trim. White or rich neutrals, depending on the house’s exterior colour, can easily update the look of your house.

8 Shutters and porch gables are the perfect place to express a love for colour and decorate with paint.

9 If you really want to set a mood in a room, then use different paint hues to create an energetic or relaxed atmosphere or to warm up or cool down a space.

10 Ash purples, bronzed greens and lacquer reds reflect a feminine classicism, inspired by needlework, appliqués and period furniture, that is back in style.

11 Conjure up images of rural life with wonderfully rustic plum, teal and red clay tones.

12 If you have a lot of dark wood furniture add an exotic, Middle Eastern influence by painting the walls a deep, rich purple or blue.

13 Expressing your individuality in your paint colour choices can result in more unexpected pairings of colour, pattern and design styles.

14 If you’re colour shy, go with all-white walls. The absence of colour is as effective as the presence of 

15 Use a variety of neutral shades and have fun mixing several textures in your rooms to keep things interesting.

16 When choosing a bold colour be sure to tie it into the whole scheme of the room.

Accents & accessories
17 Feature a wall at one end of a hallway by painting it a contrasting, dramatic colour; that will serve to visually bring it forward.

18 Give chairs, dressers, drawers, tables and desks a new lease on life with a new colour or coat of paint. You’ll be surprised how quickly that old, ugly chair becomes your new favorite accent piece.

19 Try applying dripped and splattered paint to an article of furniture. Make sure the piece is painted a solid colour (preferably white or black) before you start throwing different paint shade onto it.

20 Make the kitchen jump by bringing in a bold colour. Paint the backsplash or the cabinetry a bright colour that you love (and can live with).

Send us some pictures we would love to see what you have created.

Zero VOCs

ecolour paints have Zero Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) outgassing.
They are completely non toxic and will not affect the quality of your indoor air
whether home, office or commercial premises.

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