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.

babee&me use ecolour paints

The number one reason babee&me use ecolour paints is for the zero voc & zero outgassing.

So no smell & no danger to these babes playing with the blocks.

Which is a lovely start to there young lives.

Check the website to see what babee&me do

Call ecolour 1300 326 568 to talk about how we can help you create a better world for your children & yourself.

babee&me blocks

babee&me blocks

Knowing how much paint you need and what colour to choose

Choosing exterior or interior paint colors that complement the architectural details of your house and fit the character of your neighborhood is the first step to a great paint job. You will find brochures at the paint store with collections of historic & modern colours. Perhaps talk to a designer or an architect.

Buy a 1 litre of each colour you’ve chosen and paint the entire color scheme on a small area of your house before committing to larger amounts. If you don’t like the results, change the colors and try again.

Next step is to take rough measurement of your house, noting the type of surface. Count the doors and windows. With this information, ecolour can help you calculate the amount of paint you’ll need.

Buy the best paint you can afford. Good-quality paint is easier to apply, covers better and lasts longer.


Did you start the new financial year like this?


Paint in car







We hope not!

However if you do need paint for your house (not your car!) call us, Ecolour has a full range of paint.

Perhaps you have got a little project that might need a new lease of life…
A new Reno, interior, exterior, freshen up that bedroom, bathroom or even the front fence. Maybe its just a new colour on the front door, why not paint the whole house….

Be different & choose paint that is good for you & the environment.

Selling your home

Experts are saying that staged homes sell faster and for higher prices than those that are not, and paint color is a low-cost but effective way of showcasing your home. Check these home staging tips and ideas to help in guiding your Zero VOC paint color choices.

Update and Refresh

If your wallpaper has a distracting design or is outdated, remove it and add a fresh coat of paint for a more current, updated look. ecolour low-sheen product will help reduce the imperfections on walls and ceilings. You can also use color to highlight the architectural details and features of your home.

Maximize Your Space

Light, clean, organized spaces appear larger. So clean and declutter, and give your walls a fresh coat of paint in a light neutral color to bring the room to life and make it seem more expansive. One home staging idea that can help expand your space visually: paint the moldings the same color as the wall, which gives an illusion of higher walls.

Ecolour Zero VOC non toxic paint can help you sell your home, call us today 1300 326 568.

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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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