Tag Archives: South Africa

Paint Stores in South Africa – Eastern Cape & North Western Cape

25 May

CONTACT: Paint stores in South Africa

WHAT follows is a list of available paint stores, contact information and addresses for all the Paint & Place and Midas Earthcote paint stores in the Eastern Cape and North Western Cape of South Africa.

Paint Stores in North-Western Cape, South Africa

Paint & Place stores in Hartbeespoort

Contact: Dona Wilson
Email: donaw@telkomsa.net
Tel: 012 259 0884 Cell: 084 504 4164

The Hartbeespoort Paint & Place can be found at Shop 3, Sediba Plaza (Corner of Die Ou Wapad & R511), Hartbeespoort.

Paint & Place stores in Klerksdorp

Contact: Hilton Greetham
Email: earthcoteklerksdorp@telkomsa.net
Tel: 018 468 5573 Fax: 018 468 7291

The Paint & Place in Klerksdorp can be found at Shop 19, Game Centre, Magrieta Prinsloo Street, Klerksdorp.

Paint Stores in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Midas Earthcote in East London

Contact: Simon Heaton
Email: simonheaton@telkomsa.net
Tel: 043 722 3765 Cell: 082 507 9848

The Midas Earthcote in East London is located in 27 Elton Road, Southernwood.

Paint & Place stores in Port Elizabeth

Contact: Dylan Macleod
Email: dylan@paintandplace.com
Tel: 041 581 5433 Cell: 083 657 0096

The Paint & Place in Port Elizabeth is located in 1 Bridge Street (corner of Upper Valley Road & Brickmakerskloof).

Paint & Place stores in St. Francis Bay

Contact: Penny Frost
Email: earthcote@yahoo.com
Tel: 042 292 0485 Cell: 082 902 3295

The Paint & Place in St. Francis Bay is located in 1 Lyme Road South.

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Paint & Place Stores in South Africa – Western Cape

9 May

CONTACT: Paint stores in South Africa

WHAT follows is a list of available paint stores, contact information and addresses for all the Paint & Place and Midas Earthcote paint stores in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Paint & Place stores in Blaauwberg

Contact: Stephen Cross
Email: stephen.c@paintandplace.com
Tel: 021 554 2814 Cell: 084 295 7433

The Blaaueberg Paint & Place can be found at Shop No. 6, Sunningdale Lifestyle Centre, 9 Sandown Road, Sunningdale.

Paint & Place stores in Bredasdorp

Contact: Andre Swart
Email: andre@omail.co.za
Tel: 028 424 1522 Cell: 083 658 7215

The Bredasdorp Paint & Place can be found at Shop No. 6, corner of Claredon & Dirkie Uys Street, Bredasdorp, 7280.

Midas Earthcote stores in Woodstock, Cape Town

Contact: Tom O’ Connor
Email: tomoc@midasearthcote.co.za
Tel: 021 461 8324 Cell: 083 250 2081

Midas Earthcote in Woodstock, Cape Town is located at 145 Sir Lowry Roadd, The Palms Centre, Woodstock, 7925.

Paint & Place stores in Franschhoek

Contact: Paul Silberman
Email: paul.s@paintandplace.com
Tel: 021 876 2082 Cell: 082 567 6162

The Franschhoek Paint & Place is located at the Village Artisan, 46 Cabriere Street, Franschhoek, 7690.

Paint & Place stores in George (Southern Cape)

Contact: Mark Rethman
Email: mark.r@paintandplace.com
Tel: 044 871 1111 Cell: 082 440 5844

The Paint&Place in George can be found at Commercial Close, George Industria, PO Box 3567, George, 6536.

Paint & Place stores in Green Point

Contact: Nathan Sarembock
Email: nathan.s@paintandplace.com
Tel: 021 434 1959 Cell: 082 570 1258

The Green Point Paint&Place is situated in Shop 2, Winston Place (next to Cape Royal Hotel), 65 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town, 8001.

Midas Earthcote stores in Hermanus

Contact: Greg Rethman
Email: earthcote@hermanus.co.za
Tel: 028 312 3034 Cell: 082 558 5928

The Midas Earthcote in Hermanus is situated in 14 Hope Street.

Midas Earthcote stores in Langebaan

Contact: Mike Norman
Email: midaspaintslbn@sybaweb.co.za
Tel: 022 772 1647 Cell: 083 225 6100

The Midas Earthcote in Langebaan is located in Shop 1, Part 3 Bay Centre, Oostewal St.

Midas Earthcote stores in Montagu

Contact: Johan Meyer
Email: karooland@lando.co.za
Tel: 023 614 1380 Cell: 082 898 0839

The Midas Earthcote in Montagu is in the KWV Complex, B9 Cohlerstreet, Montagu.

Paint & Place in Plettenberg Bay (Trading as Midas Earthcote)

Contact: Justin Slack
Email: jslack@mweb.co.za
Tel: 044 533 3386 Cell: 082 411 2578

The Midas Earthcote in Plettenberg Bay is located at Shop A2, Market Square, Beacon Way Road, Plettenberg Bay.

Midas Earthcote stores in Somerset West

Contact: Cyril Bekker
Email: cyril@midasearthcote.co.za
Tel: 021 851 0913 Cell: 083 383 8814

The Midas Earthcote in Somerset West can be found at 26 Comprop Square, Asla Business Park, Somerset West (on the N2).

Midas Earthcote stores in Swellendam

Contact: Japie de Wet
Email: japiedw@telkomsa.net
Tel: 028 514 2567 Cell: 072 379 1593

The Midas Earthcote in Swellendam is in 6 Kerk Street.

Paint & Place stores in Tyger Valley

Contact: Sean Rack
Email: sean.r@paintandplace.com
Tel: 021 910 0134 Cell: 082 467 4342

The Tyger Valley Paint & Place is located at 64/70 Ground Floor, Edward Street, Tyger Valley, 7530.

Paint & Place stores in Umnyama (Distributor)

Contact: Zelda Williams
Email: zelda@umnyamapaints.co.za
Tel: 021 531 8529/9679 Cell: 083 306 2376

The Umnyama Paint & Place is located at 38 Viking Business Place, Thor Circle, Thornton.

Paint & Place stores in Villiersdorp (Distributor)

Contact: Mike Browne
Email: brownesdecor@xpoint.co.za
Tel: 028 840 1385/7 Cell: 082 899 8864

The Villiersdorp Paint & Place is in 14 Buitekant Crescent, Villiersdorp, 6848.

Midas Earthcote stores in Vredenburg (Distributor)

Contact: Madeleine van Ass
Email: weskus@midasearthcote.co.za
Tel: 022 713 2472 Fax: 022 713 2497

The Midas Earthcote Vredenburg is in Heuningklipweg, Vredenburg, 7380.

Midas Earthcote stores in Vredendal

Contact: Hennie Senekal
Email: buildit@kingsley.co.za
Tel: 027 213 2260 Cell: 083 233 0553

The Midas Earthcote in Vredendal is in 14 Church Street.

Paint & Place stores in Wynberg

Contact: Marc Thom
Email: marcthom@paintandplace.com
Tel: 021 761 0578 Cell: 082 467 4342

The Wynberg Paint & Place is situated at 414 Main Road, Wynberg, Cape Town.

Midas Earthcote stores in Yzerfontein

Contact: Rudi Rogers
Email: terry.midas@telkomsa.net
Tel: 022 451 2088 Cell: 082 498 7330

The Midas Earthcote in Yzerfontein is located at Shop 17, Villa Fontana Centre.

Earthcote Heritage Colours and Pierre Cronje

3 Apr

SCRAP BOOK: Earthcote Heritage Colours & Pierre Cronje

EARTHCOTE was delighted to be a part of the full-blown revamp of the old Wynberg retail headquarters belonging to Pierre Cronje. The revamp was thanks to the courageous designer-curator vision of Neil Stemmet of Koncept Design.

Neil believes that design should express something unique and convey a story. “We live in a voyeuristic society, where everyone is on social media to convey their stories while watching others show theirs,” he explains.

Neil’s view is that we need to build a society that is sustainable and relies on integrity. He believes that, going forward, retailers will no longer be able to exist alone, but will need to rely more and more on sharing.

The new Pierre Cronje space incorporates a collection of brands and products all under one roof – all in the most artful and disarming ‘un-designed’ look. Hertex Fabrics, Tradewinds Parasols, Modern Garden Company and Earthcote Paints all live alongside Pierre Cronje’s simple, timeless pieces in a space that feels individual, deeply personal and natural.

“It’s much more than a showroom. It’s more an experience than a furniture shop. This new world is all about collaboration, even for a brand as big as Pierre Cronje”
– Neil Stemmet

Earthcote Heritage Colours

Earthcote’s range of heritage colours are used on the walls of the store. There’s also a wall of Paul Smith-like stripes done in Earthcote which tells the stories behind Earthcote colours.

Earthcote Marketing Director Simon Fraser explains: “We curated this collection of colours in a way that expresses the Earthcote colour philosophy in a very concise palette, taking inspiration from the dorps, national heroes and landscapes that sum up South African style. Colours like ‘Bra Hugh’, ‘Mama Afrika’, ‘Surfers Corner’, ‘Arniston White’, ‘The Big Tree’ and ‘Grandma’s Room’ are a few of my personal favourites.”

Interestingly, the brand had discontinued the colour palette. But when they launched the Earthcote brand in Europe a few years ago, there was intense interest in these South African ‘heritage’ colours.

Some Earthcote Heritage Colours

Pierre Cronje Heritage Colours

Earthcote Heritage Colours

Pierre Cronje Heritage Colours

Earthcote Heritage Colours

Pierre Cronje Heritage Colours

Earthcote Heritage Colours

“It surprised us, made us think, and we realised that we needed to re-introduce South Africans to this very special iconic collection of colour,” said Simon.

“The colours are a wonderful backdrop for Pierre Cronje’s simple, honest furniture and along with the kitchen garden outside and the selection of other products in the space, they help to make up a look that feels absolutely natural,” explains Neil, who initiated the collaboration and made it all hang together.

“Together, all the elements make the furniture sing. People want to know how furniture feels in a real space – and it mustn’t feel decorated or done. Seeing a piece of furniture on a showroom floor doesn’t sing – but seeing it in a space that feels like home, does,” says Neil.

An additional charming feature of the new space is that it has a veggie garden outside. “Visitors come to look at furniture and stuff and they get to leave with a bag of freshly picked veggies in a brown paper bag, as a living gift,” says Neil.

Neil’s best-selling cookbook-novel, Sout en Peper, which milks the Kalahari influence on SA culinary tradition and features brands that South Africans have grown up with, will soon be reprinted in English. “The new edition will have a colour chart of Earthcote’s heritage colours. So when you look at that colour swatch called Grandma’s Room – for instance – you will immediately see a picture in your mind of your own ouma’s room.”

If you’re in Cape Town and would like to sample the new home of Pierre Cronje and co., drop in at Wolfe Street, Wynberg. Give them a call on 021 761 4534 or drop them an email at johan@pierrecronje.co.za

You can contact Neil Stemmet on 082 373 3837 or at www.konceptdesign.co.za

To view Earthcote’s heritage colours, visit any Midas Earthcote or Paint&Place store, or click here to view them online.

Midas Earthcote, Steracon and Hidden Valley Winery

5 Mar

SPECIAL PROJECT: Midas Earthcote, Steracon Byotrol paint and Hidden Valley Winery

THE celebrated Hidden Valley Winery in Stellenbosch holds many secrets under the skin. Breakthrough technologies and a scientific approach to the art of wine-making are very much a part of the recipe behind their award-winning wines. So when it came to keeping all the interior surfaces of their cellars in perfect order for wine production, the Hidden Valley Winery project managers called for a best of breed solution.

The solution involved an anti-bacterial paint product exclusive to Midas Earthcote. Midas Steracon paint systems contain Byotrol – an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal additive that repels bacteria, fungi and other potentially harmful microbes. Ideal for any production facility that requires protection against harmful microbes, Steracon products are bio-degradable and fully comply with SABS 1853 food standard.

Steracon is a customised, service-linked solution for industries that depend on hygienic conditions. The range of paints and decontamination solutions is supplied by Midas Earthcote, while the application is independently managed and monitored by Qualytech. A 3-year warranty is supplied – extendable indefinitely with a maintenance contract.

In the case of Hidden Valley Winery, Qualytech worked alongside builders and paint contractor BL Williams, testing the bacteria count on site before painting began. They then re-tested after application to ensure that the bacteria count was safely below 1000 RRU’s – the baseline safety indicator for bacterial presence.

“After our labs have taken successful swab tests of the walls for bacterial presence, we issue a certificate of efficacy to the paint contractor and their client – in this case, Hidden Valley Winery”, says Qualytech consultant John Foyn. “This is a joint initiative with Midas Earthcote, which owns exclusive rights to the use of Byotrol bacteria-fighting additive in South Africa and all SADEC countries.”

Midas Earthcote recently tendered to supply Steracon coatings to nine breweries owned by the largest beer manufacturing group, globally. Besides the obvious value to large food and beverage production plants, Steracon has become the coating of choice in abbatoirs, clinics, hospitals and even a growing number of domestic projects.

Steracon Byotrol paint is also frequently specified in domestic environments, particularly for bathrooms and exterior walls that get infrequent exposure to sunlight, and where fungus is an issue.

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The Cape Sands paint job

1 Mar

CAPE SANDS PROJECT: Concealing imperfections with a subtle texture

THE Cape Sands – a landmark sea-facing contemporary building in the Strand, was looking good in every respect. However, surface imperfections, which are all the more visible with the glare at the coast, posed a challenge to Pierre Volschenk, who was tasked to improve the finish. Volschenk worked alongside Cyril Bekker and Sean Rack, partners in Midas Earthcote Somerset West and Strand stores, to come up with a cost effective, quality finish.

The solution was a paint system that conceals imperfections while providing a subtle texture. The first coat, Midamite Coarse, has a heavy stipple texture that provided the necessary uniformity. This was over-coated with Midas exterior acrylic (Midafelt 225). These robust products also stand up well to weather at the coast. Being matt, Midafelt 225 helps to diffuse and reduce glare from sea.

The Cape Sands paint job

The Cape Sands

The Cape Sands

“This was the optimum solution, considering that re-plastering wasn’t an option. Conventional acrylic paint at a rate of 8m2/L cannot cover and correct what a textured paint like Midamite can do at 1.5m2/L,” said Bekker.

“Cyril and I have a collective four decades of experience in the paint business,” said Rack. “Experience tells us that a full service is the only way to properly fulfill customers’ needs.”

Midas Earthcote provides a service at floor level where orders are taken, colours are accurately tinted by eye, delivery is swift and solutions are offered that work with the aesthetic, technical and cost requirements of a project. Synergy ensures a package that works for customers and leaves a long-lasting finish every time.

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Contemporary African feel with Boere Baroque, Boet se Moet & Baked Beans on Toast

28 Feb

The Department of Foreign Affairs paint job brought to you by Boere Baroque, Boet se Moet and Baked Beans on Toast

The Department of Foreign Affairs

The Department of Foreign Affairs.

THE Presidential guest accommodation in Tshwane is part of the iconic 80 000m2 Department of Foreign Affairs complex. It was designed by TC Design Architects and incorporates office accommodation for the DFA head office, training and conference facilities, and two guest hotels for visiting international dignitaries.

The building has a uniquely African feel, inside and out. This has been achieved by using locally commissioned and custom made finishes and furnishings. An extensive specification demanded that coatings reflect the African context seamlessly within the contemporary design.

“Our best quality products, all made locally, were specified for the finishing”, says Jaco du Toit of Midas Earthcote, Waterkloof. “Midafelt 225, a high-quality acrylic, used in combination with aggregate primers, achieved a textured look that suited the desired earthy aesthetic, with the added benefit of being ultra durable.”

“The colour specification included ‘Boere Baroque’, ‘Boet Se Moet’ and ‘Baked Beans on Toast’, all of which add up to a strong South African story. The sparkly interior was created by Earthcote Tidalcote”, says du Toit.

This ultra-smooth trowelon plaster contains particles of twinkly marine material – creating a slightly iridescent feel. It is earthy, organic and African, but also very contemporary and sophisticated. Simon Fraser, Marketing Director for Midas Earthcote, adds:

“This was a prestigious project to be a part of and a great way of showcasing South African creativity and innovation to visiting dignitaries. Our products are designed and produced in South Africa, to withstand local climatic conditions. Our colours and textures have a distinctively African handwriting. These kinds of finishes would look impressive and contemporary on any modern building, anywhere in the world, but they feel particularly well placed in an African context.”

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The Green Building Council of South Africa

26 Jan

Creating a sustainable future brick by brick

THE Green Building Council of South Africa is an independent, non-profit organisation which aims to ensure that all commercial buildings are built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way. The goal is to ensure that all South Africans can work and live in healthy, efficient and productive environments.

The GBCSA was formed in 2007 and is a full member of the World Green Building Council. The official certification of green buildings in South Africa falls under the Green Star SA Rating System. The GBCSA released a really great explainer video at the end of 2011, which explains everything in animated detail:

The Green Building Council of South Africa

A “green building” is classified as a building which is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible.

“It incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of development on the environment and occupants. Building green is an opportunity to use resources efficiently and address climate change while creating healthier and more productive environments for people to live and work in” – www.gbcsa.org.za

In practice, this encompasses the use of design, materials and technology to reduce energy and resource consumption with the aim of creating improved human and natural environments. Specefic green building measures include: (taken from http://www.gbcsa.org.za)

  • The use of renewable energy sources;
  • Water-efficient plumbing fittings and water harvesting;
  • The use of energy-efficient air-conditioning and lighting;
  • The use of environmentally friendly, non-toxic materials;
  • The reduction of waste, and the use of recycled materials;
  • Sensitivity with regard to the impact of the development on the environment; and,
  • Careful building design to reduce heat loads, maximise natural light and promote the circulation of fresh air.

To achieve certification, building owners submit documentation to the Green Building Council of South Africa. Submissions are assessed and a score is given. Certification is awarded for 4-Star, 5-Star or 6-Star Green Star SA ratings. The South African rating tool is based on the Australian Green Star system.

“The rating system sets out a “menu” of all the green measures that can be incorporated into a building to make it green. Points are awarded to a building according to which measures have been incorporated, and, after appropriate weighting, a total score is arrived at, which determines the rating” – www.gbcsa.org.za

A great example of a 6-Star Green Star SA accredited building in South Africa is the Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre (SSIC). It is said to be the greenest building in the southern hemisphere.

  • Midas Earthcote is proud to be a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa since July 2009.