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Aalto Paints

Colorex Trade & Hire Is Now Wellington’s Exclusive Aalto Paint Stockist! January 6, 2021

We’re super excited to announce that Colorex Trade & Hire is now Wellington’s exclusive distributor for Aalto paints. Aalto paints are known for their quality and beautiful multi-pigmented colours. Aalto specialise in creating incredible colours using only the highest grade paint and colourants. It’ll be great news to both the DIY and professional painter having […]

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End Of Year

Signing Off For The Year (with video) December 16, 2020

As we enter this festive season, we reflect on what’s been a year that we’ll certainly never forget. Despite the challenging beginning of the year the latter half of the year has been busy for most of the painting, construction and related trades. Firstly, and most importantly, we’d like to thank all of our customers […]

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Announcing the winner of the eBike Draw! December 7, 2020

Congratulations Jade! Congratulations to Jade from Supreme Painters and Decorators. Jade was the lucky winner of the eBike from our November eBike draw. Many thanks to everyone who entered the draw and to our sponsors Easy Access, BE Pressure, Intex and Strouds. Jade mentioned that he plans to auction the bike off and donate the […]

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Darren Van

We’re extending the mobile showroom to run to visit the Wairarapa area! October 28, 2020

We’re super excited to announce that Darren’s mobile showroom run is expanding to the Wairarapa area. Darren will be heading over the hill to the Wairarapa every Monday. Customer’s will have a chance to order items that can be delivered same-day and he will visit with his van stocked full of goodies for the painters […]

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Intex Automatic Plastering Tools

Intex: New Zealand’s Best Automatic Plastering Tools (with videos) September 14, 2020

Automatic plastering tools are a no-brainer for the serious plastering contractor. An investment in a set of Intex’s automatic plastering tools will set you up to reduce waste, save time and deliver consistent results. Intex’s range of plastering tools include everything you need to perform the full range of plastering tasks from trowels to finishing […]

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Helping Paint Dry Faster

5 Ways to Make Interior Paint Dry Faster August 25, 2020

It’s hard to find the patience to wait for paint to dry and as the weather gets colder it becomes increasingly difficult to get it to dry in a timely fashion. Painting contractors are well aware that time is money and saving time between coats is essential. Here’s some tips and tricks to help reduce […]

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Graco 490

Commercial Airless Sprayer Buyers Guide: Which Paint Sprayer Do I Need? August 11, 2020

Graco Airless Sprayers are our preferred brand of commercial airless sprayers. They are widely recognised throughout New Zealand as great investments for painting contractors and are proven to perform reliably year after year. New Zealand also has great backup in terms of parts and service options available nationwide – something missing from other major airless […]

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We’re putting a mobile showroom on the road to the Kapiti Coast June 24, 2020

We’re super excited to announce our new mobile showroom dedicated to the Kapiti area. Darren has been on the team as a delivery driver for many years gaining valuable experience and product knowledge. Darren is transitioning into a sales role and his mobile showroom van will be in the Kapiti area every Tuesday. Please watch the video […]

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Filtration Level Stickers

The Truth About Vacuum Filtration Classes (L/M/H Class) August 23, 2019

Having been a grey area in the construction and painting/decorating industries for quite some time we hope to clear up some of the myths surrounding correct vacuum filtration based on Worksafe’s current guidelines. Vacuums come in three main classes that represent their level of filtration. The required minimum class for each use-case is set out […]

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We Are Moving

It’s True – We’re Moving August 22, 2019

We’re super excited to announce that we are moving to new premises. Works are underway at the new place to get it ready for us to move in. An artist’s impression of the new building When?We are planning on moving in early October. Tune into our monthly newsletters and/or follow us on Facebook to stay […]

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Draw Winner

And the winner is… March 15, 2019

    We have a winner! The draw for the iPad was a huge hit on our Pie Day. Various scientific methods of determining the number of lollies in the jar were devised and some customers opted to just throw a random number at it. Guesses ranged from 300 all the way to 3500! Any […]

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Colorex Pie Day March 2019

Colorex’s Pie Day March 14, 2019

Pies, Coffee, Powertools and Scaffolding. That’s what our Pie Day was all about. The turnout blew our expectations out of the water and we had an absolute blast. The pies were delicious and the deals were insane. We had over 1000 savouries and countless soft-drinks and coffees. It’s safe to say we won’t be having […]

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Timbabuild Video

Product Feature: Timbabuild Wood Repair System (with video) January 9, 2019

Repair – Don’t Replace Meet Timbabuild. Your new timber repair solution. The Timbabuild system is ideal for repairing timber in window frames, doors, eaves and fascia boards for both indoor and outdoor applications. The tough durable result can be sanded and painted to a perfect finish leaving no sign of the repair. The system is […]

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Colorex Christmas Hours

Colorex Christmas Hours 2018 December 5, 2018

After an action-packed year it’s time to wind down and enjoy a relaxing break over the Christmas period. Here are our closing and reopening dates. Stock up beforehand if you’re going to be needing things over this period. The Team at Colorex wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy your […]

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Van Vault Price Rise

Beat The Price Rise – Van Vault Security Toolboxes December 4, 2018

Van Vault NZ have announced a price rise over their entire product range that will take effect shortly. With prices due to rise get yours today while you can still get these great deals. These prices will never be seen again! Protecting The Tools Of Your Livelihood Defeat the rising tide of tool theft by […]

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Bolle Safety Glasses Now In Stock

Bolle Safety Glasses Now In Stock December 3, 2018

Here are Colorex we are proud to announce that we are now a stockist of Bolle Safety Glasses. Bolle are a world leading supplier of top quality and stylish safety glasses. Research suggests that the number one reason workers do not wear their safety glasses is because they are uncomfortable. Bolle safety glasses have been […]

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Graco FFLP Tip

What Graco Spray Tip Do I Use? (with cheat sheet) November 16, 2018

Choosing the correct tip for your airless sprayer can seem a bit confusing without knowing a few basic things about them. Download Cheat Sheet   What the numbers on the tip mean   Choose the orifice sizes based on the material to be sprayed Material Orifice Size Group Varnishes (before low VOC) .009 – .011 […]

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Graco Bucks Are Back

Graco Bonus Packs Are Back! Free Graco Accessory Packs! November 13, 2018

Christmas has come early for the painting and decorating trades! Graco have launched their latest bonus packs (also knows as Graco Bucks Packs) and we’re excited to share them with you. Don’t miss out on these incredible deals. If you need a sprayer – now is your time!

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Maxistrip 30 Chemical Paint Stripper 20L

Product Feature: Maxistrip – The Best Paint Stripping Chemical (with video) September 18, 2018

  Paint stripping has been a bugbear for the painting and decorating industry for many years. From the early days of burning paint off with heat guns to grinding it off with a grinder the paint stripping process has become a lot easier and more cost effecting with new paint stripping chemicals. Meet Maxistrip Maxistrip […]

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Now with Skylotec Range

Safety Reinvented: Meet Skylotec (with video) August 16, 2018

  The top notch height safety equipment you have been waiting for… These guys won a German Design Award for two years in a row! Meet Skylotec. Skylotec, a height safety equipment manufacturer, is a Germany based company that is known for its innovative products with exceptional quality. Using their technical expertise to continually innovate […]

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