News Archive

Celebrating 75 Years

An Exciting Selleys Quality Trademark campaign launch to celebrate the people who have been getting the job done for the past 75 years.

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Cabots Deck Wash

An everyday cleaning solution that refreshes timber between coatings

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Dulux Design Paintable Wallpaper

A clever new paintable wallpaper solution to add texture and cover surface imperfections.

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Selleys Glue Master Class

Replaces Selleys Introduction Course

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Thrive Easy Pods

Make Autumn feeding time even easier!

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New Thrive Orchid Liquid Plant Food

Introducing the latest edition to the Thrive liquid fertiliser family

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Why brush when you can spray?

Introducing RapidFinish, a clever combination of Dulux RapidFinish exterior paint and the Dulux RapidFinish spray unit. Painting has never been easier!

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Next Generation Yates Success ULTRA Insect Control

Now even better for garden pest control

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Dress to impress with Dulux Duramax

Glamorous makeovers in 1 hour

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Meet your new Training Academy Manager

Georgina Raudon took the reins at the Training Academy in March this year.

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Innovation breakthrough - crack bridging paint

This durable and time-saving product features a high build formula that helps fill and bridge fine cracks on previously painted surfaces.

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New Dulux Colour Booklets and Colour App

Choosing the right colour for your home can be a challenge. To help consumers through this process, Dulux has created a revolutionary new colour app plus a range of inspirational colour booklets, to make colour selection simple and fun at the same time!

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Bright & bold is on trend this autumn

Blended shades of orange and pink are on trend this autumn, revealing a contemporary shift from the traditional, nature-inspired autumnal palette seen in previous years.

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Strong and Waterproof

Have you seen the much-anticipated addition to the trusted Selleys Liquid Nails Range? Yes, Selleys Liquid Nails Waterproof has arrived!

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They are coming are you ready?

Which means there's going to be an invasion of customers into your store, looking for a quick, easy and effective way to get rid of these nasty unwanted visitors!

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What is the best way to prepare garden soil for planting?

Many people mistakenly label themselves as hopeless gardeners because their plants fail to thrive. However the most common reason for poor plant performance is simply that the soil is poor quality....

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Meet Michael Acquaviva - the new VIC/TAS Training Manager

Based at the Training Academy in Melbourne, Michael Acquaviva has been part of the DuluxGroup team for almost two decades. "I've worked in R & D across both specialty finishes and protective coatings ...

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Timber Deck Preparation - the complete DIY checklist

For a durable and good-looking finish, it's vital to get the preparation component of the timber coating process right! Timber, as a product of nature, is subject to fungal attack, degradation from UV...

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Spring Lawn Care Guide

A lush lawn is as beautiful as it is practical, yet achieving a healthy lawn can be a challenge. The following tips and Yates products will help your customers get their lawn into top shape ahead of ...

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Dulux celebrates 80 years in business

2013 marks 80 years for the Dulux brand in Australia. To help commemorate this birthday milestone, an exciting campaign kicks off in September, which looks back over our colourful past and celebrates ...

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Feast Watson Crackle Lacquer

Feast Watson Crackle Lacquer is a specialty finish that gives interior timber furniture and accessories the distressed, vintage look that's so popular right now...

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New Feast Watson Wet Look and Grey Look Decking Finishes

Feast Watson Grey Look Deck is a water based timber finish that provides an instant, grey, naturally weathered timber look and durable protection. It's perfect for customers wanting to achieve a ...

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New Berger Jet Dry Etch & Clean

Concrete surfaces need to be etched and cleaned prior to painting - that's where new Berger Jet Dry Etch & Clean comes in. Berger Jet Dry Etch & Clean is an alternative option to Hydrochloric Acid ...

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Intergrain Hot Weather Additive

New Intergrain Hot Weather Additive is a high performance, wet edge extender for use with Intergrain UltraDeck´┐Ż, Intergrain NaturalStain´┐Ż, and other compatible water-based coatings. Hot Weather ...

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New Selleys No More Gaps Bathroom & Kitchen

Gaps or cracks in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry that are regularly exposed to steam or condensation can be a problem. As well as being unsightly, water damage can be very expensive to fix...

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New Dulux Fence & Gate Paint. First impressions count

First impressions count! In the case of a home, the fence and gates are front and centre. Painting a fence and/or gate is a popular DIY project and a simple way for customers to enhance the entrance...

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New Garden Furniture Prep and Garden Furniture Oil in a spray pack

Garden Furniture Maintenance just got easier with Cabot's New ready-to-use Garden Furniture Prep and Garden Furniture Oil in a spray pack!

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New Mastertouch wood care products provide durable protection

Mastertouch Wipe-on Poly is a clear, silky smooth, oil based polyurethane finish that provides durable protection with classic, hand-rubbed beauty. It is easily applied with a cloth, without any...

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Selleys Liquid Nails Heavy Duty

Selleys Liquid Nails Heavy Duty is a multipurpose, solvent-based construction adhesive that gives extreme strength in a shorter space of time. Selleys Liquid Nails Heavy Duty is specifically designed...

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Update with the latest interior paint colours

Winter is a great time to update a room such as the lounge room, bedroom or entrance to the home.

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What's the difference between Selleys Adhesives and Sealants?

You know the tag line, but did you know the reason Selleys adhesives and sealants are so effective is because of the advanced technology and testing that goes into each and every product?

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How to beat mould in wet areas

The Selleys range of cleaning products is effective and fast - the ideal combination for busy customers who don't want to spend all day cleaning!

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Winter spraying of deciduous trees

Don't think that winter is the season to forget about the garden! It can be a surprisingly busy time, and it's often far more pleasant to be working out in the garden in winter than during the warmer part of the year.

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Make great customer service your point of difference

Anyone working in the competitive retail industry can attest to the importance and value of providing good customer service. Particularly as online shopping grows in popularity, providing exceptional customer service is vital as it makes the 'in-store' experience worthwhile.

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Lawn Repair Guide

Quick repair guide for achieving a perfect lawn.

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Autumn Gardening Tips

Here are some gardening tips to assist your customers with their Autumn gardening.

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Cabots Instructional Videos

Cabots recently released a range of instructional videos on the Cabots YouTube channel.

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Gorgeous Nursery Ideas

Dulux has released a new inspiring nursery room brochure for instore to help parentsto-be choose a scheme that suits their home and their hopes for the arrival of their baby.

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Summer Gardening Tips

Help your customers keep their summer garden in good shape with these tips.

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Everything you need to know to get the best looking deck

Successful timber preparation and choosing the right deck coating.

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Growing an edible garden

The arrival of spring brings exciting opportunities to make a new start in the edible garden. Here are some timely seasonal tips you can share with your customers.

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Latest colour trends and how to create mood with colour

Colour is one of the most important elements in home decorating. Colours for the cooler months are warming up with burnt oranges.

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The Feast Watson brand refresh

Feast Watson has embarked on a program that will make its range much more user-friendly.

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Painting advice for weather-affected surfaces

Given the prevalence of flooding across eastern Australia this year, may customer service staff will find themselves assisting those with properties that have been affected by water.

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New Training Academy Premises in WA

The WA team welcomes you to the new Training Academy premises at 276 Rutland Ave, Welshpool. They are excited with the new facility and look forward to showing you around when...

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New Trade Paint Technology Course

The one day Paint Technology Course is an opportunity for Dulux trade representatives, Dulux Trade Centre staff and 3D Paint Specialist stores to increase their technical knowledge...

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How to properly transplant trees and shrubs

There are many things you can do to improve your chances of successfully transplanting a tree or shrub.

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Wake up to winter in the garden!

Winter gardening and pruning.

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Winter's colour forecast

Colours for the cooler months are warming up with burnt oranges, earthy yellow/greens, blues, neutrals, beiges and stone colours all...

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The best season for gardening is here at last

There's no shortage of great gardening projects to recommend to customers in autumn.

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The best spring gardening tips

Tips, products, jobs to do in the garden and what to plant when...

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New Feast Watson Decking Oil

Feast Watson Decking Oil has a NEW formula that significantly increases its performance.

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Add a touch of glamour with the Dulux Design Effects range.

These effect paints are simple to apply and create a finished result any DIY painter can be proud of.

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Tomatoes - a project everyone can enjoy.

Summer is a top time for a rewarding garden project. Almost anyone can experience growth and success in the backyard or even on the apartment balcony!

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Woodcare Exterior Course

To help your customers enjoy and maintain their outdoor timber projects and furniture items, attend the informative and hands-on Woodcare Exterior Course.

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Give old paving & concrete a makeover

An increasingly popular home improvement project is the rejuvenation of hard surfaces such as paving, driveways, patios, pathways and garage and laundry floors.

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Introducing three new flooring finishes

Feast Watson has introduced three new flooring finishes that will allow customers to add stylish colour to their timber floors.

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What's in a roller?

When choosing a roller, customers need to select one that suits the paint they are using and the surface they are painting on.

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Love your Winter Blues (and Pinks..and Greens) with Dulux

This winter, Dulux is running a campaign to inspire homeowners to add a splash of colour and brighten up what can be a cold, grey season.

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DIY Dining Chairs

Painting furniture is an effective way to update the dining room.

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Save time... save effort!

Step-by-step how to prepare a room for spray painting.

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Interviews with course participants

Read about what our attendees have to say about attending the Academy.

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How to recommend the right wood finish for interior timber projects

There are so many kinds of clear finish for interior timber furniture and woodworking projects...

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2012 Colour Trends

Read about the hottest colours next year according to the just released 2012 Dulux Colour forecast.

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Decorating a child's bedroom

The quickest and easiest way to decorate a child's room is to simply paint the walls. Paint enables you to reflect the personality of your child.

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How to apply Dulux Design Rust & Limewash

Dulux has added two new effects to its Design range this season. Here is a step by step guide on how to apply these innovative products.

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Transform an outdoor space

Simple steps to successfully stain exterior timber.

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