Wattyl has grown from humble beginnings in 1915 through two world wars, the Great Depression and the boom of the Fifties right through into the new century. Wattyl produces a broad range of paints, varnishes, lacquers and special purpose protective coatings. Our products are used in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets. With operations in Australia and New Zealand, Wattyl employs over 1000 people and began in 1915 when H.R. Walters developed a treatment for reviving French-polished furniture.
Did you know?
Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.