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The global coverage of Sherwin Williams paints and coatings

Sherwin-Williams is one of the top 3 coating and paint companies worldwide. It was founded in 1866 when Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams saw an opportunity to revolutionise the industrial economy with paint ingredients – a vision which would see the company open over 4800 stores globally in 150 years. In Australia, Sherwin Williams paints are used to protect and decorate everything from cars to wood decking through their various brands. After purchasing Valspar in 2017, Sherwin Williams is now actively working to increase their Australian and Asian presence. Through this purchase, Sherwin Williams coatings now owns renowned brand Wattyl.

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In this article we look at the Sherwin Williams paints Australia has to offer, from OEM automotive to wood coatings, and where to buy Sherwin Williams paints for your project.

Sherwin Williams Australia – the paint brands you know

Sherwin Williams paints in Australia can be divided into wood coatings, protective coatings, decorative coatings, and automotive coatings. The automotive and protective arm of Sherwin Williams is due to their purchase of Coating & Industrial Technologies (CIT) which allows them to produce high quality paint systems in the automotive, anti-graffiti, industrial and architectural industries. Through the Valspar purchase Sherwin Williams operates the Wattyl, Solver, and Granosite, about which more information can be found below.

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Architectural and wood coatings – Wattyl, Solver, Granosite

Wattyl has been and Australian icon for 100 years. The brand ranks second in the country and continues to grow – driven by innovations and advancements in coating technology. Along with Solver and Granosite, these coatings make up the architectural and protective coatings purchased when Sherwin Williams took over Valspar.

Wattyl serves customers with a wide portfolio of products for application in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets, including the respected Solagard and Weathergard ranges for exterior coatings. Solver paints are both interior and exterior finishes for a range of substrates, and Granosite specialises in texture coating systems for interior and exterior facades and walls. Below is a sample of Wattyl range.

Wattyl Solagard

  • Wattyl Solagard Gloss is a self-priming flexible exterior paint with UV Block Out, blocking out harmful UV rays from the surface. Also inhibits formation of mould and mildew on the surfac
  • Wattyl Solagard Low Sheen is a 100% Acrylic exterior paint with UV Block Out. Provides low sheen finish and is breathable – resists blistering by allowing water vapour penetration.
  • Wattyl Solagard Masonry Matt is a self-priming, 100 % Acrylic exterior paint blocking out harmful UV rays from the surface. Also inhibits formation of mould and mildew on the surface
  • Wattyl Solagard Satin provides a satin finish exterior paint that resists cracking and peeling for durable weather protection

Wattyl Killrust

Wattyl Killrust is a high quality preparatory and topcoat paint range that protects metal surface from the hostile Australian weather conditions. This type of metal protection is also referred to as anticorrosion. This article on anticorrosion coating explains further.

Wattyl Killrust application:

  1. Killrust Cold Galvit | Cold galvanising Primer | 9m2 per litre | 110 microns | 30 mins surface dry
  2. Killrust Heavy Duty Primer | Primer | 10 – 12m2 per litre | 75 – 100 microns | 2 hours surface dry
  3. Killrust Epoxy Gloss Enamel | Top coat | 14m2 per litre | 75 microns | 4-6 hours surface dry

Wattyl Decorative Coatings

  • Aqua Trim – Wattyl Aqua Trim is a smooth, durable enamel finish for interior and exterior trim and wall paint. Available in gloss and silky satin finishes.
  • Wattyl Interior design – Wattyl Interior design is a low VOC system for any interior wall and ceiling. Certified as environmentally preferable by Good Environmental Choice Australia.

Wattyl Wood Stains and Finishes

  • Wattyl Decking Range – Wattyl’s wood finishing products feature weather protection agents for all external timber surfaces. This includes oils, stains, paints and varnishes developed and tested to ensure compatibility with Australian climate and the various wood varieties.

Sherwin-Williams industrial and protective coatings

Industrial and protective coatings tend to more hard working and heavy duty than the architectural coating range. Below are a few of the products available from the Sherwin Williams portfolio.


  • Repell 2K Water Borne; High performance 2K exterior grade Anti-Graffiti Coating
  • Repell 2K Solvent Borne; High performance solvent borne 2K exterior grade Anti-Graffiti Coating.

Flooring Products

Sherwin Williams produces two-component, acid catalysing, parquet flooring lacquers and oils. The oils are natural vegetable based and can be applied for the treatment of interior and exterior timber.

Sherwin Williams OEM-Approved Coatings

Below are a few of the automotive coating products made by Sherwin Williams. In Australia, the increase in regulations and legislation designed to improve environmental impact of various operations has led to many companies making the move to water-based coating systems. Sherwin Williams specialises in coatings with no formaldehyde and low VOCs with no compromise to appearance.

  • Primer Systems:
    Omega Primer – ‘Extremely high performance’ 2K modified primer.
    070 ‘Pi’ Series P/P Primer (Atpro) – ‘OE approved’ modified primer
    Prope Kote Primer – ‘OE approved’ CPO primer
  • 1K Colour Coat Systems:
    Alpha Base – specially formulated 1K system for a variety of plastic substrates.
    Beta Base System – 1k Thermoplastic
    FRB Series – Normally applied as 1K system, can be cross-linked to increase the chemical resistance and general performance
  • Solvent-based Top coats:
    Gamma Base Brushable – 2K Chemical Resistant Commercial Coating System
    Delta Base – high performance 2K product specially formulated for application onto plastic substrates
    Deck Tech – specially formulated, UV stable 2K high-tech slip-resistant coating for various applications, including Industrial and Marine and Work safe environments
  • 2K Colour Coat Systems:
    Gamma Base – ‘Highest performance’ 2K System developed for OE interiors.
    Delta Base – specifically formulated 2K coating for application onto chrome plated plastics without primer
    Sigma Base – 2K ‘Extremely high performance’ system developed specifically for hard to adhere to substrates
  • Clear Coat Systems:
    Krystal Clear Coat – CSIRO tested exterior clear coat
    Nuclear Series – modified 2K PU Clear Coats
  • Waterborne coatings:
    EA1503 | Lacroma Clear Gloss | Lacquer
    ED1225 | Laqva Prime | Pigmented undercoat
    EF4502 | White Primer | Primer
    EG1351 | Laqva Top | One component pigmented topcoat
    EH4120 | Pigmented Topcoat | Two component pigmented topcoat
    EL4230 | Clear Sealer | Two component sealer
    EM1167 | Lacroma Clear | One component lacquer
    EM1503 | Lacroma Clear with UV Prohibitor | Waterborne clear lacquer
    EM4530 | Clear Multicoat | Two component transparent coating

Sherwin Williams specialises in the production of advanced coating systems and in Australia the company has extensive experience in the automotive industry with the well-known car companies found in the table below.

Automotive Company with Sherwin Williams CoatingSpecifications

  • TSH 3130 G – Paint Quality for Interior Parts. (Classes 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A & 2B)
  • TSH 3131 G – Coating Quality for Exterior Parts.
  • TSH 3111 YG – Coating Quality of Paints for Plastic Parts. (Classes 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C & 2D)

General Motors (Australia GMHA)

  • HN 1602 – Paint for Interior Plastic Parts.
  • HN 1108 – Paint on Exterior Metal and Plastic Parts.
  • HN 1664 – Base Coat/Clear Coat Enamel for Exterior Plastic Parts.
  • HN 1687 – Top for Chrome Plate, Exterior Applications.
  • HN 2184 – Paint – Engine Cover, Plastic Substrate.

General Motors (World Performance Specifications)

  • GMW 14867 – Performance Requirements of Paints on Interior Plastic Substrates.
  • GMW15520-C – Interior Paint. Sunscreen Lotion Resistant for TPO and Polypropylene
  • GMW15516-C – Interior Paint. Sunscreen Lotion Resistant for ABS. ABS/PC and PC
  • GMW15542-C – Sunscreen Lotion Resistant Interior Paints for Laser Etch and Basecoat/Clearcoat Applications
  • GMW15543-C – Sunscreen Lotion Resistant Interior Metallic Paints for Laser Etch and Basecoat/Clearcoat Applications


  • ESX 71226 – Painting – Flexible Plastics (Classes A, A1, B & B1)
  • ESX 71222 – Painting – Hard Thermoplastic Plastics (Classes PD-0, PD-1. PD-2 & PD-3).

Sherwin Williams paint stockists in Australia

Fortunately for Australian consumers, Sherwin-Williams owned products such as Wattyl and Solver are available in most Bunnings, Mitre 10, and Home Timber and Hardware stores across the country, from Perth to Sydney. For coatings in the OEM automative range, most companies form partnerships with an OEM product provider, but there are automotive refinish coatings from brands such as the House of Kolor that are available in refinish shops around the country.

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1 reply
  1. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Hi there
    I’m looking for Sherwin Williams pain colour Rosemary in satin finish for an indoor paint project. Is there any way to source this colour in Australia?
    Many thanks!


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