Toy Factory Team Building

Omega Industries were involved in a team building exercise which involved toy building activities. The toys built were then donated to Fairfield Public School where many refugee children are enrolled. It was an enjoyable half-day exercise watching grown men struggle with building blocks.

The toy building teams were made up of a mixture of our staff from all our various departments including the office, sales, laboratory, production, painters and senior management. It also enable our people to work together who are usually are far separated in day to day activities.

XL Events successfully ran the program and a representative from Fairfield Public School was delighted to accept the gifts from Omega Industries.

Have paint leftover? Don’t throw it away!

Just completed a big job and discovered you were a little ambitious when guesstimating how much you would need? It’s tempting to just toss it, after all, you’ve just spent days covered in it and now it’s on your walls – you don’t need it also staring at you every time you open the cupboard!
But what should you do with it?

1. Storage. The first and most obvious option. Keeping it for touch ups when the kids decide to decorate the walls or things get scuffed when Feng Shu-ing the living room is a good idea. If you seal it correctly in its original container it will last for years. Make sure to label it so you don’t have to open can after can when on the hunt in 5 years’ time.
2. Donate! There will be a charity, school or centre that would love your paint. Places like Planet Ark www.recyclingnearyou.com.au or CanSmart www.cansmart.org will help you recycle your paint – and you get to feel good about doing it!
3. Dispose of it safely. For Sydney residents, head to http://www.sita.com.au/community-education/site-tours-education/recycling-tips/paint/ to find out the safe options in your area. Alternatively, let the paint dry out in the sun or buy a paint hardener for larger amounts which you can then toss in the trash – just check your local area rules first!
4. Gumtree. List your paint in the Free section and let someone else take it off your hands and make the most of it!
5. Take note for next time. Talk to experts and get them to help recommend how much you will need on your next job – waste not, want not!

Get the guys at Paint Online to help you out – then do things the easy way and check out their range of paints and order online to get it delivered ASAP!

Paint Trends – Water vs Solvent

In a world that is leaning towards ‘keeping it green’, Australian paint production has been significantly swinging the way of the water-based paint. The Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that binding paints split 23% solvent and 77% water based – if that statistic was a pie and you were a consumer with a taste for solvents… well, at least you would never need to consider a diet! You would be in the statistical minority and that just shows the level of importance that is placed on environmental and health and safety considerations today, not to mention just over-all ease of use.

It is expected that far greater use of water based technologies in industrial applications will be the way of the future. This is not surprising as another point in their favour, in the eyes of your average Joe, is that high quality acrylic emulsions offer a hard-wearing result, quick drying time, and just tend to give off a much less powerful odour.

A simple trick to checking if a paint is water-based or solvent-based is to see what the label recommends on how to clean your brushes. Solvent-based paints need to be cleaned with white spirit or turpentine, whereas water-based paints can be cleaned just by using warm, soapy water.

Although, as always, it is up to the individual consumer to decide what works for them in terms of both decoration and protection, Paint Online recommend doing your research prior to committing to any project. After all, this will be what you are looking at and living with – don’t get slap-happy before checking the data!

For more information on what’s new in the industry or to find out how we can help out with your next project, Contact us on 02 98320000 – we would love to chat!

Epoxy Floors – For Commercial and Industrial Surfaces

First let’s begin with the most important question – what is Epoxy and why not just use any ordinary floor-coating compound?

Meet Epoxy paint, your new best friend. This quick drying, tough and incredibly resilient coating that protects against all sorts of chemicals and spillages, gives a glossy finish that will impress your guests – and the best part is it’s so easy to use that not just the professionals, but Tom, Dick and Harry can use it too! This is the best choice for commercial surfaces in heavy duty industries such as; warehouses and logistics centres with heavy forklift traffic etc. It also resists damage from humidity or chemicals, making it the logical choice for most commercial premises.

Now that you’re convinced it’s worth a try – how do you choose the right one?

Factors to consider are:

1. What type of look you are after – Solid colour, clear finish or a coloured flake finish?
2. What level of durability you want and or need? Is your floor an industrial application or residential application or somewhere in between? You might need two levels – one for office, one for the working section of your site.
3.What condition is your concrete floor in pre-job? Is it new, is it old, is it pitted, is it oil stained, does it have a moisture issue?

Once you have figured out the answers to these questions, you might want to consult with an expert to help in making your choice. You know your business best and the amount of wear and tear your surfaces are subjected to on a daily basis and we know our paints. We can either have a chat and just supply what you need or apply it for you as well!

Paintonline has everything you need to get your floors protected or get one of our professional team to come out for a free painting quote and if you like what you see, they can also manage and complete your job for you! They don’t call us a one-stop-shop for nothing!

Have paint leftover? Don’t throw it away!

Just completed a big job and discovered you were a little ambitious when guesstimating how much you would need? It’s tempting to just toss it, after all, you’ve just spent days covered in it and now it’s on your walls – you don’t need it also staring at you every time you open the cupboard!
But what should you do with it?

1. Storage. The first and most obvious option. Keeping it for touch ups when the kids decide to decorate the walls, or things get scuffed when Feng Shu-ing the living room is a good idea. If you seal it correctly in its original container it will last for years. Make sure to label it so you don’t have to open can after can when on the hunt in 5 years’ time.

2. Donate! There will be a charity, school or centre that would love your paint. Places like Planet Ark www.recyclingnearyou.com.au, or CanSmart www.cansmart.org will help you recycle your paint – and you get to feel good about doing it!

3. Dispose of it safely. For Sydney residents, head to http://www.sita.com.au/community-education/site-tours-education/recycling-tips/paint/ to find out the safe options in your area. Alternatively, let the paint dry out in the sun or buy a paint hardener for larger amounts which you can then toss in the trash – just check your local area rules first!

4. Gumtree. List your paint in the Free section and let someone else take it off your hands and make the most of it!

5. Take note for next time. Talk to experts and get them to help recommend how much you will need on your next job – waste no, want not!

Get the guys at Paint Online to help you out – then do things the easy way and check out their range of paints and order online to get it delivered asap!

Top tips for colouring up your home

Want to spice up your home, but not sure how to start? Here’s a tip – Paint it! It’s the quickest way to make your home look like new, and can make your existing décor look like you’ve gone out and re-furnished, without spending a cent. For the price of a new lounge suite (or less!) you can freshen up the look of your home.
If your budget is small, or you are simply time-poor like most of us, choose the place you spend the most time in and start with that. For most people that’s the kitchen or the lounge, the ‘homey’ spaces that with a touch of colour can become even more inviting and hey, might even coax your teenager out of their room once in a while!
Shayna Blaze from Lifestyle.com.au says, “One of the most important things to remember about colour is that warm colours advance (they feel like they are coming towards you) and cool colours recede (they move away from you). Remember this and you can easily change your interior without doing massive renovations.”
Keeping this in mind, take a look at your room and see how the appearance of the space could change if you played with colours. Cool colours can help make a room look cleaner and larger – don’t forget that a good white can help brighten and open up a room. And pick a warmer colour, maybe go for a red, orange, or brown theme this Autumn, to make those big spaces feel cosy and inviting.
Shayna also offers this tip on how to help break up a large space, “Warm colours can also help focus attention on a particular space within the large open-plan living area”. So if your room feels too large and you want to make the feel of each area, kitchen, lounge, dining, more individual, add colour to one and keep the others neutral.
Don’t forget to have fun! Buy tester pots and paint on the walls – the kids will love it! And it’s a good way to test how a colour looks in different lights. Remember that paint isn’t permanent, so don’t let yourself stress too much in the choosing. If you don’t love it, you can change it!
Don’t forget to check out the extensive range of colours at Paintonline – we also have everything you need to prep before you paint, all in one handy, delivered-to-your-door package!

Choosing a white paint that works

 

This has turned into maybe the most stressful moment of your life. You had a simple thought – lets paint the walls white. This should be easy. Walk in, find can labelled ‘white’. Purchase. Leave. Not so fast.

Walk into your nearest paint supply shop and you will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices. The differences are subtle but will make an impact on the final product so it’s definitely worth looking at how to find the right shade. Here are some factors to consider…

 

Natural Light

How much light gets into the room via windows, skylights etc.? It’s all about the undertones. If the room is light and breezy then you can aim for a white with slightly cooler tones like your light greys, if it tends to be a bit darker and you want the paint to brighten it up, choose warmer tones like beige.

 

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Set the atmosphere

What’s the overall feel of the room you are after?  Do you want to make the space feel open and bright, or cosy? Maybe you are going for something minimalist and clean, or your house is older and you want to highlight its history and detailing. Spend some time deciding on the mood you want to create, and let that influence your choice.

 

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What’s the existing décor?

Does your home have a lot of wood furniture or flooring, maybe tiling and marble? These can reflect or throw their own colour onto the walls or surfaces – and you don’t want the beautiful white you selected to look yellow or brown in places because of refection.

 

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Find your paint

Now that you have decided on what you want from the finished project, it’s time to pick the colour! If you don’t feel like heading into your nearest paint shop cause you’re not ready to be faced with all those choices, opt for an online shop that delivers, like Paint Online for the latest trends in colour selection, and make your choice without leaving the comforts of home.

Apco Coatings wins RMS Roadmarking Supply Contract

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Toy Factory Team Buildin

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Launch of E- Commerce Paint Distributor (Paintonline)

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