About Us

Wattyl Make a Difference

Wattyl is proud to be making a difference to a great number of Australian homes and major projects with its latest technology in surface coatings.


An Australian Icon since 1915

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.

This innovative product, known as 'Crystal Veneer' became an immediate success and laid the foundation of Wattyl's future success.

Wattyl is proud of its portfolio of leading brands, covering all segments of the paint and coatings market, including:


  • Wattyl Solagard (exterior)
  • Wattyl Estapol (timber)
  • Wattyl Killrust (metal finishes)
  • Wattyl Interior Design i.d (interior)
  • Pascol (interior and exterior)
  • Solver (interior and exterior)
  • Wattyl & Taubmans (New Zealand)


Throughout the past century, Wattyl has built on past innovations producing numerous technologically advanced, market leading products to suit Australian and NZ market demand and continually research and develop products for the future.