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, Omega Paints 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, check out Omega Industries or Contact us here – we would love to chat!

Launch of our new Driveway Sealers Website 2016

After almost 2 months of development, Omega Industries is excited to announce the launch of Drivewayersealers.com.au

Omega Industries has given Driveway Sealers the green light to go live last week, it has been a long road and major milestone.

The idea was generated to allow Consumers to find exactly the product they needed without multiple brands influencing the selection of product based Media Advertising.

Omega’s release of this website will allow Consumers who D.I.Y their driveways quick and easier

Driveway Sealers currently stocks all Apco Coatings and Omega Paints product lines with the exception of a few specialised products.

See more at: www.drivewaysealers.com.au

Launch of E-Commerce Paint Distributor (PaintOnline)

After almost 10 months of development and five years of internal debates, Omega Industries is excited to announce the launch of PaintOnline.com.au

Omega Industries has given PaintOnline the green light to go live last week, it has been a long road and major milestone.

The concept was on paper for roughly five years, thrown out a few times, somehow it wiggled back into management discussions.

Omega’s submission to distribute various products online for a door to door service will be a test of how well the DIY market will accept a change in the transaction of paint purchases.

PaintOnline.com.au currently stocks all Apco Coatings and Omega Paints product lines with the exception of a few specialised products.

“Although the paint industry is one of the few markets that hasn’t been effected by the digital world, we plan on changing the game. Consumers nowadays go into a store, try on a shirt or shoes and then buy go home to buy it online for $40 less. So, why not the same with paint? ” said Ash Shetty (Managing Director).

See more at: www.paintonline.com.au

Toy Factory Team Building

 There has recently been a global spotlight on refugees and asylum seekers. Regardless, of what side of the argument people are on, children shouldn’t feel outcasted and they also should not be involved in a political debate.

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.