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General

Rockcote manufactures a wide range of render and paint products which can be purchased through any of our stockists located throughout Australia.  Please refer to our Stockists Page or contact Rockcote Head Office on Ph. 1300 736 668 for further information.

Rockcote is happy to provide pre-made off the shelf samples of our finishes at no charge, for custom samples there may be a fee involved. Submit your request via our Contact us form. 

Yes, all Rockcote products are manufactured on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland by a family owned company.

No, Rockcote products are not considered waterproof. Rockcote coatings provide a water repellent barrier against wind driven rain, but are vapour permeable, meaning any moisture trapped in the building can escape back through the coating, allowing the building to “breathe”.

Yes, all Rockcote products carry a manufacturer’s Product Warranty when applied by an approved Applicator and in accordance with the product’s technical specification.  This warranty is available in writing and is assurance of a high quality product.  Our products come with a warranty that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law.

A decorative architectural coating can certainly add value to a property, in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars.  Real Estate Agents have advised us that generally texture coated properties are more readily saleable commodities than their brick counterparts.

Once you have decided on the style and type of finish that suits your needs and project, call us toll free on 1300 736 668 to find out the Rockcote product(s) or system(s) that will best suit your needs.

Whilst Rockcote does have healthy paints, membranes and clear finishes that are applied in the same manner as paint, Rockcote is known for its high quality renders, coloured renders, acrylic texture coatings and natural materials range.

Note: Rockcote Coloured Renders and Texture Coatings are thicker (have a higher film build) than paint, enjoy a longer life than paint and have aesthetic qualities that can’t usually be achieved with a standard paint product.

We do not normally deal directly with renderers, but the price is somewhere between $60-$80 m² to supply and install a render, textured finish.

Application of Natural Material finishes are much more expensive between $250 – $400 m².

This will depend on the system being used. Warranties normally range from 7.5 years to 15 years.

Refer to your BDM for advice and possible specifications.

Colour

Rockcote paints can be tinted to a wide range of colours from soft natural colours to strong vibrant colours from any commercial brands paint colour range.

Fading

Whilst Rockcote uses the highest quality pigments available, in time most colours will fade and dependent on the colour, some may fade more quickly than others. Generally, fading is even and not noticed unless an original colour sample is placed next to “aged” product.

Please contact the Rockcote Head Office on Ph. 1300 736 668, or speak to your local Rockcote Distributor.

Rockcote products have been specifically formulated for application over wall and ceiling surfaces only, so we do not recommend or warrant the use of products in these areas.  We would recommend contacting a specialist manufacturer for these types of products.

Yes.  Should you wish to change the colour of your building or change the profile of the existing texture, all Rockcote products can be overcoated with other Rockcote finishes, or with high quality acrylic products available on the market.

Rockcote recommends that our products are applied by a qualified Applicator.  However, there are a number of DIY (do-it-yourself) type products in the Rockcote range. Any of the products in our Ecostyle range are able to be applied in the same manner as standard paint.  A competent handyman could apply our pre-mixed renders like our Quick Renders and perhaps a number of the texture type finishes which do not require a high skill level.

Before you attempt to apply any of the Rockcote range of products yourself, make sure that you have the appropriate technical specification for the products you have chosen.  If you have any additional questions, please call Rockcote’s Head Office on Toll Free 1300 736 668.   Rockcote cannot guarantee products applied by a non-trade qualified person.

Rockcote products are suitable for most building substrates such as concrete blocks and bricks, clay bricks, tilt-up panel, AAC (autoclaved aerated concrete eg. Hebel blocks and panels), fibrous cement sheeting (Fibro/Harditex/Blueboard), polystyrene, off form concrete, gyprock and many of the new building surfaces, such as straw bale.  Please contact Rockcote toll free on 1300 736 668 for more information.

Application

Rockcote products have been specifically formulated for application over wall and ceiling surfaces only, so we do not recommend or warrant the use of products in these areas.  We would recommend contacting a specialist manufacturer for these types of products.

Yes.  Should you wish to change the colour of your building or change the profile of the existing texture, all Rockcote products can be overcoated with other Rockcote finishes, or with high quality acrylic products available on the market.

Rockcote recommends that our products are applied by a qualified Applicator.  However, there are a number of DIY (do-it-yourself) type products in the Rockcote range. Any of the products in our Paint Range are able to be applied in the same manner as standard paint.  A competent handyman could apply our pre-mixed renders like our Quick Renders and perhaps a number of the texture type finishes which do not require a high skill level.

Before you attempt to apply any of the Rockcote range of products yourself, make sure that you have the appropriate technical specification for the products you have chosen.  If you have any additional questions, please call Rockcote’s Head Office on Toll Free 1300 736 668.   Rockcote cannot guarantee products applied by a non-trade qualified person.

Rockcote products are suitable for most building substrates such as concrete blocks and bricks, clay bricks, tilt-up panel, AAC (autoclaved aerated concrete eg. Hebel blocks and panels), fibrous cement sheeting (Fibro/Harditex/Blueboard), polystyrene, off form concrete, gyprock and many of the new building surfaces, such as straw bale.  Please contact Rockcote toll free on 1300 736 668 for more information.

Please contact the Rockcote Head Office on Ph. 1300 736 668, or speak to your local Rockcote Distributor.

Delivery

The deliveries usually come from the distributor that the products are ordered from.

Most orders are delivered to the site on the same day, please check with the relevant distributor for cut-off times.

Yes, please just inform the distributor and if your order hasn’t been despatched, then it can be added.

Your delivery will be delivered to wherever you ask it to be delivered. Please make sure you give the accurate address and any other special delivery information you can, eg: the crane needs to be booked for the delivery or there is a forklift on site or it’s to be hand unloaded.