Our history starts in 1982, when Sydney house painter Peter Lewis began making traditional lime washes in a small garage in Randwick, after having discovered old paint recipes in his grandfather's diaries.
Fred Porter was a builder, and it was during his European travels that he collected details of building techniques and paint finishes.
It was shortly after his death that Peter discovered the diaries, found the recipes for traditional paints and decided to produce improved versions.
Porter’s Paints now has nine stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and our paint and wallpaper is sold in over 100 speciality paint and decorating stores across Australia.
We also proudly export our products to distributors in New Zealand, Asia, USA and the United Kingdom.
Click the locations below for more information on each showroom.
When two school friends reconnected over a shared love of design and sustainability, the opportunity to collaborate did more than give new life to a 110-year-old house – it cemented a friendship while making a poetic story in the process.
Joining two terrace houses together, Brahman Perera’s West Block pulls apart and puts back together the floor plan on this residence, while being unapologetically authentic in the design.
Designed by Studio Gorman and architect Peter Tout, Harbour House goes beyond visual appeal and stands proudly as a multi-sensory experience, simulating the feeling of living in a James Turrell installation.