Grimes & Sons is run by Una, Alan, and Alex Grimes. We are a family run and owned business and our family has been making paints and stains since 1956. We are proudly Australian made and owned. 

We supply Australia with the finest quality paints, stains, coatings, and finishes for timber, flooring, plaster, brick, straw-bale, and mudbrick, in domestic and commercial markets. We match new stone to old, age timber to fit any heritage building, and offer protective coatings that won't interfere with the lustre level. Colour creating is a speciality of ours, with home owners, interior designers, and architects all relying on us, often saying we are their secret weapon. We only source the highest quality products and ingredients. We are also stockists of Porter's and Haymes Paints, plus Dulux Industrial Coatings.

We have allocated parking on site, so there’ll always be a spot for you, regardless of how busy the rest of the area is.


For mudbrick renders & finishes, click here, here, here, & here. For aged timber stains and weathered grey, & black timber stains, click here, here, here, or here. For floor stains or specialised architectural stains, click here.

New Products or Services

We have developed a Masonry Stain for concrete, stone, tilt slabs, and similar surfaces. Available in all manner of colours.

We now have a Colour Spectrophotometer, which means that we have a greater capability to match colours to solid acrylic bases (primarily Haymes bases).

We shall be closed from 5:00 PM, Friday 21st December and shall reopen at 8:00 AM, Tuesday 8th January.


We supply the highest quality products for all manner of residential buildings, from the DIY to professional tradespeople. From undercoats, paints, and renders, to water repellents and floor coatings, we completely cover the coatings stage of building.


Thinking well outside the square, we work closely with many interior designers and architects to develop specialised colours and finishes for many award winning buildings.


Our matching of stone and timber work has allowed the restoration and heritage of many great buildings such as Melbourne University, the State Library, & St. Paul's Cathedral (above).