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Pits Paint It Specialist – your one stop paint & finishing outlet.

Dulux Paint Center, located in Joubert Street, Polokwane for more than 23 years changed ownership in 2006. Herman Bornman became involved with the paint industry as the new owner after many years in the retail industry as sales, marketing and operations manager.
Within a short period in the paint industry, Herman, became aware that there was a growing demand for decorative and specialist coating products in Limpopo. In 2007, he expanded his vision and opened a second paint outlet. Noticing a gap in the market, providing friendly service by expert staff and competitively priced products to customers from Polokwane and surrounding communities. 

A person always on the lookout for new ventures and opportunities, Herman started to focus on even more design and decorating products for homes, including flooring, walls, DIY hardware and more.

Today, Paint It Specialist consists of 6 Paint It Specialist outlets and one paint & décor store in Limpopo totaling 1800sqm. These outlets trade under the PITS Paint It Specialist brand.

We also run a Paint It Specialist application company that focus on all types of paint from decorative to specialise, waterproofing and epoxy coatings.

Whether you’re a developer, architect, renovator, homemaker, decorator, general contractor or specified-contract contractor, PITS Paint It Specialist South Africa is a convenient place where we introduce various elements and supplies with a wide selection on products and services.

Our new showroom feels like home — relaxed, welcoming, at ease. You can expect advice and answers without feeling pressured and our staff consists of expert designers, consultants and knowledgeable technical staff. Our new facility is particularly impressive showcasing from paint to flooring, lighting, DIY hardware to tools and more. Everything under one roof. This combination is what makes the concept visually and functionally spectacular and inviting to explore the many products on offer. Those who come in search of a specific item inevitably find themselves wandering thought the entire shop.

Customer convenience, location and accessibility are important to us and are met with a favourable response from existing customers. PITS is dedicated to providing the expertise and customer service demanded by home builders, commercial contractors, architects and decorators in all aspects of the paint and coatings industry.

What We Value

Trust

  • We’ve been supplying and selling quality products since 2006. You can trust the quality and advice that we offer to our customers, day-in and day-out.
  • Personalised service from the moment you walk in to our stores with a sales person to help you with colours, product selection and specifications to do the job right. This is our core business.
  • We’re coating professionals with experience and industry knowledge to help you be successful.

Quality

  • Products that work! Choose from products to give you the performance you need for all applications or budgets, plus industrial coatings and specialty coatings for special jobs.
  • Our product development is based upon product families that include a variety of wall paints for interior and exterior coatings, a variety of enamel sheens, wood treatments, primers and sealers and essential waterproofing requirements. Our stores are stocked with a wide variety of paints and sundry items to accommodate just about any project situation.

Company Vision:
“To be South Africa’s customer’s first choice when it comes to a home and lifestyle one-stop-shop, renowned for the best in product, price and advice.”

Company Mission:
Our commitment to deliver professional service with the necessary requirements and solutions on all types of applications. We strive to showcase ideas and inspiration, the latest information and trends, products and tools to help you decorate, renovate and/or be of service to you our customer. Through a variety of innovative merchandise and services, we strive to assist and advise you how to create the home, office or building of your dreams whether you want to do it yourself or have it done for you.

We focus on Customer Value, Ensure High Quality Products, are dedicated to Dignity, and Strive to exceed your expectations by paying attention to your exceptional and individual needs.

What We Specialise In

Decorative Coatings

  • Scratch Plasters
  • Stucco / Italian Plaster
  • Stone Paint
  • Stained Floors
  • Pigmented Floor Coats
  • Wood Primers

Specialist Coatings

  • Marmoran specialise wall coatings
  • Stoncor protective coatings and concrete repairs
  • High Build Epoxy
  • Self-Leveling Industrial Floors
  • Steel Primers
  • Road Marking Paint
  • Industrial Coating (anti-corrosives)
  • 2K, and QD (quick drying enamel)

Waterproofing

  • PCT waterproofing
  • Durachem Waterproofing
  • Flashing, Dams.
  • Torch-on bitumen membrane systems

Finishing

  • Vinyl, Laminate and Carpet
  • Flooring
  • LED Lights
  • Decorative and Functional
  • Lighting
  • Blinds

PET / DYI

  • Tools
  • DIY Fasteners
  • Protective Clothing

For the Property Owner:

We are open to all who plan to build renovate and decorate. Our goal is to become your lifetime partner ready to take on your project from start to finish because at PITS we not only give you expert advice on the technical aspects of choosing paint, problematic surfaces in and around your house, but we can advise you on colour choices, flooring solutions, the correct light for the perfect spot, blinds for your windows. With a choice of wallpapers to match and more making sure there’s such a feel-good factor knowing that you’re investing in your dream.

For the Commercial and Trade Industry 

Specified Surfaces / Contractors / Trade / Architectural Services

For the trade industry we offer a unique range of benefits, like our recording of all tinting, product discounts and free delivery. We offer the benefit of 30-day current accounts with early settlement discounts.

Our network of branches offers specialised support and services for professional contractors and trades people to ensure they have the right tools and supplies for the job. Commitment and assurance to quality control is essential for maintaining our leading role in the coatings industry. More important, it is essential to maintain our relationships with our customers in order to ensure their success.

In addition to distribution and support of architectural paints, industrial coatings and specialty paints for most applications, you will find these paints and coatings on most projects across the country and our commitment to quality products and solutions that work and which will last. We are “The Painter’s Paint Store”, ensuring projects turn-out according to spec and expectation every time!

We offer protective clothing and branded clothing for those who want to build their own brands and ensure a professional appearance in the trade. Assist with specification for guaranteed jobs and sight visits to ensure processes are followed. Training where needed through our network of suppliers ensuring best practice environment and professional service to clients.

In order to put you in touch with all the relevant suppliers, we also offer informative quarterly talks and forums to broaden knowledge and to also bring the relevant industry stakeholders.

Going Green - We Care About Our Planet

We are firmly behind the trend toward a ‘greener’ approach to our environments and any attempts to transform these environments with paint and paint-related products.

We are committed to:

• Providing and promoting products that are environmentally friendly and low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS)
• Encouraging and practising responsible deposal of all paint and other materials
• Improving the energy efficiency of our store operations and delivery service
• Donating suitable unused products to local charities or public service centres

We welcome the attempts that continue to be made by paint manufacturers to step towards green in three major areas: product offerings, clean up solutions and waste management.

The only green rating system in South Africa is the Green Star rating tool from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). They provide standards on Volatile Organic Solvents (VOC’s) in paint which major paint manufacturers are increasingly applying to their products. Various products stocked by PITS comply with these criteria and also include products which are low odour. Although the Green Star tool does not cover exterior products, there are nevertheless exterior products available which are low in VOCs.

Paint-it Specialist Applicator Team
As an add-on service we offer a quality painting and decorating service to the private, commercial and industrial sectors. We have an established team with extensive experience in building coating works, specialised coating, decorative painting, roof coating, and floor coating. Our project references include schools, community centres, hospitals, churches and mosques, private condominiums, commercial and industrial buildings, hotels, as well as residential landed properties.

Our competent and dedicated team, who constantly strives to deliver high levels of professional service, has earned the satisfaction of many clients.

Projects:
• Polokwane Municipality
• Fusion Boutique Hotel
• Polokwane High Coart
• Netcare Polokwane
• Lebmed Lebowagomo
• Platinum Park Centre
• Polokwane International Airport
• Tzaneen Prison
• Meklenburg Clinic
• Seshego Clinic

To Name But a few.

PITS Paint It Specialist is a small business with a lot of heart we value the people working for us and focus on our community as being our customer base. We pride ourselves in achieving a high standard of service to our clients and a strong team backed by our suppliers to be the best in our trade in South Africa.