Wattyl has grown from humble beginnings in 1915 through two world wars, the Great Depression and the boom of the Fifties right through into the new century.
Wattyl produces a broad range of paints, varnishes, lacquers and special purpose protective coatings. Our products are used in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets.
With operations in Australia and New Zealand, Wattyl employs over 1000 people and began in 1915 when H.R. Walters developed a treatment for reviving French-polished furniture.
This innovative product, known as 'Crystal Veneer' became an immediate success and laid the foundation of Wattyl's future success.