The Legacy

In an era characterized by rapid change and fleeting trends, the enduring legacy of tradition holds a special significance. Classic Paints, with its roots tracing back to 1985, stands as a testament to this enduring commitment to excellence.

The History

Originally known as L & L Paints trading as Classic Paints, our journey began with the vision and dedication of the Rademan Family. Introduced to the brand by our late Father, Gideon de Swardt, a respected Master Builder and Developer in George and Bloemfontein, we as family was captivated by the exceptional quality of Classic Paints. Our individual experiences using the paint on our own developments solidified our belief in its unparalleled performance.

However, every journey encounters its share of challenges. In January 2018, L & L Paints closed its doors due to the passing of the founder, Leon Stander, presenting us with a pivotal moment. Undeterred, we saw an opportunity to preserve the legacy of Classic Paints. With unwavering determination, we acquired the intellectual property rights, brand names, and original formulations, ensuring that the essence of Classic Paints would endure.

Profound Gratitude

Yet, amidst our achievements, we pause to express our profound gratitude. To our loyal customers, whose unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our success, we extend our deepest appreciation. Your trust in Classic Paints has fuelled our journey and inspired us to strive for excellence every day. As we celebrate our achievements, we recognize that none of this would have been possible without you – our valued customers. Your loyalty, feedback, and support have been instrumental in shaping the legacy of Classic Paints. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to continuing this journey together.

Reaffirmed Commitment

What sets Classic Paints apart is not merely the product itself, but the enduring relationships we have forged with our customers. Your patronage is more than just a transaction; it is a testament to the enduring value of quality craftsmanship and trusted partnerships. In honouring tradition and embracing gratitude, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence. Classic Paints remains steadfast in our promise to provide unparalleled quality and trusted advice, ensuring that your investment in our products endures for years to come.

Product Range

Classic Paints (Pty) Ltd. offers a comprehensive range of products designed not only for coastal areas but also suitable for inland applications. This versatility suggests that tour products are robust enough to handle the challenges typically associated with coastal environments, such as high humidity, salt exposure, and harsh weather conditions.

Our product lineup, including High Quality Sheen Acrylics, Textured Paints, Enamels, Undercoats, Varnishes, Road Line Paint, Waterproofing Products, and Anti-Fungal Paint, covers a wide spectrum of needs from decorative to functional coatings. The fact that these products perform well both on the coast and inland highlights our adaptability and effectiveness across different climates and conditions.

This adaptability is crucial for customers who may need reliable performance regardless of whether they are located near the sea or further inland. It also reflects positively on Classic Paints' commitment to quality and innovation in our product offerings.

  1. Color Mixing Capability:

    The Colour Works department can mix paint in 1048 different colours and shades.

  2. Durability and Quality:

    The colours produced by The Colour Works Department are noted for their durability and lasting quality.

  3. Colour Coding and Ownership:

    We respect the colour codes and rights of paint companies. While we can match colours within our own range, we do not match colors from other companies. Instead, we may suggest similar colors. Our Roof Paints are manufactured in standard colours and are not tinted after production, ensuring consistent quality and longevity.

  4. Colour Standards:

    Overall, we emphasize quality, durability, and adherence to colour standards while providing a wide range of colours and shades for various applications.


We emphasize quality and have established a strong reputation for it. We ensure high standards by using only the best raw materials from reputable suppliers and collaborating with top Formulating Paint Chemists. Our success is evident through positive feedback from various stakeholders such as the general public, builders, contractors, property developers, and owners. We proudly showcase our products in the Southern Cape area, highlighting our presence and reliability in the market.


Winning a Service Excellence Award from Sanlam and The Business Chamber of George in October 2019 was a significant achievement. It reflects our to outstanding customer service and dedication to providing the best for our customers. Such recognition underscores the hard work and quality service that our team consistently delivers.


"In times of economic uncertainty, many consumers prioritize price when purchasing paint for their property. However, it's crucial to consider long-term savings and quality. Opting for cheaper alternatives may initially seem cost-effective, but in reality, you get what you pay for. Investing in superior products like Classic Paints ensures durability and savings over time. With few competitors offering comparable quality, choosing Classic Paints is a wise investment in the longevity and aesthetics of your property."