About Us

A passion for paint and colour is what keeps us driven to provide you with the highest quality paints and accessories at the most affordable prices available on the market.

We offer a diverse range of products focused on catering to the majority of decorative uses, and our brand has become a benchmark in the painting industry. We add value through product excellence, good advice and mixing any colour to fulfil your decorative needs. Lastly and most importantly, we always keep cost-effectiveness in mind.

In 2013 Alec Hitge acquired the first of the current General Coatings group of shops. The group currently consists of ten shops throughout Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng. Johan Pieterse joined Alec in 2015, and they opened up Groblersdal. Polokwane and Hazyview joined in 2017, and in 2018 Mokopane and Hammanskraal also became part of the General Coatings family. In 2019 Leanda Roux joined, and Emalahleni was opened, followed by Soshanguve in 2021, Burgersfort in 2022 and most recently Jane Furse in 2024

The group has gone from strength to strength through excellent service, quality paint and affordable prices.