SCENE at PORTER’S PAINTS now in Tauranga


The launch of Porter’s Paints coming to Versatile Products in Tauranga was held at the Tauranga Art Gallery and ARTbop’s Diane Hume-Green was invited.

Porter’s Paints started in Australia over 30 years ago. They have been available in New Zealand for many years but it meant a trip to Auckland to purchase some. That is no longer the case with a local stockist and you can also take a class in paint finishes, especially the popular milk paint look and so many more. The samples shown at the gallery were inspiring as some items and furniture were painted with products that gave the look of tin, copper, verdigris, crackle finish, and vintage style with milk paint. A range of stunning wallpaper is also available and Porters collaborates with leading designers to create the designs along with a range of oak flooring with many different colours and finishes.

The owners of Versatile Products, their representatives and the owner of Porter’s Paints in New Zealand were all on hand to answer questions. A really great night which was fun and informative.

For more information about Porter’s paints take a look at

Diane Hume-Green is a regular contributor to ARTbop. Diane is a multi-talented creative known for her fabric and fibre work and her interior decorator skills. As a child of a well-known Tauranga jazz and music family Diane attended her first jazz concert in a carrycot. Diane has a wealth of knowledge and experience of contemporary music. Diane is also a member of the Tauranga Writers Group. With architectural designer husband, Phil Green, Diane has been involved in organising a series of urban design talks at QVis Cafe, 18th Avenue, Tauranga.


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