Product information and updates
Introducing Tuscany Trowel On Coarse
ROCKCOTE 4L products
Due to a lack of demand, ROCKCOTE has reduced the availability of its 4L products. ROCKCOTE products that are no longer available in 4L (but are still available in 15L) include, but are not limited to the Coloured Render range,...
Premium Ceiling White makes a triumphant return
Introducing ROCKCOTE Wet Edge Extender in easy pour containers
ROCKCOTE Fungicidal Wash now available in 4L and 20L containers
The Benefits of ROCKCOTE Solar Protect
ROCKCOTE Solar Protect is a durable, flexible acrylic roof membrane that provides your roof with superior long-term protection. Find out more about why Solar Protect is the ideal paint for your roof restoration project.
Introducing ROCKCOTE Tile Roof Primer
Santini White Base improvement
Masonry Primer now Masonry Primer Hi Op
New Natural Materials colour: Nishi
ROCKCOTE has released a new colour in our Natural Materials range to reflect the on trend natural concrete colour many customers are seeking in their finishes.
“Nishi” is the popular dusty grey colour used on the Hotel...
Exposure Testing on Sandcote HYDRATECH
ROCKCOTE endeavours to ensure that our products hold up to harsh Australian conditions and provide the highest quality to our customers.
Recently, ROCKCOTE sent samples of Sandcote HYDRATECH (formerly known as Sandcote HydroGuard) to get...
New Natural Materials Tool Box
ROCKCOTE Masonry Primer now with improved opacity
Introducing ROCKCOTE MgO Board Primer
ROCKCOTE Fast Bond now available in 20L
When to use Rockbond 27
New Sandcote HYDRATECH - water repellent technology
Note 26 March 2018: ROCKCOTE Sandcote HYDRATECH is the new name for ROCKCOTE Sandcote HydroGuard. There is no change in formulation, this is a change in name only. The change will be rolled out during the end of March and April 2018. ...
When to use ROCKCOTE Acrybond
Facebook weekly product features
ROCKCOTE’s Facebook page is featuring a new product every week – providing information and advice for use of the product as well as an ‘Image of the Week’ where we invite you to submit your images of the product features for your chance to win.
Acrybond now available in 20L drum
When to use ROCKCOTE High Opacity Primer
ROCKCOTE High Opacity Primer ensures a solid base colour, perfect for white or light colour topcoats, particularly when there is potential for the colour of the substrate to affect the overall colour finish of the project.
ROCKCOTE Quick Render FR substrate use changes
When to use ROCKCOTE Anti Efflorescent Primer
The importance of batch continuity
Very slight variation in colour can occur between different batches of wet product. It is important to ensure that you receive wet product from the same batch number for your project to ensure high quality finishes can be achieved.
ROCKCOTE Marrakesh as a functional finish for bathrooms and kitchens
Venetian Plaster to feature on The Block
Kingi and Caro from the Block are using ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster in their Master Ensuite to create a stunning bathroom. Read on to find out how and where you can use Venetian Plaster in your wet areas...
New product: ROCKCOTE EcoStyle Primer
ROCKCOTE welcomes a new product to its EcoStyle range. The ROCKCOTE EcoStyle Primer is a cost-effective, tintable, GECA accredited, non-toxic, water-based primer that will ensure excellent adhesion of paint topcoats to surfaces.
What's in your paint? Why it's important to look for non toxic, low VOC paint
Most contemporary buildings such as homes and offices feature an array of painted surfaces but what’s concerning is that a lot of paint contains nasty ingredients that can potentially have serious consequences for human health.
Quick Render Fibre Reinforced cements itself in the Quick Render range
Another product has been added to our popular Quick Render range. Quick Render Fibre Reinforced has been developed specifically for high suction substrates. It is primarily used on Hebel and core filled fibre cement sheet trade name products such as AFS and Ritek.
ROCKCOTE Smooth Set gets a refresh
ROCKCOTE Smooth Set has really taken off with customers continuing to request the ‘polished concrete look’. The formulation has recently been changed and it is now being made on White GP Cement instead of the Off White (HE) Cement giving it a longer pot life and working time. Smooth Set also has a new bag and will soon be seen on shelves in the bag below.
ROCKCOTE Masonry Primer is back!
Back by popular demand, ROCKCOTE Masonry Primer is still the preferred primer used by many of our applicators. It is ideal for use with ROCKCOTE Armour and Coloured Renders and can be tinted for use under bright colours to achieve the desired finish with no more than two top coats.
Marrakesh new bag weight
ROCKCOTE Marrakesh from the Natural Materials range is now being manufactured in our state of the art render plant (this was formerly made only in our ribbon blender). This has resulted in a more automated process and greater quality control. The bag size and weight has decreased to 16kg and coverage per bag is now 4m2/16kg bag at 2mm thick. The price has been adjusted to suit.
PM100 High Build new bag and volume
ROCKCOTE PM100 High Build has received further product development at the end of last year. The product is now lighter and the new bag weight is 9kg, while the yield remains the same.
The product is now a lower density, which means the product can give greater yield (go further or build higher on the wall) without adding weight. It will also be packaged in a larger bag to allow 12kg of product. This means the bags will be more stable on the pallet and allow more product to be sent per pallet (80bags at 12kg versus 80 bags at 9kg).
New product: ROCKCOTE Otsumigaki natural finish
ROCKCOTE has drawn inspiration from traditional Japanese interior finishes to develop a brand new product in the Natural Materials range, called ROCKCOTE Otsumigaki.
Otsumigaki (meaning ”polished and compressed”) is an extremely versatile product...
Acrylic Texture Medium formulation modification
The ROCKCOTE Acrylic Texture (Medium) formulation has recently been modified, resulting in an easier product to finish with less scratching from the float. It has a tighter sand finish and can also be sponged if required.
The products you know and love are now even better
ROCKCOTE has recently invested in a substantial upgrade of our Dry Mix Render Plant, resulting in even more consistency and reliability in our pre-blended cement render products. The benefits for customers include a Quick Render range that is better suited for sponging, a more consistent product, and better next day hardness.
Winter brings different drying times for renders and textures
With winter upon us, it is important to be aware that renders will cure more slowly and acrylic textures will dry more slowly during cold, damp weather. Cooler climates can affect the time these products take to cure due to decreased air and substrate temperatures.
Marmorino is now Marrakesh
ROCKCOTE has renamed its Marmorino product to Marrakesh. There have been no changes to the product formulation or packaging. ROCKCOTE Marrakesh delivers a stunning Tadelakt style finish that is also suitable for bathrooms and wet areas. For full details, see ...
Achieve an exceptional rendered finish with ROCKCOTE Flexi Tex
ROCKCOTE Flexi Tex is a versatile cement based texture that delivers a cost effective, attractive sand finish. Flexi Tex is an excellent alternative to acrylic based textures and will control most forms of cracking.
ROCKCOTE EcoStyle Paints: paint without compromise
ROCKCOTE EcoStyle Paint is high performance paint – with the added bonus of being non-toxic and VOC free.
ROCKCOTE EcoStyle paints were intentionally developed as exterior performance paints that could also be used for interior...
ROCKCOTE traditional Lime Wash: mixing technology with tradition
Lime Wash is an ancient method for decorating and protecting exterior walls. It is a mineral base coating that naturally forms a bond with mineral base renders whether they be the ancient earthen variety, or the renders we use today.
ROCKCOTE Skimcote now requires the addition of Fast Bond
Name changes to Polymer Render range
New and improved Mortatec Render Pumps now available
Mortatec has launched a new model Render Pump designed to be even more efficient and easier to maintain than its predecessor.
The new “Worker” model features a plastic mixing zone, replacing the previous steel component and is designed to prevent build-up,...
Base names for Coloured Render, Armour and Ecostyle are now white, light, deep and strong
Quick Render Thin Section is now called Quick Render Premium Sponge
We would just like to remind our customers once more that Quick Render Thin Section is now called Quick Render Premium Sponge. This change was made in an effort to more effectively reflect the superior value and performance...
ROCKCOTE Coloured Renders: in a league of their own in the Australian marketplace
Don’t be fooled by inferior imitations, ROCKCOTE Coloured Renders are truly in a league of their own in the Australian marketplace. Domestic efforts at competition have generally been by paint manufacturing companies, and their attempts to replicate a...
ROCKCOTE Quick Render – which product is best for your job?
ROCKCOTE has been educating consumers about the advantages of our bagged render ever since the inception of our Quick Render range. Now you can easily compare the features and benefits of each individual Quick Render product and determine which is the most suited for your project.
Technical Data Sheets updated for 2013
All Technical Data Sheets (TDS) for the entire range of ROCKCOTE products have been reviewed and updated. Ensure you have the most current information by checking the Tech Info section on our website.
A renewed focus on our earthen range of products
ROCKCOTE has also placed a renewed focus on the earthen range of products. Working with natural clay and minerals while reviving ancient skills and building practices, they encompass the true passion of company owner/director Bob Cameron as well as the core values behind the ROCKCOTE brand....
ROCKCOTE Patch & Prep will soon be sold in 5kg bags
New packaging for ROCKCOTE products
As part of our ongoing re-branding process, we would like to make our customers aware of the latest ROCKCOTE product packaging to hit the shelves. As is always the case with our product re-branding, nothing has changed about the products themselves. They are still the same great ROCKCOTE...
ROCKCOTE Solid Walling Systems
Combining traditional walling systems with modern technology since 1987. “ROCKCOTE SOLID” delivers
seamless walling systems based on traditional solid plastering techniques that have worked all over the
world for hundreds of years. By drawing on the wisdom of tradition in our...