About Us

Paints since 1938

About Us

The Bristol Story

Bristol has been part of the Australian fabric since 1938, when founders George White and Jack Bate first setup shop in Carlton, an inner Melbourne suburb. After realising their simple vision to supply premium paint to trade painters, they made the bold and brazen move to enter the DIY market. More than 80 years later, the Bristol commitment to provide premium paints and expert advice to both house-proud Australians and professional painters has not wavered.

Today, Bristol stores are owned and operated by local small business owners, and they are backed by the world-leading paint and coatings manufacturer, PPG Industries. PPG Industries supports Bristol with resources, training and technology; to create a reliable retail destination where Australian’s can go for paint advice and products.

Bristol stores are filled with friendly local staff who are equipped to provide expert paint, colour and project advice. We have all your painting and interior decorating needs covered, including paint for any surface, wallpaper and all the tools of the trade to get the job done right. So when it’s time to update your home, business or community space, visit your local Bristol store.

Bristol – paints since 1938.