12 | HOME & LIFESTYLE 2019 All things paint and project Pop in and see Mitchell, Madison, Peter and ‘Pepper’ at Crowies Paints for friendly service and expert advice for all your painting needs. Crowies Paints (Murphy’s World of Colour) Bairnsdale and Traralgon’s commitment to providing the community with quality products, service and expert advice has not changed since opening its doors in 1966. Peter and Sandra Camera purchased the store in 1996 and traded as an independent paint retailer until 2016 when they joined the Crowies Paints Group. The family owned and operated business offers an exceptional level of service and advice. Along with Crowies Bairnsdale, located at 88b Macleod Street, a bright new store stocking major paint brands has opened at 168 Argyle Street, Traralgon. First homebuyers, renovators and those undertaking a small do- it-yourself project can hear from those who know best. Finding the right colour for a wall or skirting board, or painting the entire interior of a home can present some tricky decisions. Peter and his team at Crowies Paints continue to bring a friendly and enthusiastic approach to all things paint and project; from commercial to home do-it-yourself projects, they know their stuff. Peter has a lifetime of working with colour, paint and people, hav- ing serviced the region for more than 30 years. He is a well-recognised and respected paint specialist, very knowledgeable regarding his products. Peter is supported in-store by Madison, Mitchell and ‘Pepper’ the paint pooch. The friendly staff at Crowies Paints have extensive knowledge on domestic, industrial, marine and automotive paints and can offer suggestions for a particular project. ‘Pepper the Paint Pooch’ is quick to meet and greet customers. Crowies Paints offers in-store colour consultations and supplies specially paints with an extensive selection of painting tools and accessories and computerised colour matching. They can even organise professional accredited tradesmen for a free measure and quote; everything you need to make your painting project easy. Simply put, Crowies Paints goes beyond the basics and will find ways to make your job easier. Peter, Madison and Mitchell are there to make the whole process simple and easy, assisting with choosing colours, types of paint and preparing surfaces. Boasting an expansive colour wall, the largest range of Solver and Wattyl paint, and woodcare and accessories brands, they can assist customers with their next project from start to finish. Customers may know what the finished project will look like, but are not always sure how to get there, or what products to use. “We help people figure out how to do a particular project,” Peter said, “Having the patience to work with a customer like that is part of offering great customer service.” Peter and his team stay on top of trends, keep abreast of the latest product innovations, create an in- spiring in-store display and offer knowledgeable assistance. They constantly update them- selves on what’s new in the indus- try and refresh their product knowledge. Peter has tried out most of the products he sells, so he has first- hand knowledge of how to use them, and encourages his employ- ees to try out products too. “I’m constantly researching new products so I know as much as I can about the category,” he said. If you’re in the market for paint or want to talk about different ideas for your projects or get a pro- fessional opinion, visit Peter, Madison, Mitchell and ‘Pepper the Paint Pooch’ today!