Haymes

Celebrating 80 years of great Australian paint

Launch birthday video
2000s

This year marks 80 years of Haymes Paint crafting quality products.

To celebrate this milestone, we’ve curated eight innovative palettes from the past eight decades, brought our history to life through token illustrations of Haymes memorabilia and showcased eight Haymes employees who’ve helped make this business a success.

Explore our history

1890
Thomas Jefferson Haymes opened a painting contracting business and hardware and electrical supplies store in Ballarat, Victoria.

1935
Henry Haymes, son of Thomas registered his own company, Henry Haymes Pty Ltd and the manufacturing plant opened in Ballarat.

1955
Haymes won the tender to supply to the state government of Victoria. Sadly, Henry Haymes passes away.

1967
David Haymes, Henry’s son, joined the company as warehouse foreman. Eventually, he would take over the position of Managing Director, six years later.

1985
David & Jenny Haymes obtained 100% ownership of Henry Haymes Pty Ltd through a major share buyback.

1986
Haymes Paint became the major paint supplier of the National Trust and the refurbishment of the iconic Melbourne landmark Como was completed in Haymes Paint.

2004
Haymes goes Green! An award winning recycling and water saving initiative was implemented in the manufacturing plant and a new era of producing Low Odour, Low VOC paints commenced.

2009
David Haymes retires from the day-to-day operational running of Haymes Paint; however, continues as Chairman. The fourth generation of the Haymes family (Tim, Matt, Belinda and her husband Rod) take over the operations.

2015
Haymes Paint celebrate its 80th year of operation, still proudly an Australian made and family run business available in over 300 independent paint specialists and independent hardware outlets.

Explore our history

1890

Thomas Jefferson Haymes opened a painting contracting business and hardware and electrical supplies store in Ballarat, Victoria.

1935

Henry Haymes, son of Thomas registered his own company, Henry Haymes Pty Ltd and the manufacturing plant opened in Ballarat.

1955

Haymes won the tender to supply to the state government of Victoria. Sadly, Henry Haymes passes away.

1967

David Haymes, Henry’s son, joined the company as warehouse foreman. Eventually, he would take over the position of Managing Director, six years later.

1985

David & Jenny Haymes obtained 100% ownership of Henry Haymes Pty Ltd through a major share buyback.

1986

Haymes Paint became the major paint supplier of the National Trust and the refurbishment of the iconic Melbourne landmark Como was completed in Haymes Paint.

2004

Haymes goes Green! An award winning recycling and water saving initiative was implemented in the manufacturing plant and a new era of producing Low Odour, Low VOC paints commenced.

2009

David Haymes retires from the day-to-day operational running of Haymes Paint; however, continues as Chairman. The fourth generation of the Haymes family (Tim, Matt, Belinda and her husband Rod) take over the operations.

2015

Haymes Paint celebrate its 80th year of operation, still proudly an Australian made and family run business available in over 300 independent paint specialists and independent hardware outlets.