about tenaru

Tenaru has over 45 years experience of building and distributing premium brands in the Australian decorating, DIY and paint industry.

It is the exclusive distributor of Mirka, Hammerite, NIX, Preval, Harris & Trimaco in Australia. Tenaru also has distribution rights to Sikkens and 3M brands.

This brand portfolio is derived from some of the largest coatings and hardware companies in the world, such as AkzoNobel, Orkla and 3M. The brands that Tenaru chooses to partner with are the premium quality leaders in their field and are based in Western Europe & North America.

The brands & products are the preferred choice of professionals like architects & painters, but also popular with discerning DIYers.

our brands

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At Sikkens our mission is to help you enhance the natural beauty of timber. We are completely committed to providing you with the very best in professional woodcare coating systems. Our transparent exterior and interior timber coatings are used for both commercial and residential applications. They have been tried and tested in Australian conditions since 1973 and used by architects, builders and painters throughout Australia and the world.

Sikkens is recommended by professionals for professionals and is used when only the best will do!

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Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883. One of North America’s leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings. When it comes to premium paints, Benjamin Moore has set the standard for excellence. We manufacture our own resins and proprietary Gennex® colourants, which deliver superior performance and application properties in every product. Paired with our incomparable selection of authentic colours, our products are formulated to help you achieve beautiful, lasting results every time you paint.

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We provide solutions for the decoration, protection and restoration of all metal. Hammerite was the first and is still the only dedicated specialist metalcare brand. Metal is what we do. Given the right treatment, metal can last for generations. Whether it is iron, steel or galvanised/zinc metals, people love the timeless quality that metal brings. Hammerite understands that all types of metal are vulnerable – to water, sunlight, frost, rust and physical damage. All metals need constant protection to keep them structurally strong and looking their best.

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Mirka is a world leader in abrasives technology innovation, offering a complete range of technically superior, high-quality abrasives, innovatively designed tools, supplementary products and complete sanding systems. This total innovative solution delivers real benefits to customers in terms of speed, first-class efficiency, surface finish quality and cost-effectiveness, even when tackling the most demanding applications.

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With roots back to 1906, Trimaco’s foundation is based on experience, integrity, innovation and customer support. We value creating and building relationships with all our customers to deliver the best products possible. Trimaco is a manufacturing leader in heavy-duty and speciality surface protection, drop-cloths, shoe & floor protection, dust containment solutions and a range of masking products. The products often have unique and innovative qualities all designed with the job and user in mind.

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Nix Sensor has developed what has become the world’s leading tools for colour measurement. The innovative company provides advanced colour measurement and custom colour solutions to clients worldwide. Nix Sensor helps solve the toughest of colour problems by offering professionals an accurate, objective, and cutting-edge solution to the age-old problem of ‘what colour is that?’

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Preval, established in 1969, is the industry leader for spray and touch-up solutions. Preval stands alone in the paint industry with a full line of complementary spray products and accessories, designed to make spraying convenient and effective for the PRO and DIY user. Precision-based technology, with a low environmental impact, allows the Preval user to atomise coatings, paints and chemicals at nano-sized droplets; providing amazing versatility with the ability to deliver both ultra-thin and thick coatings, achieving professional-level results.

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We’ve now launched our e-commerce website so that we can serve directly to our consumers. On the new website, we have stocked a large range across all of our premium brands. From the worldwide acclaimed Sikkens Cetol to Trimaco’s flooring protection we have all your quality needs for your next DIY or professional project.

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Synonymous with progress and innovation, Ironhorse brings clever and problem-solving solutions to the decorating, DIY, and paint sector.  A smart choice for the tradesman and discerning DIYer, Ironhorse products help in a variety of tasks.

From clever application tools like the  EZEE Deck brush to Match-Me; a quick and easy way to turn paint into an aerosol version in seconds, Ironhorse brings you solutions you can be sure of.

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Harris® is part of Orkla House Care, one of Europe’s largest producers of painting tools, whose key to success is to develop products that meet the needs of the end-users. The Harris brand has been present in many countries around the world for decades originating from UK where it is a market leader.

With continuous research and development, the Harris brand is specially developed with a purpose to help the user succeed in their projects. Every day Harris strives to learn and improve in order to provide the right tools and knowledge.

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3M is a science-based technology company that is committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way. 3M combines science, technology, creativity and innovation to make a real impact, stimulating progress to inspire people and communities across the globe. Tenaru supplies the Pro Paint Channel in Australia on behalf of 3M. The products are developed in order to: Help people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protect their health. Safeguard the environment.

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