South Australia’s 

Surface Coating Experts

2014 Master Painters

Of South Australia

Awards Winner

Looking for a new finish to enhance the appearance of your home or office? Derek Wales and Son Surface Coating is your go-to team. We’ve provided professional painting and decorating services around South Australia for almost 40 years, specialising in premium quality results and high end finishes. From graining and marbling to painting and wallpaper hanging, our team has a specialised solution to meet your painting needs. 


We’re a proud third generation, family owned and operated business that’s been providing friendly and reliable painting and decorating services since 1978. Handed down from father to son, we boast an extensive list of loyal clientele impressed by our ongoing quality services. Our values of community, hard work and quality workmanship are evident in our finished results in small and large projects across South Australia. As a dedicated painting and decorating team, we ensure that your property is restored or rejuvenated to the highest standard.


We provide a range of high end painting solutions for properties of all sizes. Specialising in all aspects of painting and decorating, our professionals are able to add an elegant finish to your new home or restore existing historical properties to their former glory. We utilise environmentally friendly and sustainable paint products to provide you with a long lasting solution that’s gentle on the environment. Our scope of services covers internal and external painting, airless spray painting, decorative finishes, wallpaper hanging, graining, marbling, venetian plaster and all areas of applied textures. 



  • 2013, 2014 Winner of the Master Painters of South Australia Awards of Excellence For New Home Painting Over $20,000, for the Highest Standard of Craftsmanship in Painting and Decorating
  • 2014 Winner of the Awards of Excellence for Heritage Restoration
  • 2014 Master Painter Of The Year
  • 2015 Winner of the Awards of Excellence for New Home Painting Under $20,000
  • Internal & External Painting
  • Airless Spray Painting
  • Decorative Finishes, 
  • Wallpaper Hanging
  • Venetian Plaster
  • Graining, Marbling, all areas of Applied Textures including Trowel, Sprayed and Exposed Aggregates. 
  • Two pack polyurethanes and epoxy coatings, anti graffiti and anti pollution coatings and Historic Restorations


With almost 40 years experience providing high quality painting and decorating solutions, we’ve worked on a wide range of small to large scale projects. With projects ranging in complexity and demands, our team members have been able to refine their skills in order to offer the comprehensive scope of services we do now. Our expertise is trusted by long term clients across the state, from personal projects to historical works of value.