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PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints

PERMACRYLIK® (formerly PERMAPLASTIK®) is an acrylic flat, non-reflective, water-based paint formulated especially for use in a wide range of architectural, scenic and decorative applications. PERMACRYLIK® is ideally suited to the decoration of film, television, theatrical and photographic sets, indoor and outdoor murals, displays and exhibition fixtures, installations, sign-writing, posters and interior or exterior architectural feature decoration.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints

PERMACRYLIK® paints have featured in movies including Star Wars Episodes II & III, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, The Great Gatsby, The Matrix, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Mad Max: Fury Road, Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge, and many professional theatre productions.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
PERMACRYLIK paints were used in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
The Foxtel Hub was decorated with PERMACRYLIK scenic paints at a Melbourne festival.
PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Amazing painting ‘Black Burning Birthday Cake Rock’ by contemporary artist Blak Douglas features PERMACRYLIK Ultramarine Blue in the sky.
PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Whale tails designed by artists @inkhunterartist, @peitablythe and @blakdouglas painted with PERMACRYLIK paints featured along the Barangaroo foreshore in Sydney.


The PERMACRYLIK® Scenic range consists of 20 full-strength colours made from the finest quality pigments in an acrylic base, which can be mixed with white or other colours in the scenic range. PERMACRYLIK® is easily applied and cleaned up in water using conventional methods, and features excellent coverage and a dead flat (non-reflective) finish which can be re-worked after one hour’s drying time.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Claire Foxton mural in Peninsula carpark in Manly featuring PERMACRYLIK Ultramarine Blue and Magenta.

The non-reflective nature of the flat finish enables these paints to be easily touched up. They are perfect for scrims, backdrops and other porous surfaces.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
St Augustines College mural was painted by Mulga the Artist using PERMACRYLIK scenic paints.
PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Painting by celebrated indigenous artist Blak Douglas ‘Queen On Her Own stage’ was painted using PERMACRYLIK scenic colours. This painting on canvas was the winner of the 2019 Kilgour Prize.


PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Elephant mural by Mulga the Artist painted with PERMACRYLIK glow colours.

The PERMACRYLIK® Glow Range consists of 8 vibrant fluorescent colours made from brightly coloured pigments- best results are achieved when applied on a white background such as PERMACRYLIK® Scenic White or PERMCRYLIK® Acrylic Sealer Undercoat to make these colours pop.

The following PERMACRYLIK® Glow colours glow under UV light:

  • Glow Yellow
  • Glow Orange
  • Glow Red
  • Glow Pink
  • Glow Green
  • Glow Violet (only glows a little)
  • Glow Magenta
  • Note: the Glow Blue colour does not glow under UV light

    PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
    Mulga the Artist painting with PERMACRYLIK Glow colours which glow under UV light.

The Glow range of PERMACRYLIK® paints is widely using in sign writing, theatre set decoration and by mural artists including Mulga the Artist to make their murals pop.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Abstract ‘Contellation’ artwork by Canberra artist Tommy Balough was painted with PERMACRYLIK paints on plexiglass then backlit with UV light to glow in the dark.

PERMACRYLIK® Digital Green for Green Screens

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
Green screen wall painted at a school using PERMACRYLIK Digital Green to teach students how a green screen is used in film.

Create green screen footage for movie sets or film sets using PERMACRYLIK® Digital Green or Digital Blue paint. PERMACRYLIK® Digital Green is suitable for the creation of green screens for composite photographic, filming and special effects purposes. It is also suitable for educational use in school productions.

PERMACRYLIK® Digital Green is a water-based acrylic paint which delivers a flat non-reflective finish and works perfectly for chroma keying of digital footage.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
PERMACRYLIK Digital Green paint works perfectly for the chroma keying of digital footage.
PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
PERMACRYLIK Digital Blue paint was used on the set of the movie Peter Rabbit 2.

PERMACRYLIK® Metallic Paints for Metallic Feature Walls

A current fashion trend is metallic feature walls, and PERMACRYLIK® has a range of Metallic colours including Silver, Gold and Copper, with a whole range of other metallic colours which can to be mixed using the PERMACRYLIK Pearl White.  These metallic paint colours can be used to create stunning metallic feature walls like this gold feature wall below.  Read our Blog How to Paint a Metallic Feature Wall here.  Check with Colormaker for the complete range of Metallic colours available.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
‘Earthly Delights’ from a series of canvas artworks by contemporary artist Kade Valja using PERMACRYLIK Metallic Copper and Yellow Gold paints.

Black & White Paints for Art Galleries & Night Club Walls

The pure flat, non-reflective nature of PERMACRYLIK® paints means that the White in the range is often chosen for painting art gallery walls.  The PERMACRYLIK® Black is also excellent for delivering the flat non-reflective finish required in nightclubs and night time venues.  Interior designers seeking an on-trend black wall finish also find the PERMACRYLIK® Black paint appealing due to its black flat finish.

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints
PERMACRYLIK White scenic paint is non-reflective and perfect for painting art gallery walls.

If you require further information phone us on 02 9939 7977 or email

PERMACRYLIK® Scenic Paints are available from the following stockists:

Colormaker Industries (02) 9939 7977
Crockers Miranda (02) 9522 2677
PWS Sutherland (02) 9545 4665
Inspirations Campbelltown (02) 46286000
Paintright St Marys (02) 9623 0900
Mitre 10 Camden (02) 46557081
Illawarra Industrial Supplies (02) 4271 7032
Wattyl Paint World Penrith (02) 4731 1178
Selected Eckersley’s Stores in NSW and QLD

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