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By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Manufacturers of Wood Finishes Morrells Wood Finishes Ltd Stockport

Morrells Woodfinishes Africa

Based in Johannesburg and in joint venture with Mylaw Chemical and Coatings Pty Ltd, Morrells Woodfinishes Africa was established in June 2017 to supply the South African market with high performance wood finishes, coatings and supplies.

With a strong British heritage, high performance products and reliable service and technical support, we were awarded a Royal Warrant in January 2012, appointing us as Manufacturers of Wood Finishes to HM The Queen. This was the culmination of a continuous supply of high quality wood coatings and finishes from our broad manufactured range.

We are an internationally recognised, independent manufacturer of high performance wood coatings for the wood finishing industry. We supply every sector of this industry, including joinery, furniture, flooring, fire retardancy, protection and more. We constantly develop new products and improve existing ones to ensure that our products meet the ever rising demands of an advancing industry.


Over the course of more than 100 years, we have developed a wide variety of Acid-Catalyst, Pre-Catalyst, Polyester, Fire-Retardant and Waterbourne coatings, as well as Polyurethanes, Oils and Stains. These products can be colour-matched to an existing swatch, or formulated as a completely bespoke colour from any sample under our Fastmatch® brand. To accompany our coatings, we established our own Sprayshop® brand of consumables, accessories and equipment, distributed nationwide with our coatings via our Morrells-Sprayshop® branches.

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Morrells builds and cherishes strong long term relationships with our customers at every level and in all departments. Personal attention, after-sales service and technical back-up are cornerstones of the business. Our Business Managers are trained professionals handling all customers' technical and commercial enquiries. The Technical Service Team provides additional support to customers in all aspects of finishing, problem solving and efficient production techniques. They also run our Wood Finishing Academy, conduct product demonstrations and assist customers with on-site training.

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A unique range of leading technology, VOC-free professional wood finishing products formulated to upgrade (or maintain) the fire-rating of a wide variety of wood-based substrates including veneered panels, solid hard- and softwoods, plywood, MDF and wood-composite boards. The xerofire® Fire Retardant Coatings system comprises of a 2K Waterborne Intumescent Basecoat together in combination with a 2K Acid Catalyst Clear Topcoat providing a high quality and excellent aesthetic furniture grade finish.


xerofire® is the first high-performance furniture grade lacquer system that will upgrade a non-fire-rated timber substrate to BS476 Part 6 & 7 Class 0 and Class 1, and also achieve top rating (Euro Class B-s1,d0) in the European Fire Standard EN13501-1 (on 18mm thick birch-faced plywood with a density of 650kg/m3, employing a 40mm ventilated cavity). In addition, xerofire® is extremely durable (FIRA Standard 6250 - Severe Use).

xerofire® complies with the requirements for Class 0 defined in Appendix A paragraph 13 of Approved Document B “Fire Safety” to the Building Regulations and has achieved the Euro reaction to fire classification of Euro Class B-s1,d0 xerofire official Exova FR Certification/Accreditation Reports:

  1. EN 13501-1: 2007 +A1: 2009 “Euro” Classification B-s1,d0 - Report Number 333923 issued 4th November 2013 by Exova Warrington
  2. BS 476: Part 6: 1989 +A1: 2009 - Method of test for Propagation of Products - Report Number: 315455 issued 25th April 2012 by Exova Warrington
  3. BS 476: Part 7: 1997 - Method for Classification of the Surface Spread of Flame of Products - Report Number: 315456 issued 25th April 2012 by Exova Warrington

xerofire® has been used in well-known places: Starbucks, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Birmingham Library, Heathrow Terminals 4 & 5, The National Theatre, Frankie & Benny’s, Waterloo Underground Station, the Facebook Offices and The Royal Barge. 

Contact Technical Service for more information at 0161 406 5300. See the rest of the Architectural Coatings range, or view our Interior Lacquers.

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induro® is the ultimate complement to a wooden floor with a deep natural colouration and extreme resistance to wear while offering protection antimicrobial protection against E.coli, A. niger, MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria and other harmful bacteria. 

induro® lacquers provide extremely strong yet flexible coatings offering outstanding chemical and mechanical resistance. When used in conjunction with the correct sealer, they produce finishes with excellent clarity and wood-warming, and are perfectly suited to domestic and commercial soft- and hardwood floors for resistance to medium-to-high traffic.

The range consists of waterborne and isolating shellac sealers, waterborne polyurethane one-packtwo-pack, anti-slipslip-resistant sport and dead-matt lacquers, acid-catalyst flooring lacqueroils and maintenance products.

See the rest of the Architectural Coatings range, or view our Interior Lacquers.

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holzol®, a technically advanced range of oils, blends plant-based ingredients with hybrid natural resins to achieve outstanding performance. By using natural ingredients, holzol is able to soak into the wood more efficiently, coating the internal structure and providing an unsurpassed level of protection. Unlike paints which sit atop the wood, oils seep in, maintaining the natural feel of a natural substance. 

Offering food- and child-safe products, floor and furniture-grade oils, exterior protection and staining, decking protectionanti-slip qualities and more rapid drying times, the holzol® range provides a product for all purposes.

The real beauty of holzol® however is its universal appeal: anyone can use it and everyone gets a great finish. holzol® is so easy to apply, and because it seeps deep into the pores of the wood, it always gives a pleasing just-below-the-surface silky-smooth finish.

The holzol® range of advanced technology natural wood oils compliments Morrells’ growing range of environmentally-conscious coatings. Improved touch-dry and hard-dry times are a hallmark of the range, as is durability, with impressive resistance to abrasion, wet-heat, chemical attack and impact.

See the rest of the Architectural Coatings range or view our Interior Lacquers.

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A complete range of solvent-based polyurethane lacquers including High Build SealersClear AcrylicsUltra High Solids (UHS)Wet-Look, and Clear and Fastmatch colour-matched lacquers.


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