Why Choose Us?


What sets us apart?

When you choose Intelligent Coatings, you are choosing a local family owned and operated business. Our Cairns, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast painters are known throughout Far North Queensland for their stunning paintwork, professional roofing services and intelligent coatings, all at great prices.

Further to our fantastic results and customer service, we pride ourselves on finding and using innovative products and procedures, bringing you sustainable painting and protective coating solutions for your home or business exterior.

In the past few years, we have provided our services to residential customers throughout Cairns and Far North Queensland. We are known for our fast turnaround times, reliable service and flawless, professional results you can expect on each and every job.

For more reasons to choose our team at Intelligent Coatings, check out our testimonials or call us today.


What sets us apart?

In the last 3 years, Intelligent Coatings have grown to become a leading name for commercial painting and protective coating in Cairns, the Tablelands and Cassowary Coast. As Dulux commercial accredited applicators, our painters provide solutions for both commercial and body corporate clients throughout Far North Queensland.

Some of our recent projects include:

  • Cairns T2 Domestic Airport Terminal
  • Cairns T1 International Airport Aerobridges
  • Cairns and several other Super Amart stores in QLD
  • Smithfields Shipping Centre roof
  • Mt Isa Airport and RFDS hanger roofs
  • Cairns Yamaha Centre
  • OzCare QLD

To discuss your commercial painting needs, contact us today.


Residential Testimonials

Karl, Thank you and your team for the hard work they put into painting the roof. We have noticed a difference in the house temperature which as we head into the summer will be much appreciated.

Cheers, Peter

For most of us painting our home is a significant investment. We want a great end result for the least inconvenience at an affordable cost. For me I had the added issue of living on the other side of the country, so trusting I had the right people for the job was paramount.
I could not have made a better choice than Intelligent Coatings, Karl Rod and Jill and the team. Their experience, knowledge, professionalism and tenacity in overcoming obstacles like white ants, locked doors with no keys and electrical faults was second to none and the end result was fabulous. My tenant commented at the end of the job that she missed having them around!
Thanks so much for your great work.

Sue, Perth - WA

We look forward to dealing with the team at Intelligent Coatings for our next project.
The team went above & beyond our expectations. Thank you


Thanks Jill & Karl, all the best to you. If I need painting services I now know who to contact.
GREAT JOB, really happy

A Happy Customer

I have recently engaged the services of Karl Moxon and his company, Intelligent Coatings, to do a complete re-paint, including all of the roof and the interior and exterior, of a newly purchased property. Karl turned what I feared would be a tedious, time-consuming and disappointing process into something that was actually a pleasant experience and virtually effortless (at least for me-not so much his band of capable and polite painters).

Karl guided me through the paint selection process, offering suggestions of what he, with 10 + years of experience, had found to give good visual and practical results. At the same time, he was receptive to my particular requests for some unexpected colours, i.e. fuchsia in the garage. He thought about the project from my perspective, and made suggestions for work that would add value to the house, in the medium and long-term, were it ever to be sold.

A Happy Home Owner

After searching around and meeting with a few painters, we settled on Intelligent Coatings after our initial meeting with Karl.

I found him to be courteous and punctual, and after he explained the benefits of the room membrane system they use, it was a no-brainer.

After a few attempts to get painting (due to rain delays), his crew arrived and were polite and obviously experienced as they had the roof, gutters and walls painted in no time.

I would recommend Karl and his men to anyone looking for a professional team who know their stuff.

Happy home owner

At all times, Karl lived and worked the cliché of the under-promising and overachieving, with times far better than I expected given the inevitable interruptions of the festive period.

I was kept informed as to what work would be happening, and they were always punctually completed, as promised. The painters in his crew were efficient and respectful and kept a very tidy workplace. The quality of the work was excellent, and Karl was always happy to ensure that any small matters were attended to so that the job was done to a very high standard.

In short, the service was excellent and the workmanship of a high standard. All work was conducted in a timely fashion, and was well worth the fair and reasonable industry standard price. I would be happy to recommend Karl and this business to other locals.

Happy home owner

Hello Karl,

I just wanted to let you know Karl and the guys are doing a fantastic job. I called in there today and they are nearly finished. The house is looking so pretty and just like new.

As usual, I could not be happier with the job done, the professionalism and the attitude of your staff.

Thank you all so much.

Happy home owner

Super Amart has recently engaged Intelligent Coatings to paint a number of our stores in North Queensland. These were average in size-around 5,400m2 and were painted both externally and internally. The work was performed speedily, with little disruption to trade and quality finishes. Super Amart can certainly recommend and will continue to use their service.

Laurence Levy

Commercial Testimonials

I was very impressed with the service and ultimate outcome from Intelligent Coatings painting service recently provided to Team Moto Yamaha Cairns. Karl and the team went over and above my already high expectations!

The Intelligent Coatings team's professionalism and customer service was second-to-none, and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

Rico Seruelas
Dealer Principal

I was very impressed with the service and ultimate outcome from iCOAT's membrane and painting service recently provided to Zenith Pacific.

Karl and his team's professionalism and customer service were second-to-none and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

Chief Financial Officer

To whom it may concern,

I am happy to provide a genuine recommendation in regards to Intelligent Coating's Karl and the Intelligent Coatings crew for the professional service they offered in relation to the OzCare Townsville roof repaint.

We unfortunately had rust issues that were quite severe over 1,000m2 due to iron filings being left by a contractor-a consequence of this was a treatment recommended by Dulux.

Intelligent Coatings were throughout the contract most reliable, informative and communicative. Work was carried out as per manufacturer's specifications. I inspected the recoated area and was very pleased with their attention to detail right down to masking off areas that would never be seen but were still treated as if in plain sight.

All safety aspects were observed as working with heights was an issue and the Intelligent Coatings team completed the job within the required timeframe.

I would recommend without hesitation Karl and the Intelligent Coatings team for any painting works you may require on any scale internal and external.

Paul Collett
Operations Manager

To Karl,

I am writing this testimonial regarding the works performed by Karl and the crew for Sea Change Beachfront Apartments.

The painting works that we required for all internals of the apartments had to be accomplished with the least amount of interruption to the resort and guests. This was achieved with great results and the internals of the apartments are now looking brand new.

The staff operated in a manner expected whilst working within a five star resort complex, achieving all time lines that had been set.

I would recommend Karl and the crew for any future painting works whether it be internal or external.

Simon Batt

First of all thank you so much for your professionalism shown, and even through to the team who conducted works, all reports back to me indicate that everyone was efficient, professional and courteous in their business, which I whole heartedly believe helped the whole operation run as smooth as possible.

With regards to the works completed, what a difference we have noticed in store already!!

Even before the final coats had been applied, the team here at Smithfield noticed a difference in temperature within the store, and was noted a consistent improvement when works were completed.

I noted myself in store temperatures this morning and yesterday to be up to 4 degrees cooler than when we first walk into the store of a morning (before lights and doors are opened) which is a marked improvement for sure. These drops in temperature have also shown during midday readings as well, that ambient temperatures are not affected by outside conditions which is great to say the least.

The true test will become summer time, when as we all know, is the true test of how effective the coatings will be, however I am certain we will defiantly see a major improvement, and have the confidence to say so.
Chris Moody
Store Manager

Community Projects

Our latest community projects in Cairns:

Cairns' ARC Disability Services

Cairns' ARC Disability Services has received a welcome refresh to their Community Hub and café thanks to a team of local Dulux Accredited Painters.

Since 1976, ARC has been a key part of the Cairns community. They provide a range of programs, services and skills training to empower disabled adults and children to reach their full potential. Support is also made available for their families.

Dulux donated all paint and accessories required to rejuvenate the exterior of the ARC centre, along with three days of manpower to complete the job.

Karl Moxon Director of Intelligent Coatings says the participating Cairns accredited painters are thrilled to have the opportunity to assist an organisation, which contributes so much to the Cairns community.

Amongst the Dulux accredited painters, "Intelligent Coatings" kindly donated their time to this great community project.

"Local painter lends a hand to refresh YAPS (Young Animal Protection Centre) Cairns animal refuge."

Cairns' Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS), a non-for-profit refuge for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats, has received a fresh lick of paint to its roof thanks to local Dulux accredited business, Intelligent Coatings.

Operating in Smithfield since 1985, YAPS has been sheltering, protecting and re-homing animals in the Cairns area, which are either found by, or surrendered to, the organisation.

Dulux donated all of the Dulux Cool Roof® products applied to the rooftops-an innovative membrane, which reflects the sun's radiation before it's absorbed as heat, keeping the animals cool and comfortable.

The team of seven Dulux accredited painters from Intelligent Coatings provided two days of manpower to get the job done.

Young Animal Protection Society Manager, Carol Clifton, says YAPS is thankful to Dulux for breathing new life into their building, which accommodates the animals for as long as it takes for them to find a safe and loving home.

"The rooftops of the kennels were in dire need of a facelift, and we are thrilled to now have a rejuvenated building for our animals."

"The refreshed roof has lifted the spirits of our team, and allowed us to focus our time and funds to the four-legged friends in our care," Carol says.

Karl Moxon, Director of Intelligent Coatings, says his team are thrilled they could assist such a significant and worthy local organisation.

"The team at YAPS work hard to provide a sanctuary for these animals in need. It was a pleasure to make this small contribution, and we hope they enjoy the refreshed roof for many years to come," Karl says.

YAPS is run by a dedicated Volunteer Management Committee of staff members and caretakers, as well as numerous others who also offer their time and support to provide essential care for their animals.

Dulux Accredited Painters have been recognised by Dulux as leaders in the Australian painting industry and are "Australia's most trusted paint brand." Their commitment to quality workmanship, a professional approach and customer service is assurance of a quality job.

For more information, please visit http://www.dulux.com.au/services/accredited-painters

For further information, photos and interviews, please contact PR Edge:

Clare McInerney
P: (03) 8416 6896
E: clare.mcinerney@predge.com.au

15 Fearnley St , Portsmith , Cairns QLD 4870