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Applicator of the Year 2024

Introducing our newest lineup of winners for Applicator of the Year 2024!

These selected candidates have shown exceptional skill, creativity and dedication in the Decorative field, and it is time to showcase their amazing efforts.

This year also features South Australia as we look to expand across Australia, presenting the versatility of expertise.

We look forward to seeing the creativity shine and what 2025 will bring!

Before we move on, let's give a round of applause to the following winners.

Our QLD winner is...


Through his eccentric approach to decorative finishes, Matt has built an esteemed reputation within the industry. His passion and ability to play, push limits and personally create unique samples for his clients has allowed people to choose Render X for upcoming projects.  

The Malibu Racquet Club project

The Malibu Racquet Club is an awe-inspiring transformation, paving the way for the Australian food scene. Located in Burleigh Heads, the once-known tattoo parlour has now turned into a captivating cocktail bar redefining every aspect of the game through its stylish South Californian vibe. Draped in a creamy Liberty Stone texture, with polished bold green archways to combine the stunning colour duo that instils the Malibu Racquet Club, making it perfectly capable of captivating the inspired soul.

Project • Malibu Racquet Club

For NSW, our winner is...


Kurt is highly known and respected in the industry due to his extensive knowledge and proficiency in decorative finishes. His ability to create unique finishes with Venetian plaster has resulted in collaborations with a pool of talented designers and architects to shape some amazingly creative spaces.  

The Pymble project

The Pymble Project, where Kurt recently collaborated with a group of talented designers, is a place that exudes a dark and moody atmosphere. This feeling throughout the space was achieved by using decorative finishes. In particular, Kurt was able to master his decorative skills to create a crocodile-like effect with a combination of finishes that included Marmorino Matt 600 and Chic Fine. These finishes tapped into the influences of the South African heritage display, which created a memorable impact throughout the home.

Project • The Pymble Project

Representing VIC, our next winner is...


Over the course of 10 years, Clare has gained qualifications in the field of Fine Art as well as Painting and Decorating. In addition, she has honed her expertise in developing colours for a boutique commercial paint brand. With her skill set and knowledge, Clare is able to create and execute specialised coatings that evoke a deep and memorable feeling towards any space. 

The Beverly rooftop project

The Beverly rooftop project tapped into the freedom of colours and texture. Inspired by traditional European frescoes, the Beverly mural took an abstract, imperfect contemporary approach to create a stunning yet unique piece of work. Wrapped in Liberty Stone and infused with a Le Velature tint to construct the faded complex colouring. The outcome of the rural resulted in passion and talent.

Project • Beverly Rooftop

Lastly, our first winner of SA is...


Alistair has built his extensive experience, through his painting and decorating career. This was the fundamental building blocks that he used to build his decorative finishes company. Since 2018, Alistair has been honing his skills in decorative finishes and during these years, he has worked on outstanding projects that reflect his creativity and passion.  


The Veronika Maine project

For the Veronika Maine store in Adelaide, Alistair worked closely in creating the perfect textures and colours to bring the project to life. It was an intricate process of colour matching to successfully achieve the breathtaking colour combination of the season.

The fit-out of this store embraces the impact of bold colours and texture to create a captivating experience. The heavy textured finish is Intonachino Classico 700 complemented with Marmorinoc Classico 500.

Project • Veronika Maine Adelaide

Want to be one of the winners of Applicator of the Year 2025? Applications for 2025 will open soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

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