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Painters in Perth since 1933

By AJ Cochrane | June 17th, 2013 • No Comments
Painters in Perth since 1933

A. J. Cochrane & Sons is a family owned West Australian painting contracting company established in 1933 in East Perth employing 7 staff. Arthur and Bedelia Cochrane founded the business from their Bulwer Avenue home and were actively involved in its operation until 1960. Arthur’s sons, Jack and Bill, joined the business in 1937 and 1948 respectively. Bill and Jack Bulwer Ave – Original Home of the Business With the retirement of Jack and Bill in 1985 Stephen assumed control of A. J. Cochrane and Sons and continues in that role today.Jack’s son Stephen joined the business in 1975, and […]

AJ Cochrane win the 2013 Malaga Business Excellence Overall Winner Award

By AJ Cochrane | June 17th, 2013 • No Comments
AJ Cochrane win the 2013 Malaga Business Excellence Overall Winner Award

‘It’s very exciting for the entire Team at AJ Cochrane & Sons to receive the 2013 Malaga Business Excellence Overall Winner Award as recognition of all the hard work and support we have from our Administration Team and Workforce. As the successful applicant in the Malaga Business Excellence Awards it is very humbling for me personally and I am extremely proud of the support I receive from my wife Helen and my family, also proud of the rarity for a Painting Company for these days to be 4th Generation, having been in business for 80 years.   Moving from the previous […]

3 easy ways to strip paint off wood

By AJ Cochrane | June 13th, 2013 • Comments Off on 3 easy ways to strip paint off wood
3 easy ways to strip paint off wood

One of the most common DIY projects in the painting world is taking a piece of wooden furniture that has been painted and restoring it to its former natural glory. Which means one of the common questions we hear as painters is “what is the best way to remove paint from wood?”. There are a few methods and they all have their pros and cons. 1.  With sandpaper This method has the advantage of being the least dangerous in that it doesn’t involve any tools or chemicals. It is however probably the most labour intensive and is best suited to […]