Husband and Wife team, Shayne and Elaine Varacalli, are the owners and operators of the family business which was established back in 1956 by Shayne’s Father, Bruno Varacalli.

Shayne started his Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating at the tender age of 16 back in 1982 and completed his studies at TAFE in Gilles Plains. Having spent his whole career in the painting and building trade he has an abundance of knowledge he’s always willing to share.

Bruno maintains an active role on a consultative basis and is a Life Member of the Master Painters Australia (SA) as well as past State and Federal President, past President of B.I.S.C.A., and a past member of the Executive of the Master Painters Australia (SA).

Collectively Bruno and Shayne have over 90 years’ experience in the painting and decorating industry in South Australia.

Elaine joined the business in 2013 and brought with her over 33 years experience in administrative roles within private enterprise and Government. She also has a number of Diplomas in Business and HR and is more than qualified to run our office very efficiently.

Shayne & Elaine Varacalli

“Our philosophy is not to be the biggest painting company but to be the one people think of first to do the best job possible.”

Our Team

We strive to have the best mix of painters who have a broad range of skills and who clients would want to have working on their project. We love our guys and they enjoy working within the family atmosphere we have at Varacalli Painters.

Our Painters are highly qualified in all aspects of:

  • New and existing painting and preparation
  • Product selection
  • Wallpapering
  • Refurbishment
  • Texture coating
  • Heritage Restorations
  • Maintenance Work
  • Spray painting
  • Environmental consideration

They are also:

  • Trained in all aspects of Work Health and Safety – White Cards
  • Hold current Elevated Work Platforms Licences – Yellow Card
  • Have Police Checks
  • And can be inducted into any site specific program

Shayne is trained in Workzone Traffic Management.

Quality Assurance Procedures

We conform to all regulatory, contractual and established industry standard requirements, thus complying with our obligations under the Builders Licensing Act, Licence Number BLD24173 and Return to Work SA Registration Number 04330208. We have $20 Million in Public Liability Insurance.

Member of Master Painters Association SA

The Master Painters Association (MPA) is the first point of call for painters looking to be recognised as masters of their trade, as well as consumers looking to engage a professional painter. When you hire a member of MPA you know they are backed by the credibility of a national brand.

Varacalli Painters has a long association with the MPA, Bruno Varacalli is a Life Member as well as past State and Federal President.

We practice eco-friendly procedures

We are all concerned about the environment and as Master Painter EnviroPainters we have the relevant information, knowledge and skills, now required to meet sustainability requirements for painters in South Australia.

We practice eco-friendly procedures to reduce the environmental impact of the painting process. The use of low volatile organic compound paints, and the way in which we handle waste paint, clean our tools, brushes and rollers is in an environmentally friendly manner. This adds up to a cleaner environment without affecting the outstanding performance and quality results of our painting.

We are proud members of

SA Business

Brands and advice

Unlike many painters we have chosen not to be wholly affiliated to any one particular brand as this enables us to use the best possible product for each particular project.

By using only premium paint and materials, our team is committed to achieving superior results every time. No matter what look you’re trying to achieve, you can trust us to source the correct products for the job.

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