Bellgrove and Snell specialise in commercial and residential painting, industrial coating, roof painting and waterproofing, decorative plastering, epoxy flooring and fogging.

Bellgrove and Snell (Pty) Ltd was established in 1892 and have been painting, retaining, refurbishing and applying specialist coatings to buildings in and around the Eastern Cape ever since.

Our team of experts have extensive experience in a wide range of small, medium and large-scale projects, and bring a wealth of skill and technical knowledge on every project with which we are entrusted.

About Us

Bellgrove and Snell is a successful large-scale, high rise, commercial and residential painting contractors who draw on more than 129 years’ experience to make every job a standout success. We know what it takes to make our customers happy! Our experience ranges from shopping centres, schools, hospitals, retail outlets, restaurants, office suites to company headquarters, and we are committed to working within your time frame.

Our History

Bellgrove & Snell was founded in Johannesburg in 1892. John Vibert Snell has immigrated from Cornwall and his partner Charles Bellgrove was Australian. Bellgrove & Snell started off selling paint, glass and wallpaper to builders in the fast growing town and also supplied Kimberly when the diamond boom was settling down into a long- term industry. They then bought a site in the main street of Oxford Street of East London and continued to operate from it for some 80 years.


At Bellgrove & Snell we believe that having a team of experienced and professional staff ensure that whatever project we are involved with is completed with excellence. We work mostly in the Commercial, Industrial, Marine and Residential sectors in Coastal and Inland Zones.

We are Accredited Master Applicators of

  • Plascon products
  • Dulux products
  • Marmoran products
  • ABE Construction Chemical products
  • Sigma Products
  • Sika Products
  • Technical Finishes Products

We offer the following Services


Professionally decorating and coating on new or previously painted surfaces.


We effectively provide roofing and other structures waterproofing solutions.

Passive fire protection and thermal insulation

Vermiculite – spray application, decorative ceiling and sound dampening solutions.

Maintenance and service contracts

Long & medium-term maintenance and asset monitoring available for your convenience.

Asbestos encapsulation and painting

Safe rendering of asbestos containing materials through approved products & systems.

High pressure water blasting and roof cleaning and painting

Effective cleaning of roofs and structures also providing anti fungicidal treatments.


We assist with a variety of renovations using our extensive experience and qualified team.

Wallpaper application

Professionally supplying and applying decorative paper and vinyl wallpaper.

Anti-corrosion & corrosion protection

Barrier, sacrificial and duplex systems, brush roller or airless spray application.

Concrete and spalling repairs and restoration

Quality repairs using top brand product such as sika and abe.

Flooring for all sectors

Laminates, carpet tiles, cladding esd & anti-static epoxies and vinyl’s available.

Decking and timber floor renovation

Coating and sanding of timber decking to restore quality and aesthetic appeal.

Plant and equipment hire

Scaffolding, generators, compressors, ladders, canter truck, hp water jets – electric or fuel.

Cherry picker hire

We have a variety of sizes for hire including a qualified operator if required.

Marmoran - stone finishes and specialised coatings

Variety of finishes and colours available for internal or external use offering 10-year guarantee.

Fogging - Covid Decontamination

Electric and petrol high-pressure cleaners, pressurised spray canisters, airless spray pumps and more (Cold Fogging)

All Female Team

  • Available for any requested project
  • Ladies With over 10 Years’ experience each, in the painting and renovation industry
  • Available to paint and decorate from residential houses to large scale commercial and industrial projects


Flooring for All Sectors

Flooring for All Sectors

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Why Asbestos Encapsulation Is Important For Your Home

Why Asbestos Encapsulation Is Important For Your Home

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The Benefits of Using Wallpaper for Your Home

The Benefits of Using Wallpaper for Your Home

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Marmoran – premium wall coating

Marmoran – premium wall coating

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