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PureCoat for prefinished, UV-cured panels.

For the kitchen cabinetry, they chose PureCoat panels by Bates Surfaces for their striking and contemporary, mirror-like gloss finish. 

‘The developer asked that thematerials for the interior be refined, durable and modern,’ says Emma. ‘We selected the PureCoat Frost for the kitchen cabinetry as it ticked all those boxes.  

‘When designing townhouses, we are constantly assessing the best ways to open the spaces and enhance natural light. Using a mirror finish assisted by reflecting light in the living areas and providing a gloss contrast to our warm timber accents.’  

The architects detailed negative joins between the benchtop and cabinetry to add a feeling of elegance and lightness.

Says Emma, ‘PureCoat with matching edge tape meant these details were simple to fabricate. The finished product is true to the details and adds an understated level of sophistication to the kitchen design.’ 


Made in New Zealand, with excellent green credentials.

An early adopter of ultraviolet (UV) painting technology, Bates Surfaces has been making UV-cured panels in New Zealand for over 30 years.

The process yields a higher quality surface than can be achieved with traditional solvent-based processes, and it is healthier, too.

PureCoat panels are coated in 100% UV-cured paints for cleaner air both on site and in the factory. 

Water and moisture resistant, the hard, smooth surface of PureCoat is impregnated with antimicrobial silver to minimise the spread of bacteria, mould and mildew.

PureCoat panels are available in a range of solid colours and various gloss levels.

Order a sample box of PureCoat from or call our team on 0800 269 251 for more information. New colours and gloss levels coming summer 2024.

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Bates Surface Solutions has been a leader in surface-coating building products since 1953.

Bates Surfaces is New Zealand’s largest applicator of UV coatings for interior building panel products and a trusted supply partner to James Hardie NZ Ltd and Laminex NZ. At Bates, we coat and perfect some of their well-known interior panel brands.

Bates Surfaces continues to lead the market in high volume and bespoke UV coatings for the New Zealand residential and commercial interior panels market. In addition, we manufacture and market our brands – PureCoat mirror gloss kitchen and bathroom panels; PlyPlay pre-finished plywood wall and ceiling panels; and Fenta hygienic suspended ceiling tiles.

Bates Surfaces manufacturers in Auckland use internationally recognised paint and raw panel suppliers. Our size and scale, technical know-how, coating equipment and experience put us in a unique position to meet the needs of the pre-finished panel market.