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Berger Paint for a Mate Eltham

Over three sunny Melbourne days, 16 volunteers applied 90 litres of paint to transform Meryl Johnson’s weatherboard home in Eltham.


Mrs Johnson was nominated for Berger’s Paint for a Mate initiative, established in partnership with Legacy to lend a helping hand to war widows who are unable to maintain the upkeep of their home exterior.

Mrs Johnson and her late husband Stanley, who served in WWII, built the house in 1954. The exterior was last painted 30 years ago.


Coordinating the project, David McNamara from Berger, said it was great to have so many volunteers on site including local trade painters that donated their time to help.








“Bringing a tired home back to its former glory was an amazing experience, but nothing compared to the smile and words of thanks from Mrs Johnson.”


“We’re looking forward to helping other worthy recipients across Australia over the coming months.”


“I’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone involved including Paul Towers from Inspirations Paint and the many trade painters who generously gave up their time and expertise.”


This is the first home in Melbourne to be painted through the Berger Paint for a Mate program.


Berger would like to thank the following trade painters: Rob Young and Peter Strahl from Rowville Painting, Scott Le Poidevien and Kirk Gordon from Gordons Painting, Danny Barjaktrarovic from Mattiolli Brothers and Alan Ahmad and Ebrahim Ahmad from Sabalan Painting.