The Home Of The Painting Professional

About Master Painters New Zealand

Why choose a Master Painter?


+110 Years Established

Master Painters is the national representative body for the painting industry, with many regions serving their communities for +110 years.


Quality Assessed Painters

Master Painter members use qualified trade painters with proven track records to carry out the work in a professional manner.


Quality Workmanship

Master Painters provide quality workmanship and professional services, covered by our 5-Year Workmanship Guarantee.


Our Vision

Our Vision is for a respected Painting and Decorating industry that serves the public with quality workmanship and integrity and consists of businesses that provide meaningful training for apprentices and employment for qualified tradespeople.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Master Painters NZ Association Inc is to be the voice of the Painting and Decorating Industry in NZ, by promoting professional and ethical practice amongst members and non-members alike, ensuring the standards of the trade are maintained at an acceptable level through appropriate training and education.

Benefits Of Using A Master Painter

The Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc works to advance, encourage and recognise the highest standards of craftsmanship and ethical business practices in the Painting and Decorating Trade.


Work undertaken is covered by a 5-Year Guarantee for necessary repairs or remedial work.  (Terms & Conditions Apply)


All members are experienced tradesmen with proven track records, assessed and reviewed prior to joining the association.


Members follow the Association’s Code of Conduct, ensuring a high standard of professionalism.


Master Painters members adhere to current environmental requirements with a focus on customer satisfaction and quality results.


Advantages of Joining Master Painters New Zealand

We provide:
    • Industry Advocacy 
    • Technical Support
    • Health and Safety Support
    • Well Being Support
    • Legal Support
    • Industry Insights Business Tools & Training 
    • Exclusive Member Offers 
    • Events (Including Annual Conference) 
    • Access to 5 Year Guarantee
We represent our members on:
    • Associated Industries Group of Business NZ 
    • New Zealand Paintercraft Trust 
    • Finishing Trades Strategic Reference Group
We work and consult with
    • Inland Revenue Department 
    • Standards NZ 
    • Site Safe
    •  WorkSafe 
    • Te Pukenga 
    • BCITO 
    • Waihanga Ara Rau
Get the peace of mind you deserve with the Master Painters 5 Year Guarantee.

Engage the services of a Master Painter utilising our approved products, and you can be covered from date of practical completion.

Simply ask your contractor to complete the Guarantee Application Form prior to commencement of any work.

Master Painters Services also has options for Higher Value Residential projects, and Low Rise Commercial, Churches and Schools.

A full outline of terms and conditions, including approved products covered by the Guarantee, can be found below.

Contact Us talk to your Master Painter for more information.

Product Information
Approved Product Lines download-icon Dulux download-icon Resene download-icon Wattyl download-icon

When you are looking at hiring a business for painting and decorating work, your first choice for peace of mind and quality workmanship should be a Master Painter.

Master Painters History

Master Painters is the national representative body for the painting industry and is now over 100 Years old, with many affiliated regions serving their communities for in excess of 120 years.

Today Master Painters New Zealand has grown to have 13 member regions throughout the country.

Master Painters is represented on the New Zealand Paintercraft Trust, AUSAE, Standards New Zealand and the BCITO. Master Painters also works closely with Inland Revenue Department, the Labour Inspectorate, Site Safe and Work Safe NZ.

These ties enable us to maintain an open line of communication on behalf of our members, and improve industry standards for all.

Master Painters are constantly working hard to build the value and recognition of the Master Painters logo and the image of the organisation so that consumers can have complete confidence and trust in member companies that are associated to them.

Meet The Board

Our Supporters


Master Painters Award Winners

Previous Award Winners

Read Our Frequently Asked Questions

 No. You don’t have to be trade certified to be a member of Master Painters.

 We work and adhere to the AS/NZS 2311 2017 Standard for painting. We are also involved in periodically reviewing this document to maintain its relevance.

 We partner with Rothbury Insurance and rely on them to provide appropriate advice for painting business insurance. Rothbury Insurance are the only insurance company who will cover scratched glass for painters.

 You must have been in business for at least 18 months.
 You must provide 3 recent jobs to be reviewed by our field team.
 You must sign and adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Most regions hold regular meetings and events. These get-togethers can be informal or more structured (including AGMs). The more structured events are more informative and often include guest speakers.

We also hold an annual conference where we recognise excellence but, also have business advice sessions, a trade expo with the latest innovations from the major manufacturers, and fun events and networking opportunities.