Explore Career Opportunities with the Help of Master Painters


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.

Since its foundation in 1913, Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc has been an independent representative for firms and individuals conducting business in the painting, decorating and sign writing trades.

It is a non-profit organisation managed by a group of elected directors.

MPNZA is the only recognised Trade Organisation for the Painting and Decorating Trade in New Zealand.


The PainterCraft Trust

The Trust was established over 50 years ago by Lewis Berger and since that time has continued to provide business management training to recently qualified trades persons.

Since then, it’s helped hundreds of young industry potentials gain the knowledge to run their own companies - and lift standards of the whole industry while they do so.

These programmes are fully endorsed and supported by the Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc.

How Is It Funded

The Trust is fully funded by Dulux through the industry support and use of its range of products. It is unique within the building related Trades in New Zealand as an industry-based training programme. Dulux understands that tomorrow’s leaders need to be nurtured today. And that’s why they’ve proudly supported the Paintercraft Trust since its inception.

Watch what some of the previous attendees of the PainterCraft Trust have to say about their experience:

Attendees Experience
What Is Taught

A range of specialists present each session covering subjects that include:

  • Present and future trends in the paint industry
  • The role of the architect within the industry
  • Industrial relations, employment obligations
  • Management of a painting contracting unit
  • Colour and its use within the industry
  • Paint lifecycle and sustainable solutions
  • Marketing your own business

If you would like any more information on the course please contact us.


PO Box 40 355, Upper Hutt 5140

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