• Site Safe, in collaboration with Unitec Institute of Technology, has developed the Certificate in Construction Site Safety. This provides essential training for both workers and management in the construction industry.
  • Now you can choose the services of an Eco.Decorator to complete your decorating projects with the confidence that the contractor is committed to sustainable work principles in their work processes. The Resene Eco.Decorator programme has been designed to recognise a nationwide network of environmentally responsible, quality focussed painting contractors. Painting contractors can choose to undergo assessment for the Resene Eco.Decorator programme, which includes assessments of principles in practice, sustainable work practices, waste management, project plans and project sign off processes. Only contractors who successfully meet these standards can promote themselves as an authentic Resene Eco.Decorator.
  • Why Master Painters?
    • Master Painters provide quality workmanship and professional service
    • Master Painter members use qualified trade painters with proven track records
    • Master Painters provide professional advice and support if you need it
    • Your chosen painter will carry out the work in a professional manner
    • Your chosen painter will, to the best of their ability, adhere to current environmental requirements
    • Your chosen contractor will abide by the Association’s code of conduct
    • Master Painters are people who really care about customer satisfaction and the end result
    We have been with Master painters for over 25 years. For more information about this code of compliance visit https://www.masterpainters.co.nz/page/Code_of_Practice/
  • We offer a 5 year workmanship guarantee through Master Painters Association
  • We are an authorised applicator of Zone Pheonix fire protection products and have agreed to comply with the Zone Applicators Code of Ethics. Read more about the product at: http://www.zonenz.net.nz/catalogue/category/phoenix-intumescent-coating-steel/6/
  • We are an authorised applicator of Zone Fire Zone products and have agreed to comply with the Zone Applicators Code of Ethics Read more at about the product at: http://www.zonenz.net.nz/catalogue/category/firezone-intumescent-coatings/7/
  • We are an authorised applicator of Resenes Fireshield. An intumescent coating for timber
Preferred Applicator:
  • We are qualitifed applicators of Rivedil Plaster products and use this to create our “Plaster Replicate” finishes. It is a totally natural product. Read more about the product at: http://www.rivedil.com
  • Preferred applicators of Porter's Paints. Their product range Goes from indoors to outdoors, traditional to modern. Their paint finishes are all water-based, durable and made by hand. www.porterspaints.com
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On Time

We pride ourselves on working in a timely and efficient manner – to give you high quality work suitable to your time frame.


We go out of our way to collect and re-use product in the quest to help eliminate waste in the painting industry. All paint loaded into an automated inventory and reused and donated when possible and pails are recycled.

On budget

We work collaboratively with you to give you the best possible outcome within your budget.

Problem Solvers

With over 35 years experience in the industry, you can rely on us to get the job done well.

Future assistance

We are passionate about customer service. We want to develop lasting relationships with our clients to aid in future projects, or ongoing assistance.

Meet the Team

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Wayne Bowden Painters (WBP) was incorporated in 1987, before that trading as BEW Painters as early as 1980. As a young man Wayne was primarily focused on sport, particularly representative level surf lifesaving and Rugby League. In his late teens he decided he wanted to do an apprenticeship in the trades and embarked on a career in Painting and Decorating. With no education past formal education past 5th form, Wayne relied on his tenacity and entrepreneurial instincts to build the company to what it is today.

Wayne’s core business values of reliability, integrity and quality are what the company was built on and they are the fundamentals that drive us today. Ray Matthews has been second in charge at Wayne Bowden Painters since 1987 and currently plays a role in Project Management. With almost 30 years with the company Ray has been integral to its success. Wayne’s eldest son Will joined the company at the beginning of 2015 after building a 10 year career in the corporate world, including 8 years in Sales and Marketing at TVNZ.

Will has had experience in the construction industry in the past and with a young family of his own, decided to join the family business. He has since worked his way up to recently become Managing Director. Over the years the company has employed uncles, wives, sons, daughters and nephews, all involved at different stages. 11 of our employees share over 150 years of experience working for our company for over a decade. The last few years have been fantastic years of growth for our company and we have steadily been employing to meet the demands. We currently have over 30 staff and we are always on the lookout for quality people.

We are a family run business and we believe our business should be run with family values. If you want trustworthy, quality tradesman that deliver on their word or just some helpful advice, give us a call, we look forward to working with you.