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The 5 Best Painters in Auckland Who Can Fix Even the Worst DIY Attempts

The 5 Best Painters in Auckland Who Can Fix Even the Worst DIY Attempts
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Selecting a painter these days can leave you staring at endless Google reviews until your eyes glaze over like Christmas ham. Every painter and his uncle seem to have found the Goog, and it’s led to too many options! 

Let’s be honest, no one has time for that. Nor time for those DIY paint projects and Youtube tutorials that leave your home looking like it’s seen better days.

So, we’ll save you from wasting time! No, we didn’t just scroll through websites. We actually spoke with the top painters in Auckland (as per survey recommendations) and some of their former clients. We even checked out their work!

At the end of it all, here are the ones who made the cut.

How much does it cost to hire a painter in Auckland? 

Expect to spend at least 35 NZD per square metres for painting projects in Auckland. This is just an estimate. Prices will vary depending on the painting project, the paint company you go with and additional services.

How We Chose

Stellar Reviews: We combed through multiple reviews and listened to testimonials from their former customers. Only painters with top-notch feedback made our list.
Quality of Work: We looked for painters who showed meticulous attention to detail—that separates the pros from the amateurs.
Reliability: There’s nothing worse than a project dragging along because of no-shows. We looked for painters who stick to schedules like glue and communicate openly. 
Fair Pricing: We gathered quotes and compared them, ensuring the costs were transparent and justified.

1. Auckland City Painters Ltd

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Contact Details: +64277372468

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Website: Auckland City Painters Ltd

Many people who’ve gone with Auckland City Painters Ltd. told us they’re great when it comes to smooth finishes and thorough coverage. And these painters keep the lines of communication open, promptly addressing any queries or concerns, which is, frankly, refreshing.

From what we observed, Auckland City Painters Ltd. doesn’t finish a job until they’re absolutely sure their clients are pleased with the final product. 

And in terms of money, they won’t surprise you with fees in the bill. Their quotes are detailed and transparent—no mysteries here.

While most told us their projects were wrapped up within the agreed timeline, we also heard that sometimes they passed the expected job finish date. That’s not ideal—but then, it’s also not that unheard of either.

Additionally, others expressed to us that there’s little flexibility when it comes to making changes to the paint projects or adding another room to the project. That’s probably worth noting if you’re the type who changes plans often!


  • Smooth finishes and thorough coverage
  • Open communication 
  • Detailed and transparent quotes


  • Potential for project delays
  • Limited flexibility for changes during the project

Customer Reviews

Paint job for my apartment was carried out with expertis

“100% positive experience with this great team. I was unable to be present but there was no need to worry! Floor tiles done perfectly and in minimum time. Kitchen demolition achieved faster than I would have supposed possible, creative solutions for disposal, and John even went beyond the call of duty by undertaking an extra trip to help out a collector with transport problems. Paint job for my apartment was carried out with expertise, good taste and meticulous attention to every detail. I highly recommend Auck City Painters!”

An Soegijo, Google Reviews

Completed to a very high standard

“We were very happy with the whole experience with Auckland City Painters. The job was completed to a very high standard. ACP staff were professional and easy to deal with. The House wash and Scaffolding subcontractors were also a pleasure to deal with. The communication from John and Jonathan was excellent. We were advised day to day what was happening so that we knew when we needed to be there….important when the work is very weather dependent. Thanks for a great job.”

Graham Taylor, Google Reviews

2. A&B Advanced Painting & Decorating Limited

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Contact Details:+642108640140

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours 

Website: A&B Advanced Painting & Decorating Limited

A&B Advanced Painting & Decorating has over a dozen years of experience under their belts, so whether you’re all about the new-age vibes or the classic charm, they can match your vision.

Many we spoke to couldn’t stop boasting about the pristine finishes and the luxe feel of the materials A&B uses. And their work isn’t just good-looking: it’s durable too. 

Plus, they’re real pros from start to finish—think crystal-clear communication, on-the-dot punctuality, and mad respect for your space.

However, their paint services come with a steeper price tag, which might make some budget-watchers squirm. Also, if you’re looking to book them, patience is key. Their in-demand status means you might be waiting a bit.

And while they kill it in general painting, if you’re envisioning highly specialised finishes or need someone who knows their way around vintage restorations, you might need to scout around elsewhere. That’s not their thing.


  • 12+ years of experience
  • Pristine finished and luxe materials
  • Good looking and durable paint jobs
  • Crystal-clear communication
  • Punctual 


  • Expensive
  • Hard to book with them
  • No vintage restorations or highly specialised finishes

Customer Reviews

Painting for anyone seeking top-notch painting

“I recently hired A & B Advanced Painting to paint my fence, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The quality of their work exceeded my expectations, and they completed the job in a timely manner. The attention to detail and precision showcased their expertise. I highly recommend A & B Advanced Painting for anyone seeking top-notch painting services.”

Diako M, Google Reviews

Very professional workmanship and skills

“Lanawas painted my house interior recently.  He worked hard and produced amazing results.  I am extremely pleased with the end result and highly recommend his very professional workmanship and skills. Plus he’s a really nice guy to deal with.  Will definitely be getting him back to do my house exterior next.  Thank you so much  A & B Advanced Painters!”

 Carol Steam, Google Reviews 

3. Restorative Painters

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Address: 22 Margaret Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64275507565

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 10 PM

Website: Restorative Painters

Restorative Painters are like the art restorers of the home world. They’re not slapping paint just anywhere—they’re meticulous, from the prep work to the very last dab.

From what we’ve seen, the homes they touch turn from worn-out to wow, and they do it with a flourish that would make any homeowner proud. They’re particularly good at handling vintage villas and old bungalows, bringing out their classic beauty with ease.

And we’ve also been told they don’t just do house painting. They do wallpaper, house washing, garden painting, and more. Many also praised the eco-friendly paint they use (people described it to us as lacking the chemical smell traditional paint has).

However, Restorative Painters is on the pricier side, and because they’re so thorough, you might find yourself on a waiting list. Still, many clients assured us the wait and expense were worth it for the impeccable results.


  • Meticulous and detail-oriented workmanship
  • Specialise in restoring older homes
  • Wide range of services beyond just painting
  • Use eco-friendly paint products


  • Expensive
  • Long waiting lists

Customer Reviews

Did an exceptional job painting our house, roof and interior

“Ed and his team did an exceptional job painting our house, roof and interior. Everything was delivered as promised within the agreed timeframe which was very tight as we were getting ready to sell. The work standard is high and our 110 year old house now looks like new. Ed communicates clearly and takes ownership of any challenges. The team were friendly, professional and very accomodating with my family as we lived here while the job was done for the part of the time. Highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to get a job done properly on time.”

Justus Wilde, Google Reviews 

10 out of 10 without hesitation

“Ed’s team painted both the exterior and interior of our house. Not only did they do an excellent job, on time and on budget, but Ed organised and managed a range of other tradesmen including builder, electrician, landscaper and arborist to complete a series of jobs needed to ready the house for sale. Living on the South Island, Ed’s proactive approach was invaluable to us, his ‘can do’ attitude and reliability were immensely appreciated. Great outcome , highly recommended and 10 out of 10 without hesitation.”

Carsten Auer, Google Reviews 

4. Smart Painters Auckland

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Address: 5 The Knoll, Greenhithe, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

Contact Details: +6421872088

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 5 PM

Website: Smart Painters Auckland

When we brought up Smart Painters to their former clients, people couldn’t stop gabbing about how professional and savvy these painters are. From the classic roller and brush techniques to the latest fads in faux finishes, they have their skills on lock.

From our own observations, not only does their craftsmanship get two thumbs up, but their choice of high-quality paints and materials does too. This means your new wall colours will stick around longer than those of your in-laws after the holidays.

And their process? Immaculate. (At least we heard no complaints.) We’ve been told they’re like the special ops of painting: in, out, and nobody’s left with a mess.

Plus, they are big on giving you the details upfront with precise quotes and keeping communication open until the final brushstroke. However, if you’re looking for a rapid redo, you might find their thoroughness a tad slow. 


  • Skilled and knowledgeable painters
  • Use high-quality paints and materials
  • Clean and efficient work process
  • Detailed quotes and maintains communication


  • May take a long time to complete a project

Customer Reviews

The attention to detail and quality of work exceeded my expectation

“I had a fantastic experience with Smart Painters. Jeff and his team have done an outstanding job on the exterior painting for my house. The attention to detail and quality of work exceeded my expectation. Jeff is professional, responsive, and truly dedicated to delivering top-notch results. I couldn’t be happier with the transformation of my home. Highly recommended!”

YY, Google Reviews

The team were fantastic with excellent on-going communication

“Jeff and team from Smart Painting were absolutely amazing. They painted the exterior of our two-storey home including the gutters, downpipes, soffit, fascia, and plaster cladding. The team were fantastic with excellent on-going communication and a level of professionalism which can be difficult to find these days. Jeffs attention to detail is apparent with all the little extras he did such as filling and sanding some of our worn fascias, sealing around an exterior pipe that has moved as the house had settled over the years, and even installing a new exterior vent grille. Jeff gave us regular progress updates and he worked with us to ensure the little extras we were after weren’t forgotten. We are very happy with the end result and if you want a quality, professional finish, completed in a timely manner, then you should not hesitate and contact Smart Painting ASAP.”

Shaun Wimpory, Google Reviews

5. Nice Painting Company Ltd

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Address:  23 Korere Terrace, Stonefields, Auckland 1072, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 27 230 0146

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday – 7 AM to 7 PM 

Website:Nice Painting Company Ltd

We’ve spoken with a handful of Nice Painting Company’s clients, and it’s clear that these guys are the real deal. Since 2011, they’ve been sprucing up homes and businesses with a splash of colour and a whole lot of skill. 

From what we’ve seen, their crew isn’t just good with a paintbrush. They’re professionals in gib fixing, stopping, and even high-level spray painting. 

Many couldn’t stop raving to us about the quality of work, saying it’s all “attention to detail” and “high quality materials.” And we’ve observed that these painters are punctual and are good with communication. Plus, they really respect your space, which is always a plus. 

However, their booking process could use a little improvement—it can get as clogged as a rainy day gutter. And, if your budget is tight, their pricing might make your wallet wince a bit, as they aren’t cheap.


  • Experienced
  • Wide range of skills
  • High-quality work with attention to detail
  • Punctual and good communication
  • Respectful of client’s space


  • Difficult booking process
  • Relatively high prices

Customer Reviews

Painters turned up on time and were on site everyday until done

“Great job by the team from Nice. One of the few painters I asked for quotes who actually replied with a proper quote and was professional. Steven also helped arrange fixed scaffolding for our house through his contacts and got us a good price. Painters turned up on time and were on site everyday until done, apart from when raining.” 

Carl Laufer Google Review 

The Nice Painting Co. team are professional, hard workers, turn up on time and a pleasure to have 

“I had the whole house painted with short notice given.  The Nice Painting Co. team are professional, hard workers, turn up on time and a pleasure to have on site. They also check to make sure you are happy with the job.  This job got squeezed in at the last minute and finished within 7 days  and looks great.  They even worked Saturday and Sunday to complete the job.  Steven goes out of his way to bring it all together. A real pleasure to deal with. Wouldn’t use anyone else now I’ve found them.” 

Anamaree Stevenson Google Review