Tauranga painters have been recognised as among the country's best. Clifton George, of Authentic Finishings, brushed off stiff competition at the New Zealand Master Painter of the Year Awards to be announced the winner of the "Residential Dwelling New Interior Under $25,000" award. Mr George won the award for his work on a Mount Maunganui home. Murray Gray, from sponsoring company Dulux and one of the award's judges, said the work had been "flawless." This was a lovely project completed by a highly skilled craftsman. The home was decorated in natural tones and the brushwork around the doors and frames was immaculate."

Bay Of Plenty Times   

Clifton George of Authentic Finishings Ltd was recommended to us by our plasterer as an award-winning painter to whom maintaining very high standards was paramount. We employed Clifton to paint the interior of our new house at Katikati on this recommendation and found it to be correct - we were very pleased with the finished result. He is knowledgeable, efficient and extremely particular, ever-courteous and easy to deal with. We would have no hesitation in using Clifton George again for any future projects.

John and Jill Taylor    Katikati   

Authentic Finishings Ltd painted the interior of our newly built 2 story house in 2012.

Cliff is very passionate about what he does, and provided us with very useful and knowledgeable advice.

Our project was completed promptly and without hassle and the paint finish is EXCELLENT!! We are extremely happy with the job that Cliff has done for us.

We have had several comments on the finishing from visitors to our home who are particularly impressed with the glass look finishing achieved on our window & door architraves and the doors themselves (we were considering sending them off to be lacquered but no need with Cliff’s finish!)

We would not hesitate to use Authentic Finishings again for future projects and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quality painter.

Robert & Sarah O’Sullivan    Tauranga   

For our new build we were advised to speak to a smaller reputable building company. This reputable builder conscientiously selected all his sub contractors, as his reputation relied solely on their workmanship.

This brings me to his exterior & interior painter Clifton George of Authentic Finishing’s Ltd. Once introduced he was very approachable & polite and we spoke in detail about what products are best for our wet & dry area's etc using only first class products. He arrived always before normal start time and worked continuously throughout the day. His workmanship was "OUTSTANDING" to the very last detail. I personally thought the windows & doors etc was some new porcelain product!

Visitors to our home "ALWAYS" first comment on the paint finish as it seems to be the first thing that attracts their attention.

We cannot speak highly enough of Cliff's hard working company, who produced such amazing results that has impressed us, & all of our visitors. Thus made I put pen to paper so others will not have to strike it "LUCKY" to find a company that produces such precise high quality workmanship.

John & Joyce Batten    Tauranga   

Clifton George from Authentic Finishing's Ltd has painted many houses for us. He is passionate about the work he does and achieves a fantastic finish. His great work ethic and attention to detail means that we do not have any hassles with recall on his work.

Shane McConnell, Owner Manager GJ Gardner Homes    Tauranga   

In 2004 Clifton George of Authentic Finishing Ltd painted the interior of our house in Tauranga. We found Clifton easy to deal with and his expertise in advising us on colour schemes, paint quality, and methods very knowledgeable and his understanding of our needs was very important to us. It was a pleasure to deal with him as he was polite and courteous and very punctual and the work was carried out in a quick and highly proficient manner. People still compliment us on the standard of the paint work 10 years later. We would have no hesitation in recommending Authentic Finishing Ltd to anyone else and have done so over the years to their satisfaction also. Clifton deserved the Award of House Painter of the Year that he received as his work is always up to a quality standard.

Alan & Jill Priest    Tauranga   

We have used Clifton for many of the painting jobs around our Motel. He has always provides high quality workmanship. He is a pleasure to deal with and will always give you good advice for what you want. We highly recommend Authentic Finishing's as will will be using Clifton for all future work that is needed around our Motel.

Kris & Tracy Stamatakos, Colonial Court Motor Inn    Tauranga   

We are so pleased with the paint job at our new house. Clifton offered excellent advice and the finish is exactly what we wanted. The paint work is meticulous and we've had lots of positive feedback from friends and trades people who've seen it. Clifton finished the job promptly without sacrificing the quality. We would recommend Authentic Finishings Ltd to anyone wanting a top quality paint job.

Heidi Pene    Tokoroa   

Clifton George was employed by our masterbuilder to paint the interior and exterior of the new house.

His workmanship is to the highest quality and we are very pleased with the professional finish on all our painted surfaces.
His impeccable attention to detail leaves a paint finish second to none which stands out for all the right reasons.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Authentic Finishings Ltd for any of your future painting requirements.

Craig and Nicky Gulliver    Tauranga   

Authentic Finishings Ltd painted the interior of our house at Mt Maunganui. The house was on three levels so this in itself created a difficult task. There was a fair bit of repair work required to the existing gib-board but nothing was a problem. We could not fault the work & we have had many comments on the finish. Clifton and his team did an amazing job.
Andy and Sue

Andy & Sue Lyndon    Mt Maunganui   

Clifton George from Authentic finishings Ltd was engaged in painting my new home with Prestige homes. His work and knowledge about painting is outstanding and I would highly recommend his company to anyone that is looking for a high quality painter & decorator.

Leonie Wells    Tauranga   

'It was such a pleasure having Cliff work on our new home. He was such a perfectionist and noticed every detail that needed that extra bit of attention... He was all we could have hoped for in a decorator.

Cliff's work is meticulous, it is no wonder when he takes such pride in his finishes. Every stage was always completed to the highest standard.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Authentic Finishing's Ltd to anyone wanting a contractor with an eye for detail and a passion for making a house look its most beautiful.'

Ian & Amanda Hema   

Clifton was introduced to us by the Master Builder undertaking the total interior renovation of our recently acquired home. He and his wife Ying were an entirely satisfactory choice; they were unfailingly courteous, helpful, and meticulous in their application. The result is outstanding and we would unreservedly recommend them to anyone seeking a well above average finish. Look at the Gallery pictures - "Renovation at Waratah Street".

Elaine and Robbie Robertson.    Tauranga   

Clifton and his team provide extremely high quality workmanship. They are reliable, trustworthy and the finished product is of an exceptional standard. Clifton’s follow up, when required, is excellent. Their attention to detail is what sets this business apart from other contractors. Nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend Authentic Finishings.

Garry Bettelheim – Director, Residential Living Solutions Ltd    Tauranga