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Painters Tauranga

Tauranga's Award-winning Painter & Decorator

​Authentic Finishing’s Ltd is an award-winning Painting & Decorating company owned by Clifton George, servicing the Tauranga and Bay of Plenty area. Our Tauranga painters and decorators provide a complete range of interior and exterior paint services for both commercial premises and residential homes.

“Our Nationwide Master Painter of The Year Award”

Authentic Finishing’s Ltd is proud to be the only Tauranga Master Painter to win the nationwide Dulux “Residential Dwelling – New Interior Under $25k” New Zealand Master Painter of the Year” New Zealand Master Painter of the Year award. This is a highly sought-after award in a very competitive category and I am very proud to have achieved this for myself and for the Tauranga Painters in the Bay of Plenty. This prestigious annual award is only given to Painters who produce works of outstanding quality.

Paint Quality & Service Excellence

At Authentic Finishing’s, we understand that when you’re painting your new home or decorating your existing home, nothing is more important to you than having reliable painters and decorators that you can trust. Our years of experience & professional approach have ensured that we have become an established and trusted name throughout the Bay of Plenty with a reputation for courteous and professional service. Sometimes taking on that interior, exterior painting project yourself can be a daunting task. Let our passionate painting company transform your home or business to reflect your personality & client base to be proud of for years to come. Our business values are to provide the same excellent quality of service to our business and residential customers alike, regardless of the size of the job.

Authentic Finishing’s Ltd has completed numerous Master Builder gold-winning show homes for private builders and building companies – and these homes have featured in magazines like NZ Home and Garden and the like. Choosing painters can be very difficult as there are painting companies that say they can deliver the quality that you deserve only to find that they have destroyed the look of your lovely home.

Be assured that as your painter and decorator we only use good quality materials appropriate for the job and that we will not skimp or take shortcuts to keep costs down. Our Company takes great pride in having a 100% non-return record due to poor workmanship since starting this painting business 18 years ago! As a consequence, Authentic Finishing’s Ltd has many very happy past clients and builders that can attest to paint quality & service excellence. You can be assured that the work is done right the first time, making your building project stress-free. There won’t be any need to ask me to return and repaint something that does not look right!

Expertise & Experience

Our company has a total of 28 years in the painting industry; 18 years in painting & decorating and 10 years in the automotive paint industry. The 10 years automotive spraying background gives the ability to deliver a higher level of perfection in paint finishes when applied to business premises and house painting. That’s an important edge over our competitors. (Cliff was also awarded Apprentice of the Year in his third year in the automotive painting industry.)

You can be assured that when you employ us, our painters and decorators will only be using good-quality materials appropriate for the job and that we will not skimp or take shortcuts to keep costs down!

Reliability & Trust

When you choose Authentic Finishing’s Ltd we arrange a start date and your job is the only one we will be working on until it is completed. No dealing with painters that just come and go from your house one day to the next. We have the knowledge and expertise in all areas of spray painting, painting, and decorating and cover all aspects of refurbishment and new building work. Whilst we can also recommend high-quality gib stoppers and plasterers for your project, we will be more than happy to work with your choice of contractor.

We do not subcontract out our projects! Clifton George is the owner-operator of the company and is always on-site to ensure only the best standards of work are applied to your home, as with all past clients. This is essential to the company’s reputation. We understand that customer satisfaction and feedback are crucial to the success of our business. That’s why we always work hard to ensure that our customers receive the quality of service that continues to build on our hard-earned reputation.

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate our proud Tauranga painting and decorating company. Please feel free to contact me via the Contact form or call me on 0275 947 448 (after hours 07 579 4536) with any questions that you have.

Painters Tauranga


Being high-quality Painters, every Tauranga residential painting & decorating job we do gives us an opportunity to exceed your expectations, both in the high standard of our work and in the way we accomplish the task. Our customers receive the respect, professionalism, and quality they deserve, whilst we consistently deliver on time and to a budget.

Painters Tauranga


Authentic Finishings Ltd is one of the leading commercial painting companies in the Tauranga / Bay of Plenty region. Our painting team has extensive experience combined with a client-focused attitude in delivering professional results that impress our clients.

Painters Tauranga

Specialty Painting Finishes

Our nationwide award-winning painting services provide a professional and quality decorating experience second to none guiding our commercial and residential clients through the entire process of decorating process. Our vision is to lead the way in the painting and decorating industry.

Dulux Accredited Painter
Painters Tauranga
Painters Tauranga

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Tauranga painters have been recognized 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 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

Residential Living Solutions Ltd

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 it to anyone looking for a quality painter.

Robert & Sarah O’Sullivan


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 mean that we do not have any recall of his work.

Shane McConnell

Owner Manager GJ Gardner

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