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Master Painters Technical Talk

  • 20 Jul 2021
  • 5:30 PM
  • Horse & Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden

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National Manager Membership and Workmanship

Phil Wilkinson is the Training & Assessment Manager of the Master Painters NZ Association, will be presenting a talk about the Master Painters Association and the problems that they see out in the field.

These include:

  • Shrinking weatherboard
  • Use of dark colours, incorrect products
  • Heightened consumer expectation
  • Surfactant leaching
  • Multi-layer delamination

This talk will give you an idea about what applicators and consumers expectations are in a paint coating ... sometimes the impossible!


Phil has been part of the Painting and Decorating industry for over 35 years. Having completed a Painting and Paper-hanging apprenticeship in 1987, he has owned and run a successful painting company and a busy retail paint outlet. After selling the retail business in 2005, Phil joined Dulux. After initially managing a large trade store in Auckland, he took up a training role, delivering training courses for Dulux’s retail customers such as Mitre 10, Guthrie Bowron and Bunnings, including Interior Designers, some Trade customers and Dulux staff.

Currently, Phil is the National Manager Membership & Workmanship for the Master Painters NZ Association. This role encompasses delivering training courses for the membership, providing assessment for MPA’s Quality Assurance Programme and providing help and advice to consumers and MPA members. 

The courses delivered include dealing with Lead-based paint and small business management style workshops.

Taking up more and more of his time is the delivery of painting workmanship assessments and reports. These are completed for Insurance companies and painting contractors, but most are completed for homeowners. Often these reports are used as evidence in Dispute Tribunal hearings helping to provide resolution to the problems faced. Approximately 70 assessments were completed nationally by Phil last year and this is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

Living in Auckland, Phil is married to Karen and they have 2 adult children.


Surface Coatings Association New Zealand

The professional body of individuals involved in the surface coatings industry


+64 (9) 910-0142


P O Box 20145
Glen Eden, Auckland 0641
New Zealand

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