The testimonials on this page come from a website called NoCowboys.  NoCowboys allows customers to leave ratings for tradespeople throughout New Zealand – the ratings are independent and the customers authenticated.

You can see the original ratings of our work at NoCowboys by clicking or tapping here.  We’ve copied some of the more recent testimonials below.

Our clients enjoy our great communication, easy to deal with, competitive pricing and value for money work.  Please have a read of some of our testimonials:

  • 100%
“Thanks Jason and team for the great painting job in our 2 bedrooms and hallway/stairwell/entrance. The men checked all painting between coats and did spot painting to cover several stubborn marks successfully. It was very helpful to have advice on how colours would behave if we opted for 2 shades lighter in the hall area – we’re glad we didn’t as we’re thrilled with the outcome of our original choice. The team consulted us about exactly was needed,and checked the colours . They were all quiet, friendly and respectful. Marc also provided helpful advice on colours when he visited prior to giving us the quote. Thanks all, we’ll definitely use Paradise Painting again, and would recommend them to others.
Rating by: Esme  |  Rating posted: 1 day, 4 hours and 13 minutes ago  |  Contact: Jason and team  |  Job date: Mar, 2022 Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Esme• 23rd Mar

  • 100%
Thank you very much, Marc, for the speedy delivery of your painting service. We are very pleased with the outcome, and the decks look great! We were also very impressed with your team’s resourcefulness (they read the owners’ reactions) to adjust the colour before applying the final coat – and that made a world of difference. Unexpectedly, the team also provided some unplanned and greatly appreciated ‘added touches’ by dealing with a number of other overdue painting maintenance points – nice work. Job well done!
Rating by: Mark  |  Rating posted: 14th Mar  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Mar, 2022
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Mark 14th Mar

  • 100%
“We are really happy with the work that Marc’s team completed both inside & outside of our house. Communication throughout has been outstanding.
They use good quality paints & don’t mix any branded paints with inferior brands (which apparently you can get with cheaper companies).
Scaffolding was up & down really quickly too.
All painters from Paradise are always polite & respectful. Every day the site was left clean & safe so that we could keep the house functioning with 2 kids etc. I was also able to work from home uninterrupted even though they were inside & outside. Will only consider Paradise now for all our painting work.
Rating by: Fiona  |  Rating posted: 4th Jan  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Nov, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Fiona 4th Jan

  • 100%
“Marc and the team were excellent. They made sure that scaffolding was only up whilst needed and completed the whole job efficiently and to a high standard. Very happy to recommend these guys!”
Rating by: Rick  |  Rating posted: 5th Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Oct, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Rick 5th Dec, 2021

  • 93%
“Marc and his crew are true professionals. Prompt response to my inquiry and were able to squeeze me in really quickly!!! The job was done to a high standard to with no hassles!!!”
Rating by: Ric  |  Rating posted: 5th Dec, 2021  |  Contact: Riccardo Barbiellini  |  Job date: Nov, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 80%


Ric 5th Dec, 2021

  • 100%
“”Lovely guys, really happy with them and no problems at all, just got on with the job nice and quickly. It was a plastering job for a room that was in a dire state – loads of curves and holes where I’d ripped out the picture rail. Advice was all sensible, William was really helpful teaching me what to do next as I’ll be doing the painting myself, and Diego managed to catch my runaway dog. Extra service. I’m really happy with the final product. “”
Rating by: Sally  |  Rating posted: 16th Nov  |  Contact: William, Diego and Tony  |  Job date: Nov, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Sally 16th Nov


  • 100%
“Everything you’d expect from a seamless engagement. Great communication, pragmatic advice, competitive quote, professional and friendly staff, quality work.”
Rating by: SG  |  Rating posted: 28th Oct  |  Contact: Marc, Alex and team  |  Job date: Oct, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


SG 28th Oct


  • 100%
“Marc is a professional and completely reliable. The team are no different. The job was completed in winter and well. Paradise did everything we agreed and there were no surprises despite our 100 year old house.”
Rating by: Nicholas  |  Rating posted: 29th Sep  |  Contact: Marc, Alek and team   |  Job date: Sep, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Nicholas 29th Sep


  • 100%
“Excellent job. Very friendly and professional team. Would highly recommend.”
Rating by: Alan and Judy  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jun  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Jun, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Alan and Judy 22nd Jun 


  • 100%
“We needed some work done at short-notice. Marc and his team responded and did a fantastic job. Very happy to recommend.”
Rating by: Jo  |  Rating posted: 30th May  |  Contact: Marc   |  Job date: May, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Jo 30th May


  • 100%
“Marc responded really quickly to my web request, was punctual, and a great guy to deal with. Helpful advice with some really good suggestions. The preparation work was very thorough and the finished job looks great, coming in early and on budget. Steve and the guys on-site were courteous, professional, punctual, and worked through the weekend to take advantage of the good weather.”
Rating by: Dave  |  Rating posted: 24th Apr  |  Contact: Steve  |  Job date: Apr, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Dave 24th Apr


  • 100%
“The very flaking and mould covered cedar weatherboards were long overdue for attention. Marc sent in his team, and organised the scaffolding for the double storey house. The result is splendid. We chose an oil stained red-brown with a sandy cream colour concrete foundation. The weather didn’t allowed continuous work and in order to dodge the rainy days some of the team worked on Saturdays to make sure the work was completed in good time. Fine work, from respectful, pleasant painters. Thanks, until next time.
Rating by: Barbara  |  Rating posted: 30th Mar  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Mar, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Barbara • 30th Mar


  • 100%
“We had a ceiling cavity with a skylight over 12ft off the ground in a tight space in a bathroom that needed plastering and painting. It was a demanding job – up and down the ladder. Jason did a marvelous job in 2 days and cleaned up perfectly at the end of each day.”
Rating by: Bronwyn  |  Rating posted: 1st Feb  |  Contact: Mark Waterworth  |  Job date: Feb, 2021
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Bronwyn 1st Feb


  • 100%
“Excellent work performed by Marc and his team. We had some indoor and outdoor painting done and plastering. The painters were friendly, polite, clean and tidy and it looks fabulous.”
Rating by: Nicky  |  Rating posted: 28th Jan  |  Contact: Marc Warterworth  |  Job date: Sep, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Nicky 28th Jan


  • 88%
“Marc and his “dream team” ( to use his own words ) completed painting our two storied hillside house exterior last week and we couldn’t be happier with their excellent workmanship and service.
Weather conditions were challenging and the Paradise guys kept turning up and pushing on whenever they could – with a great result we are thrilled with.
Professional, thorough and obliging team – definitely highly recommended!”
Rating by: Stef  |  Rating posted: 14th Dec, 2020  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth   |  Job date: Dec, 2020
Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 80%  |  Value: 90%


Stef 14th Dec, 2020


  • 100%
“Outstanding. I contacted Marc on Tuesday to enquire about his ability to complete plastering and painting work. He visited the property on the same day and provided a quote the following day as he said he would. I accepted the quote (which was very reasonable) and work commenced the next day. All plastering and painting work was completed promptly. The communication was excellent and the team were very friendly. I cannot recommend highly enough. Everything that Marc said he would do he did when he said he would do it.
Rating by: Michael Hofmann-Body  |  Rating posted: 27th Nov, 2020  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Nov, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Michael Hofmann-Body 27th Nov, 2020


  • 100%
“We had loads of north facing windows with flaking peeling paint and water making its way inside. Our toddler
started showing interest in the paint flakes so we contacted Marc.
He got his team out to us within 2 weeks! They managed to restore our old windows beautifully, fast and with smile. A very nervous mum (petrified of lead dust) and a toddler trying to get in the way didn’t phase them. We will definitely be chatting to them when we paint the rest of the house exterior. “
Rating by: Emma  |  Rating posted: 2nd Oct, 2020  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Oct, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Emma 2nd Oct, 2020


  • 100%
“This was the second job that Marc and his team have done for us. One of the rooms was painted a very dark colour and the guys took great care and extra effort to prep all the walls. The result is fantastic. We are very pleased with the quality of all painting. The team has been easy to work with and they were happy to spend additional time ensuring the job was completed as required. We would recommend them and will use them in the future. “
Rating by: Donna  |  Rating posted: 16th Sep, 2020  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Aug, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Donna 16th Sep, 2020


  • 100%
“My husband and I were very pleased with the work undertaken by Marc and his team. We have a split level house which required all painted surfaces painted, including doors. So it was agreed they would do the paint in two halves starting with upstairs (kitchen, family room, lounge, dining room, passage, extra toilet, wash house, bedroom and ensuite). The lads (a young energic team) arrived on the Tuesday and by Friday the same week had completed the upstairs and on the weekend we moved back upstairs. Monday they completed 2 bedrooms, large bathroom and passageway and commenced the garage wall, ceiling and floors. 3 weeks later, a few final touch ups and we had a new painted interior, thrilled and very very happy.
Rating by: Lynne Ellims  |  Rating posted: 10th Aug, 2020  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Lynne Ellims 10th Aug, 2020


  • 95%
“Marc’s team came it at short notice and completed a really complex wallpaper strip, and paint job. The workmanship turned out immaculate – in that regard Paradise would be the best painters I have ever used. Very skilled.
The painters were all really friendly and punctual. Could work a little harder on stopping dust travel / maybe door coverings etc.
You pay for what you get – there are cheaper painters out there, but these guys are top notch.”
Rating by: Mike  |  Rating posted: 30th Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Marc   |  Job date: Jul, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 80%


Mike 30th Jul, 2020


  • 100%
“We recommend 100% / professional / prompt / qualified / team….
Engaged past 5 yrs for exterior / interior painting plastering on family home & rental property. The real bonus is Marc can provide one painter or a team of 6 or 7 depending on the job. Current job was short notice, ( on a weekend ) with immediate appraisal & start the next day. Incredible service always !”
Rating by: Janine  |  Rating posted: 21st May, 2020  |  Contact: Janine Hickson   |  Job date: May, 2020 Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Janine 21st May, 2020


  • 93%
“We recently used Paradise Painting Ltd to paint the exterior of our two storey house in the Eastern Suburbs. After meeting several painting contractors, we decided on Marc and Paradise Painting for a number of reasons (1) they were local and they understood the local/coastal environment (2) they provided a thorough and detailed quote including fair terms and conditions and (3) they were good communicators and accessible. Whilst Paradise Paining wasn’t the cheapest quote (you do get what you pay for), they weren’t the most expensive either. We were confident that Marc was committed to providing a quality outcome. Whilst our exterior paint took a little longer than expected due to a number of reasons (including a lockdown), Marc and his crew did a quality job. They were always accessible, took pride in their work, communicative and tidy on site. I am happy to recommend Marc and Paradise Painting to anyone considering a painting project.
Rating by: Nick  |  Rating posted: 20th May, 2020  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth   |  Job date: May, 2020
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 80%  |  Value: 90%


Nick 20th May, 2020


  • 100%

“We needed to spruce up our Wellington CBD apartment to sell in the spring market. We wanted a top quality job at a competitive price, and this is exactly what we got from Marc and his team. We trusted them to choose neutral colours (celing, walls and doors), do a few small plastering jobs, work around our tenant, leave the apartment tidy … as well as get the job done a day before the new carpet was laid! Tick, tick, tick, tick. We couldn’t have been happier with the standard of the paint job,

Rating by: Delysse  |  Rating posted: 14th Apr  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Sep, 2019
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%

Delysse 14th Apr, 2020


  • 93%

“Marc and his team did a great job painting the outside of our house. They were easy to deal with and were professional in their work. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Rating by: Lindsay  |  Rating posted: 13th Dec, 2019  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Dec, 2019
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%

Lindsay 13th Dec, 2019


  • 95%
“Friendly & Professional. Got the job done no dramas!
Came back to complete details post paint drying/curing like getting tricky door handles back on…
No mess in apartment during job.
Good advice given by Marc
couldn’t be happier :)”
Rating by: Rachel  |  Rating posted: 9th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Jul, 2019
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%


Rachel 9th Jul, 2019


  • 95%
“Marc and his team led by Isaac were called in at short notice to paint both the interior and exterior. They knocked the job out in a few days and we fantastic to deal with. Nothing was a problem and they even did some bathroom sealing and never charged me. It’s generally rare to see a Manager / Owner mucking in but Marc did as rough weather was approaching the next day. Highly recommend. “
Rating by: Gerry  |  Rating posted: 7th Mar  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: May, 2018
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%


Gerry 7th Mar


  • 100%

“Marc and his boys have been out to our property in Otaki (Kapiti coast) on two separate occasions now and they are booked in for a third visit this July (2019).

They have shown themselves to be an extremely professional crew and come with a can do attitude, Issac and the boys go above and beyond in their delivery of service, They are reliable respectful and dedicated to the job, I 100% recommend this company and its finished product.”

Rating by: Andy  |  Rating posted: 6th Mar  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Jul, 2018
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Andy 6th Mar


  • 98%

“Marc and his team lead by William, painted all the exterior of my house and all the fences. I am very pleased with the result. They were easy to communicate with and responsive to my requests. The team was friendly and professional.”

Rating by: John Barrance  |  Rating posted: 28th Feb  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Feb, 2019
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%


John Barrance  28th Feb


  • 100%

“Marc and his team did a wonderful job on painting the interior of our home. The whole project was run very professionally, completed in the agreed timeframe, the results were excellent and Marc was always available if we needed to consult with him. The team were very pleasant, treated our home and possessions with care and cleaned up very well. ”

Rating by: Christine  |  Rating posted: 4th Feb  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Nov, 2018
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Christine 4th Feb


  • 100%
“Marc and Isaac deliver a fabulous product. Have used Paradise painters for one external and several internal
house repaints over the years. The last project at the end of 2018 required the full internal repaint of the inside of our 260 square metre home. From outline. quote, negotiations, execution and discussion of additiona extras the process was professional and a fun experience with a positive outcome. The finish obtained and the thoughtful way the team moved through the house to cater for our needs further supported our continuing preference for using Marc and Paradise Painting.

Always a pleasure to deal with and delivery of such excellence is a credit to Marc and his team.”

Rating by: David  |  Rating posted: 1st Feb, 2019  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Oct, 2018
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


David 1st Feb, 2019


Testimonials from 2018

  • 100%
“Great communication, professional work, nice guys. 10/10 would recommend.My partner and I had just moved into
a new house and wanted some of the coving replaced. I contacted no less than a dozen contractors and got some
pretty mixed results. We don’t have great access as we’re down a footpath and we were looking at 2-4 weeks before
commencement of the job.

Marc called me back and was like, how about my team shows up tomorrow? We can be done in 3 days if that suits? Needless to say we jumped at the opportunity.

His team came in and were super professional – on time, communicative and friendly – great guys. They did a professional job very quickly.

Any time we require any plastering or painting, we’re going to ring Marc first thing.

Thanks again to Marc, Isaac, and the Paradise Team.”

Rating by: Jesse  |  Rating posted: 11th Sep, 2018  |  Contact: Marc  |  Job date: Sep, 2018
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Jesse 11th Sep, 2018


  • 100%
“A highly professional business. Provided excellent value for money, and undertook additional work for no extra charge. An amazing quality finish, especially considering the significant preparation that was required. Excellent communication and all work was completed on time and to budget. I would highly recommend Marc and his friendly
and courteous team.”
Rating by: Jack  |  Rating posted: 19th Jun, 2018  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Jun, 2018
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Jack 19th Jun, 2018



  • 93%
“Marc was courteous and professional to deal with. His two painters were fantastic – lovely guys who went above and beyond what we had agreed to (thank you very much!). The quality of the work was excellent, better than I had imagined, and I felt very comfortable with these two gentlemen in my home. Thank you again for a great job – I would highly recommend this company!”
Rating by: Camilla  |  Rating posted: 24th May, 2018  |  Contact: Isaac and partner  |  Job date: May, 2018
Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%


Camilla 24th May, 2018



Testimonials from 2017

  • 95%
“That was a fantastic job. Immaculate, amazing! A difficult job to undertake due to the very demanding specifications. Everything was done with clockwork precision.”
Rating by: Menno  |  Rating posted: 10th Nov, 2017  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth   |  Job date: Nov, 2017
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 80%


Menno 10th Nov, 2017


  • 100%
“Marc and his team did a great job painting our house .
The painters cleaned up and left the place tidy.
Best thing was no radios going to annoy the neighborhood.”
Rating by: Patricia  |  Rating posted: 1st Nov, 2017  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Oct, 2017
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Patricia 1st Nov, 2017


  • 100%
“Mark’s team of plasterers and painters did a great job on our old cottage. They were focused, professional, and hard working. They provided excellent communication and top service. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. The old place looks fresh and new, thanks to their expertise.”
Rating by: Adrian  |  Rating posted: 13th Jun, 2017  |  Contact: Mark Waterworth  |  Job date: May, 2017
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  | Value: 100%


Adrian 13th Jun, 2017


  • 100%
“Absolutely top job. Couldn’t have asked for more. Marc, Isaac, William and the team provided excellent and friendly service and were very professional in their approach. We are very happy with the final product and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them for any painting job you may have.Many thanks lads!”
Rating by: Judy and Alan Kerr  |  Rating posted: 21st Mar, 2017  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Mar, 2017
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Judy and Alan Kerr 21st Mar, 2017



  • 100%
“Absolutely stellar service provided by this firm. Our house required significant remedial works to the exterior cladding. Paradise Painting helped us find a local builder, who worked in with the painters to get the job done to a very high standard, in a very short time. Despite terrible weather conditions, they managed to deliver a beautiful paint job inside and out. Their crew were polite, professional and tidy. I recommend them without reservation!”
Rating by: Abby  |  Rating posted: 22nd Feb, 2017  |  Contact: Abby Letteri  |  Job date: Dec, 2016
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Abby 22nd Feb, 2017


  • 100%
“Excellent communication. Excellent service. Excellent value. Couldn’t be more happy with the job.”
Rating by: Keith  |  Rating posted: 22nd Feb, 2017  |  Contact: Marc Waterworth  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%


Keith 22nd Feb, 2017


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