"Artisan Paints: The shocking Truth About Being a Boutique Paint Manufacturer that's Proudly NZ-Made"

After nearly a decade of working with imported paints & products, we made a conscious decision to assemble a remarkable team of both creative and scientific minds. Together, we embarked on a journey to innovate from the ground up; Artisan Paints, a premium DIY paint that not only upholds the highest quality standards but also stands as a testament to sustainability and environmental friendliness, packed with superior-grade ingredients and raw materials. With this we often mention in our posts:  Innovated, crafted and proudly made in NZ.


What that actually means is that each purchase of Artisan Paints supports a vast network of local businesses in New Zealand. From our team who make the paint, our creative team, the business who makes our sturdy boxes, the dedicated drivers and truck drivers delivering our paints far and wide, our local freight team, the skilled team who print our labels to perfection, the graphic designers, all the businesses where we source anything small to large from packing tapes, tins, jars, lids… right through to our Artisan retailers who work hard in their businesses to support and share the message of what Artisan Paints can do and to encourage creativity within NZ  and that’s just to name a few of our small to medium sized business we work with where Artisan Paints has an impact… NZ businesses – they all benefit.


Photo: Lynette Artisan Retailer in Matamata

Artisan Retailer Lisa & Tina in Carterton. Always willing to go the extra mile for their customers and communities 

When you choose NZ Made Artisan Paints, every dollar remains within NewZealand, circulating through these many businesses and their diligent teams. It translates into tangible assistance, enabling parents to provide their children with enriching extracurricular activities, aiding individuals in caring for their elderly parents, assisting aspiring homeowners in realising their dreams, helping graduates pay off their school loans, and providing essential relief for those grappling with the escalating cost of living. 

Photo: Top; Awesome Jay and bottom; Our lovely Dave at our local freight company who always makes sure that Artisan Paints makes it on the trucks the same day to travel down the country and has also been known to hold a truck or two back while we're racing to close up the last of the boxes  to make sure it gets on.. always with a smile and just an awesome team. 

Photo: Carla whos owns and runs Paint Me Vintage in Tauranga, a passionate Artisan Retailer who understands the value of "made of NZ" with a strong creative community behind her in Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

"Choosing to buy locally and NZ Made isn't just about getting a Premium quality product; it's about investing in your community and your country. When you opt for products made right here in New Zealand, you're not only supporting local businesses but also contributing to the growth and prosperity of your neighbours and friends. It's about preserving jobs, fostering economic stability, and reducing the carbon footprint by cutting down on international transportation… Moreover, buying locally often means you're getting a product that's tailored to local preferences and standards, ensuring it's a perfect fit for your needs. So, every purchase becomes an opportunity to make a positive impact, strengthen your community, and celebrate the creativity, innovation, and craftsmanship that thrive right here in New Zealand.”

Nicolette, Deirdre and Tracey, Artisan Retailers in Remuera supporting and sharing NZ Made Artisan Paints. Nicolette and Deirdre are Mother and daughter and Tracey is a close friend. 

So  when you come across ‘Proudly NZ' or 'Proudly innovated, crafted & made in NZ' in our communications, we want those words to resonate deeper as it signifies more than a mere slogan. It embodies a profound commitment to our local community, our economy, and our unwavering dedication to environmental responsibility. It's an integral part of who we are, and we extend an invitation to you to be a part of this journey, supporting and celebrating not just NZ made Artisan Paints but  ALL those businesses who choose to take a brave step to keeping things made in New Zealand.” #proudlymadeinnz

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