When we say “about us” we actually mean it’s all about you – We pride ourselves on delivering customer service that is second to none and giving you a completed job that you can be proud of.

Meet The Team

Grant Waghorn


I’m Grant and I’m the owner of Architectural Painters. I’ve worked in the painting and wallpapering industry for virtually all of my working career. Whilst I’m a very experienced painter, my passion is wall papering.

Whether it’s a small residential job or a bigger commercial job, I like to treat every job as if it were my own. I wouldn’t produce a job I wouldn’t want in my own house.

When I’m not at work I enjoy all things to do with motorbikes and also have an interest in PC gaming.

Tim Markham


Born here in Dunedin, I completed my apprenticeship in 1978 and worked on many big building projects here in Dunedin and Otago including the Golden Centre and Meridian Malls, Repaint of the Railway Station, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the first McDonalds in George St, Millennium Hotel Queenstown as well as many private businesses and family homes.

I enjoy the scope and satisfaction of the work whether its water blasting or wall papering. My interests outside of work include ornithology, watercolor painting, music and sport.

Our Services

We Provide a Range of
Commercial & Residential  Services


We will advise the best paint, application method and surface prep required for each specific project. Our goal is to provide a job you will be proud of.


Wall paper is Grant’s specialty and he is particularly excited about the resurgence wallpaper has been enjoying over recent years. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Grant knows all the tricks and has the experience to ensure an eye-catching result you will be proud of.

3D Wall Tiles

3D Wall panels are a recent introduction to the wall covering scene. They provide a wonderful alternative to wallpaper and painting flat walls.






“Grant and the team from Architectural Painters were recommended to us by a local kitchen manufacturer to paint the interior of our apartment.

Their extensive preparation work and painting expertise resulted in an exceptionally high quality finish. Grant and the team were responsive and professional throughout the painting process and have since provided us with great follow up service.

We would definitely recommend Architectural Painters to friends, family and others who are looking for exceptional paintwork and great customer service”.

Chelsea Cooper

“I used Grant in August to wallpaper a bedroom that I had stripped a couple of months before hand. The walls were a mess with pock marks, fibrous plaster sticking out, and an uneven surface right around. I honestly didn’t think it would be salvageable.

Grant took the time to prepare the walls before wallpapering and the finish is amazing. You would never know that he didn’t start with a smooth surface and the wallpapering itself is impeccable.

He works so tidily and efficiently and the room has been completely transformed with no bubbles or obvious join marks in the paper. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to get skim coating, painting or wallpapering and would definitely use him again”.


“After our previous house contracting company left us with a partially finished paint job, we asked Architectural Painters to help.

Having Grant and his team work on the exterior of our house was a very positive experience. They turned up when they said they would, they were polite and respectful, they worked hard and did a fantastic job.

Overall we are very pleased with the great quality of the paint finish to our house exterior and would highly recommend this company to others looking for a professional team for any painting requirements”.

Chris & Don Lockie

“Architectural Painters did an amazing job on our daughter’s bedroom. We have been asked by many friends who did the work and have been more than happy to refer them to Architectural Painters.
We required a lot of remedial work to get the finish we wanted and could not be happier with the results. These guys will be doing the rest of our house”.

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