About Us


Since 1915, Wattyl has produced technologically advanced, market leading products with proven performance, reliability and durability for Australia and New Zealand conditions.

We produce a broad range of architectural paints, varnishes, lacquers, texture systems and industrial coatings in New Zealand under the Wattyl, Taubmans and Granosite brands. Our products are used by home owners, builders, developers, facility managers, contract painters & industrial manufacturers and are specified by architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals.

Our strong commitment to research and development has produced market leading products with proven performance, reliability and durability such as Wattyl Solagard and Wattyl Forestwood.

With manufacturing and head office based in Auckland, an extensive network of over 20 company owned stores and an active Pacific region export division, Wattyl employs over 200 people nationwide and is well positioned to service the surface coating needs of its customers.

Today, Wattyl is a fully owned subsidiary of Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry with sales of $3.9 billion, and over 10,000 employees, a company that has been vibrantly colouring the world with its products since 1806. Valspar is the sixth largest coatings manufacturer in the world that with a history of innovation and dedication to excellence continues to grow. For over 200 years, Valspar's innovative paints and coatings have enhanced iconic buildings and the world's best-known brands. From Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis aeroplane to the Hong Kong Convention Centre, from a Coca-Cola can to a Yamaha grand piano. From the green that defines the John Deere tractor to Coca-Cola red and Caterpillar yellow, Valspar creates high quality, functional and decorative coatings for leaders in a variety of industries.

Under the Valspar umbrella, Wattyl will continue to build on past innovation to produce technologically advanced, market leading products to suit Australia and New Zealand conditions.

We are proud of our involvement with Environmental Choice New Zealand, Sensitive Choice®, New Zealand Green Building Council, Master Painters New Z

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