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Phil Wilkinson

Master Painters Association and Coating Problems They Encounter

The Master Painters NZ Association represents the people who actually use the product that SCANZ members make.

As the Training and Assessment Manager, Phil will give an update on the Association, and the problems that their members are seeing out in the field.

These include:

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

This 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 30 years. Having completed a Painting and Paperhanging 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, along with training of Interior Designers, some Trade customers and Dulux staff.

Currently Phil is the Training and Assessment Manager for Master Painters NZ Association. This role encompasses delivery of 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 home owners. 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 children aged 18 & 20.