Our Story

Some trades just stick in the family, and First Rate Finish is no different. The business has been in the family for over 50 years with Monty taking the tools from his father, brushing up his skills and expanding the team to where it is today. 

A group of highly professional painters, that’s the First Rate Finish team! Every one of them prides themselves on taking the job that extra mile, making sure every finishing touch is always put in place, no matter the size of the project.

You’ll see our vans all around Hamilton and the Waikato, painting residential, painting commercial, painting the whole town red if we could! 

Our Team


Boss Man

Alan & Jason




Our Work

What our customers are saying about us

“Your painters were absolutely great. They always left our place very tidy every night after work. The place looks fabulous. It really is First Rate! Once again, thanks for the top class work.”

- Peter & Victoria grant

“We were blown away by the attention to detail that was present in Monty and his team’s workmanship. The boys were always pleasant to have around and we would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Monty & his team to anyone who is after a top-notch job”

- Bob & Lyn Sadler

“Thank you so much for the work that you have done for us. We are really impressed with your team, their attitude and quality of workmanship. We are really pleased.”

- Gavin & Marlene Brownrigg