Our review compares paints on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which paint they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 1,635 Australians for their feedback on the house paint(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
Haymes Paint was rated five stars across all categories, including quality of finish, durability, variety & range, value for money, ease of application and overall satisfaction.
Established way back in 1935, Haymes Paint is a family-owned brand that offers over 5,000 paint colours for shoppers to choose from, including annual colour library releases to help you jump on the latest trends or really dive into what you need to bring your rooms to life. Offering a variety of interior and exterior paints, speciality finishes, woodcare, concrete and paving coatings, render and textures, along with protective and industrial coatings to help take care of whatever job is ahead of you. Haymes Paint is available through more than 350 paint stockists across Australia including Haymes Paint Shops and Paint Right stores.
Taubmans was rated five stars for ease of application, variety & range and quality of finish, with four stars for durability and overall satisfaction, and three stars for value for money.
With a history that dates back to 1897, Taubmans offers a variety of paints for professionals and DIYers to choose from, including ceiling, doors & trim, exterior, interior, prep, trade and texture, with the ranges of paint further classified into areas such as Taubmans All Weather, Paint + Prime, 3-in-1 Prep, Sunproof, Endure and Easy Coat. Taubmans is available to purchase from Taubmans stores, along with retailers such as Bunnings and paint stores.
Dulux was rated five stars for quality of finish, durability, variety & range and ease of application, with four stars for overall satisfaction and three stars for value for money.
Arguably one of the more well-known brands (purely because of its dog mascot), Dulux has been operating since 1918, and is made in Australia with facilities in Queensland and Victoria. Boasting a range of over 4,800 colours for inside, outside and everything in between, Dulux’s range of paints is split into Wash & Wear, Weathershield, UltraAir, Design Effects, Precision, Professional and Renovation, with multiple tin sizes available depending on the product. Dulux products can be purchased online, or at paint and trade retail stores.
Berger was rated four stars for value for money, variety & range, durability, quality of finish and overall satisfaction, with three stars for ease of application.
With a history that dates back to 1916, Berger offers a range of paints for interior, exterior, concrete, paving and more, allowing you to find something regardless of where it is on your house. Product ranges include undercoats, ceiling, doors & trims, Everlast, water-based paints, low sheen, semi gloss and seemingly everything in between, with multiple tin container sizes available across the ranges. Berger even offers a paint calculator to help give you an outline of how much you might need for the job ahead, helping to take some of the guesswork out of the job ahead.
British Paints was rated four stars in all categories, including ease of application, value for money, variety & range, durability, quality of finish and overall satisfaction.
Stocked predominantly at Bunnings, British Paints has been operating for over 80 years, with the brand offering prep, interior, exterior, enamel, ceiling and deck paints, with a variety of colours and tin sizes available. You can search for paints online, with the range further split into water-based and oil-based varieties, with flat, matte, low-sheen, gloss and semi-gloss sheens also available to choose from, with some coming with additional features, such as the Wear & Tear Fighter range to help protect the exterior of your home from the Australian conditions.
Wattyl was rated four stars for quality of finish, durability, variety & range, value for money and overall satisfaction, with three stars for ease of application.
Currently owned by the Hempel Group – a mainstay in the global painting scene – Wattyl is sold at various retailers around Australia, including its own Wattyl Paint Centres, with a full list of locations available on the Wattyl website. Offering paints for the DIYer and trade, Wattyl’s range of paints include I.D Advanced, Preps & Enamels, Forestwood, Killrust and Solver, with further categorisation into ceilings, facades, metal, timber, trim, walls and ceiling applications. And if you’re not sure about what you need or how to apply it, Wattyl also offers a number of resources online to help get the job done.
Accent was rated four stars for value for money, with three stars for ease of application, variety & range, durability, quality of finish and overall satisfaction.
Exclusive to Mitre 10 stores, Accent paints offers a range of interior, exterior, perp, doors, windows & trims, woodcare, ceiling and fence finishes, along with accessories and sprays to help wrap up the job. Additionally offering low sheen, matt, gloss and other varieties, Accent’s range of paints come in varying sizes, with water and enamel-based paints included within the line-up.
Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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