Enjoy a home you can be proud of, with a quality finish that will stand the test of time. PBF (Paint and Plasterboard Finishing) is an award-winning house painting and plasterboarding company in Auckland. Owner Arjen Bloem started PBF in 2007, having worked in the industry since the 1980s. Today, we employ 19 painters, 4 Builders and two scaffolders. We also employ six gib stoppers and our senior management team holds around 150 years’ collective experience.

We’re registered Master Painters and pride ourselves on thorough quality assurance processes. Our team is recognised for doing what it says, and completing projects to the highest standard in the agreed timeframe.

Call us today to discuss your house-painting needs. If your job also involves gib fixing or gib stopping, visit our plasterboarding website.



You’ll benefit from the collective experience of our award-winning team. We’re proud to have received these recent awards:



Arjen Bloem, Managing Director

Arjen has been in the industry since the 1980s, working his way up to being a project manager for a construction company. In 1991 he stepped out and started his own business, which has grown into an award-winning company. Arjen’s goal is for PBF to be known as New Zealand’s premier painting and plasterboard company by delivering unrivalled quality and service. Arjen is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, which promotes excellence in corporate governance, and has 17 years’ experience in professional sales and product management.


Anoushka Bloem - Legal / Commercial

Anoushka manages legal and commercial issues and provides strategic support for the business. On top of her own legal career she also looks after the three beautiful children she shares with PBF director Arjen.


Bryan Swainson, Business Development

With more than 46 years’ experience in senior project management at New Zealand’s top painting companies, Bryan is a huge asset to PBF. His management and documentation of our processes help us deliver excellent, consistent workmanship and customer experiences.


Lance Tomsett, Sales

Lance came to PBF with more than two decades of experience in sales and management. With an obvious enthusiasm and passion for people, he enjoys meeting prospective clients to discuss their projects. He believes it’s paramount to get the job done right the first time. Outside of work Lance is a keen foodie and a committed family man with nine grandchildren.


Daniel Arian, Project Manager

Daniel is an integral member of our residential painting team. He has worked on some of Auckland’s most prestigious homes as a painter and site manager. Daniel joined us in 2010 and specialises in supervising painting projects at luxury homes.


Julian Perez, Project Manager

Julian has a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality. Originally from Columbia, he is a qualified architect and manages painting projects requiring a high level of finish. Julian has been with PBF since 2011.


Scott Schrader, Project Manager

Scott uses his broad experience in project management and sales to deliver top-notch service for our clients. He manages PBF’s residential painting projects as well as maintenance and guarantees.


Cherie Jones, Office Manager

Cherie runs our North Shore office and looks after the accounts and invoicing. With extensive experience in office management for contracting businesses, Cherie is an organisational extraordinaire.


Alex Nassar, Supervisor

Before joining PBF in 2014, Alex spent 10 years looking after large-scale residential developments in Australia. He has managed large teams working on luxury developments, and brings excellent painting and finishing skills to the team. Alex is also a keen soccer player at his local club and is an ardent Real Madrid supporter.



All round great job and service Craig - Banff Ave, Epsom

The team on site were very responsive, attentive & proactive dealing with all stages to completion. The team were always...

“Excellent co-ordination of painting & plasterboard teams. Work has been completed to a high standard. Your company has been a...

"We could not have asked for more professionalism. The Painters were always on time, friendly, attention to detail was first...