• Established in 1988 as Five Star Paints Ltd as a family owned and operated business.
  • A proud Canterbury manufacturer of water based art paints, dyes, inks, glues, etc for over 30 years.
  • Acquired School Art business in 2006 - an established range of economical poster and face paints.
  • Purchased Wylies wholesale in December 2017 - large range of retail toys, novelty, souvenirs and games.
  • Changed our name from Five Star Paints Ltd to reflect our extensive range of products.
  • We have been part of the Enviro-Mark certification, an environmental management system, since 2006, achieving and maintaining a gold standard. To check our Environmental Policy click here 
  • We are members of the Buy New Zealand Made campaign. 



  • New Zealand manufacturer - we make our own water based art paints, dyes, inks, glues in our Christchurch factory with brands widely recognised in the educational and retail sector.
  • We research, develop, formulate and test all our manufactured products.
  • Importer and wholesaler of art related products, souvenirs, toys, novelty, craft.
  • Our company philosophy is being "responsive, innovative, solution finders", providing the right solutions for our customers.
  • We welcome your feedback to ensure we provide the best service possible.