New shorts hit the ground running
At ALMAX, we’re always looking for proven ways to make painters and the trade look good. That means listening to the people we work with, addressing their needs, and sourcing great products whic...
Great Relationships Boost Supply
For ALMAX, great relationships are the bonds that hold our company and our supply chain together. Those strong connections mean we can continue to deliver leading products, keeping our customers happy...
ALMAX is pleased to announce the arrival of the latest consignment of new stock –
fresh off the water and ready for your stores. It includes firm favourites like USA’s
Wooster range and ...
Covid and supply chain update
We know that, for many, this has been a trying time financially and in many other ways. The ALMAX team will continue to be here to provide whatever help and support we can.
As Christmas approaches, s...
ALMAX Lift Off Van Pack – and the guys who inspired it!
The Lift Off® range of products is fast becoming an essential in painters’ vans around New Zealand. Inspired by the feedback we’ve received, we’ve put together an ALMAX Lift Off ...
“It’s impressive, that stuff!”
Chris Tolson, owner of Tolson Decorators, and his Motueka-based team have been “flat out” for the past five years. Chris came to the trade fresh from school and has never looked back. &ldq...
Does this paint smell like vanilla to you?
Professional scented paints came to our attention a while back when we were sent some free sachets in an order from a US-based hardware supplier. (Actually, they may have been thrown out...) But just ...
Is the “fifth wall” making a comeback?
The last heyday of highly decorated ceilings was back in the Victorian era. But, decorating history does have a habit of repeating itself.
Right now, one of the global trends we’ve been seeing ...
“It does the job.”
Corey Lahina, Director of CDL Decorators, is a hard-working, successful painter for a leading home building company, who has carved his own niche.
He says he got started in the trade when his now fo...
“We find it great!”
Terry Gough, Director of M W Decorator in Dunedin, is highly motivated; moving from painting apprenticeship to owner of a multi award-winning business in just 15 years.
“I was offered a job as ...
What are ALMAX doing for their Mums this Mothers' Day?
The ALMAX team have plenty planned for their Mums during May, from helping re-paint their childhood bedroom, to welcoming a new daughter-in-law, to a 95th birthday celebration.
In charge of Business ...
Greens and greys are not going away.
At Almax we’ve been keeping an eye on the paint companies’ and designers’ thoughts on colour trends for 2021/2022.
One that stands out, so to speak, is grey. It’s being partne...
Crushed cans: Quick job and a short trip to recycling
After 30 years in the industry, Peter Hogg certainly knows paint. The manager of PPG Industries managed warehouse in Christchurch, he’s part of a US-based company that’s a pioneer in paint...
Waste reduction helps busy paint supplier
New Zealand's fastest growing paint store online and direct to the trade, Total Bodyshop Supplies are flat out every day servicing their customers. With stores in Petone, Hawkes Bay and Palmerston...
What McCrea Painters say about Lift Off
It’s good. No complaints so far!”
Owner of Ashburton-based McCrea Painters and Decorators, Richie McCrea has an all-encompassing approach to his trade, which has seen his team working eve...
Pallet Manufacturer Testimonial
Owner/Director of Southern Pallets, Sam Donnithorne began his now thriving business as a university assignment back in 2005. A whole lot of hard work later, the C...
Adhesive Spraying Testimonial
Transformational business chooses Almax pressure pots
Auto Transform is a New Zealand-owned family business operating out of a purpose-built vehicle adaptation facility in Wiri, Auckland. Their succe...
Pressure Pot Spraying
“Simple to use, easy to clean.” Makes sense for leading manufacturer.
Soon to add into the ultra-competitive American market to their export portfolio, Farmgear Ltd is one of New Zealand&...
Star Automatic Spray Guns
“They do the job.”
O’Brien Group has more than 45 years’ experience in manufacturing high quality customised benchtops, partitions and panelling. The busy company has six bran...
Star Spray Gun Testimonial
“They’re just awesome.”
Harris Home Fires’ Factory Manager Adrian Reid, has been in the sheet metal industry for 30 years and knows the business inside and out. He says he was...
Walcom Kombat Testimonial
“Nice, light, easy-to-use…”
John Clark is a rare talent. Literally. A cabinetmaker by trade, he began his apprenticeship in 1992. Today he says, there’s not so many of them...
Walcom Kombat Testimonial
“I rate them up with the best.”
Chris Bader has some very good reasons for liking the Italian-made Walcom Slim Kombat spray gun and it’s not just about the superior finish. (Thoug...
Ben's Door Stacker Testimonial
Ben Nossiter from Christchurch-based Picture Perfect Painting and Decorating started in the industry soon after the post-earthquake rebuild began. Ben said he could see the d...
Craig's Door Stacker Testimonial
“They’re a time saver!”
Every day as Craig McIlroy drives to work through the Queenstown suburb of Millbrook, his route takes him past numerous homes he’s painted. Craig say...
Apollo HVLP Testimonial
“The best you can get.”
Dave Beggs runs the New Zealand franchise of Mend-a-Bath International, the world's largest bathroom resurfacing company.
He knows his specialist busines...
Apollo HVLP Testimonial
“Really fine, quality finish.”
Straightedge Painting’s Director/Painter, Calvin Inman, entered the industry more than 20 years ago. “I was into art, and my father helped gui...
Solvent Recycler Testimonial
“We reclaim almost everything that we tip in!”
Calem Withers, owner of Classic Autobody Paint & Panel, in Pukekohe, says his involvement with cars, and the industry he’s now b...
Solvent Recycler Testimonial
“It saves us a bit of money, and works out well.”
Waikato Sandblasting, in Hamilton, specialises in high-end industrial work. This includes structural steel, agricultural spreaders and ...
Solvent Recycler Testimonial
Grant Camp says his son Kelvin, owner of Marine Blast and Paint Christchurch, is the third generation to be involved in the industry.
The family can trace their bus...
Mario Brothers Painting
“Looked like it’d never been there.”
Mario Mrkusich owner of Mario Brothers Painting and Decorating started in the industry 19 years ago, initially working for a friend. Seven yea...
Frank's Lift-Off Testimonial
“I would definitely recommend it to anyone.”
Frank Sayring says he got into painting unexpectedly, when asked to do paint work for someone which, after training as an engineer, he start...
Craig McDonald Painting
Craig McDonald’s career as a painter started straight out of school at age 16. He’s worked in the industry ever since and has owned his own Oamaru-base...
Painting is in Jerome Tindle’s blood. “My parents bought a painting business and I started working there in the holidays.” After his OE, he complete...
“It’s just great!”
Shawn Wilson is the owner of busy Platinum Painting in Christchurch. While he’s only had his own business for “a couple of years” he has spent...
“They take quite a hammering…”
When a supplier sends us a video of a product being tested, it doesn’t usually involve it being run over by a truck. Twice. But the Intex 20W...
Pete the Painter
“They’re the bomb.”
When a supplier sends us a video of a product being tested, it doesn’t usually involve it being run over by a truck. Twice. But the Intex 20W LED light i...
What Mario, Craig and Frank had to say about Lift Off
It’s always good to hear what other painters and decorators think about products they’ve used. We’d got quite a bit of feedback from people about Lift Off. – a new product...
Zephair Overspray Filtration System
ZEPHAIR Portable Ventilation System - capture paint overspray when painting on-site or in your workshop. Portable filter box uses Andreae filters to capture up to 98% of paint overspray. Very straight...
Lift-Off Latex Paint Remover
Motsenbocker's Lift Off #5
• Fast & easy removal of old & fresh acrylic paints, wood stains & more
• Works on carpet, wood, furniture, clothes, concrete, tiles &...
Can Crushers Reduce Waste Costs
The use of a can crusher provides an immediate reduction in waste disposal storage and removal costs.
The crushed metal waste will usually be removed at no charge...
Industrial Circulation Fans
INDUSTRIAL CIRCULATION FANS
Industrial quality air circulation fans for factory, warehouse and workshop use.
Large 750mm diameter fan with die cast aluminium blades provides maximum coolin...
New CQ Step Stool
New Step Stool - excellent for all trades needing that little extra height.
Robust molded step stool 150 kg load rated
Non-slip grip tread on platform
Step Stool height - 370mm ...
OVABOARD - Protects Floors
PROTECTS FLOORS AND AVOID RE-WORK
OVABOARD lays out fast and flat and has leading water shield technology that stops spills and dirt soaking through for a minimum of up to 60 hours. M...
CQ Painters Vehicle Spill Kit
Protect you and the environment!
Painters Vehicle Spill Kit - Contains paint spills up to 10 litres.
Kit contains -
- Absorbent pads
- Waste ...
CQ Door Stackers
CQ Door Stackers - Save Time, Save Space
Complete handling system for painting doors.
Attach the handle to each end of the door, spray, turn over, spray and stack.
Set of 2 brackets for 1 doo...
Meet the Team @ Almax
Check out the About Us section on the website - This is some of the team that work together to bring you our goal - To distribute the finest range of trade quality painting products through our n...
CQ Heavy Duty Pre-Folded Masking Film
CQ Heavy duty pre-folded masking film
Premium masking film film treated with unique formula that attracts overspray and reduces flaking.
Heavy duty 15 micron film thickness, excellent for ...
Wooster Silver Tip Brush Range
Wooster Silver Tip brush range is one of the most popular brushes used by trade painters throughout New Zealand.
The Silver Tip features very soft bristles for fine finish that virtually elim...
Walcom Kombat SLIM Spray Gun
New CQ Dehumidifier - Solve your paint drying issues!
Solve your paint drying issues
Industrial dehumidifier 90 litre
Drainage water pipe for continuous moisture drainage.
Digital controls, timer setting
Mobile on easy roll wheels
Ferrari P4 Replica
Ferrari P4 aluminium body replica built by Rod Tempero Oamaru. Painted using a Walcom Genesi HTE gravity spray gun.
Wooster Chinex Paint Brush
Sick of your paint brush drying out while working in the hot weather?
The Wooster Chinex FTP is your answer.
With unique processing methods by The Wooster Brush Company ...
WOOSTER JUMBO-KOTER FRAME
Check out the video of the Wooster Jumbo-Koter Cage Frame in action. These are very popular with the trade painters in New Zealand.
- Cage design with 3/4" core eliminates slipping...
RADIUS 360 R-DUSTER
New Microfibre duster that fits over both Radius 360 and Trigon 180 sanding heads.
Great for dusting walls, ceilings before painting.
Draw string ties attach the R-Duster to the sanding head.
NEW OFFICE & DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE
Great to move into our new purpose built office and distribution warehouse.
With over twice as much warehouse space, helping us to excel in our customer service and order dispatch.
WAREHOUSE & DISPATCH AREA
With the best service in the industry, it’s good to see our new warehouse and dispatch area ready for business.
With twice as much warehouse and distribution space, we are able to stock more ...
ALMAX CORE VALUES
Recently the team sat down and looked at what our core values are. We came up with the acronym PAINT.
PEOPLE LEAVE HAPPY – We want our customers, suppliers and staff to all be totally happy t...