About Us

High Quality Manawatu Painting & Decorating

Nathan’s Painting and Decorating began operating in Palmerston North in 2018, with a vision to create a business that was run for its clients.  Nathan has been in the industry for seven years, starting from an apprentice and becoming a qualified tradesman. With the conception of his namesake company, Nathan wanted to set himself apart by being personally invested in each and every project – and it shows in the quality of his work and the recommendations of his customers.

Our leader

Nathan Ledger

Hi, I’m Nathan and I am the owner and operator of Nathan’s Painting & Decorating.  I was born in Gisborne, New Zealand and lived the last 18 years in Palmerston North.

Interior Services


Doors & Baseboards

Doors & Baseboards

Staining & Refinishing


Outdoor Services





pressure Washing

Design & Consultation

Colour Samples

Material Samples

Interior Design

Onsite Consultation

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Recent Work


Angela Foster (Palmerston North) - I read great online reviews of Nathan and contacted him from Wellington to paint some ceilings in my 81 year old dad’s house in Palmerston North. I actually needed someone who was great with customer service and could relate to an octogenarian, as well as paint! Dad and I can’t recommend Nathan enough. He put my dad at ease, has great customer service, and my incredibly fussy dad said Nathan did a brilliant job, so much so that he’s now looking for more projects for Nathan to work on. Nathan also worked in with our tight timeframes (understanding our timing needs when we had other contractors at the house), and turned up when he said he would. Highly recommend Nathan for his professionalism and his excellent quality worksmanship.

Client Since 1995

Debbie Boswell (Takaro) - Repainted most of our kitchen, fantastic job, very profesional, nothing was to much trouble for Nathan, outstanding customer service, this young man will go a long way, highly recommended.

Client Since 1995

Tania Waitere (Terrace End) - Great work done on one of our bedrooms. Very professional! I'm happy to recommend Nathan; he's very knowledgable, professional and skillful.

Client Since 1995

Melissa Evans (Terrace End) - Nathan helped us paint our bedroom and bathroom and did an amazing job! Was really friendly, always on time and was great at communicating with us. Will definitely have him back when we're ready to do the next room!

Client Since 1995

Helen Zentveld (Palmerston North) - Nathan did a great job painting my lounge/dining room. He is a conscientious, reliable and thoughtful young man and i would definitely recommend him.

Client Since 1995

our process


We provide expert advice and very competitive quotes for a high standard of workmanship.  Get in touch with us now to get the ball rolling with a no obligation and free quote.


A start date/time-frame for the work is agreed upon when the quote has been accepted and arrangements are made.  All of our work is completed efficiently and kept to a very high standard.

follow up

We like to make sure that our customers get the most life out of their finished project by giving great after care advice.  Our work is guaranteed and any repairs, if needed, are covered.

Getty Villa inspired

Nathan is very privlidged to have worked on this project which was Inspired by the world-famous Getty Villa Art Museum based in California U.S.A, created by John Paul Getty.

The Manawatu based family decided to truck up three wings from an old hospital in Levin and attach them to the existing two-story house.  After removing all the ceilings & walls on the inside, the wings were given new roofs, some new weather boards, a good sand and a fresh coat of paint. These wings truly have come up looking amazing.  Although, not quite finished, the family have worked tirelessly around the clock for the past two years and in a short time, will be able to enjoy everything it has to offer.

Check out the drone footage and the before and after photos of this incredible landmark that are in our gallery.

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