Trusted painters of Nelson homes for 70 years

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Painting and decorating homes since 1948

We are the most professional and long standing painting and decorating business in the Nelson region. 70 years and counting. 

We stand by every single project we undertake. Because of this philosophy and our ongoing business principles we are now working with a third generation of satisfied clients.

These people are from local families that first worked with Ray McKenzie in the 1940’s and 50’s. We will always remain a progressive, family run company (our official trading name is still Ray Mckenzie and Sons) that is built on strong, traditional business ethics and values.

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Nelson's largest, fully qualified painting and decorating team

At McKenzies Paint we have 16 fully qualified painters and 3 furniture finishers, we also have 4 apprentice painters and 1 apprentice furniture finisher learning the trade.

With these numbers we are the biggest professional painting and decorating business in the region. By sticking to our founding family values that Ray established in 1948, we also believe we are the best company to deal with.

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Free consultations with no strings attached

As a part of our service we offer free consultations and quotes to all customers.

Just contact us and we will arrange a meeting at a convenient time to discuss all the details of your job. We usually conduct the consultation onsite, this gives us a chance to appraise the location, the situation and identify any potential problems. This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your project. We then produce a 'no obligation' quote for you to consider.

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What our clients say

they have done a wonderful job
As like us McKenzie’s have been in business in Nelson for many years, the trust and reputation around town that comes with this is second to none. So I had no hesitation in getting them involved with the re decorating of our new Bowater Hyundai building and they have done a wonderful job, the communication and coordination on the project was fantastic and I'm delighted with the end result. Of particular importance to me was how attentive and hands-on the owners and senior people at McKenzie’s were throughout my project, I didn’t need to call them as they were regularly on site checking on their people and keeping me very informed on issues and progress, well done. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any painting and decorating requirements.
Chris Bowater
McKenzies were brilliant.
I never used McKenzies Paint because I always thought they were a massive company and would be really expensive. It's never been so nice to be so wrong, McKenzies were brilliant.
Scott Dodd
Managing Director, Fico Finance, Nelson
we would recommend them
I would also just like to thank you and your staff for all their hard work on our property over the past 2-3 months. They are extremely good and conscientious workers and we would recommend them to anyone. Many thanks once again.
Linda and Allan Lockyer
met all our expectations and more.
Our home is very special to us, the job McKenzies completed met all our expectations and more. Painting staff were courteous, professional, efficient and at all times respectful of our property and our privacy. We would recommend the services they provide without hesitation.
David & Loretta Hogg
Queens Road, Stepneyville, Nelson
I would call them again for sure.
Being a weekend painter I completed the exterior, but contracted McKenzies to complete our full interior repaint. Their 2 very friendly and efficient staff completed the job within a week, and to a very high standard. I have since recommended McKenzies to other friends and I would call them again for sure.
Trevor Cameron
Partner CA, Chartered Accountants Nelson
wonderful painting job
On behalf of my husband, Vic and myself would like to thank your company and workers for the wonderful painting job they did on our house. We have recommended you to many people. Once again, many thanks.
Dorothy & Vic Hambly
Wakatu, Nelson
Just wanted to say thanks heaps to you and the team, great job, great service and a great crew.
Francesco Pessione
managed to surpass all my expectations.
I knew about McKenzies painters because of their excellent reputation. From start to finish they were very professional about the entire job. I am fussy and very hard to please, but McKenzies have managed to surpass all my expectations.
Ben Malthus
Fussy Homeowner, Nelson
We would like to thank McKenzies, for the outstanding paint job they have done on the exterior of our home. To have such friendly, polite and accommodating people to deal with was a real pleasure. They took the hassle and stress out of the whole process. We are thrilled with how it all looks and would have no hesitation recommending McKenzies to anyone who is looking at getting their house painted.
John & Jan Jellyman
Absolutely exceeded our expectations
Your Company have recently completed the whole interior painting of our 70 year old large home which has absolutely exceeded our expectations. It wasn’t an easy task as unfortunately previous work undertaken had been substandard by so called other professionals over the years so this work entailed stripping most of the existing paint work back. The wallpapering was also of a high standard. The professionalism and sunny natures of our main painting crew of two,was outstanding. They had an excellent eye for detail and managed to mitigate the mess which we have normally experienced in the past. We are so pleased we followed the advice of friends who recommended McKenzies. We will be more than happy to have them tackle further work on the exterior in the near future and we are singing their praises to one and all. Thank you! Rose & Doug Ashford
Rose & Doug Ashford
The work involved repainting our dining room ceiling and repainting together with ceiling plaster repair in our lounge . The two girls of your staff who completed this work very satisfactorily certainly did so with a high level of customer satisfaction . (a) Planning and preparation ---------------------------Excellent (b) Attitude to client-------------------------------------Excellent (c) Attention to detail especially with plastering ----Excellent (d) Organisation of the work (efficiency )-------------Excellent (e) Quality of the finished work------------------------ Excellent
Allan Pritchard
The quality and workmanship were excellent
We couldn't be happier with our relationship with McKenzies and with the fantastic job they did painting both the complete exterior and parts of the interior of our home as part of an extensive renovation. The quality and workmanship were excellent, as was working with their team at each step of the way. Great job all around -- you'll see us again for sure!" Rick & Melissa, Nelson
Rick & Melissa
recommend McKenzies to anyone who requires painting and decorating
McKenzies has been a subcontractor to us for many years and the fact that this family business is still serving the community in the current generation is proof of their success. We would recommend McKenzies to anyone who requires painting and decorating;  from small residential work to specialist paint finishes on cabinetry and any large commercial or industrial projects.
Bruce Beatson
Ultraspec Building Systems, Nelson
To McKenzie's Thanks so much, you all did an Amazing Job I am so pleased with the result & your level of professionalism throughout the job! Your painters were wonderful, nothing was a problem! Thanks again Deidre
Deidre -River Tce Rd
To McKenzie's We have enjoyed having your team share our space. Thanks to your all.
Mr & Mrs Goodman