Trusted painters of Nelson homes for 70 years

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Pictures paint a thousand words

To see examples of our finished work just visit the galleries below. We've divided them into Residential work, this contains both exterior and interior painting, wallpapering, different finishing options for timber and some stunning before and after shots. The Commercial work also has a vast selection of painting and decorating projects, specific to each individual brief. While the gallery for Nelson's only 'dust free' spray booth highlights what a difference a change in colour can make to a kitchen, a piece of furniture or a family heirloom. 

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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Paint Industry Award winners

At the end of each project we find there is nothing better than a happy and satisfied client.

The sole purpose of our business is to deliver quality work at a fair price, and even though we've been painting and decorating in Nelson for over 70 years, 2018 was the first time we entered into the Master Painters of New Zealand Awards of Excellence. In 2018 we entered into 3 categories and won 3 Awards, this year we entered 2 categories and received awards for both, so right now our 100% 'Win Record' remains intact.

Earlier this year we received further industry recognition as we were associated with 4 of the Master Builders Home of the Year Award Winners. 

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

we're so thrilled with the result, absolute perfection
Thank you so much for the painting you have completed at our house, we are so thrilled with the result. It is absolute perfection. If we need you in the near future we will have no hesitation in contacting you.
Kevin and Andrea Turton
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
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
great job, great service
Just wanted to say thanks heaps to you and the team, great job, great service and a great crew.
Francesco Pessione
recommend McKenzies to anyone
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