What McKenzies Paint offer

Ability to talk directly with business owners

The largest team of fully qualified and experienced tradespeople in Nelson

'Dust free' spray booth operated by qualified furniture finishers

Free consultation and 'no hassle' quote on all new work

Honest and open communications at every stage

Commitment and focus on quality of the finished work

After project discussion and full review

Master Painters of New Zealand exclusive warranty

Safer working environment with HazardCo membership

75 year anniversary for McKenzie Paint, 45 squared

75 years practical painting and decorating experience

Meet the McKenzie Paint family

Nathan Delany manager McKenzie Paint Nelson

Nathan Delany (grand-son)

Qualified Builder with 20 Years Experience

Title – Director
Duties – Day to day running of the business.
Responsible for  measure and quotes on new work, re-paints, spray booth work and commercial projects, also actively involved in Project Management.


Karin McKenzie (grand-daughter)

Qualified Third Generation Painter

Title – Second in Charge
Duties – Day to day running of the business.
Responsible to sort and organise specialist painters and pricing of painting projects for our ‘dust free’ spraybooth, concentrating on (but not exclusively to) joinery.

Glenn McKenzie (son) - Qualified Painter 1975

Glenn McKenzie (son)

Qualified Second Generation Painter Since 1975

Title – Retired 2022
Duties – Was responsible for running the family business until retirement.
Now responsible for mowing the lawns, doing the gardens, and whatever he feels like doing. 

Terry McKenzie (son) - Qualified Painter Retired 2018

Terry McKenzie (son)

Qualified Second Generation Painter Since 1961

Retired -2018    
Sadly Terry passed Away in January 2019. 
He worked in and on the the family business for 57 Years.

Ray McKenzie - Business Founder 1948

Ray Mckenzie - Business founder 1948

Retired – 1986

Passed Away – 2003
Favourite work saying – ‘if something’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing bloody properly”.

Recognised for award winning work

McKenzie Paint is the only painting and decorating business in New Zealand to have won back to back Porters’ Awards from Master Painters New Zealand, one residential award and one commercial.

McKenzies Paint Contractors Nelson premises

43 Parkers Road, Tahunanui

Current Location

Head office for all staff. Reception area with offices for management, administration, commercial quotes and project management. Building has been extended to include dedicated and ‘dust free’ professional spray booth and product storage facilities.

43 Parkers Road, Tahunanui

Original Building

Arrived – 1972

Head Office for Ray and staff. Storage facility has been constructed over the years.

74 Russell Street, Nelson

Arrived – 1948

Ray McKenzies’ home.
As the original sole employee Ray worked from these premises and also used the family garage to store all his paint and equipment.

McKenzies Paint have been doing it right since 1948

75 years anniversary McKenzie Paint, 225 x 225

In this day and age, and with the competitive nature of the painting and decorating industry it’s very rare for a business to outlast its founder. It’s even more exceptional for that business to remain in the hands of the same family. But this is the case at McKenzies Paint.

We’re proud to do business in the honest, traditional  and ethical way. We take everything good from 75 years of experience and combine it with industry innovations and modern technology to deliver an even better job.