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Our Work

Dreams Realised

City Cave Queenstown

Elegant Black Finish


Secret Faux Concrete Entrance

Feature Walls


Love your Work

January 2019

Jeff Yankee Builders

I cannot overstate what immaculate professionals all the staff of Kahlo Painting have been on the very large job we have hired them to do. I am a contractor and we are doing a large cedar re-cladding and roof painting, as well as new glazing of 104 windows. Our job was complex, had multiple competing trades vying for the same space, and Nellie and Kahlo staff were completely on time and budget, and graciously juggled multiple challenges with agility. Nellie greeted every challenge with a smile, and achieved everything asked of her. I only hope she will work with us again. As far as I know, she is the best painter in town by a long shot.

September 2018

Sue Knowles

Kahlo Painting and Decorating are excellent.  Prior to setting up the company Nell and her offsider Neme painted the exterior of my large, three level weatherboard and concrete block house.  High professional standards were met. Nell displayed real pride in her the work which resulted in a magnificent red front door transformed from an ugly brown stain and even a renewal of the wooden steps leading to the garden.  The finished house is great.  A big job.

The team was punctual.  If running late they would always contact me, were tidy and clean with their gear, took the empty cans away, worked full  hours with lunch on site, gave freely of advice and an added bonus were exceedingly personable. Genuine people.

Arrowtown Plunket

Nell took on what was later discovered to be a much larger than expected task of stripping decades of over layered wall paper, paints and varnishes to then proceed to brighten up our rooms with some of the brightest colours ever used!  The gift of a feature ceiling in our changing room was wonderful surprise and gesture to the Whānau that use the rooms! A simple suggestion completely transformed our shelving unit, making it look like a new piece of furniture!

Good communication was required and received as things changed throughout the task due to the age of the building.  We would not hesitate to recommend Kahlo Painters.  Ngā mihi Nui Kia koutou, Kahlo Painters.  Tino pai tō mahi!

August 2018

Mary M Phillips

I have no reservations in recommending Nell as the best house painter in the district.  Nell made a highly professional job at my new build, the envy of many others building houses.  Nell takes her career very seriously and because of this makes a wonderful job of anything she tackles.  Several of my paint jobs were tricky and she accomplished them professionally and with a smile.   Nell forms amazing relationships with her clients, her colleagues and the many outlets she deals with.  She has a very refreshing attitude to work and this shows in her perfect job every time.  Her communication is excellent and so is her knowledge of product.  It was always a pleasure to work with her and we continue to keep in touch as Nell cares about her last job just as much as the next one.

Ewan and Orlagh Allcorn

Nell and her team painted the interior of our new-build home in 2017.

From our first conversation she was a pleasure to deal with and to have in our home.

She was great to discuss ideas with, worked hard, communicated well and had great attention to detail.

We were delighted with the finished job and would not hesitate in recommending her.

July 2018

Remarkables Crossfit

The guys from Kahlo Painting completely repainted our gym and gave it a serious makeover. Their speed and efficiency was impressive and their attention to detail was phenomenal. We had them paint a large quote on the bumpy block wall and the lines are crisp and the whole wall pops. Our members were really impressed and we are proud to show off our impressive *new* space.

Bill Wright – Cob Construction Ltd

Nell Pooley of Kahlo Painters is the most passionate trades person I have met in recent years. Not only is Nell deeply Passionate about her work/ person ship, but she is also extremely artistic. Nell relishes the fact that there are so many new and amazing paint products available and has immersed herself in acquainting herself with them.

Every Builder knows that the finished product sells the job. The finished product is the painters responsibility . Poor finishing is unacceptable ,but often the painter is expected to make a silk purse from the sows ear. All will struggle to do this. Given a good finish, Nell (kahlo) will give you the most amazing of finishes. On my last Build with Nell, two interior designers commented separately that the finish was the best they had ever seen from a decorator/ painter.

Nell has the engaging knack of ingraining herself with the clients, mainly due to the passion she exudes about her profession. The Client knows Nell is on their side. That makes My Job easier as the Principal Contractor.

I have no hesitation in recommending Nell to anyone who wants a great finish to their biggest investment.

If you would like to talk to me about Nell, Call me 021 742 170.

June 2018

Anneliese and Trappa Davis

Honest, reliable,meticulous. My husband and I used Kahlo Painters  for our home and were very pleased with the outcome. We both found Kahlo Painters articulate, tidy and they really did a beautiful job on our painting, they would have to be the best painters we have had for our home and I would highly recommend their services. We will use their services again in a heartbeat if we should need more painting .

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