1/69 Coleridge Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
0800 373 2424


We are a member of Master Painters New Zealand and Master Plasterers New Zealand, with Managing Director Peter Dalman currently chair of the Canterbury/Marlborough executive board. We are also a member of the Resene EcoDecorator programme, invited in 2016 by Resene in recognition of our consistent quality, fleet-footed response times and sustainable practices.


Finesse was established in 2012 by Peter Dalman with the aim of becoming one of the most respected and trusted brands in the painting trade.  

Peter is passionate not just about delivering an exceptional service to our clients, but in lifting the standards right across the painting and plastering industry. In 2019 he was voted on to the Master Painters executive board for the Canterbury / Marlborough Region, and in February 2020 he was elected board Chairman. In 2023 Peter was voted on to the National Board.

In 2016 we were invited by Resene to join their Eco. Decorator group of contractors in recognition of our commitment to quality and sustainable work practices. Every year we are audited by Resene for our quality and professional standards, and in 2023 we are proud to say our company received the top equal result of all the audited contractors in New Zealand. 

With a focus on treating our clients with respect, integrity, and clear communication, Finesse has become the painting and plastering company of choice for many homeowners, builders, investors, property managers, project managers, and quantity surveyors.  We are transparent and competitive in our pricing, breaking all tenders and quotes down and basing them on the current market rates required to complete the job to a high standard.  

Your painting and decorating project should be an enjoyable experience! You can expect us to show up on time, do what we say we will do, and follow up when we say we will. We only use the top quality, Resene, Dulux and Wattyl paints which both look better and last longer than the cheaper alternatives. 


Rob Van Duyn is our head foreman.

With over 30 years in the industry working in New Zealand, England and the Netherlands, Rob has an incredible knowledge of all things paint.

Whenever possible, Rob is out diving and has dived in many great spots around the world.

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Craig Roberts is our head of apprenticeships.

He has over 30 years of experience and loves passing down his skills to our younger team members.

If you ever see someone tearing down the beach just North of New Brighton on a homemade land yacht, it’s probably Craig!

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Hazel Miller is our project manager, ensuring our jobs are seamless and positive experiences for our clients.

Hazel is a super sporty member of the team. Being from the UK she’s mad keen on her football, and also loves netball, marathon running and figure skating!

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Janah Christiansen is our admin assistant.

She enjoys spending quality time with family, getting stuck into a good book, and making lots of lists!

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Lauren Herring is our project coordinator.

She looks after several of our key accounts and helps Hazel behind the scenes with ensuring projects run smoothly.

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Peter Dalman is our managing director.

He loves the painting industry and is heavily involved in it through both Finesse and his New Zealand Master Painters board commitments. He also runs a monthly painters’ club which is well attended.

Peter used to have a lot of cool hobbies, but they have temporarily taken a back seat with the recent arrival of his first baby girl Elsie!

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Your painting and decorating project should be an enjoyable experience! You can expect us to show up on time, do what we say we will do, and follow up when we say we will.

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Rapidly expanding our areas

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Across our growing team

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Transforming living spaces