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 nationwide. Peter is passionate not just about delievering an exceptional service to our clients, but in lifting the standards right across the painting industry. In 2018 he was invited on to the Master Painters executive board for the Canterbury / Marlborough Region. In February, 2020 he was elected board Chairman.

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, investors, property managers, project managers, builders, 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.

We are a fast growing company, with divisions in Christchurch, Timaru, Southern Lakes, and Marlborough. We are excited to be currently expanding into Wellington at the request of a couple of our major clients. We will be fully operational there by June 2020.​




We believe clear and effective communication is vital for any successful project. This includes everything from working with quantity surveyors during the tender stage, to regularly updating project and site managers on our job progress.


We also work in well with other trades up or down stream from us to help the whole process run a smoothly as possible.

Quality prep work and materials

We complete the required prep work thoroughly, only use top shelf painting products and stick to any specifications we receive.


We keep the jobsite tidy. This includes a daily site clean, and keeping all out materials out of the way in designated areas.

Health and Safety

We believe we are industry leaders in health and safety. We have a culture across the company of doing all we can to look out for each other on sites. We have clear processes in place to identify potential risks, deal and follow up with any site incidents, and continually train all our team across the country.


Our last year’s audit by the Resene EcoDecorator Programme inspector came back as 100% for our Health and Safety.