Domestic and Commercial Paint and Decorating Specialists

A 100% locally-owned and operated Christchurch business, JL Decorating provides painting and decorating for domestic and commercial properties. Led by Managing Director, John Lyall, our skilled team of qualified trades people have over 50 years combined experience.

John started JL Decorating in 2004 to help people who wanted a painting contractor who could take care of all their house and commercial project needs. Our project management skills and expert knowledge in all areas of painting, decorating and specialised coatings means that when you contract JL Decorating, you don’t have to go anywhere else.

JL Decorating is also a member of Master Painters NZ and Site Safe NZ and work in accordance with their guidelines and code of practice.

John Lyall – Managing Director

With more than 48 years experience in painting and decorating, if anyone can get the job done right, John can! John is trade qualified and has a Certificate in Management and Quantity Surveying. Before starting JL Decorating, he managed the paint department for Christchurch International Airport Ltd, providing the services needed by the airport’s many different clients.

John lives in Christchurch with his partner and has two grown-up children. When John is not painting or decorating, he enjoys art, gardening, music, entertaining friends and family and is a deft hand at lawn bowls. John loves to travel and has visited 58 countries, his favourites being Great Britain, Yugoslavia and China.

Security Clearance

All our staff have high security clearance in major NZ companies and government organisations and these are available to view upon request. With this in mind, you can have the utmost confidence when dealing with JL Decorating.

Thought of the Month

John Lyall suggests Resene X200 as a great membrane coating.