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About Us


Textured Ceiling Removals

Lance Russell and Barbara Russell were the founders of Kowhai Restoration Limited. Starting the original Kowhai Home Improvements Limited in 1977.  Kowhai Roof Restoration through Lance direction become New Zealand’s largest roof restoration company operating nationwide. From their very early days in the late ’70s, Kowhai became one of the many companies to sprayed on the very popular textured ceilings.  Later they even started to manufacture texture spray texture themselves as well as the hand patterned texture. These carried on well into the ’80s before textures became outdated but Kowhai team still works on textured business till date. We are reputed specialists for Textured Ceiling Removals

We also specialize in exterior house painting, interior house painting, roof repairs and roof replacement.

“I, Lance Russell along with Mike Singh, have together worked for 28 years in the painting industry and we will continue to carry on the same standard of work as we did in 1977. I have the confidence and trust that he will keep the same standards that I set up and used since starting this company. I have the utmost faith in his level of professionalism and workmanship. Together, we strive to deliver 100% customer satisfaction. The most important thing for our customers is that our brand is trustworthy and with the additional expertise from Mike, it continues to grow in the future” Regards Lance Russell

The Process

  • Together with the Warranty Certificate, information will be given to show what paints were used up to completion, what paint was used in what area and their colours.  This is to help the client keep a record of their painting for future reference.  If they wish to repaint at a later stage that can get an exact match.


Kowhai painters quoted and got straight on with the job - just before Christmas. They removed the textured ceiling coatings, removed wallpaper that was damaged and plastered the walls and ceilings, then painted. The finish was excellent and done in record time, The painters were invariably polite and the whole process was hassle free. They stuck to the quote which was well below another we had. We have asked them to quote on our new build as we have every confidence that they will do a quality job in good time. Jacqui

We’d like to thank the Kowhai team for the work they did at our unit recently, we needed someone quickly who could strip and repaint our bathroom ceiling so that we could get it rented. The team were in the following day, did a good job at a good price, tidying up well, all within the same week. We will use the Kowhai team for painting jobs where we can in the future. Thanks Martin and Toni Peck

I had the interior of my house painted including the double garage by the guys at Kowhai Painters . All of them were very nice , friendly and very respectful also they did an extremely good job. I would definitely recommend them . Jan

Thanks Kowhai.  My place is looking amazing. You guys rock.  I had often imagined what it could look like with new paint but wow, it was even better.  I can see you pay attention to the fine detail which was important to me.  Good communications throughout the project.  Well done.  Harry H (Sandringham Road)

I contacted Kowhai on a Friday to see if they would give me a quote.  They arrived the same afternoon and by the evening I had my quote confirmed.  They guys are quick but don't compromise the quality. I figured I saved myself over $1000 by going with them.  - Dean Jacobson (Epson)

Very Impressed with this company. I had a number of quotes and although Kowhai came in lower that the others they delivered exactly what I had envisioned and in addition I have since sold my house at the price I wanted which I believe was partly due to the new look. Thanks Kowhai.  - June Davidson (North Shore)

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