Decorating Commercial Painting

Mary Queen Of Peace Historic Polish Church

Project Background

In Broad Bay, just off Portobello Rd, sits a little gem. A picture-perfect church that, for the past 73 years, has been content to play host to views across the harbour. The Polish Heritage Trust made contact with us, and we set about getting to know more about the church and the Trust. It was evident how much they valued their cherished church and its rich history. The simple interior of the church had been painstakingly restored by members of Dunedin’s Polish Catholic community. 

Broad Bay, Dunedin
Work Completed
Decorating Commercial Painting
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The Challenge

Considering the age of the church, most of the interior woodwork was in a reasonable condition. Sadly, some of the previous repairs done needed to be addressed, and a building firm in Dunedin was instructed to complete this work. 

The Trust wanted to brighten the interior with colour without losing the historical character and integrity of the building. The decision was made to involve Resene's Dunedin Colour Consultant, Jill Marsh. The beautiful stained-glass windows were the perfect choice to draw the palette from and created the look and feel they were hoping for. 

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The Solution

The colours used were Zylone Sheen - Jordy Blue, Lustacryl Deep Base - Cobalt Blue, Decorator Alkyd Satin - Half Pearl Lusta.

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Some Of The Interesting Stuff

Three coats of Resene Qristal Poly Gloss were applied to the floor of the Altar, which first had to be sanded, removing all the previous varnish and marks. This gave the Altar floor a brilliant sheen which was further enhanced with the light of the stain glass windows reflection. 

We entered the project in the 2023 Master Painters Awards of Excellence  Commercial Rework Interior - Character category and were very humbled when our name was called as the winner. 


This was some of the feed-back we received from the Trusts Chairperson, Cecylia Klobukowska 

Dear All, It was 🌧 🌧🌧🌧 when Bernadette and I met with Steve Marychurch from M.R. Decorating at the Mary Queen of Peace Church at Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula this afternoon. 
 The job is ✅ 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 
 We were smiling/moved/all emotions on board……  
 The entry foyer looks magic with light lingering through the stain glass windows……  the transformation of the sacristy is unrealistically real.

- Cecylia Klobukowska - Trusts Chairperson

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