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Local family business

About Us

Meet Darren & Zach

Darren is the man behind the biz. He’s been working in the painting industry for many years, running teams of painters on a wide range of jobs both commercial and residential. However, local residential demand continued to increase through word-of-mouth and Darren decided to step back into his own neck of the woods and paint Lake Mac.

Zach joined the Lake Mac Painting family in February 2020. Starting his Painting & Decorating apprenticeship with Darren, Zach is fast becoming a valuable member of the team. Hard working, eager to learn the trade and proactive in getting the job done. Not much else you can ask from a team member.

Honest, fair and easy to get along with

The boys do things the right way, not the fastest way

Organised, punctual and reliable

Highest quality workmanship

Thinking outside the box for awesome results


Years in painting

Years living in Lake Macquarie

Years married


Happy customers

What we do

These and more…

Residential interior

All interior surfaces including a repaint of existing, colour change, renovations and new work.

Residential exterior

All exterior surfaces including weatherboards, render, brick, modular systems and fencing.


Preparation and finishing of wood surfaces on decks, balustrades, custom panelling and all timber.

Problem fixing

Substrate issues such as water damage, plaster repairs and previously failed painting work.


What customers are saying

“Darren delivered on all fronts, quality workmanship, unsurpassed attention to detail whilst always communicating where the job was at and what the next step was.

There are plenty of people out there to paint houses and they can knock it over really quick, but I’m certain there is no one who will take as much pride in delivering a quality finish as Darren did on our place, and that makes all the difference.

I have and will continue to recommenced Darren to anyone wanting a quality job.”

Miriam Towndrow

Home owner, Valentine Gardens

“Darren from Lake Mac Painting has just transformed my, recently purchased, run down house into a fresh modern home. His work and the finish far exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend him.”

Jon Shaw

Home owner, Valentine

“Could not be happier with the professional service from Darren and his wife. Excellent in all aspects, from prompt reply to my initial email, to getting quote and having the work done. Darren has a very high standard and great attention to detail. Highly recommend his painting service.”

Robert Pearce

Home owner, Bolton Point

“Darren painted our workplace. Legend of a guy and did a great job!!👍👍 Highly recommended!”

Graeme Stockley

Business owner, Belmont South

“Can’t thank you enough for the huge effort Darren put in this week. Highly recommended!”

Andrew Roberts

Home owner, Eleebana

“Darren painted our windows and eves on the front of our house. The painting is perfect and Darren was so good with communication. Such a nice man. Highly recommend him.”

Emily Stocker

Home owner, Valentine

“The results exceeded my expectations the inside of my house looks amazing completely updated the look and feel!
Darren was extremely professional, courteous and most importantly dedicated to a quality finish!
Thank you 🙏🏻”

Georgina Dark

Home owner, Islington

“We were so happy to find Darren & Zach from the Lakemacfamilylife site. Darren was so helpful right from the start, having to please 4 owners of our units ( not an easy feat) choosing the right colours, he had so much patience and some very good advice. They have transformed our units into a real talking point in our neighbourhood, we have had so much positive feedback. Darren and Zach are very professional, polite, and hard-working team. I would highly recommend them..”

Phil & Wendy Kepreotis

Strata owners, Valentine

“I have used Darren numerous times for painting at my place. I have found him reliable and very high-quality workmanship. I have no hesitation in recommending Lake Mac Painting to my friends/family.”

Chad Wolfenden

Home owner, Valentine

“We ended up getting Darren to paint our bathrooms at very short notice on the lead up to selling our house…Darren is very cost effective, no fuss, and his attention to detail is second to none! Highly recommended…we will definitely be acquiring his services again once we settle into the new house. Thanks mate!!!!”

Ben Skewes

Home owner, Belmont

“Excellent consultation before and during the job. Helped me find the perfect colours for my home. So much care for the smaller details. The finish is perfect. Such a beautiful result, thank you Darren 😊 I am very happy!!”

Laurie Freeman

Home owner, Tingara Heights

“These boys brought life back to our dated weatherboard home. Darren understood our love of colorbond colours and love of natural timbers. This love and understanding delivered a result that we couldn’t have dreamed of. We are besotted with our fresh looking home.
Darren delivers a quality service in all aspects of the job. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lake Mac Painting.”

Tabitha Hensel

Home owner, Wallsend

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