Painting & Decorating FAQ

Are you asking your painter and decorator these questions? Here I have listed some important questions you should be asking any painter and decorator that you are considering to do work for you. My answers should hopefully give you an idea of how I work. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact, I’d be happy to help.

  1. Is my project too small to be considered?

    Of course not. All jobs, large or small, are carried out with the same commitment. I carry out jobs starting at 1 hours work.

  2. Do you offer a free, no obligation quotation?

    Yes. I am more than happy to visit your property at a time convenient and quote for the required works.

  3. Can I provide our my materials?

    I prefer to supply my own materials. I have preferred products and brands that I know work in each individual situation. In fact I have my preferred combination of products for each surface I paint. This way I know I can get the best finish possible for you. Having said this, I am always open to discussing your ideas if you have a preference.

  4. Do I have to pay anything upfront?

    After acceptance of the quote I normally take a deposit to cover material costs with the remaining balance to be paid on completion. The only exception to this is larger jobs that have staged payment. All payment terms are clearly outlined in the quote and agreed by both parties before work starts.

  5. Do you carry out preparation work before painting and decoration?

    Absolutely. A huge part of the job is the preparation, filling, sanding, and stripping prior to any finishing elements of the works. The preparation is what makes the work a high-quality finish.

  6. Do you tidy up after you have finished the decorating work?

    Yes absolutely, I leave your home as we found it and make sure that the workplace is clean before I leave.

  7. Are you Insured?

    Yes, absolutely! I hold £5 million pounds worth of public liability insurance. You can view my insurance certificate under the Policy menu item.


Find out what my clients are saying about my work.

  • positive review  Matt came promptly and when he said he would. He and Rob were completely professional in their work. We are happy with the result and would recommend him to others

    Lesley Hollinshead Avatar Lesley Hollinshead
    9 March 2021

    positive review  Just had Matt to decorate our Lounge and open plan stairs, I have to say his work is amazing, his attention to detail is incredible. He was fully Covid compliant and we felt very safe having him in our home in these strange times. If you are looking for a reasonably priced decorator, you really need look no further, I cannot stress how happy we are with his work, and will definitely be using him again very soon.

    Susan Shaw Avatar Susan Shaw
    13 February 2021
  • positive review  Absolutely fantastic service and Matt worked till late to make sure I was happy . I wouldn’t use anyone except Matt now Claire

    Claire Ollerenshaw Avatar Claire Ollerenshaw
    22 March 2021

    positive review  Can’t recommend this guy enough and I don’t do that lightly. Old school, in that he is hard working, polite, professional and absolutely brilliant at any job thrown at him. Superb workmanship all round. I would have him now every time I need a miracle doing! He turned a run down 16th century place into a dream come true.

    Bob Morris Avatar Bob Morris
    8 January 2021
  • positive review  Matt has recently decorated my daughters bed room & painted my fitted wardrobe. He did a fantastic job and I have already booked him to do another job. He is very good and a fair price for the quality of his work.😀

    Sarah Prior-Byrne Avatar Sarah Prior-Byrne
    3 February 2021

    positive review  Excellent highly recommended Matt has done my stairs and landing and has done an outstanding job. Pleasant and polite chap reasonably priced and fair. Will definitely use his services gain.

    Helen Keane Avatar Helen Keane
    6 March 2021

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