Preparation is everything. Neil and Callum were meticulous in their preparations and it shows. In a house, close 100 years old, there will always be the unexpected but their attention to detail has meant that the external decorations will offer good protection against the elements. We are very pleased at the final result. External decorations are always weather dependant, but despite the need for additional maintenance, often found on closer examination and on the older property, these were accommodated within the original cost estimate even though it took a little longer to complete the overall contract. Whilst Paintwise Decorators may not be the cheapest, you get what you pay for! We would be happy to recommend them.
Simon & Lee Harris
Neil and Callum did a superb job painting our hall, stairs and landing. Friendly, professional, punctual and conscientious throughout, they definitely take pride in their work which you can see through their attention to detail to the job. Would highly recommend!
Conor Carroll, Furze Hill, Kingswood, Surrey
Hi Neil, Thanks for the update. Appreciate the work you and Callum did and very happy with the outcome. Will talk again soon on some potential other projects once we sort the kitchen out.
Richard & Adrienne, Kingswood, Surrey
Dear Neil and Callum, We would like to express our thanks for your outstanding workmanship in decorating our house. Nothing was too much trouble and you were courteous ,clean and tidy. It was nice to return from holiday to find everything in good order.
Kevin Potter, Managing Director of Cavendish Lodge Nursery School
Dear Neil, I have just made our final payment which brings to a conclusion the contract of works at Cavendish Lodge Nursery School, Reigate. Please see below my testimonial which I hope will support future work. It has been a pleasure to work with yourself and Callum. The project was complex in the sense of having to manoeuvre around other trades which is never ideal or easy. Throughout the whole 18 months on site I have found you to be well organised, driven and supportive where decisions have had to be made. The building looks lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend Neil and the team from Paintwise decorators.
Hetal & Chirag Patel, South Croydon
Paintwise decorators were great to work with. After many disappointing experiences locally, Neil and Callum restored any doubts we had when we started this project. They work together as a great team, extremely professional and approachable. What really stood out was their professional approach to everything. There was a clear communication style with clarification throughout our project with no room for misinterpretations. Our expectations were well managed along the way, with regular updates provided when we were not present. This along with Neil’s experience and great leadership style, as well as Callum’s ability to execute tasks with precision, left us very happy clients. It was an absolute pleasure having them work in our home and refreshing to know that professional, experienced decorators who care about what they do are still around!
Lynn and Michael, South Croydon
Neil and Callum have recently completed the re-decoration of the outside of our house …. quite a large project which included all the walls (which are pebble-dashed, thus making the job more difficult) barge-boards, soffits, fascias etc. The work was completed totally within plan – they started on the given date and completed the work within the maximum time they had estimated, even though they’d had a couple of days which were ‘rained off’. Throughout the time they were here they were un-intrusive – quite something as the house was surrounded by scaffolding!! They were very clean and tidy and very aware of the fact that they were working on our home, valuing our privacy as much as possible and keenly aware of the need for security. Our house now looks very clean and cared for … helped by a few suggestions from Neil along the way which completed the overall look. We are very pleased with the end result (and it was nice that Neil and Callum also seemed pleased with their work!) and would recommend them; they are not the cheapest but it’s true what they say. you get what you pay for!
Mary Jakeman, Coulsdon
Paintwise Decorators have painted and decorated the exterior of our detached house in the past 2 weeks. Their work has been skilled and careful, and they have achieved a high standard. The scaffolding was carefully adapted to allow the car to go in and out of the garage. The work has been carried out thoughtfully, causing the minimum of disturbance. Neil and Callum are reliable and very pleasant to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend them
Margaret and David, Coulsdon
We are delighted with the work carried out in our home by Neil and Callum. We had three rooms decorated in two weeks. Another bedroom has been done apart from the wallpaper which was out of stock and they have arranged to come back as soon as it arrives. The work was done to a high standard and everywhere was left clean and tidy before they left the house at the end of the day. They are very reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and pleasant to have around. Neil gave sound advice when it was requested and we have no hesitation in recommending him and Callum to others. We are looking forward to them coming back next month to do the hall, landing and stairs.
B Lincoln, Warlingham
Neil has just completed wallpapering and painting for me. I am very pleased with the work. The finish on the doors which were particular rough is now excellent. The wallpapering has transformed the bathroom. Neil was professional and very tidy.
Trevor Weber, Kenley
You get decorators and then you get this team……. I would like to call them the A-team. Ready for any challenge and WOW do they do a great job of it. Neil and Callum did a fantastic job with several rooms in our home. We look forward to having them back to complete the rest of the house!
Pat and Roy, Chipstead
We have used Paintwise Decorators for a second time now .This time to re decorate our main bedroom, Neil and Callum have done another excellent job fitting us around the dates we asked for. Would totally recommend them they are reliable, always turn up on time and get on with the work to be done and are very clean and tidy, always go the extra mile to make sure you are completely happy with their work.
Mr & Mrs Bridle, Wallington
Hi Neil, We were very happy with the recent wall papering in our bedroom. Our new wardrobes were carefully protected and the work was completed excellently and quickly. We would certainly employ you again to do further decoration to our house.
Steve and Sally, South Croydon
Paintwise have recently completed the redecoration of our lounge, hallway, stairs, upstairs landing and conservatory which involved the lining and wallpapering of the walls and ceilings and redecoration of skirting boards, doors, stairway spindles and handrail. All works were carried out to a high standard and we were very pleased with the results. What really impressed us was the advice that Neil gave us when we were deciding which colours to choose for the decoration works and the end results exceeded our expectations. Also, both Neil & Callum provided a very personable service - nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to minimise disruption when they carried out the works., cleaning up as works progressed with good attention to detail. Overall a first class job, really well done and we would have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone.
Stephen Ottewell, Coulsdon
Neil - I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job done here when painting all the outside of the house and down pipes plus cleaning all the upvc and clearing gutters. The painting was a lovely finish and everything was cleared up at the end with no mess whatsoever throughout the entire job. The work was completed on time and the scaffolding was erected and removed promptly. Thank you again.
M M Lock, Coulsdon
I initially employed Neil to redecorate my 2 reception rooms, this included removing the ceiling tiles and wallpaper, replastering the ceilings and walls and repainting. By the time Neil had finished the first reception room I had already asked him to also repaint the walls and ceilings in my kitchen, bathroom and toilet - this decision was easily made having watched Neil work. He was very respectful of my home - taking care to protect parts of the house that were not being decorated - and also very respectful towards me. He would offer advice when asked and was more than happy to answer my numerous questions! The quality of his work was excellent. - Neil takes pride in his work (a rare occurrence these days) and really wants to ensure that the customer is happy with his work. I will be glad to recommend Neil to friends and neighbours and I shall definitely employ him for future work.
M and C Howarth, Croydon
We have been extremely happy with the redecoration works carried out within our home. Neil's sunny disposition and friendly nature made him an absolute pleasure to have around. Extremely reliable, hard working and fully devoted to delivering a first class service. We happily recommend him to anyone looking for nothing short of a professional job.
R Roper, Kenley
I thoroughly recommend the work of Neil Jackson. He completed the decorating of my hall stairs and landing to a high standard and without causing much inconvenience or mess in a n area which still has to be used. He was prompt, courteous and always fulfilled promises he made. In addition, his cheerful company made having made such upheaval almost a pleasure. Last but not least he was most considerate about my anxiety, as I had traumatic experiences with previous tradesmen.
J Blackwell, Purley
In May 2006 I contacted Mr Neil Jackson for a price for some essential exterior redecorations to windows,doors,frames,entrance gates and garage etc. The work was carried out to my complete satisfaction and within the time indicated. Further maintenance work was necessary this spring-to clear blocked gutters and downpipes and also to restore with masonry paint to all exterior rendered surfaces. As the work had just been done one year earlier still looked as if it had just been finished, I had no hesitation in employing Neil again. I have to say Neil has once more completed everything in a clean and tidy and a very workman like way. I am particularly pleased with his ability to work fast without cutting corners or skimping. He also has an Impressive knowledge of the materials in his trade and their application. I am confident anyone employing Neil Jackson for decorating and maintenance work will also be entirely satisfied.
J and J Driscoll, Purley
My husband and I were very pleased indeed with all the work which you did for us recently. It went far beyond what we could normally have expected & was all done punctually & in a most competent, helpful & willing way.
Andrew and Christine Lunn, Riddlesdown
Neil and Callum Jackson from Paintwise and have just finished the redecoration of the exterior of my house. The whole job went very smoothly and was completed on time to a very high standard. I was very concerned about my new black windows, as I didn't want white specks all over them, but Neil assured me that they would be masked off when the work is done, which is exactly what happened. All in all a great job, looks stunning, very nice people and I would definitely recommend them.
We are delighted with the decorating work Neil did for us. He completely redecorated our lounge dining room and hall stairs and landing. We found him professional, very polite and an excellent craftsman. Nothing was too much trouble for Neil and we were particularly impressed with his attention to detail. He always arrived on time and worked in an organised fashion. He was a very considerate and a most clean and tidy worker. He is just the type of decorator we had been looking for and would recommend him most highly.
Tricia Catto, Surrey
We used Neil Jackson from Paintwise to redecorate three reception rooms – involving stripping ‘woodchip’-papered walls. When Neil came to give us an estimate we were impressed by his enthusiasm and how he was happy to give us good ideas for colours – a great help as neither of us is creative! We engaged him to do the work and are delighted with the result. His work is of the highest quality and was completed within the estimated time – we would not hesitate to recommend Paintwise.
Keith, Purley, Surrey
I would like to say how pleased I have been with the work I have had carried out by Neil Jackson of Paintwise Decorators. I have used Neil's services twice now. Four years ago Neil decorated the entire interior of my house. He worked around me doing two or three rooms at a time so that I could carry on more or less as normal in the rest of the house. Nothing was a problem, he just got on with the job. He encouraged me to check regularly to ensure that I was happy with his work and if he had inadvertently missed something he could put it right as he went. I was delighted with an excellent finished job. This summer Neil decorated the outside of my house. He worked to the same high standards and again I was delighted with the finished job. On both occasions Neil started the work on the date he arranged and finished it in the time he had said it would take. Whilst his prices are not the cheapest they are far from the most expensive. Neil has a very professional approach to his work but at the same time has a friendly and trustworthy personality. I was happy leaving my keys with him and would recommend his work to anyone. Thank you Neil.
Thank you once again for the transformation of the lounge stairs and landing in my home. The finished result is beautiful and has made a dramatic change to the house. The work was carried out professionally from very start and I appreciated the fact that you kept things as tidy as is possible in the circumstances! Your idea to have the ceiling brought up to date was a really good one and this has really finished off the room. I'm still slightly amazed at your energy and enthusiasm and the fact that the work was completed in such a relatively short time frame. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wanted a first rate decorating service.
Chris and Paulette Newman, Surrey
Neil has over the last two years decorated our tv room, dining room, hall and most recently our lounge. All of these projects have been completed to agreed timescales in a highly professional manner and to a very high standard. Neil has offered advice on colours and finishes which we have used on most occasions. Neil has a friendly lively manner and is thoroughly professional in his work. He is decorating our master bedroom soon and my wife and I have no hesitation in recommending both he and his services to anyone.
Sarah Bowen, Surrey
Dear Neil I got home from work tonight and the house looked really lovely now the scaffolding is down. We are really pleased with the result so many thanks. I look forward to getting your quote for decorating the dining room sometime. Many thanks again, a pleasure to do business with you. Best wishes, Sarah
Robert Baker, Purley
I engaged Mr Jackson’s business, Paintwise, to completely re-paint the outside of our home during March 2014. This also entailed some refurbishment work. His initial estimate was realistic for a job of this scope and involved the use of scaffolding. There was some extra work added and recommended. These items were additional costs, but were appropriately discussed and agreed. The work took over two weeks. Once begun, the job was given priority, progressed promptly and completed in a timely and tidy manner – the tradesmen were reliable. We were reassuringly pleased with our choice in terms of the competence of the tradesmen, the quality of the work and Mr Jackson’s handling of the project. On the basis of our experience, we would consider Paintwise for further jobs and recommend others to consider getting advice and quotations from Mr Jackson.
Pat and Nigel Baines, Old Coulsdon
We use local tradesmen from the CR5 monthly booklet for any work needed at home - hence Neil Jackson of Paintwise for our first internal decorating. However, it will NOT be his last. We found Neil a very happy chappie, easy to get along with, reasonable with his quote, helpful with his advice, punctual, trustworthy, clean and tidy with his work, but above all excellent workmanship skills - a FIRST CLASS JOB, well done!
Susan Glazebrook, Epsom, Surrey
Neil has carried out a first class job on our house both internally and externally. He has shown great respect for us and our home. We will use his services again in the future.
Phillip and Elizabeth Curtis, Coulsdon, Surrey
Mr Jackson has completed two jobs in our home, the first in 2008 and the second in 2007. The first project involved redecorating several internal rooms, while the second involved repainting the external guttering. In both cases we were very pleased with his work. All the work, apart from the erection of scaffolding for the second project, was carried out by Mr Jackson personally. He turned up when he said he would, and completed the work within the time frame and to the budget that was agreed. At all times his demeanour was that of a professional decorator. We will use Mr Jackson's services again when we have a need for further work, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
Ian, Anne and Charlotte, Kenley, Surrey
My wife and I wanted to say once again thank you so much for the excellent work you did in our living room. The coving and chimney breast are stunning. We are still in awe in how you managed to turn our entire room into one that looks like a magazine photo, my wife mentioned that it is over 10 years ago that you first decorated the bedrooms in our first property and a little over 7 years since you did the wonderful job on our dining room. I believe it is true what people say about a master craftsman the standard of their work gets better and better, the saying certainly rings true where you are concerned
Ian and Michaela, Purley, Surrey
Paintwise Decorators redecorated our hall, stairs and landing, plus the exterior of our house this summer. Neil did an excellent job, starting from advising on paint, colours and specialist products. Both jobs were finished on time. His work was thorough; he worked carefully and efficiently, and delivered a quality finish. His attention to detail was very good too e.g. little finishing touches (such as hinges and cupboard handles). He was punctual, polite, considerate and very tidy. We are more than happy to recommend him.
David A P Brown, Purley, Surrey
Thank you for finishing the decorating project today. It has been a pleasure having you carrying out the work for me. From the initial quotation to the last lick of paint the whole job was professionally handled and beautifully executed. The final outcome has exceeded expectations and the room looks superb. Your attention to detail, so often lacking these days, was just what I was looking for and you have not let me down. The job was completed on time and on budget and the room was left clean and ready to move back into. Many thanks and Happy Christmas!
Nick and Sylvia Mera, Coulsdon, Surrey
Thank you very much for your excellent work lining and painting our lounge, dining room, hall, stairs and landing. We were very pleased with the end result, with the standard of the finish, and the efficiency and care you took with your work. We were also grateful for the advice given throughout the process. We would not hesitate to recommend you to other people.
L and J Roberts, Coulsdon
Mr Jackson did some decorating work for us during February 2009. We found him to be hardworking, honest and friendly. His decorating work is of the highest standard, including painting and wallpapering, and overall he has done an excellent job. We would not hesitate to recommend him.
Ms P Scott, Purley, Surrey
Mr Jackson has worked on both the interior and exterior of my property this year. I have found him to be punctual, reliable, trustworthy and extremely obliging, putting himself out for my benefit on several occasions. I should be very happy to avail myself of his services again.
Peter and Ann Stygal, Wallington, Surrey
Thank you for decorating our lounge recently. We are extremely satisfied with the finished result. And thank you for programming our decoration as promptly as you did. We were extremely pleased with the professional way you went about your work, the standard of your wall-papering and painting and your cleaning up after each day and when the job was finished. We are in no doubt that if we need more decorating done then we will be using you again.
Mr and Mrs P Searle, Surrey
Neil Jackson has just completed interior and exterior work on our behalf. He was at all times totally professional, punctual, hard working and clean. With our exterior work he was careful to protect the adjoining property as well as aspects of our house that we had asked for special care. The interior work was carried out as unobtrusively as he could and he succeeded in doing an excellent job, mindful to protect carpets etc. On a personal level his professional advice was sound and trustworthy. He is polite and cheerful, and kept us informed at each stage. It is for the above reasons that we would not hesitate to have any further work carried out by him and to recommend him to the reader of this testimonial. Neil has been given permission to give our address if you wish to see outside work, and our telephone number if you wish to seek confirmation of this testimonial.
Jeanne Driscoll, Purley, Surrey
My husband and I were very pleased indeed with all the work which you did for us recently. It went far beyond what we could have normally expected and was all done punctually and in a most competent, helpful and willing way.
Geoff and Phillipa Bassett, Purley, Surrey
We are writing to thank you for the excellent work that you carried out for us in March. The work comprised the redecoration of some recently installed built-in cupboards and shelving units in our lounge. Their spray painted original finish did not match the paint colour of the adjacent wall finish to them. We were not convinced that a satisfactory match could be made but your professional approach to the problem ensured that it was and you carried out a splendid job. Your limitation of dust and general protection of surrounding work was of a very high order as were sundry other minor works carried out to different parts of the house.
Pete Bailey, Sanderstead, Surrey
Thanks very much for your excellent work in decorating our extended lounge, kitchen, utility area, hall, stairs and landing. Thanks not only for the painting and papering, but for your help and advice - as well as patience - in our selection of the correct colour scheme. It was a pleasure having you in our home on both a professional and a personal level. We aim to be in touch again when we decide to tackle the bedrooms! Thanks again.
John and Fiona Miller, Croydon, Surrey
Thank you again for the excellent work that you and Dean completed painting the outside of our house. We were really pleased with the care and attention you took and even going that extra bit further to ensure that our plants survived! We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and family!