Scores based on 44 reviews

Reliability & timekeeping
 
10
Tidiness
 
10
Courtesy
 
10
Workmanship
 
10

Invoice history based on 36 reviews.

 
 
 
Invoice History
Charged as per quote / estimate100%
Appointments reported as missed (6 months) 0
Average score 10
44 reviews
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Welcome to my profile page.
I have dedicated my career to being a specialist decorator. After leaving school aged 17, I worked as an apprentice for a leading Specialist Decorator who was my employer for 21 years. In 2016 I decided to start my own decorating company with the support of my wife, focusing on decorating houses in Kent closer to where we live.

I enjoy decorating residential houses and flats of all shapes and sizes, from freshing up a room with a new colour, to creating a feature wall or a new build property recently plastered. I particularly enjoy wallpapering and hand painting furniture. I regularly attend decorating trade shows to keep up to date with the latest trends, techniques and materials. This helps me to advise customers, for example I may suggest using a wipeable paint if I'm decorating for customer with a toddler.

Being a decorator is a unique job in that you are working in customers’ homes. I'm always mindful of this and treat the rooms I'm decorating with the care, professionalism and dedication I would give to my own home. This is why some customers have asked me back into their home year after year for decades, freshening up one or two rooms at a time. I'm even decorating the homes of the now grown up children of some of my longest standing customers.

I am truly dedicated to each customer, giving them my full focus and attention while I am working in their house. You won't find me with a paintbrush in one hand and phone in the other booking in the next customer! My wife Emily does all of the administration for the business and takes all of the work calls. She is always on hand to talk to via the phone or email any time of the day.  

Not everyone wants a full decorating service I completely respect that, sometimes people like to do some of it themselves just need a little help to do the bits they can't reach or paper a feature wall. So whether you are considering getting a decorator for the first time or would like to get an alternative price to compare to your usual person, I hope you give me the opportunity to quote for you. 

Based in

Rochester, Kent, ME4 6LA

Works in

Aylesford, Bexley, Borough Green, Crayford, Dartford, Kent, Larkfield, Maidstone, Medway, Rochester, Sevenoaks, Sidcup, Swanley, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Walderslade, Wrotham, Yalding

Team photos

This is Phillip our Specialist Decorator celebrating his friends wedding

Phillip and Emily

Meet the husband and wife team behind Phillip Knowles Specialist Decorators

Phillip