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John Murray Specialist Decorator

Colchester, Essex
+Approved member since 2018

Services and skills

  • Painter / Decorator

    11 skills

    Anti Vandal Coatings

    Door Stripping

    Exterior Painting

    Paint Sprayer

    Painting / Decorating

    Specialist Paint Effects

    Timber Resin Repairs

    Timber Restoration

    Wall Murals


    Wooden Windows Stripped / Painted

  • Services

    5 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • 24 Hour Call-out
    • Insurance Work Undertaken


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability9.96 out of 10
  • Courtesy9.96 out of 10
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200 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Painting

    10Verified Review

    Arrived on time as promised. All work carried out as required. Any/all furniture curtains etc moved before work started and replaced when finished.

    Location: CO3
  • Decorate stairs and landing

    9.75Verified Review

    John was able to come round and provide an estimate veey pronptly as he was working on another job nearby. He could do the job within our timeline. Commucation at every stage was excellent. I would recommend John to others and would happily use him ib future.

    Location: IP2
  • Repaint most of the house

    10Verified Review

    Professional service. Very helpful, polite and efficient. High quality finishing.

    Location: IP8
  • Painted in side house

    10Verified Review

    Great job done took all rubbish away with them excellent workers always on time would high recommended did the job to my satisfaction nothing was too much trouble was worth the money I have asked them again to come a paint the outside of house that is how good they are

    Location: CO12
  • Redecoration of several rooms

    10Verified Review

    John and Danny have just finished decorating my lounge, kitchen, cloakroom and bathroom, and also painted a bedroom ceiling and garage door and I am delighted with what they have done. They arrived punctually every day, were friendly and cheerful throughout, kept me advised of everything as they went along, and did several extras to exceed expectations. The workmanship is superb and they were incredibly tidy, leaving the rooms fully useable each night, thus keeping day to day disruption to a minimum. I will certainly be using them again in the future and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

    Location: CO3
  • Hallway redecorated

    10Verified Review

    Really good experience, always on time, always communicated well and let me know what was going on, extremely tidy and courteous and did a fantastic job. Would highly recommend!

    Location: IP11

Company profile

  • OwnerMr John Murray
  • Member Since2018
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeSole Trader

Company info

Hi, thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. I'm John Murray and I've been decorating for over 30 years now.

I've done all aspects of decorating from heritage and listed work through to modern offices and houses and I can help you turn your tired looking rooms into fantastic spaces that you'll be wanting to show people! 
I can hang wallpapers and murals, work with all types of paints and spray. Over the years, through working on heritage sites I've also done paint effects such as marbling, wood graining and stencil work. 
I like to fully protect the areas I work in with polythene sheeting and dust sheets, and generally use dustless sanding equipment to create the least amount of dust possible. But at the end of the day I'll hoover and leave your property as clean as I found it. 

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