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John Murray Specialist Decorator

  • Painter / Decorator

Colchester, Essex

+Approved member since 2018
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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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  • Workmanship9.92 out of 10
  • Tidiness9.89 out of 10
  • Reliability9.84 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
  • Quote Accuracy96 out of 100
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188 Total Reviews

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

  • External Decoration of Estate Office

    10Verified Review

    John and Danny have been absolutely fantastic. Prompt arrival every morning booked. Great job overall.

    Location: CO7
  • Bay windows

    10Verified Review

    John and Danny did a fantastic job of painting the exterior of our bay windows, plus l also got them to paint some newly plastered ceilings and walls. They work quickly and efficiently with minimal mess or disruption. They certainly go the extra mile. Will definitely be using again in the future.

    Location: CO2
  • Redecoration entire bungalow.


    Being in our eighties we were absolutely dreading the disruption that would ensue. However our worries were all to no avail as the consideration and courtesy given to us by these two amazing tradesmen was second to none. As to the work five star super plus the attention to detail and finish superb. My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to any one. Thank you John and Danny. As to th

    Location: CO3
  • The job was to paint the outside of my house plus 2 garden sheds and a garage roof.

    10Verified Review

    They always turned up on time. They put down protective covering. Their prep work was outstanding. They did lots of little extras not quoted for and they did a superb job. Lovely people to deal with.

    Location: CO16
  • External window painting

    10Verified Review

    John and Dan were excellent and delivered a high quality finish. They went over and above the work quoted for, completed the work in a very timely manner and to a very high quality. I would highly recommend them to anyone. On top of this they are two really nice guys!

    Location: IP9
  • Painting of hall, stairs and landing including 13 doors

    10Verified Review

    True professionals. John and Dan did an amazing job. Extremely clean and tidy. I mentioned I had a crack in my living room wall (caused by tiles being removed from my kitchen during a previous job) and John said no problem, we will sort it. It was filled, sanded and repeated the next day. Matched the paint colour for me. A perfect job done. Would highly recommend them.

    Location: CO3
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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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