Painter and decorator

Working throughout the South Lakes, I’m ready to help you transform your home, inside and out. Combining high-quality materials and 16 years of experience, I make sure every job is finished to an excellent standard.


Looking for a trusted, local painter and decorator?

Based near Kendal, I work in Grasmere, Langdale, Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Grange, Newby Bridge and the Kendal area.

Now in my second decade providing painting and decorating services, I’m really proud to say that many of my customers have been with me for several years. That’s the best test of my work and the reason much of my business comes from word of mouth recommendations.

Every job starts with me listening to you. I’ll come and see what you would like doing, share my product knowledge with you, and bring my practical experience of working on local projects to produce a detailed estimate.

I enjoy working with quality products and offer a wide choice of British and Scandinavian brands, including Dulux trade, Johnstone’s, Leyland, the Paint and Paper Library, Farrow & Ball, Sanderson’s, and Tikkurilla.


Here are some of the core services I offer, please see my Services page for further details.

Interior decorating

Walls, woodwork and wallpapering. Decorating brand new homes, traditional Lake District homes, and every home in between.

Exterior painting

Freshening up, renovating, or transforming your exterior? Ask me which products will do the best job and stand the test of time.

Minor repairs

Careful preparation is a key part of every job and I am able to offer minor repairs to surfaces and woodwork if they’re required.

Complementary trades

I’ve built up a network of trusted trade contacts over many years and will happily organise the right people for wider projects.


Here’s what some of my customers say

“Gary has been decorating our new home for some months. We are very pleased with the standard of his work. He is an extremely skilled and very experienced decorator. He advised us along the way and suggested products for different rooms and surfaces, which look good and will be more durable over time than standard paints and oils. He worked cooperatively and well with the other trades and has been flexible and adaptable throughout. He is an easy person to have in the house and I am very pleased to recommend him.”

“Gary was recommended to us 10 years ago when we first moved to the Lake District. Since then we have used his services for all our decorating requirements – we wouldn’t use anyone else. He really knows his products, carries out his work with massive attention to detail and does it all with great good nature. It’s a pleasure to have him around our home!”

Gary has done a lot of decorating for us over the years, both painting and papering, both of which he does with immaculate care and a keen eye to detail. He is a very clean worker as well, he painted our bedroom after we’d just had a new carpet fitted (bad planning on our part), but he completely covered the new carpet with very clean sheets, and it was absolutely as good as new afterwards. Most new people who come to our house comment on the wallpaper in our hall (a lovely Morris and Co one), and they very often ask for the number of our decorator.

Gary has done a great job of decorating our house, both inside and out. He has been helpful at every stage, giving us suggestions for a company who might provide scaffolding at a reasonable cost, and pointing us in the right direction as to what materials would be good quality and helping us source them. He works cleanly and quickly, but without compromising on quality. Very highly recommended indeed!

Get in touch

I’d love to hear from you if you have a painting or decorating task that needs professional attention.

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The Bungalow, Carling Steps, Burneside,
Kendal, LA9 6PQ


07966 589453


Weekdays: 9AM - 5PM