• About PJP Decorating

    Whether it’s in your home or at a commercial property, PJP Decorating has the skills, experience and resources to provide excellent service and produce exceptional results.


Working across the York, Harrogate and Leeds areas, we now employ 5
trained and qualified decorators. So whatever the size of your project –
interior or exterior – we can handle it.

Why choose PJP Decorating?

  • Attention to detail

    We take great pride in every job, and that starts with meticulous surface preparation – which, for us, includes:

    • scraping out and filling surface cracks
    • removing all loose and flaky paint
    • stripping old wallpaper if necessary
    • applying stain block to old damp patches and leak stains
    • sanding and filling woodwork
    • applying knotting solution to any new woodwork
    • removing radiators if necessary
    • sanding ceilings and walls for a smooth surface and good key
    • sizing walls before wallpapering
    • cross-lining walls, if needed, with a quality lining paper before wallpapering.

    And when we start decorating, this attention to detail continues. We use only the best quality paints – usually Dulux, unless you request another brand. On ceilings and walls, we use two full coats, and on woodwork, we use a primer, undercoat and one or two coats of gloss or satinwood. When wallpapering, we always use anti-fungal paste – and we unscrew light switches and sockets to paper or paint behind them, giving the neatest possible finish.

  • Contacts with other trades

    If painting and decorating is part of a larger building or refurbishment project, and you need help from other trades, we can put you in touch with reputable builders, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, joiners and carpet fitters – who all share our commitment to quality and service.

  • Respect for your property

    Whether we’re working in your home or a commercial property, we take great care to safeguard the contents. This includes:

    • moving or covering all furniture
    • covering all carpets and other flooring, and masking around the edges
    • covering all units and worktops in kitchens and bathrooms
    • erecting dust screens across doorways, if needed, to stop dust spreading around the house.

    We leave your property as we found it – or even tidier – with a thorough clean-up after the job’s done.

  • Reliable, professional service

    From your initial enquiry to finishing the job, you’ll find us responsive and attentive. Within 24 hours of receiving your call or email, we’ll arrange a suitable time to come and assess the work. Then you’ll receive our quotation within seven days or less, and once we’ve agreed the price and timescales, we’ll confirm the start date and time – and that’s exactly when we’ll arrive.

    When these details are confirmed, we ask for a deposit, which you can pay by BACS transfer, cash, cheque or credit card. Then you know your job’s booked in, and you can look forward to seeing your property improved – or even transformed.

  • Fully guaranteed painting and decorating services

    We want you to be delighted with our work, so if there’s any aspect of a job you’re not completely happy with, we’ll come back and put things right. Our no-quibble 13 month guarantee is all part of the service.

    We’re members of the Painting and Decorating Association, and accredited by the Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme.

Our Guarantee

At PJP Painting and Decorating your complete satisfaction with both our service and decorating is 100% Guaranteed. Our ‘On Time’ guarantee is almost unique in the UK, and backed by highly skilled decorators that are expertly trained and experienced to exceed your expectations. So, when you choose PJP for all decorating needs you’ll know you’re in safe hands.

1. Skilled Professionals

Our employees are skilled at their craft. They are all trained to NVQ level 2 as a minimum, and take continuing education courses.

2. Clean and Tidy

We have 100% respect for your home or office. We guarantee to clean at the end of every day’s work. We will cover or move all furniture and carpets and leave your home / office clean and tidy.

3. On Time

If there is any delay, it’s you we pay. If we are not on time, we pay you £30 for every 15 minutes we are late (up to a maximum of £150).

4. Friendly and Courteous

We pride ourselves in being the most friendly decorators in town. We guarantee that our decorators will not smoke on your property and will moderate their language at all times.

5. Straight Forward Pricing

No unexpected surprises! We will always carefully evaluate your situation and will provide you with an exact price which you approve, before any additional work begins.

6. The 90% Difference

We employ the very best in the business. Only 1 out of 10 of those who apply actually qualifies to enter your home wearing the PJP uniform.

"Paul thank you so much for the fantastic job you and your team did decorating our home. The workmanship is of a very high standard and we couldn't be happier with the results."

Mary Baker, Southbank, York

"We work very hard to make sure you, the customer, get exactly what you expect from a painting and decorating service. Whether you require one room or a full house decorating, we are here to help."

Paul Pittock - owner PJP Painting & Decorating

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