• Interior Painting

    Perfectly Prepared
    Professionally Finished

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  • Seamless Wallpapering

    Feature Walls
    & Entire Rooms

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  • Exterior Decorating

    High Quality Products
    Weatherproofing Your Home

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Painter & Decorator in Essex

Based in Burnham on Crouch, also covering Chelmsford, Southend, Brentwood, Colchester and the surrounding areas

Bespoke Interior & Exterior Decorating

With 25 years experience as a painter & decorator in the Essex area, Ian Elvidge is passionate about delivering a professional service for his clients. Ian’s meticulous attention to detail and pride in his work means that every job is approached as if it were for his own home. The business has been built solely on reputation that lead to recommendations through word of mouth.

Our Process

We believe in a pricing our jobs fairly and competitively to ensure that we offer great value for money whilst delivering a high quality finish. After an initial no obligation visit, we will prepare a free quotation for you to consider at your convenience. There will be no follow up sales calls and no pressure on the day to make a decision.

Should you wish to proceed, we will then return for a further consultation to help select your choices of colours, textures and finishes. We will return to your home with painted boards that can be placed around the home to help with your final selection.

Choose Us With Confidence

Each completed job comes with a 12 month no quibble guarantee on our workmanship to give our clients complete peace of mind. In addition we are fully insured at all times when working in your home.

Beautifully decorated hallway

We work with the best products


Interior Decorating

For Ian, interior painting is quite literally an art, particularly when working with ornate plaster work. Not only is detailing of the paintwork using artists brushes, often in contrasting colours, something of a speciality; but repairs to the plaster work are also undertaken.

Choosing Your Colours

To help you choose your colour schemes, we come with paint swatches, then paint the boards which can be moved around the room and your eye will be naturally drawn to your preferred colour scheme.

Stunning Results

Naturally, all of the cutting in is expertly carried out to leave your home with clean crisp lines in stunning contrast with the surrounding décor. Using the highest quality paints with natural pigments from Little Greene and Farrow & Ball will help to add that wow factor to the finished job.

Equally, we are happy to work with paints that have been chosen and supplied by you. In all cases any excess paint is left with our clients to use for touching up purposes.


We use the highest quality wallpaper from Cole & Son and Farrow & Ball. These unique patterns are designed to grace any wall and perfectly showcase your home in a contemporary or classic style. Using these high quality products helps to give a more professional finish that will stand the test of time.


In some cases we will advise that walls may require a new skim of plaster to provide a perfect base for your wallpaper. Alternatively we can cross line the walls with a quality lining paper to mask any imperfections.

Seamless Finish

Our extensive experience in hanging wallpaper means that the joins will be negligible. Again, the quality of the paper will influence the quality of the completed job.

We are also happy to hang any wallpaper of your choice.

Exterior Decorating

Looking after the outside of your home is an important consideration when protecting against weather damage. As well as having a beautiful home that you will be proud of, a professionally decorated home will guard your property against the elements.

Choosing The Right System

Generally we recommend using the Dulux Weathershield system which gives five years protection. There are a range of colours for wood and masonry.


When working at height we always use scaffolding for two main reasons. Firstly, for health and safety as it is much safer than using ladders; for us as well as the public. Secondly, we can work much more efficiently to properly prepare the surfaces and apply the various coats to protect your home (i.e. primer, undercoat and topcoat).

Frequently Asked Questions

We mostly offer our painting and decorating services across Essex in the main towns of Chelmsford, Southend, Brentwood, Colchester as well as all the surrounding areas. However, we are prepared to travel further afield and have frequently been asked to do so over the years, particularly when our work has been highly recommended.

As a preference we use only the highest quality products for our painting and decorating clients as they deliver a superior performance in terms of finish and longevity. Companies such as Little Greene and Farrow & Ball have been producing the highest quality in paints and wallpaper for well over 100 years. However, we are happy to use whichever products our customers choose and will openly discuss the advantages and disadvantages on a range of options.

We not only tidy after each job, but we vacuum and tidy your property at the end of each day as we respect your living space.

All products that are paid for by our clients remain their property after the job is complete. Should they need to touch up scuffs or marks with paint or keep an a spare roll of wallpaper just in case there will be no issue or extra charge.

We offer a 12 month no quibble guarantee on our workmanship. Additionally, after every job is complete we will walk round with our client to identify any snagging works that are required. These are generally completed on the spot or within a short time frame.

Yes we have full public liability insurance up to £2m.

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