Gristwood Decorators for that professional finish. 


I am your Orpington and surrounding area professional painter and decorator. I am available for all residential or commercial work.


The services that I can provide are wallpaper hanging, coving, patch plastering, interior and exterior painting, wallpaper stripping, fence and shed treatments.

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Had Jeremy paint my whole house. Not only was he very polite and courteous, the standard of his work is second to none. Very trustworthy so could leave him alone whilst went to work. If you want a superb job done by a lovely guy please don't hesitate to call Gristwood Decorators. O.E. Orpington. February 2019.

Thank you for the excellent decorating you have done at my home. The lounge, kitchen, utility room, hall stairs landing and third bedroom all of which have been completed to a very high standard and no detail too much trouble. I would also like to say how very pleased I am with everything. E.R. Orpington, January 2019

Jeremy came to us as a highly recommended decorator. From the initial visit to give an estimate to redecorate our hall, stairs and landing, to the completion of the work, we could not fault Jeremy's professionalism, attitude or the quality of his work. Despite some unforseen complications, Jeremy ensured that everything was completed to the highest standard and within the original timescale quoted. It was a pleasure having both Jeremy and Cath working in our house. Every day the areas where they were working were left clean, tidy and hoovered. We are delighted with the end result and would have no hesitation at all in recommending Jeremy for any decoration project. We will certainly use him again when the need arises. Steve M. Sydenham. August 2018

We are delighted with the job Jeremy carried out in our home. We had two feature walls we wanted to wallpaper with an Orla Kiely designed print. Although I would normally do this kind of job myself, I can honestly say the difference made by using a professional like Jeremy is worth the extra investment. It was a outstanding job from start to finish, from the preparation to the cleaning up afterwards and all done whilst I was at work. Fantastic to come home and see the transformation. Mark G. Petts Wood. July 2018

Jeremy recently decorated the whole of my property in which I was very pleased with the end result. From start to finish Jeremy was very professional, polite and most of all trustworthy.  Leaving no mess at all throughout the week's work at my property.  I would highly recommend Jeremy, nothing was too much trouble. Sharon J. Orpington.  June 2018

Jeremy recently decorated my large lounge. What outstanding service he has delivered. Extremely pleasant person, plus punctual time keeping. Very clean workman and tidy in his approach to all things. There was a small amount of making good required and this was done to a high professional standard.  Totally trustworthy.
I will definitely be using him again his decorating skills are truly impressive.  Val, Orpington. March 2018

Reliable and polite, excellent job with very little mess.  Mrs F . February 2018

Thank you for the good job you have done on my two rooms. A.S. December 2017

Jeremy has been great, trustworthy and friendly with nothing too much trouble. He's always full of helpful advice. Great job. J.G. November 2017.

Jeremy decorated our stairway, landing and bedroom. He was very thorough and we are delighted with the finish. We felt very comfortable having Jeremy in our home, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. Excellent value too. F.W. October 2017

Jeremy provides an excellent and trustworthy service. He is very considerate in his approach and advice. His work is thorough to a high standard and value for money. B.B. July 2017 

Jeremy is a most excellent worker. Very pleased with my living room. J T. June 2017

Having used the services of Gristwoods Decorators on several occasions I have  every confidence in recommending them. I have been totally satisfied with all jobs undertaken for me both inside and out. Jeremy Gristwood works in a very professional manner, clean and tidy and is a very pleasant and cheerful person to have around. D. Dark, Orpington. June 2017

We were very happy with Jeremy's work, he was neat , tidy and professional. Mrs L.P. Orpington. May 2017

"My wife and I have now used Jeremy Gristwood to decorate three rooms in our house on different occasions over the last six months and are very impressed with his attention to detail and quality of workmanship. Jeremy provides a realistic and accurate timescale with his estimate and keeps to it. We'd have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy to others and, indeed, our daughter has since used him to carry out decoration work at her house and been equally delighted with his work." Mr N Wilkins February 2017

When I stood back and looked down the length of the room my thoughts were along the lines of 'wow - wonderful!' A splendid job. Mr C S Orpington. December 2016.

Jeremy recently decorated two reception rooms and hall stairs and landings. We are delighted with the standard of work and the consideration when planning work schedules. We had time to clear rooms and get them 're-organised before starting the next. Always professional, polite, punctual, trustworthy and a clean and tidy worker. Looking forward to Jeremy giving the same professional finish to the exterior of the house in the spring. We have no hesitation in recommending him. Mr Mrs R Mines Bromley November 2016.

A reliable, hardworking chap with a quiet manner. Always on time and helpful. Delighted with the job and would employ him again. Mrs H. Orpington. September 2016

Jeremy came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint. He decorated my bedroom which included changing the colour of my fitted wardrobes from walnut to white, the result was fantastic. He also wallpapered and painted the lounge. The standard of his work is extremely high . He arrived on time and is friendly , efficient , reliable and  a tidy worker . He carried out the work within the time quoted . I will certainly be using him again.    Pauline.    Farnborough Village . June 2016

We recently engaged Gristwood Decorators to carry out a full decoration of the outside of our property. The work was carried out to a high standard in a professional way at a cost effective price. I would not hesitate to use them again. Mrs and Mrs L. Chislehurst. May 2016.

Thank you Jeremy for your excellent service. Paintwork looks amazing and you are always so polite, tidy and 100% trustworthy. Will definitely use you again. Mrs A.S. Orpington . April 2016

Jeremy is reliable and friendly and provides an extremely high standard of workmanship. We were really pleased with all aspects of the work undertaken and would absolutely recommend Jeremy to anyone needing a painter decorator. Mr and Mrs G. Dunton Green. March 2016

After recent building work, Jeremy painted all the refurbished rooms in our house. His work is high quality and good value for money. At the end of each day, everywhere was left clean and tidy. Jeremy is punctual, reliable and honest and I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. We will definitely use his services again.  Mr S.E. West Wickham. February 2016

Jeremy carried out some work for me this year - He decorated my bedroom to a very high standard - He was polite and courteous and worked very hard and the result was outstanding - Such a good standard of work - I would recommend him highly. I am hoping that he will do more work for me in the future. Mrs R.F. Bromley. January 2016 

Jeremy decorated 3 bedrooms for us.  We were very happy with the quality of his work.  He was professional, very punctual and knowledgable.  He cleaned up at the end of each day and was very friendly and courteous. We would highly recommend him. Mr S. H. Farnborough Village. December 2015 

Excellent workmanship in all aspects of decorating. Trustworthy, precise timekeeping, friendly and meticulously clean and tidy and not averse to helping out with clearing and putting back contents of room. Highly recommended. Mrs C. Crofton. May 2015

Jeremy has just completed an excellent decorating job on my kitchen and I am delighted with the result. It was the first job he had done for me and it won't be the last.  He is reliable and very professional in everything he does, a very pleasant person to have around and most considerate in every way. I can thoroughly recommend him. D.D, Crofton. February 2015.

We would like to thank Jeremy for a fabulous job decorating my daughters bedroom , an excellent professional finish.  We have used Jeremy’s decorating services for various decorating projects at home and  are delighted with his work.  We would highly recommend Jeremy’s decorating services and we will be using him again in the near future. Mrs C. - Orpington. January 2015

"We invited Jeremy back for a third time to pretty much redecorate our whole house. He was originally recommended to us about 4 years ago by some close friends of ours. We have always found him to be reliable, friendly, helpful and very easy to have around the house. His work is always of an extremely high standard and we in turn would have no hesitation in recommending him. We are extremely happy with the way our house looks and will be having him back in future to do some more work too." Mr and Mrs E. Bromley - December 2014

Very professional, clean and tidy. Would recommend happily. Mr O - July 2014

Very trustworthy. Excellent standard of work. Friendly & polite. Very tidy worker. Miss S Orpington - June 2014

Jeremy is a most pleasant professional worker. He takes great pride in his work and gives complete customer satisfaction. I would recommend him with confidence. Mrs F. Alport, Orpington - March 14

Jeremy was prompt clean agreeable and courteous. His work was of a good standard and we would have no hesitation in recommending him or using his services again. Mr S. Horsley, Orpington - March 14

Jeremy is the sort of tradesman who you feel immediately that he is very reliable. He was, as well as very skilled. We are very happy with the standard of his work. A clean efficient and fast job. Excellent result. Mr and Mrs N Da Silva. Orpington - March 14

An excellent job carried out in a clean and tidy manner.  Mr S. Orpington, Jan 14.

Mr Gristwood was friendly, polite and very prompt. His work was of a high standard. He was careful and tidy.   Mr L. , Orpington - Nov 2013.

We were very pleased with Jeremy's thorough and professional service. We appreciated his thoughtful and caring manner and his diligence in keeping us updated as the works progressed. We will be happy to recommend him. R and L, Locksbottom, Sept 13.

Jeremy has done an excellent job. He is reliable, trustworthy and goes out of his way to ensure every aspect of the job is done properly. I would recommend him without hesitation. M and P , Petts Wood – Aug 2013

Very very satisfied. Very prompt, excellent work. Would certainly use Gristwood Decorators again. Mrs Coulson. Petts Wood - June 2013

First rate! I have no hesitation in recommending Gristwood Decorators. Mr James. Orpington - May 2013

We have recently had the pleasure of Jeremy redecorating our hall,stairs and landing following a major rewiring project. Unsurprisinglythe rewiring had left it in a very sorry state. Jeremy arrived promptly on the agreed date and immediately started the work required to put things right. Jeremy is professional, courteous, tidy, helpful and is always cheerful. The work that he has carried out is of a very high standard, leaving us extremely satisfied and grateful for the way our hall landing and staircase has been given back to us. We have no reservations at all in recommending Jeremy to anyone who needs a competant and professional decorator. Mr and Mrs Mill. Orpington - April 2013

Very very satisfied. Very prompt, excellent work. Would certainly use Gristwood Decorators again. Mrs Coulson. Petts Wood - June 2013

Jeremy We havepapered and painted our hall and stairway and we are delighted with the result. He arrived promptly at *am every day and made sure everything was clean and tidy before leaving. My husband, who is very particular, has no complaints and agrees that the hall looks lovely. Jeremy is polite and trustworthy and we had no qualms about leaving him alone in the house for most of the day. Mrs D Inkpen. Hayes –  March 2013

Jeremy arrived punctually at 8am every morning. He's done an excellent job, very clean and tidy and I would certainly have him back again for any other work and would not hesitate to recommend him. - Brenda L. Locksbottom, Feb 2013.

Jeremy was thoroughly professional and personable in all his dealings with us. He worked hard, arrived punctually every day and we are very pleased with the results. we have already booked him for further work in 2013. - D. Rogan, West Wickham, Dec 12.

I have been very pleased with the services provided by Jeremy Gristwood. He has conducted himself in a very professional and friendly manner. I have been very happy with the quality of his work from the initial detailed written quotation, his attention to detail while he decorates through to the tidying up after he has finished. I have no hesitation in recommending his services and will be using Jeremy's decorating services again in the very near future.  - Mr R. Grant, Chislehurst November 2012.

We contacted Jeremy, following a couple of recommendations, when we decided to have our hall, stairs and landing decorated. Jeremy was able to work around our availability and began the job. It soon became clear that his work was of a very high standard and we therefore decided to ask him to also paint our bathroom and my son’s bedroom – a job that required four coats of paint due to the dark colour on the walls! Jeremy arrives in his VW Camper Van, works cleanly and efficiently through each job leaving you with an excellent result at the end and the feeling of a job well done. My daughter’s room and our front room both need decorating shortly and I already know who I’ll be asking to take on the work! To anyone wishing to find a reliable, tidy and hard-working decorator, you cannot go far wrong in employing Jeremy, plus, a big bonus for us was that he was happy for our dog to become his apprentice and share his lunch too! -- Nicola, Bexleyheath, Sept 2012 

Jeremy came recommended and I would not hestitate to endorse that recommendation.  Punctual, clean but above all good workmanship and very pleased with the results of his hard work, particularly the painting.  M & J, Eltham June 2012


"I am writing to thank you for all of your exceptional hard work and attention to detail when carrying out the external painting work on our house. The way in which you planned every aspect of the job in advance and gave us notice of the various areas which would need attention was exemplary." -- Mrs Devlin, Petts Wood. May 2012.


"I am writing to say how delighted we are with Jeremy's work. Our two hallways, kitchen and two stairs are now looking bright, clean and posh. When one is elderly, you have to be careful of whom you let into your house. There was never any problem with Jeremy. My husband and I have never experienced such a careful, clean worker and appreciated the way he vacuumed all the time to get rid of any dust or rubbish. Also he has been very helpful, considerate and friendly whilst in our home. We would like to thank him for his hard, conscientious work and we are thrilled with the result." -- Mrs Heard, Bromley. March 2012.


"I cannot recommend highly enough the work of Jeremy Gristwood's Painting and Decorating Services. He is a trustworthy and excellent decorator. He has just finished decorating my sitting room and I am Absolutely delighted with the result." -- Shirley Thomas, Coney Hall. Jan 2012.


"I would just like to say how pleased my wife and I are with the way that you carried out the work of painting and wallpapering our hall and stairs.  The job was completed to a very high standard with the minimum of fuss, keeping the work area clean and tidy at all times.  We would be very happy to recommend you to anyone who would like to contact us." -- Mr Pell, Sidcup. Nov 2011.


"Jeremy Gristwood decorated the whole interior of our maisonette recently and we were very pleased with his work. He is a clean and tidy workman, paying attention to detail and we have no hesitation in recommending him." -- Mr and Mrs Harris


"We were delighted with the work done by you during the summer in our school hall and corridors.  We would definitely recommend you to other schools – and indeed employed you on recommendation from Biggin Hill Primary School! -- M. Brading, Kingswood School, Bromley. Aug 2011.


"We are extremely happy with the work done by Jeremy in painting the exterior of our house. 
Jeremy was totally reliable, professional and his work is of a very high standard.  He took the time to ensure that everything was finished perfectly and even helped us to find the correct colour paint for our garage door to match our UPVC front door which was very much appreciated.
We cannot recommend Jeremy highly enough and have already recommended him to friends and neighbours.  When we carry out any further decorating in the future we will definitely use Jeremy again as we know we will do an excellent job at competitive rates." -- Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, Orpington. June 2011

"Mr Gristwood painted the outside of my house in May and repaired a ceiling for me recently. I was very pleased with his work. He is a very polite, pleasant, trustworthy young man and I had no worries about leaving him alone in the house." -- Mrs B.Alexander, Petts Wood. May 2011. 


"Jeremy painted my whole house and I am very happy with the work he did. 5 stars." -- Mr D.Andrews. Orpington Apr 2011.


"jeremy's work is of a high standard. He tidies up afterwards and is friendly and trustworthy" -- Mrs J Warren, Bromley.

Mar 2011.


"I have used the services of Jeremy Gristwood and always found him very prompt and efficient. I was very happy with the decorating work that he did for me  and would certainly recommend him to others." -- Mrs W Grant, Shortlands. 2010 and Feb 2011.


"We used Gristwoods to decorate our main living area and dining room, both for painting and hanging wallpaper.  The work carried out was of a very high standard and at very reasonable prices. The work was carried out in the timeline indicated on the quote and within budget. Jeremy arrived on time each day and made sure that upon leaving there was minimal disruption to us, including leaving the house tidy every day. We were also away for some of the period and had no problem in leaving the keys with him. We would not hesitate to recommend Gristwoods, and will use their services in the future." -- S and S, Mottingham, 2010.


"Jeremy Gristwood was recommended to us by a friend of ours in the trade who himself has exceptionally high standards and for whom Jeremy had done some work. We were very happy with this recommendation as we found Jeremy to be honest, reliable, he did exactly what he said he would do and also offered us sound advice on the decor. His painting is of an extremely high standard and we were very satisfied with his work. He was easy to have around the family home and punctual. I would not hesitate to recommend him." -- Mr And Mrs Engles, Bromley


"Biggin Hill Primary School employed Gristwood Decorators during the summer of 2010, following a competitive tendering process. Their tender came to us highly recommended from a previous client and, although broadly in line with one other quote, we took the view that the decorator we'd met came across as an extremely professional person on whom we would be able to rely.
Gristwood's undertook a complete redecoration of two corridors, along with skirting boards and innumerable doors, as well as the significant task of redecorating a large school hall. This involved large scale preparation, cleaning and making good before commencement of the undercoating and gloss / silk finishes.
The work was completed to an exemplary standard and the decorators attended the school every day without fail, working consistently and diligently.
The company has my absolute trust and gains my unreserved recommendation. Prospective employers are welcome to contact the school if they would like to view the results." -- Mr D.Payne, Headteacher, Biggin Hill Primary School.
"Jeremy decorated my dining room a couple of years ago and I found him to be a very honest and reliable man.  His workmanship was of the highest quality and he was totally professional in his manner.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy, in fact he is shortly returning to decorate my lounge." -- Mrs Dwight