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1st Class Painters and Decorators are professional painters and decorators serving London and the Home Counties. We always aim to ensure that each of our clients is completely satisfied with the finished result.

Our primary focus is on providing quality commercial painting and decorating services, and in order to ensure that we offer an all-round service, we also undertake large-scale domestic painting and decorating. This includes painting or wallpapering multiple rooms in a domestic residence, as well as carrying out exterior painting of a property. We also undertake painting contracts for schools, colleges and universities.

Our focus has always been on exceptional customer service accompanied by friendly long term staff, fully experienced in all aspects of decorating.

Over the years meticulous planning of contracts has allowed us to take on larger contracts as our reputation for safe working practice, expertise in paint application and working to deadlines has been beneficial to the company growth.painter london

Our head office, with its state of the art joinery facility, manufactures anything in wood. This has helped us to provide a full package to those clients with bespoke needs.

It is envisaged that we will now grow at a conservative pace to allow us to ensure the quality and management of our work continues to remain at the highest level.

Our Promise

1. To deal with your initial enquiry promptly and professionally and to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit.

2. To ensure we are prompt for our quotation appointment so as not to obstruct your business whilst on your premises.

3. To get your quotation back to you quickly, normally within 24 hours and often within 4 hours, fully detailed so that no confusion can arise.

4. If successful to ensure we carry out the works professionally in the time agreed and with all our safety obligations considered. Leaving your premises in a clean and tidy condition with no disruptions to your daily works.

Our commercial painting and decorating services cover almost all types of commercial properties, including the following:

Shops and Retail Outlets
As well as providing professional painting and decorating for commercial premises, we also have extensive experience in the following public service buildings:

Schools, Colleges, Universities
Local authority buildings
Of course, as painting and decorating contractors, we are fully equipped to undertake large projects across London, including new housing developments and private and social housing. We also offer our contracted services across the UK, and pride ourselves on our prompt, reliable and efficient service.

As a result of our dedication, we make every effort to work to a timescale that suits you. In order to do this, we work hard to ensure the least amount of disruption possible, and even provide out of hours painting and decorating services so that your business can remain open during its operational hours.

Professional Painting & Decorating Services in London

We provide a range of professional painting and decorating services in and around London and the Home Counties, and these including the following:

Internal and External painting
Specialist finishes, such as marbling, scumbling and sponging
A range of spray painting services
Joinery and carpentry services
Epoxy Flooring (factories, warehouses, industrial units)
So if you are looking for a reliable painter and decorator in London then contact 1st Class Painters & Decorators today on 0800 044 3604.

Key elements of a professional paint job

Like it or not, your premises, whether that be office space, retail space or entrance lobbies, have a deep impact on the way your organisation is perceived. The few small millimetres of paint covering that, however, form the largest part of your buildings surfaces (glass edifices excepted), speak volumes about your attention to detail, and the value you place on providing a high quality environment in which to undertake business.

Paint Selection

The first principle we always apply in providing a professional painting service, is to use high quality paints. You also need the know-how to select the correct paint for the environment. A factory floor obviously requires a different finish compared to an art gallery’s ceiling. If a client requires a specialist finish, such as colour washing, sponging, graining, marbling or ragging for example, we can source the most suitable materials for the job on your behalf. Here are some examples that would require careful selection and application:

Swimming pools: the areas surrounding pools would usually require acrylic water based paints that can be applied to the edges of pools, walls roofs and ceilings.

Industrial/machinery environments: Where mild resistance to water, acids, alkalis, mineral oils and inorganic salts is needed, acrylated rubber paint could be used. This fast drying paint can be used on many materials, including metals, wood and asbestos, using the correct primers.

Steel frame agricultural constructions: Bituminous paint provides a strong one coat application that can be applied to steel framed barns, tanks, and other farm buildings.

Heavy industrial and marine environments: In areas where you need an extremely tough finish and thorough water resistance, a high build 2 pack epoxy paint is ideal.


A paint only performs as good as the surface it is applied to. All debris, dust, Greece and loose paintwork should be thoroughly removed prior to application. Sometimes this requires a simple vacuum process. Other times more forceful methods can be used, such as sandblasting and sometimes on metalwork in marine applications, the use of a needle gun.

If you are using a high-performance specialist paint, this is even more important, because some systems require chemical interaction with the substrata. Also, high-performance paints need to be applied with thoroughly clean, or even brand-new rollers and brushes. Failure to do this can result in cross contamination from chemicals present on the tools from previous jobs. This will definitely have a negative effect on the performance of any paints applied.

Preparation for painting can also entail caulking of cracks around skirting boards and door and window trim.


There are many factors which can negate the effectiveness of paint finishes, which can only be avoided through in-depth knowledge of products and application procedures. For example, in the case of some high-performance paints for exterior applications, temperature sensitivity plays a large part in how effective the finish will be. Many products have a set range of temperatures between which they can be applied to achieve the right adherence and subsequent performance over their lifetime.

Please feel free to contact us at professional painters regarding your requirements. Our expert staff will be happy to discuss with you any questions you may have.