Residential Painting

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In 2008, we acquired Henderson & Paterson, a well established residential painting and decorating contractor. This enabled us to operate further within the residential and private house painting and decorating markets. Henderson & Paterson Ltd were originally formed in 1932 and were a respected business in their own right. Now a division of George Nicolson’s, they still hold the same values and standards to this day.

Over the years, Henderson & Paterson have established relationships with many clients throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians including Merchiston, Morningside, Marchmont and Blackford as well as Leith, Trinity, Portobello and Musselburgh.

In addition to providing you with an impressive painting and decorating service, they can fulfil any project by delivering specialist finishes such as faux finishing, marbling, graining, signwriting and professionally applied digital images, silk or broad vinyl wall coverings.

Should you wish to request an estimate, please contact us using the following details:

Telephone: +44(0) 131 664 3344


Address: 96-98 Salamander Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7LA

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We are very pleased with the work that has been done and are most grateful for the care with which it has been carried out. We are also extremely grateful for everything being left so clean and tidy in our beautifully redecorated flat.

— Mr & Mrs McKean

Thank you and especially Iain (painter) and Ian (manager) for what was fantastic service and a brilliant job well done. We’re really happy with the quality of work and I am one for detail whilst appreciating a tidy working environment. Ian was such a delight and worked very diligently to get us a nice finish. I will certainly be keeping your details to hand and happy to recommend to others

— Mr Thompson

I have to say the service provided was very professional. I would have no problem in both using and recommending your services in the future.

— Mr D Mitchell

Consistently high quality workmanship. This is the second time we’ve had our new windows painted with microporous paint and they’re looking brand new again.

— Mr J Murray

We contacted Henderson & Paterson to do the outside paintwork on our project. The work included painting window frames, fascias, soffits, benches and railings and we are very pleased with the result. H&P were very helpful and prompt answering our queries with very helpful advice.

— Belhaven Place Residents Association

Can’t fault anything, especially working over the weekend.

— Mr J Saunderson

Excellent work carried out. I am delighted with the result. The whole process was well managed and carried out efficiently. I would happily recommend Henderson & Paterson to anybody.

— Mr A Job

All the various tradesmen were very pleasant and helpful.

— Mr P Russell

On behalf of the children, families and staff at The Yard, thank you so much for your involvement in DIY SOS. You have helped create something very special. We are so grateful to everyone for giving up their time & skills.

— The Yard, Edinburgh

Excellent all round – thank you all for the great experience and expert job done

— MTim E

We have used Henderson & Paterson for all our decorating (inside and out) for the past 25 years. Their work is excellent and we would not use anyone else.

— Mrs Hurcombe

I’m very pleased with the quality of the work. I was particularly impressed byhis helpful attitude and the manner in which he carried out the tasks.

— Mr I Jones

Punctual, pleasant and worked very efficiently, leaving us with a beautifully decorated room. We were very pleased with the high level of customer service

— MR Land

Take this opportunity to convey my thanks to the painter, he did a really lovely job. The paintwork was done beautifully with lots of attention to detail. I have always been really impressed with the quality of workmanship that your company has provided and at a reasonable price, over all the years that I have had you do various jobs in my flat. I therefore find myself recommending you to lots of people who need painters.

— M Forrester