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messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by tringo 05 December, 2016 09:02

Last year, our neighbours contracted Advanced Painters to do external (and internal) painting of their home. They were very meticulous and hard working, and the result, looked great. So, when we needed external and internal painting done, we reached out to Brian.

He came by and spent a significant amount of time listening to our requirement, as well as doing a thorough inspection of the areas, taking detailed notes. He put together a detailed quote and worked with us to find suitable dates to do the work...and accommodating our request to do the work in stages throughout the summer and autumn.

On the first day of the works, Brian sent around a good sized team to do the prep work, which he supervised. From then on Malachi did most of the work. Malachi is very meticulous and detailed in his work. He works diligently on every detail, from prep to finish. Unlike many contractors, Malachi, and the others that came on site to help, were respectful of our house and kept things tidy...doing a pretty thorough tidy-up at the end of each day. The team always showed up, on time, and worked full days.

Brian also regularly came by to inspect and supervise, as well as helping out with various bits and pieces like installing a new letter slot for our door. He also supervised a thorough clean up of the site, once the works were done.

Overall the results are excellent - visitors often comment on how great the decoration looks. We are very pleased with the results.

The only "issue" we ran into: there were a few items on the quote that Brian gave us that he said he would do "free of charge"....however, when we delayed doing a couple of rooms until the New Year, he said he was not able to honour those items. A little bit disappointing...however, there were numerous items that came up during the work, that Brian and the team just sorted out and did not quibble about further charges.

So, even though Advanced Painters will not be the lowest cost quote you will receive, they are worth the extra investment. Highly recommend.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Rosetta77 14 December, 2016 10:57

I would like to add another recommendation for Advanced Painters. Brian and his team completed the work quickly and it looks really beautiful, can't find fault anywhere. They painted 7 doors from scratch and all the skirting and architrave on two floors. They also painted our staircase a dark blue and all the lines against the white are impressively accurate! Will definitely use the again for any painting needs. Also worth mentioning that we have a baby and a four year old and they worked around us (not easy) - always polite and considerate. Many thanks

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by harrand1980 10 February, 2017 15:59

I would like to add yet another recommendation for Advanced Painters of Dulwich. Brian, Malachy and the team painted our hallway and staircases and did a fantastic job. They really take pride in their work and as a result the finish is excellent. On top of that they completed the work on time and on budget, cleaned up afterwards, and were polite and considerate at all times. We will definitely be using them again.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Sean Of Dulwich 10 February, 2017 20:17

buy yourself a decent camera

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Sean Of Dulwich

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Joel 26 February, 2017 21:16

I would definitely recommend Brian and his team from Advanced Painters of Dulwich. They proved to be very professional, friendly, produced very good work and were able to undertake the work at short notice. I already have them lined up to undertake another job for me.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Jobiwan 27 February, 2017 21:20

Brian and his team are really professional, really nice guys and were in and out the same day. They really know what they're doing and the quality of their work is excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Really really happy!!!!!!

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Beebowe 06 March, 2017 16:02

Just to add another recommendation for Brian and his team (I think Vicky did the work on our place). We needed our open plan stairs painting, but couldn't really leave the house while they dried. Brian offered a few solutions (painting alternate stairs, just one half etc), but managed to fit the work in while we were going to be away for a few days over Christmas.

Brian was really helpful advising us what types of finish might work, and giving us a range of colours to choose from.

The work was completed while we were away, with Brian keeping us up to date with progress. The stairs look brilliant - a really professional finish, and completely transform the house.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by florochkae 11 March, 2017 11:11

My boyfriend and I moved into our flat at the end of January, and wanted a couple of bedrooms, the sitting room and the hallway patched up a bit in places and redecorated. After looking at some of the reviews on here I got in touch with Brian at Advanced Decorators and he came round the very next day (which I should mention was a Sunday) to look at what needed doing and to give us a quote.

He was able to start much quicker than I was expecting, and throughout the process Brian,Vicky, and Malachi were absolutely great - they were incredibly polite, efficient and trustworthy as well as very careful of all of our belongings that were piled all over the place. We lived in the flat while they were working, and they worked around us as though it was no problem at all. Even though quite a lot of work needed to be done, they finished on time and even worked through the weekend to make sure it was all done when they said it would be.

Now that the job is completed, the flat looks incredible - the attention to detail and quality of the work is really obvious. I will definitely be getting in touch with Advanced Painters again to do the kitchen and bathroom in due course, and would recommend them to anyone in the area who wants some work done. They are brilliant!

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Jacqui5254 12 March, 2017 14:38

Another great job, another recommendation for Advanced Painters of Dulwich!

Brian came today, [Sunday], and completely rehung an old sash window, taking it right back, replacing the old
sash cords and ensuring all the paintwork and finish was of first class.

He is the nicest, most reliable person with the best team and goes out of his way to ensure the job is of the
highest standard.

So happy, again!

[www.advancedpainters.co.uk]

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by 1maura 31 March, 2017 18:34

They came to quote for painting work at mine recently. Gave a ridiculously long timescale to do the job and overinflated price. And they were late for the appointment which is never a good sign.i hadn't noticed quite how many of the 'recommendations' were first time posts or I wouldn't have bothered getting them round.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by P.O.U.S.theWonderCat 31 March, 2017 20:56

I have to say I had a similar experience. They were far and away the most expensive quote for the job, coming in at several thousand pounds more than the person I ended up using.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Ruffler 01 April, 2017 17:12

Impressed by all the recommendations on here we asked for a quote to paint the exterior of our house. They came round, seemed very keen ... never heard from them again.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
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messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by advancedpainters 08 April, 2017 23:11

1maura Wrote:
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> They came to quote for painting work at mine
> recently. Gave a ridiculously long timescale to do
> the job and overinflated price. And they were
> late for the appointment which is never a good
> sign.i hadn't noticed quite how many of the
> 'recommendations' were first time posts or I
> wouldn't have bothered getting them round.

Mary, thank you for your professional opinion, I'm surprised you even called me around as you know so much about time scales and decorating work. Your budget was incredibly unrealistic, most of clients will pay me more that the competition to get my services, this is not unusual. In this thread alone I have recommendations from 20 clients who have a history of forum posts going back years, these are not first time posters, as you put it.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by advancedpainters 08 April, 2017 23:29

P.O.U.S.theWonderCat Wrote:
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> I have to say I had a similar experience. They
> were far and away the most expensive quote for the
> job, coming in at several thousand pounds more
> than the person I ended up using.


Hi there,
I understand that everybody's budget is different ,therefore we have a credit option for clients.
You get what you pay for.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by advancedpainters 08 April, 2017 23:42

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messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by P.O.U.S.theWonderCat 08 April, 2017 23:46

Indeed Brian. I had someone do an astonishingly good job for a fraction of the money you quoted.

I have to say I was taken aback when you followed up the enormous quote with the hard sell on finance. That isn't providing for different budgets - that's charging even more in the long run by putting someone into debt to afford your services.

As I said, you were THOUSANDS more than the person who did the job in the end. If I had checked the posting history of a significant proportion of people posting on this thread, I might not have wasted my time with getting you to quote.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by missse22 08 April, 2017 23:53

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messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by advancedpainters 09 April, 2017 00:00

P.O.U.S.theWonderCat Wrote:
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> Indeed Brian. I had someone do an astonishingly
> good job for a fraction of the money you quoted.
>
> I have to say I was taken aback when you followed
> up the enormous quote with the hard sell on
> finance. That isn't providing for different
> budgets - that's charging even more in the long
> run by putting someone into debt to afford your
> services.
>
> As I said, you were THOUSANDS more than the person
> who did the job in the end. If I had checked the
> posting history of a significant proportion of
> people posting on this thread, I might not have
> wasted my time with getting you to quote.


FYI our affordable credit agreement is 0% interest there for the client only pays back the price of the project nothing more, in installments that suit their individual needs.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by alice 09 April, 2017 00:37

As a long time forum user I would like to vouch for Brian and his team. Their work has always been of a very high standard.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by 1maura 10 April, 2017 12:56

advancedpainters Wrote:
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> 1maura Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They came to quote for painting work at mine
> > recently. Gave a ridiculously long timescale to
> do
> > the job and overinflated price. And they were
> > late for the appointment which is never a good
> > sign.i hadn't noticed quite how many of the
> > 'recommendations' were first time posts or I
> > wouldn't have bothered getting them round.
>
> Mary, thank you for your professional opinion, I'm
> surprised you even called me around as you know so
> much about time scales and decorating work. Your
> budget was incredibly unrealistic, most of clients
> will pay me more that the competition to get my
> services, this is not unusual. In this thread
> alone I have recommendations from 20 clients who
> have a history of forum posts going back years,
> these are not first time posters, as you put it.

Really Brian??? I'm not a painter and decorator but I do have family members in the building trade who laughed even harder than I did when they heard what you were quoting! I found someone to do the work for a fraction of the extortionate price you were quoting and with a realistic timescale to do the work. My budget wasn't unrealistic but your quote was!

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by KidKruger 10 April, 2017 13:44

Some tradesmen charge more than others shocker.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by ajtf 10 April, 2017 14:54

Despite some of the comments directly above, Brian and team recently completed some work for me (a complete re-decoration of my flat, including 2 x built in cupboards and some other carpentry-related bits and pieces) and I was most impressed by their professionalism and diligence. Their standard of work is of a high quality, and importantly, they took every care to ensure that surfaces and furniture were completely protected.

They managed to squeeze the work in to suit my tight timeline (in fact they completed the work a couple of days sooner than quoted), and took care of my flat and property whilst I moved out for 2 weeks in order to let them crack on uninterrupted.

With regards to pricing, having sought various quotes, I thought the pricing was competitive, with the added bonus of being able to kill 2 birds with one stone in completing the re-decoration and carpentry in one fell swoop.

With regards to "first time forum posters", that's probably because they, like me, have taken the time to register on the EDF to leave a review for a job very well done. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Brian and will gladly be using his services again for any future work.

On a personal level, I found Brian to be an absolute gent, and was easy to keep in contact with before, during and after completion!

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by adevlin 08 May, 2017 13:13

Brian and Malachi have just finished painting the exterior of my house and it looks great. I can't wait for the scaffolding to come down! They did a really neat job in repairing some of the mortar on the front facade so it looks really sharp now. They were neat and tidy and worked hard until the job was done.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by uncypete 16 May, 2017 17:52

Brian just repainted several of my sash windows and a selection of interior work including some ceilings and walls. Simply put, Brian was the business. He is very professional and easy to deal with. He works nonstop to get the job done is super quick with a high quality finish. He was very detailed in his quote and clearly broke down the best methods and options for getting the best results. He takes pride in his work - and cleans up afterwards. I see some comments on price just above. In my experience, he wasn't the cheapest nor the most expensive quote, all I know is I got what I paid for and was very happy. Also, he's a nice lad. I recommend him and will definitely use him again.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Laddy Muck 08 March, 2018 19:47

I completely agree with all the positive comments on this thread. I also agree that Brian's company is not cheap.
However, we wanted a job which meant we didn't have to redecorate for at least another 7/8 years.

In our first dealing with Brian, I could not help but smile - we experienced him as charming, easy to deal with and confident about what he could deliver. I told him "Brian, you realise you are setting yourself up for a fall...my expectations are high...I can only be disappointed". Unperturbed, Brian responded with "it will be fantastic", to which I replied "I have high standards...I don't like this...I don't like that...I am fussy...". Brian continued: "it will be crisp...the finish will be smooth...it will look like Buckingham Palace" (yes really!). I thought, this guy, whilst remaining courteous at all times, speaks with conviction and so we decided to give him and his team the job.

If I am 100% honest, I was kinda hoping he might have a minor slip-up somewhere so that I could have a bit of banter with him about not being quite so "crisp", or "smooth" or "fantastic" - never mind palatial. But FECK ME, Brian has delivered!

Thank you Brian, you talked the talk and you walked the walk. Hats off to you and your workers - especially Malaki who worked long and hard. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and your company.

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And the Reds go marching ON! ON! ON!

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by P.O.U.S.theWonderCat 08 March, 2018 22:05

I'm pleased you got what you wanted, but price is not always indicative of results. I also wanted a job that would last for a decade, and a year on I am confident that I got that. The chap who I got in to do the work did an utterly amazing job for a tenth of what I was quoted by Advanced Painters. I'll happily post back in several years time to indicate if I can still say the same.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Laddy Muck 09 August, 2018 14:03

Update. We had two poor and frustrating experiences due to incomplete and sloppy work with 2 different decorators who were contracted to paint our hall. In the end we called Brian to come and put the whole mess right - which he did (well Malachi did!). Whilst we were at it, we got Brian to quote us for 3 bedrooms. We also obtained 2 other quotes and, although not cheap, Brian's came in at the cheapest. Again, a beautiful job. I wish I'd used him from the outset; the others may have been "cheap" but in the end I ended up paying more because their work had to be put right. So, thank you Brian and Malachi.

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And the Reds go marching ON! ON! ON!

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by asd 29 August, 2018 10:47

Brian and the Advanced Painters team have just finished painting the interior of our modern two bedroom flat, and we are really delighted with the results. The painting has been done to a great standard, and is incredibly neat - this reflects the continued professionalism and care with which AP approached the job as a whole. Brian has also transformed our kitchen by repainting the (relatively ugly!) wooden cupboards a very cool blue/grey, transforming the space for a fraction of the price of a whole new kitchen.

Brian and the team are lovely to work with - exceptionally friendly, punctual and hard-working. They were also honest and upfront about costs from the beginning, and had a frank discussion with us about what they could and couldn’t do within our budget. No unpleasant surprises further down the line! We’d recommend them to anyone in the ED area, however big or small your painting job might be.

messageRe: Advanced Painters of Dulwich , high quality finishes, 20 years experience
Posted by Saturn 5 04 October, 2018 13:14

P.O.U.S.theWonderCat Wrote:
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> I'm pleased you got what you wanted, but price is
> not always indicative of results. I also wanted a
> job that would last for a decade, and a year on I
> am confident that I got that. The chap who I got
> in to do the work did an utterly amazing job for a
> tenth of what I was quoted by Advanced Painters.
> I'll happily post back in several years time to
> indicate if I can still say the same.

Any chance of sharing this chap's details P.O.U.S? I need someone who isn't going to charge the earth but who can do a good job at the same time. Thanks.

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