A Dab Hand | West London | Painter & Decorator

What your job really needs is A Dab Hand
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Sokho Trinh
WOW WOW WOW, Nick is a true West London gem. We were looking for a professional, local, affordable decorator/painter to paint our entire home in Chiswick, and we found Nick. This guy is pro, does his job autonomously, and even helped us reduce every single cost lines by using his own discounts in paint shop and by suggesting us many great tips!! We learned that Nick is an artist by training...well this was quite clear when he finished the job. The entire place looks as brand new, and he even used his artistic eyes to spot and fix tiny details which we believe very few decorators would be able to spot. We genuinely recommend Nick and...will definitely ask him to help again in the future.
Dave Durie
Great work by Dab Hand decorating a loft conversion in Acton.
Tried to decorate my loft conversion. Disaster.
Didn't have the time & certainly not the skills.
Called Nick at Dab Hand who came to the rescue.
A bedroom, office & a bathroom salvaged, now looking great.
Top work.
Very thorough.
Lovely fellow.
I fully recommend him.
Highly recommended
Nick really took the time to assess and recommend the best course of action. Very hard to find such trustworthy and decent tradesmen these days!
Camilla Belich
Nick Farmer has come to our rescue so many times. He did the redecoration after we renovated 3 years ago and has just finished some touch ups following tenants leaving our rented property. Goes above and beyond. He replaced our fire alarm batteries and took care of our rubbish while doing a wonderful job at painting and decorating our flat. We cannot recommend him highly enough! He is trustworthy, hardworking and professional.
Mrs T. Barnes
Highly recommended professional painter.
Nick is professional to his fingertips. His preparation is excellent and the finished product superb. This is the second time we have used him and I have recommended him to friends. He is neat and tidy and even rehangs pictures! He worked in our house while we were away and is thoroughly trustworthy.
Andrew L. Kew
Nick had previously done an excellent job repainting a couple of large bedrooms, so we got him back to do some redecoration and making good in other rooms (cracks, damp patches, etc). We were very happy with his work on this occasion too. He does a home visit before sending his email quote, and his quote is very comprehensive, clear and transparent, in terms of both labour and materials. He works in a very thorough and collaborative way - in other words, if any unexpected issues arise during the work itself, he consults fully with us and comes up with a sensible and creative solution. The quality of his workmanship is very high. He also sticks to his timeframes. We are very happy to recommend him to others.
Rumeena Bhalla. Chiswick
Extremely professional service: thorough, reliable and reasonable price. Thank you!
Mrs D Ealing
This was the second time that we have used Nick and like the first time were very pleased with his work. Nick painted our living room and he did an excellent job which also included sorting out cracks on our ceiling and making a new piece of skirting board from an old piece. Nick came round before starting the job to paint match pot colours on the walls so we made the right decision.
I would certainly recommend Nick, he has a good eye for detail, a vast knowledge in paint and is thorough. He was also mindful of our 2 year old and made sure he tidied away his equipment safely. Nick stuck to his very reasonable quote and his realistic timeframe.
Nick James. West London
Very happy- I got Nick to do a few decorating jobs around the house. Very neat, tidy and knowledgeable. Would recommend.
Anna C. NW London
Immaculate work
We chose Nick to help us refresh our Victorian house in July 2017 and couldn't be happier with the result. His attention to detail is absolute and the finish he achieves is perfect. He was very tidy and left everything neat and in good order at the end of every day. Not only did he transform cracked and uneven walls into flat and perfect surfaces, he also repaired wooden sash windows, damaged skirting board and repaired a cracked floorboard. My husband and I felt totally comfortable leaving him to work in the house whilst we were at work. He was very sweet with our little boy too and mindful not to leave out anything sharp that he might play with. We honestly couldn't recommend him more!
Mrs. Draper -West London
Really excellent work
Nick is not your average decorator! He has an excellent eye for detail and a craftsman's skill and understanding of paint and materials.
Nick helped me with a snagging list of jobs before I put my property on the market. He put a great deal of thought into each problem and really cared about the end result.
The work he did included repairing areas of water damage, covering chips in the woodwork, filling holes in the walls, redoing some grout in the shower and replacing the silicone sealant around the kitchen worktop.
His attention to detail really impressed me. When working on the largest water-damaged area, the filler he applied left a smooth finish. He was concerned that the patch would show up in some lights so he took the time to apply an extra layer of paint with a fluffy roller to ensure the texture would match the surrounding area and the repair wouldn’t stand out. It doesn’t!
The quality of the work was really excellent & I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Paula. West London
A Dab Hand is highly recommended.
Nick came highly recommended to us and we are very glad we made the decision to use him. We recently had a bathroom and kitchen painted and the results are fantastic. Nick is thorough in his preparation and detail. He is tidy and trustworthy and we will certainly use him again in the near future.
Emma. West London
The One To Call
Over the Years my family and I have used Dab Hand. Without doubt, any decorating job you ask Nick to do will be completed with trust, efficiency, professionalism, and within the time and cost quote. You can always guarantee an excellent quality and finish with what ever you ask A Dab Hand to do and Nick is always the one to call.
Lily Gardner
Extremely pleased. Beautiful job and immaculate, quick but meticulous worker at a very reasonable price. Nick painted our new loft extension and all the interior hall areas perfectly. Very trustworthy. Punctual. We wouldnt' hesitate to recommend him.
Sarah Robins
Reliable and perfect job!
I have used Nick Farmer at A Dab Hand several times now and can confidently say that he is reliable, efficient and thorough! He has just re-painted all of my kitchen units and the walls so it looks like I've had a new kitchen and not just a refurb. Although Nicks' speciality is painting he seems able to turn his hand to most things so has proved invaluable in keeping my home pristine. Would highly recommend him.
Lucky Thompson
Nick painted our living room and we're so glad he did! Having an older property it often comes up with unwanted surprises and when our ornate ceiling didn't react well to new attention, Nick's endless knowledge (he know's everything there is to know about paint!) was a huge reassurance and the finished result is better than we ever expected. We have doubts it looked this good when it was brand new over 100 years ago! Nick was also very helpful when choosing colours and other materials and as our job was just one room he didn't charge us for left over materials that he could use elsewhere. His attention to detail is exceptional and his passion for good workmanship is a pleasure to observe. We wouldn't hesitate for a second in recommending him.
Dinusha-West London
"Nick did a great job on our house. He is highly skilled and works in a tidy manner. Nick was able to advise on colour and did some excellent colour matching. He is very knowledgeable and has an eye for detail. Importantly, Nick worked to his time frame and stuck to his quote. I would recommend Nick"
John and Anna Hollingworth
Nick's business is aptly named: he really can turn his hand to anything. A skilled decorator with a consummate finish above all else, he also matched missing Victorian skirting in timber for us, mended floorboards, infilled missing architrave and installed fanlight numbers. He is obsessively neat and tidy, unfailingly punctual and competitively priced. He made our wonky walls straight, our ancient windows watertight and what he doesn't know about paint isn't worth knowing. If we hadn't run out of house for him to do we'd have him back for more! Honestly can't recommend him highly enough.
Camilla Belich
Nick Farmer (otherwise known in our house as the 'Dab Hand') has been invaluable in helping us paint and decorate our recently purchased property. We had a tight timeframe due to the imminent arrival of a new baby and Nick really went the extra mile to ensure we had a perfectly painted and fume free home to move into. He works in a very tidy manner and produces an excellent final result. We would happily recommend Nick to other families in the area.
Marion Field
Nick produces a very professional finish and has an excellent knowledge of the best paints to use and how to match colours. He is a meticulous decorator and we were able to leave him in the house for an entire month while we were away as he is entirely trustworthy, having come recommended by other friends. He kept us up to date with his progress by email and his bill was very reasonable.
Stephano Cioni
Due to some lead flashing being stolen from the outside side wall we had some serious water damage to the interior walls within two different bedrooms of our flat. Nick is extremely professional when reviewing the job and fully explains what he plans to do to rectify the problem. We found Nick very punctual, courteous, trustworthy and respectful to the flat when working. The finish to both bedrooms was of an extremely high standard and he completely transformed what were two damp, horrible looking bedrooms into two brand new beautiful looking bedrooms! We would highly recommend “A Dab Hand” and you would be assured to get someone who is fair, you can trust and will also do a fantastic job.
Stephen Robins
Excellent work from Dab Hand Again !
I had a serious water leak that came through the ceiling and caused staining and discolouration to plaster and paintwork of my rental property in Chiswick. . NIck Farmer responded quickly to my call for help minimising disruption to my tenant and did an excellent repair job. He made good damp plaster, dried out the dampness and sealed the area of staining before preparing the ceiling and wall for painting. He managed to match the paint perfectly and the finish is like new. He was quick efficient and trustworthy. I have used him before and have no reservation in recommending him to others!
Ursula Nicholas
Excellent work. Nick pays much attention to detail - Great result!
Mary Leonard -Twickenham
Excellent work
Nick did an excellent job preparing and painting my very expensive front door, first floor landing and unpainted pine wardrobe. Nick is meticulous in his preparation and finishes and I highly recommend him if you want a professional job done to a very high standard.
Sally George -Hammersmith
An excellent job..
Nick Farmer really has done a really good job of painting and decorating a bedroom in my house. It was in a bad state of repair and he made sure that everything was finished to a very high standard. With Nick, you know that you are not going to get a 'quick fix,' his work will last because he takes such care. I would recommend him highly to anyone and he will be back to do more work for me very soon I hope! His costs are reasonable too - nothing is too much trouble and what he says he's going to do, he does do. Excellent.
Tracey Baker -Kew
First Class in every respect..
Nick redecorated my bedroom which also involved repairing woodwork where windows had been changed and nasty cracks in the walls. Nick covers all the P's Professional, Personable and Perfectionist. It is a rare treat to have someone carry out work in your house with written quotes, who turns up when they say they will, who keeps you informed throughout and who cares about the job being perfect and ... cleans up afterwards !! First class service in every respect. Delighted with the results. Tracey - Kew
Christian Broberg -Ladbroke Grove
Very efficient and hiqh quality decorative work.
We needed to update several areas of our flat. Nick was extremely responsive and was able to blend in new coats with the existing paint scheme with impressive accuracy. He was extremely reliable and punctual and very flexible, able to accommodate a busy family and still finish ahead of schedule and budget. Top marks across the board.
Rory MacDonald -Shepherds Bush
Excellent Job
Nick re-painted my bedroom and kitchen, and did a fantastic job in both cases. I would particularly recommend using Nick for this sort of work, as he spent a good deal of time making sure that the walls were in good condition before he painted. He fixed all kinds of marks on the walls so that the final finish was smooth. He also voluntarily fixed my windows and my front door. And he's a nice, trustworthy guy!
Jenny Thomas -Barnes
Nick worked for us for five weeks non stop and proved to be a meticulous painter - a perfectionist in fact! He painted everything on the ground and first floors and his preparation was brilliant. He brought our front door back to life and even stripped and polished the brass work on the door. He dealt with a lot of cable that was stapled on top of the skirting boards and made them look part of the skirting. He is neat and tidy - hoovering up after himself and never leaving a mess.He was in the house alone for two weeks and managed the alarm and is completely trustworthy. I thoroughly recommend him.
John Hollingworth -Willesden
Superlative work, well spoken guy, not your average tradesman.
The website needs a different handle than 'painters and decorators' to describe the range of work Nick did for us. We moved into a mid-terrace Victorian property and had the through living dining room ceilings pulled down and plastered. Nick levelled the lumpy walls beautifully and achieved a fantastic finish on both walls and ceiling for us. He helped to secure a ceiling rose in one room but what really defines the man is his obsessive attention to detail. We had to replace some sections of skirting board, matching new timber in with the existing. Nick hunted out some board and architrave, trimmed and sanded them to achieve the original dimensions and then blended both faultlessly to create the illusion of fully original work. It's difficult to do his work justice without photographs. He gave us a very competitive quote for the job as a whole and worked many more days than we expected without negotiating a further charge. I and my fiancee can't recommend him highly enough and will certainly use him again.
Annee Leveson-Gower. East Sheen
Excellent wallpapering and refurbishment of period property.
I have no hesitation in recomending A Dab Hand. Nick's attention to detail is second to none. We had a number of problems associated with an older property- poor plasterwork, wonky walls etc which Nick solved with aplomb. We now have a designer finish to our bedroom, cloakroom, and bathroom. Annee( East Sheen)