Over the years I've provided my painting and decorating services to hundreds of happy customers in the Cambridge area. I've put together a selection of the many unsolicited reviews and testimonials I've received from them.

Just wanted to say – I’ve been to the house and it looks really great – thank you! So much better. And it was really hassle free to organise, so thank you! It is quite rare that you book in work and it just gets done on the date agreed without any phone calls etc. I really appreciated that particularly as we’ve had a lot of hassle recently with the re-wiring etc.

NR, Cambridge

John wallpapered my hallway, bedroom and living room and did a wonderful job, especially in such a tricky space with difficult wallpaper. He communicated any problems to me quickly and came up with solutions. He was friendly and reliable, and his pricing is very fair. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again, and highly recommend him.

K, Cambridge

John decorated our hall, staircase and landing. He worked quickly and efficiently and to an excellent standard. The house is an old one and presented a number of problems which John was able to resolve. We are delighted with the results and will definitely use John’s services again.

RW, Cambridge

John painted our 3 bedroom house over the summer. He did a great job. The logistics were a bit complicated as it required moving all the furniture around the house sequentially but John was able to work around that and help as needed. Everything was kept tidy and to the agreed time frame. His pricing model is transparent so that it is easy to understand how he arrives at the total for the job. I can give him my warmest recommendation

TA, Cambridge

John was very careful in his work and carried out everything to a high spec.

N, Cambridge

John’s work was superb. He was pleasant, hard working and punctual. He created an impression of reliability and skill from the outset. John did decorating, plastering and woodwork – all of which was impeccable

DL, Cambridge

John works at an incredible pace and with great precision. We were so impressed with the job he did on our lounge (walls and woodwork) and have received so many compliments. So much so that he is now coming back to do other rooms in our house. John is also incredibly neat, not leaving a speck of dirt behind. We would highly recommend him. His work is head and shoulders above any other decorator we have used.

BT, Cambridge

John completely redecorated my open plan flat. All walls filled, cracks made good Arrived on time and even worked at the weekend to get finished in good time. He helped with advice and samples when choosing colour scheme. The woodwork was painted to blend in. All rubbish was cleared away Very happy with the finished result.

B, Cambridge

John has just completed the last bedroom in our house and has painted the kitchen, dining room, hall stairs and landing and various bedrooms. He has managed to do all this whilst working round other trades and keeping his sense of humour. Nothing is too much trouble for him and we’ve found his work to be of an excellent standard. I would be happy to recommend John as a painter and decorator to anyone

J, Cambridge

This was John’s second decorating project for us in 2022. We have also used him on numerous occasions in the past and have always been delighted with his work.

A, Cambridge
John worked really hard to complete a job decorating a living room and dining room in a flat we let before a new tenant arrived. He stacked and protected the furniture without any fuss, returning it to its place at the end of the job and did a really good job. He was considerate to the neighbours and worked around the occupying tenant quietly and considerately. He worked really hard to complete the work in as little time as possible.
P, Cambridge

John decorated most of our house during 2022. Totally transformed it. Very happy with work and the advice given

VW, Cambridge

John has just finished a job for me that I needed doing at very short notice following some building work and I’m very pleased with it. He always does a proper job, meaning he never cuts corners (I’ve used him a number of times before) and gives good, carefully considered advice. He is very reliable, turns up when he says he will, keeps in good communication, and is not happy until you are satisfied with the job.

HJ, Cambridge

John did a fantastic job on our hall stairs and landing. A lot of preparation was needed as this area had not been decorated for many years, and the prep was done to a very high standard. He was patient with my dithering about colours and his advice was spot on. He works very hard to bring the job in on time, and the final result is outstanding. All round I can recommend his work unreservedly.

JH, Cambridge

John has painted the entire inside of our house in the last 6 months. He has done an amazing job for us. He has removed copious amounts of wood chip, lined walls, filled holes, plastered where necessary and kept his sense of humour! He has worked with us whilst lots of other trades have been in and still managed an excellent job. The hall stairs and landing look wonderful as do all the other rooms. We cannot recommend him enough. He’s a painter with many additional skills who will do a great job for you.

JM, Cambridge

Thoroughly recommend John’s work. John rapidly provided a very reasonable quote to us to paint our bedroom and landing. He was able to carry out the work within a couple of weeks and did a great job for us. Very impressed by how quickly he completed the job.

Local Review, Cambridge

John was recommended to us by friends who were very pleased with work he had done for them and we would certainly pass on that recommendation.
The standard of decorating he did for us is excellent – thorough preparation and meticulous finishing. He was always punctual and also gave us good advice on colour when we were undecided, which was helpful!

Local Review, Cambridge

John did a big decorating job for us a few years ago and we were so pleased with the work that we called him back without hesitation when we moved house. The new place needed major work done to modernise it and the old decoration was tough to remove. John completed everything in good time, solved problems creatively and he has transformed the house into a lovely bright living space. He is totally reliable, punctual and just gets on with the work efficiently. His charges are very reasonable and he is a good person to deal with in every way. I would recommend his work very highly and will always call him if I need further work done in the future.

Local Review, Cambridge

John and Hutch were great, I was moving house and they decorated before (and during) the house move. They were organised and efficient and helped with figuring out how to dismantle a large wardrobe so it could go up the stairs, they also put it back together at the top. Work far and above expected.

Local Review, Cambridge

John (and Hutch) deserve their glowing reviews.They painted my house inside and out in a thoroughly professional manner. They helped to move furniture and tidied up after their work. They always started early at 07.30 hrs and finished early at 15.30 hrs to avoid car parking problems. Furthermore they made excellent recommendations concerning other trades they had worked with.

Local Reviewer, Cambridge

We were new to Cambridge and the UK, and picked John to give us a quote based on the reviews here and testimonials on his website. It was a great choice. His prices were competitive, the work was excellent, and right from the start, we found him helpful, friendly and 100% reliable. We left him our keys while we were away for a couple of months, and he finished the job and kept us updated with lots of photos by email. Highly recommended!

Local Review
A breath of fresh air – none of the usual disappointments – very professional with integrity thrown in.
Cathy d’Antonio
We were very impressed with the quality and speed of John Hammond’s work. There was very little disruption to our lives and we would recommend him to anyone who was looking for a careful, thoughtful – and very quiet! – decorating company.
Mrs M. Starkie, Cambridge
I found John through his website which I found to be very professional. John is extremely reliable and did a great job. I have used him now for all my decorating needs and would happily recommend him.
Matt Hersch, Cambridge
John is a meticulous and very thorough workman, and an expert at repairing and restoring aged and rotten woodwork. He is highly reliable and efficient. His pricing structure is transparent and straightforward and his prices are a reasonable charge for the quality of his work.
David Parsons, Cambridge

John and his assistant have done a really professional and high quality painting (and coving and skirting) job on several occasions for us. Where necessary he has solved problems on the way, such as working out how to patch up a fireplace. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

Local Review
John Hammond has done a number of painting and decorating jobs for us over recent years. His work is of the highest standard and we have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
Hilary Pennington
John has undertaken a number of painting jobs for me over the past few years and I have found them to be completed to a high standard. I have trusted him with my house keys and have never had any problems. John has a very straight forward approach and when I have needed him to come back and fix a couple of snags he has done this quickly and at no extra charge for his time or materials. I will be using John again this Summer and I have recommended him to my friends.
Helen Sant, Cambridge

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