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If you need a room, your home or place of work repainting then we are the team to help you. We have worked with most brands of paint and source our material from reputable suppliers here in Edinburgh. If your space has specific demands, we can recommend a paint finish that suits your needs.



We can provide a full decorating service. We are experienced in hanging all types of papers and if you require a more comprehensive service, we have partnerships with reputable tradesmen throughout Edinburgh including; builders, joiners, plasterers, tilers, carpet fitters, etc.



We are window specialists and paint hundreds of sash and case and casement windows every year. We work very closely with Ventrolla windows who are experts in renovating and draught proofing sash and case windows. In addition to painting your windows we can repair or replace the mastic that provides the seal between your window and stonework.


For a more detailed outline, or a competitive quotation, please feel free to contact us.

Scottish Decorators Federation

Scottish Decorators Federation logo

Hamill Decorating are proud members of the Scottish Decorators Federation.

The Scottish Decorators Federation guarantee is invaluable. It is a major reason why customers should use the Scottish Decorators Federation members.

When you use a member of the Scottish Decorators Federation you can rest assured that your work is being done by a craftsman, but, better than that you can be assured of the Scottish Decorators Federation guarantee, in the tradesman’s standard of work.

The Scottish Decorators Federation offers a guarantee of work under which all domestic work is guaranteed to be undertaken to a satisfactory standard.