FAQs

What type of decorating do you do?

We offer a wide range of service from internal painting and wallpapering through to external overhauls. Take a look Our Work to see some examples of our recent projects.

What is your lead time?

This varies depending on the time of year and the type of projects that we’re working on at the time of your enquiry. Always let us know if you have any specific needs and we will do our best to work with you.

Do you take a deposit?

On acceptance of our quote, we’ll kindly ask for a deposit, totalling 30% of the overall cost. This is to be paid via BACS or cheque.

Do you do external decorating?

Absolutely! During the dry months our teams work hard to give the outside of industrial units, holiday cottages, office blocks and private dwellings the face lift they deserve. Enquire today for your free, no-obligation quote for all external decorating works.

Do you offer any other trade services?

We have a joiner inhouse, as well as excellent relationships with other local contractors like builders, roofers and scaffolders. Be in touch with your needs and we’ll point you in the right direction, or even help organise these trades for you.

Where does your paint come from?

We use a variety of suppliers, some local and some more nationally. We use a wide range of brands such as Farrow & Ball, Dulux, Little Green, Johnstone’s and many more. Most ‘high street branded paints’ can be mixed into a trade paint and we’re happy to discuss this with you.

I have seen a paint colour I like, can you get it for me?

We can certainly try. More often than not, we source the paint for our projects using our beneficial trade prices, so let us know what you’ve seen and we’ll do our best to help you.

What days do your decorators work?

We tend to work from Monday to Friday, but if you need us over a weekend or even through the night, we’d be happy to discuss your needs and offer some flexibility where possible.

Do you have an office?

Yes, we’re based in Grange-over-Sands and are open Monday to Friday. Feel free to pop by and see us soon.

Are you insured?

Yes, we have valid insurance as well as being accredited members of CHAS – an industry leading health and safety body.

Reviews

Judith Wray

I can certainly recommend this company 100%. Extremely pleasant to deal with and very professional .Vicki arrived at 7.30am on the dot every morning and worked hard all day...
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Wendy

Rob and his whole team were professional, helpful and friendly from start to finish. Danny and Paul decorated our entire house and we couldn’t be more pleased – they...
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Debbie Smith

Different Strokes have just transformed the hall and stairway of our B&B. The walls were very badly cracked and I thought would need completely replastering, but they spent a...
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Katharina Fisher

It was a pleasure dealing with Different Strokes. We had used them for exterior painting work before and had been highly delighted with the result. This time interior painting...
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Glen Rothay

We have used Different Strokes several times and will continue to do so because they do a great job! Very quick to give a detailed quote and the decorators...
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Alison Bambrough

I have just had the interior of an apartment decorated in preparation for my elderly Mum moving in. I am so pleased with the work and the professional manner...
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Julie C

We would highly recommend Different Strokes for any of your decorating needs. Robert and his team go above and beyond in delivering a professional service with a top quality...
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Cedar Manor

We have asked Rob and his team to work on various different projects over the years, most recently they repainted our exterior, windows and doors which included quite a...
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