Alba Painting & Decorating

56 Pentland Avenue
Dundee

DD2 2BS

56.4638, -3.0020

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
100% recommended   Rating 9.8/10
40 reviews since 2014
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8/10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 40 reviews since 2014
 
 
 
Quality
9.7/10 Quality Rating 9.7
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy
9.7/10 Tidy Rating 9.7
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service
9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value
9.9/10 Value Rating 9.9
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" I was really happy with the price quoted which seemed extremely reasonable for the large amount of work. The work was carried out to a very high standard by a friendly and professional team of two. As...."   more
 
" Liam & the Alba team were very efficient, flexible & a pleasure to work with. The level of workmanship is excellent & I wouldn't hesitate to use them again."   more
 
" I wanted the job done at short notice, the team managed to fit me in. I found the team to be polite, work was done to a high standard, disruption kept to a minimum. I would definitely use them again."   more
 
" Liam provided a first class service & workmanship. He kept appointment time when providing an estimate. Indeed his apprentice arrived at my house at 07:50 just before Liam turned up. Work commenced ...."   more
 
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Charges: 100%
Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 98%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the work was expected to start and finish?
 
Payment: 95%
Before starting work, did the firm explain how to pay (e.g. cash, cheque, etc.)?
 
Reliable: 100%
During the work, did the firm keep their promises, explaining and agreeing any changes about the work, costs or timing where necessary?
 
Invoice: 89%
On completion, did the firm give you an invoice showing the cost of materials, labour and VAT?
 
Guarantee: 75%
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ABSOLUTELY 2
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Alba 11
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class 4
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Decorating 4
definitely 3
Delighted 3
detail 2
excellent 7
Explained 2
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fantastic 4
friendly 8
future 5
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great 4
happy 6
hard 2
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helpful 3
highly 2
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Liam 10
minor 2
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pleased 4
polite 3
professional 6
Quote 2
really 2
reasonable 2
recommend 8
recommended 4
recommending 3
reliable 5
results 3
service 11
standard 11
team 4
tidy 4
value 3
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Review 4 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4722, -3.1119
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Painting of exterior woodwork covering 3 large porch areas and all ground floor eaves of a large detached house which have tricky decorative add-ons throughout, plus staining the wooden front double door.
 
Cost: £380
 

" I was really happy with the price quoted which seemed extremely reasonable for the large amount of work. The work was carried out to a very high standard by a friendly and professional team of two. As it was outside work, the timing was affected by the weather, but there was good communication as to change of predicted start date and when rain prevented completion, it was finished off as soon as possible. I was very pleased with the job which was excellent value for money - I will use them again for other painting jobs and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others - they were recommended to me by a next door neighbour and I am happy to pass on that recommendation. "
 
 
Team:
Liam was the main point of contact and although I am not sure of the name of the second painter
 
 
 


Review 29 May 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
56.4672, -2.8728
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Full wall preparation after plastering. Undercoat & painting of ceiling, walls & skirting with 2 coats. Some wall-papering.

" Liam & the Alba team were very efficient, flexible & a pleasure to work with.

The level of workmanship is excellent & I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. "
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 27 May 2017
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 

56.4618, -3.0267
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Living room, hall, vestibule, stairwell and landing also 10 doors. all surfaces and woodwork prepared, All walls and ceilings 2 coats. 10 doors inc 4 glass doors and all skirting boards 2 coats. Hall radiator also painted.
 
Cost: £720
 

" I wanted the job done at short notice, the team managed to fit me in. I found the team to be polite, work was done to a high standard, disruption kept to a minimum. I would definitely use them again. "
 
 
Team:
Liam and colleague
 
 
 


Review 4 May 2017
Recommended by customer in DD4
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4788, -2.9170
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Hall and staircase emulsioned skirting & doors were not required.

" Liam provided a first class service & workmanship. He kept appointment time when providing an estimate. Indeed his apprentice arrived at my house at 07:50 just before Liam turned up.
Work commenced immediately and was completed according to timescale provided. Delighted. "
 
 
Team:
Liam and Apprentice Kyle
 
 
 


Review 30 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DD7
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.5001, -2.7826
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Large sitting room stripped of all paper, walls made good for decorating. Lining paper on all walls, then walls and ceiling painted twice. All woodwork primed and painted, oak door and window cill rubbed down and varnished twice.
 
Cost: £430
 

" During this time, Liam had to work around many other tradesmen having to go away and come back on several occasions.

Liam was on time, kept me informed and did a great job.

I would recopmmend his services anytime. "
 
 
Team:
Liam Innes
 
 
 


Review 28 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
56.4710, -2.9047
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Papering and painting living room.
 
Cost: £570
 

" A first class friendly and dependable service at a reasonable cost. "
 
 
Team:
Liam and Kyle
 
 
 


Review 28 Feb 2017
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4788, -3.0178
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
The work is very good. We have no problems with the quality, and are very happy with the finish.
 
Cost: £290

"I would certainly use this company again. As a matter of fact , we are going to use their again in the summer for the rest of the house."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 21 Feb 2017
Recommended by customer in DD8
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.6453, -2.8913
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Stripped wallpaper in living room, covered with lining paper then painted.

" Arrived on time to give quote and same for work. Explained in detail what work was required and how long it would take.

Also arrived on agreed date and time to complete the work, very friendly and trustworthy.

Highly recommend.
"
 
 
Team:
Liam Innes
 
 
 


Review 21 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DD2
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4613, -3.0325
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Painting, decorating.
 
Cost: £1250

"Professional work. Have no hesitation in recommending Alba Painting."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DD6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4341, -2.9525
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Large 5 bedroom detached house. Work done: Entrance hall and stairwell: drop wall - prepared, touched up where necessary, 2 coats of emulsion. New timber stringer - prepared and applied 1 coat of primer then 2 coats of satinwood. 1st floor: Ceiling/coving and walls - prepared and applied 2 coats of emulsion. Woodwork - prepare and apply 1 coat of prime and then 2 coats of satinwood. Basement: Ceiling/coving and walls - prepared and applied 2 coats of emulsion. Woodwork - prepare and apply 1 coat of prime and then 2 coats of satinwood. Labour only
 
Cost: £420
 

" I have been very impressed by Alba Painting and Decorating and would definitely have them back again in future. Liam provided a very professional service. He was reliable, hard-working, tidy and provided very good value for money. His emulsion work is excellent. I think in retrospect, the few bits of bare timber would have benefited from two coats of primer/undercoat before the satinwood but this is a very minor detail only. The rest of the the woodwork was super. Overall, an excellent job, thank you. "
 
 
Team:
Liam Innes
 
 
 


Review 14 Nov 2016
Recommended by customer in DD3
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
56.4671, -2.9760
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
I hired alba painting to carry out work following some damage caused by a bathroom leak. This was to prep and painting certain walls/ceilings from water damage including hallway, bedroom and bathroom.
 
Cost: £160
 

" I was pleased with the speed of service, result and cost. I have since hired alba painting to carry out further work in different rooms and again been pleased with the results. Should there any be future works I would be happy to use alba painting. "
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 23 Oct 2016
Recommended by customer in DD4
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4688, -2.9246
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Painted outside walls and down pipes.
 
Cost: £736

"Excellent work."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 29 Jul 2016
Recommended by customer in DD4
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4693, -2.9252
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Exterior windows and doors painted and kitchen and utility room painted.
 
Cost: £880
 

" We were very happy with the standard of work and the promptness of the company to complete the job. We would not hesitate to use their services again. "
 
 
Team:
Mr. Liam Innes
 
 
 


Review 15 Jul 2016
Recommended by customer in DD4
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4782, -2.9544
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
   Customer Review
 
Painting of house exterior including window frames, Dorma window surrounds, gates and door.
 

"Excellent work! A marvelous job. Liam arrived when he said he would, explained everything that needed to be done and kept me informed everyday. Communication is a big part of any job I was delighted with being kept informed."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Jun 2016
Recommended by customer in DD3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.5249, -3.0887
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 8/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Paint woodwork at book of house. Paint two ceilings.
 
Cost: £324

"Very friendly good standard of work."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 3 Jun 2016
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
56.4844, -2.8352
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Painting kitchen walls and ceiling.
 
Cost: £190

"Used Alba a couple of times now as have other family members.The work has always been first class. Will use again in the future and would happily recommend."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 26 May 2016
Recommended by customer in DD5

 I'm: Male 

56.4836, -2.8200
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Painting of exterior of house and railings
 
Cost: £1100
 

" Very easy to deal with. Everything done as promised to a high standard. "
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 6 May 2016
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4554, -2.9989
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 8/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
House facia painted and down pipes.
 
Cost: £110

"Happy with the work and service considering the weather which caused hold up and intend to get more jobs done.
"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 10 Dec 2015
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4679, -2.9981
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
To paint open plan lounge and kitchen. To strip and repaper 1 wall. To paint all woodwork and facings.
 
Cost: £360
 

" Liam was very professional and helpful.

The work was completed to a high standard and done within the time required.

Would have no hesitation in using Alba for future works. "
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 16 Nov 2015
Recommended by customer in DD4
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
56.4945, -2.9603
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 8/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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   Customer Review
 
Ceilings and walls painted in 4 bedrooms. Front, Back and Garage Doors painted

" Second time I used this firm.
Friendly, helpful and reliable. "
 
 
 
 

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