Barry Greig Painter & Decorator Services

11 Portland Gardens
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY2 6XY

56.1355, -3.1808

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
98% recommended   Rating 9.7/10
104 reviews since 2011
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 104 reviews since 2011
 
 
 
Quality 9.6/10 Quality Rating 9.6
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.6/10 Tidy Rating 9.6
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 9.8/10 Service Rating 9.8
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.7/10 Value Rating 9.7
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Over the last couple of years Barry has carried out various indoor and outdoor painting jobs for me to my complete satisfaction. He is a tidy, reliable tradesman and can be highly recommended."   more
 
" This is an old property and as such needed a lot of preparation prior to decorating. Not convinced enough time was taken in this regard. Wallpaper job was well done, however emulsion needed three coat...."   more
 
" Very good and competent worker. Cleaned up well and took diligent care making sure he was satisfied in the completed job. Didn't put off time-even worked as he had teabreak!!"   more
 
" Excellent work Barry was punctual, reliable and hard working. Would recommend and would employee again without question. "   more
 
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Timing: 100%
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Payment: 98%
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Reliable: 100%
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Invoice: 72%
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Guarantee: 58%
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delighted 8
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polite 9
problem 3
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punctual 6
quality 7
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tidy 9
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Review 11 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
56.0765, -3.4555
 
 
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 wood and plaster involving remedial preparatory work.

"Over the last couple of years Barry has carried out various indoor and outdoor painting jobs for me to my complete satisfaction. He is a tidy, reliable tradesman and can be highly recommended."
 
 
Team:
Barry Greig
 
 
 


Review 22 Aug 2017
No Recommendation by customer in KY8
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.1933, -2.9961
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 6/10
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
 
Prepare, fill, undercoat and gloss all woodwork in hall. Prepare, fill and emulsion paint ceilings in hall. Prepare, fill, wallpaper and paint walls in hall.
 
Cost: £1000

"This is an old property and as such needed a lot of preparation prior to decorating. Not convinced enough time was taken in this regard. Wallpaper job was well done, however emulsion needed three coatings before looking right. Woodwork was painted, however a lot of drip marks which will hopefully settle. Barry is very hard working and obliging but standard of work could be better. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 31 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in KY1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.1278, -3.1334
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
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 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 outside of house:
Rones, downpipes, facia and gates.
Inside: emulsioned ceilings in porch, kitchen and passage way.
Bedroom 1: stripped woodchip, painted woodwork and ceiling and papered.
Bedroom 2: Stripped paper, painted woodwork and ceiling and papered.
Stairs,hall and dining room: Emulsioned walls and ceiling.
Living room: Stripped papered and emulsioned ceiling.
 
Cost: £1570

"Very good and competent worker. Cleaned up well and took diligent care making sure he was satisfied in the completed job. Didn't put off time-even worked as he had teabreak!!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 22 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in KY1
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
56.1283, -3.1208
 
 
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
 
External painting a house and internal painting a bathroom.
 
Cost: £1000

"Excellent work Barry was punctual, reliable and hard working. Would recommend and would employee again without question. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 13 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in KY2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
56.1348, -3.1797
 
 
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 - ceiling,
Painted wood work,
Painted window surrounding,
painted varnishing.
Stripping wall, papering walls.
 
Cost: £300

"Excellent job very professional. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 4 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in KY1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
56.1167, -3.1607
 
 
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 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Paint bedroom and bathroom.
 
Cost: £280

"We have been using Barry Greig, painter and decorator every year for the last 8 years. We are very happy with the quality of work and his costs for the work undertaken. Barry is reliable. He visit a couple of days before the due date to confirm the arrangements."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 14 Jun 2017
Recommended by customer in KY2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.1255, -3.2014
 
 
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
 
Paper and paint woodwork in hall and staircase.
 
Cost: £450

"Lovely job-done on time."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barry Greig
 
 
 


Review 22 May 2017
Recommended by customer in KY2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.1217, -3.1767
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Tidy 9/10
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
 
Lounge
Hall
Dining Room
Kitchen and U room
Ceiling in small bedroom.
(stripped then using paper, emulsioned, gross painted of varnished thresholds)
 
Cost: £1350

"Would have Barry back again."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barry Greig
 
 
 


Review 18 May 2017
Recommended by customer in KY2
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
56.1299, -3.1763
 
 
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 room and hanging mural panting garden shed.
 

"Did an excellent job in all area's left the room spotless afterwards. Excellent finish would highly recommend to family and friends."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barry Greig
 
 
 


Review 9 May 2017
Recommended by customer in KY7
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.1932, -3.1594
 
 
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:
Emulsion walls paint skirting
2 X new doors
1 X radiator
Kitchen:
Emulsion walls
Paint skirting.
 
 
 
 
 

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