Alba Painting & Decorating

116B Main Street
Invergowrie

DD2 5BE

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
100% recommended   Rating 9.9/10
52 reviews since 2014
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.9 /10 Overall Rating 9.9/10
Based on 52 reviews since 2014
 
 
 
Quality 9.8/10 Quality Rating 9.8
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.8/10 Tidy Rating 9.8
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 
 
" Liam was at all times helpful and professional. He did an excellent job and minimised the disruption while the work was being carried out. I have no hesitation in recommending him."   more
 
" Liam (Alba painting and decorating) has excellent customer service. He is very professional and very good at communicating when work is due. Very tidy and goes the extra mile, without prompt. Highly r...."   more
 
" This is the second job Liam has carried out for us. first one was painting the exterior of our house, which we were very pleased with. Liam is a professional, reliable, hard working guy, who provides...."   more
 
" Everything done according to quote. Great job and cleared up each of 2 days of working. "   more
 
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Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 98%
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Payment: 96%
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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: 91%
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Guarantee: 81%
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Fantastic 4
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Great 5
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Highly 6
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Painting 10
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Review 14 Aug 2019
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 
 
 
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
 
Stripped wallpaper from a single bedroom wall and painted; bedroom, hallway, stairway, living room, dining room and entryway. Work included ceilings and woodwork.
 
Cost: £600
 

"Liam was at all times helpful and professional. He did an excellent job and minimised the disruption while the work was being carried out. I have no hesitation in recommending him."
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 19 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
House painting, all outside walls of house including high work.
 

"Liam (Alba painting and decorating) has excellent customer service. He is very professional and very good at communicating when work is due. Very tidy and goes the extra mile, without prompt. Highly recommended. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DD3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
Decorating of hallway and stairwell including all doors
 

"This is the second job Liam has carried out for us. first one was painting the exterior of our house, which we were very pleased with.
Liam is a professional, reliable, hard working guy, who provides a first class service from start to finish. Highly recommend and we will definitely be in touch for any future work required.
mean time, we are declaimed with our hallway. thank you, Liam!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Liam Innes
 
 
 


Review 11 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DD4
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 ceiling, coves, skirtings and radiators - painted as quoted in email.
 
Cost: £120

"Everything done according to quote. Great job and cleared up each of 2 days of working. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 27 Mar 2019
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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 the outside of the building.
 
Cost: £480
 

"The work was carried out in a very professional manner. They were clean, tidy, very polite and conscientious. We would not hesitate to employ them again."
 
 
Team:
Liam and Kyle
 
 
 


Review 25 Mar 2019
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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 and decorating in the lounge ,hall and stairs

"alba decorators were punctual and polite ,kindly fitted in with other tradesmen gas fitters re radiators coming on and off
and tv engineer working on cables same day as wallpapering.second time we have used alba and very happy with the work .highly recommend to others.





"
 
 
 
 


Review 1 Mar 2019
Recommended by customer in PH14
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
House interior and exterior redecoration.
 

"I have used Alba decorators before. Liam is very neat and tidy, comes when he says he will and does excellent work. Highly recommended. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 17 Jan 2019
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Prepare and paint hall, stairs, open plan living area and kitchen.
 
Cost: £1200

"Liaon's work was first class and very thorough. He stuck to his estimates, came when he promised and was very obliging would certainly use him again and would recommend him. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 29 May 2018
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
House external paintwork to dormer extension, garden shed, boundary fence, & eaves & soffits of house + garden poles. Two coats of wood treatment to all items listed. House internal hall & stairs emulsion to walls & ceilings & white paintwork to all woodwork - doors & bannister to stairs. Again two coats of paint to all surfaces.
 
Cost: £975
 

"Having received three quotes for the combined external & internal paintwork we chose the quote from Alba not just based on the price but also the manner in which Liam inspected the work to be done & had the quote to us in 24 hours.


Alba started the work on the Monday agreed & completed all the work in that week as discussed. The workmanship was excellent & there was no disruption during the whole week. We were also surprised that not a single spot of paint could be found around the working areas.


Would recommend Alba in a minute for a job well done.
"
 
 
Team:
Liam Innes
 
 
 


Review 24 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in Dd38
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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, lined walls painted ceiling paperd walls, brilliant job

"Would certainly recommend them"
 
 
Team:
Liam
 
 
 


Review 14 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in Dd3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Emulsion on all walls in each room of 3 bedroom house, all pine doors skirting & facings primed under coated & glossed, hall stairs & landing also pine changed to gloss, outside work guttering & down pipes sanded undercoared & glossed, work completed in time given & here each day @ 8 a.m, very happy with the work carried out the house looks transformed & to a very high standard
 
Cost: £1180
 

"Very reliable, tidy after each day, would recommend Alba painting and decorating to friends & family,came each day & worked from start to finish never any issues, what I thought would be a real problem having all this work done in one go turned out to be easier due to Liam's hard work & determination to complete on time"
 
 
Team:
Liam & kyall, Alba painting & decorators
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2017
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Liam and his colleague painted my living room.
 
Cost: £370
 

"The work was carried out in a clean and efficient manner. I was really delighted with the end result and have no hesitation in recommending Alba to anyone considering using them, and would be happy to use them again."
 
 
Team:
Liam and his co-worker
 
 
 


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 
 
 
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 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 
 
 
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
 
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 

 
 
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
 
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 
 
 
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
 
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 
 
 
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 
 
 
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 
 
 
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 
 
 
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
 
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
 
 
 

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