Your local Oxford painter decorator – Testimonials

As a local Oxford painter decorator, Daniel built up a reputation for excellence, providing a high standard of both service and workmanship, leaving his customers with homes that they are proud of. No job is too big or small for him, and he’ll be happy to offer his friendly and personal service every time.  Here’s a selection of comments from some of Daniel’s satisfied customers.

“High quality project”

Needed high quality contractors for a high quality project I’m working on. Joe and Gavin spent all day helping to hang fine quality photo wallpaper for my project. Incredibly diffuclt to align the panels, cut around radiators and alarms, but they were able to do it with ease. AND they worked longer than they needed to just to get the job done! Would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Julia Glassman

“Quick, efficient and good work… ”

Excellent service. Quick, efficient and good work, with every effort made to clear up after themselves. I would highly recommend Dan and team.

Catherine Little

“I would recommend them to anyone… ”

Dan and the team did a great job and i would recommend them to anyone in the future for both big and small jobs.

Simon Loader

“Very professional with great customer service… ”

Tina and Dan Kelly run a great ship. Very professional with great customer service. The team they have are great, with a special thanks to Craig. They have a positive attitude and keen to help and deal effectively with any snagging. Would happily recommend them.

Sian Jones

“Would definitely recommend… ”

Good team – prompt, efficient, and did exactly the job agreed. Would definitely recommend.

Max Windich

“Really pleased with the service… ”

Really pleased with the service from Dan and his team. They started when they said they would and completed the work skilfully and carefully.


“Dan and his team did a superb job… ”

Dan and his team did a superb job in our new house. They completed the work before the deadline and asked for a feedback every step of the way. Tina made our comminication easy and efficient. House was left impeccable after work was completed. We recommend Dan highly.

Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic

“Very professional service… ”

Very professional service at a reasonable rate.

Michael Bannon

“Dan and his team have just done a superb job … ”

Dan and his team have just done a superb job redecorating our hall, stairs and landing. We found them highly professional in every way – the quote arrived promptly, Tina is an excellent and very efficient communicator and the quality of the work is first class, as is their helpful attitude and wish to ensure the work done is to our satisfaction. Many thanks and I shall certainly contact you again when the need arises.

David Harvey

“A very professional team of decorators… ”

We could not recommend Daniel Kelly Decorating more highly. From start to finish we found the whole team hugely professional and reliable. Dan’s quote was competitive and they arrived exactly when they said they would and worked continuously to get the job done to the highest standard. Due to the fact that our house was scaffolded we were able to see up close the quality of their work. Even on the most out of the way fascia boards or soil pipes they maintained this high standard. The house looks immaculate and they cleaned up everything when they left. They put up with our children climbing on the scaffolding, other tradesmen covering them in dust and last minute changes of plan. They did this all with a smile on their faces. On days my wife and I were both working they even signed for our post and took deliveries on our behalf! A very professional team of decorators who we have already asked to work on another project we have. Use them, you won’t regret it.

Tom Aubrey-Fletcher

“I shall definitely use your services again… ”

This is to say that I found the painting job done by Dan and his team very good and Craig and Paul efficient and obliging. I would give Dan five stars and would not hesitate to recommend him to neighbours and friends should the need arise for painting work. I shall definitely use your services again in the future.

M Simpson

“Prompt, considerate, friendly, trustworthy and excellent workmanship… ”

Thank you again for such a great job. Craig was outstanding. Prompt, considerate, friendly, trustworthy and excellent workmanship. As you know we have recommended your services to our near neighbours.

Carole, Martin and Sebi Stow

“High standards of work and good customer service… ”

Dan and his team are about high standards of work and good customer service. I would recommend them.

Deirdre O'Flinn

“I would highly recommend… ”

Easy to contact and obtain a quote. Friendly and polite workmen. Good job done on time and well within quote. Excellent follow up to make sure everything is alright and as desired. Very efficient team. I would highly recommend.


“Dan and his team did an absolutely terrific job…. ”

Dan and his team did an absolutely terrific job in a very complicated situation. Can’t recommend them highly enough for quality, courtesy, helpfulness, and for leaving the place looking so very wonderful. All this at incredibly good value. Thank you Dan, Tina, Paul and all.

Katherine Homewood

“Excellent quality of work…. ”

I had a great experience using Dan and his team. They were recommended to my by a work colleague. I had my entire flat repainted from top to bottom while I was out of town for a week. Dan did a fantastic job and the level of work was top notch. They filled every hole and crack, sanded down the surfaces and painted from floor to ceiling. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan Kelly Painting to any of my friends or neighbors. Reliable, competitive pricing and excellent quality of work.

Derek Potter

“Fast, friendly, tidy workers…. ”

We had a living room done by a two-man team – Joe and Grant, I think – late last year and they did a great job. They stripped our old paper off, put lining paper up, painted it, and painted the ceiling and woodwork. Fast, friendly, tidy workers, they were here full time for a week and we are really pleased with their work.

Kevin Wood

“A fantastic job…. ”

Dan and his team have done a fantastic job with the entire interior redecoration of our property. From the point of arranging a quote, Dan and his colleagues were very professional, came to thoroughly inspect the property and quoted competitive prices. When they started the job, they took our needs into account (as we were living in the property during the entire redecoration) and they were quick to touch up and ameliorate anything that we questioned. At the end of the job, Dan came to do an inspection and voluntarily decided to touch up a couple of things himself. Attention to detail was great. The team were very friendly to our whole family. We were also really impressed with communication and Tina did a great job of answering emails quickly and efficiently. We were very happy with our choice of Daniel Kelly Painting & Decorating and would recommend them.

Ephemeral Phoenix

“Efficient, honest and reliable…. ”

Efficient, honest and reliable, which is hard to find these days these guys do a good job for a fair price. I’m about to use them for the second time, I highly recommended them.

Alison Lilia

“Friendly and efficient…. ”

Dan and the team did a great job at short notice, refreshing the sitting room in time for Christmas. Super-quick arranging a site visit, quote and then getting the job booked in, and they were clean and tidy and importantly the work looks great. Thumbs up from me!


“What a remarkable transformation….. ”

Dan & his men have done a superb job decorating our 4 bed top to bottom. What a remarkable transformation. We’re delighted.


“I am so happy we found Daniel Kelly decorating….. ”

I am so happy we found Daniel Kelly decorating. They were able to fit us in for a 2 bed flat redecoration at short notice, they have been a pleasure to deal with and we are very happy with the standard of work at great rates. I will definitely be contacting them again when we are refurbishing the properties we manage. I would have no hesitation in recommending this business.

Sarah Baldwin

“Delighted and can recommend to anyone…… ”

Dan and his team offer a great service – precise, thoughtful, courteous, attention to detail, and leave the job done really well. Had the outside of house painted in 2016. Delighted and can recommend to anyone.

Stephen Patrick

“Always pleasant, helpful and tidy….. ”

We have used Daniel and his team as our decorators over the last 15 years. They are always pleasant, helpful and tidy. On the last job for us, there was a problem with filling a crack in plaster so Dan came back on the following day – a Saturday! – to redo the unsatisfactory bits. The back office support is good too – estimates are always forthcoming very quickly.

Catherine Hilliad

“A new lease of life for our property…. ”

Dan was very efficient with the quote and explaining what exactly was included. Dan and his team painted a 2-bed rental apartment for me; the finished result is a new lease of life for the property. Dan and his team were friendly, courteous and helpful. They finished the job on the agreed date. I will use his decorating services again.


“Excellent workmanship, friendly and professional service..”

I was delighted with all aspects of Daniel Kelly’s service, from his initial visit to the finished job. Excellent workmanship, friendly and professional service, and a very reasonable price. Full marks all round.

Edward Cropper

“Efficient, highly reliable and high standards…”

Dan Kelly and his team have just finished painting a good part of my home in North Oxford. The job including filling in holes where necessary and painting the walls of my entrance way/stairwell/landing, kitchen/breakfast rooms, drawing/living rooms, bedroom. They worked efficiently, were highly reliable and got the job done to the high standard that I expected. I highly recommend Dan and his team.

Mary Sarooshi

“Excellent attention to detail…”

Daniel Kelly and his team of 2 assistants painted all walls, ceilings and woodwork throughout the house. We were very pleased with the work. The team were a pleasure to work with, and finished the work according to a tight schedule. Daniel Kelly and his team prepared all the walls to a very high standard with excellent attention to detail and repainted all walls, ceilings and woodwork other than the kitchen. They helpfully made good a defect in the kitchen ceiling left by the removal of a boiler, and repainted the front door and stained the threshold. Again we were very pleased with the work. We are hoping that Daniel and his team will return to paint the exterior of our house in due course, and would highly recommend him.

Sarah McCartney

“Careful, tidy and friendly, working fast to complete the job…”

Daniel Kelly responded promptly to our request for a quote for prepping, lining and painting our front room, including the woodwork and sash windows. His men, who carried out the work, were careful, tidy and friendly, working fast to complete the job in the week, in spite of cool damp weather slowing up how the walls dried. They returned the following week to
follow up a few small glitches, and we are very happy with the final result. The invoice was as per the quote.

Cressida Hurst Street, Oxford

“On time, on budget and to a good standard…”

Daniel Kelly has recently carried out a full external redecoration of a house our family owns in the Jericho conservation area of Oxford. We were very pleased with the outcome. Daniel provided a quote promptly, and as well as the redecoration capably dealt with some additional repairs. The work was done on time, on budget and to a good standard.We’d like to thank him for what he did, and would have no hesitation in either using him again, or recommending him.

Margaret Scribbins, Oxford

“Professional, efficient and the quality of their work is excellent…”

This is to confirm that Daniel Kelly Painting and Decorating provide a fantastic service; the company are professional, efficient and the quality of their work is excellent. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services to prospective clients.

Jaqueline Hopkins, Oxford

“Very happy with the end result…”

Having searched the web for a local painter and decorator, I contacted Dan Kelly to come round and view the work I wanted carried out. He called round on time and quoted the work within a day of calling, and also gave me a start and end date. Dan and his team began work daily around 8.15am and finished around 3pm, or at a point they felt it appropriate to stop, after clearing the room to fit in with our needs. The job finished at the correct date stared on the quote. I am very happy with the end result and would certainly keep Dan in mind should I need any further painting and decorating.

Jeremy, Oxford

“Dan’s team were very friendly, and very trustworthy…”

Dan Kelly and his team have recently (august 2015) painted the entirety of my house in oxford, and I am very happy to say that they did a wonderful job. The outside needed painting, there was substantial woodwork, and it was done meticulously. The inside likewise. All the cracks that had appeared over the years in the walls were covered, and the gaps between skirting boards and walls were filled. Small defects in the plaster were dealt with. The joins between skirting board and floor were meticulously accurate, likewise between ceiling and tiling in the bathrooms. All the work was done to a very high standard. Dan’s team were very friendly, and very trustworthy. I can highly recommend Dan and his team without hesitation..

Patrick Davey, Oxford

“Professional, diligent, and well executed service….”

We recently appointed Daniel Kelly Painting and Decorating to paint the outside of our house, and from the initial enquiry through to tidying and leaving the site, we can’t recommend them highly enough. The quote was generated quickly and work was programmed in accurately. Any required remedial work was carried out first, before neatly applying paint to the house without adversely affecting surrounding unpainted surfaces. They also met our request to match a paint finish to our window frames. Professional, diligent, and well executed service.

Brent Rees (for Ridge and Partners LLP)

“Extremely efficient, professional and pleasant…”

Dan Kelly and his team recently painted the inside of our large bungalow. The standard of work was excellent – we were delighted with the finish. They were also extremely efficient, professional and pleasant to have working in the house. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Mrs J Sherman, Abingdon

“ His trustworthiness could not be faulted…”

I have no hesitation in recommending Daniel Kelly Painting and Decorating Services. He has recently redecorated our hallway and two bathrooms to a very high standard. He made good all the cracks and holes where pictures had previously hung and to ceilings. All surfaces were rubbed down and filler applied where necessary. He also prepared all door frames and skirting boards applying undercoat followed by a gloss finish. The gloss finish was quite immaculate, something I have not seen for a very long time. All the above was done while we were away on holiday. His trustworthiness could not be faulted. On our return the carpets had been vacuumed and cleanliness throughout was outstanding. This project was not only on time but also on budget. I can’t tell you how pleased we were when returning home to find it had been finished and the flat clean and tidy. A job well done. We hope he will return soon to do another room!

Terence and Judy Banks, Oxford

“ The friendly and efficient organisation made it a pleasure…”

I am very happy to recommend Daniel Kelly’s decorating business, on the basis of a domestic decorating job which has just been completed at our house.  Daniel was very good at communicating at both the quote stage, when agreeing the job and setting dates and while the work was underway. Most of the painting was done by one of his team, with Daniel overseeing the job, and we had great confidence in him. The work has been completed to a high standard and we are very pleased with the result. The friendly and efficient organisation made it a pleasure overall with no stressful moments.

Philippa Major, Oxford

“I will most certainly be asking him to work for me again…”

Dan Kelly has carried out a complete redecoration of a large flat for me in a timely and professional manner. He left the property, after previous work by builders, in a very clean, neat and tidy condition. I will most certainly be asking him to work for me again.

Richard Burton, Bicester

“The quality of his work is Outstanding.”

“Mr Kelly has recently painted all the exterior woodwork at our home and is now in the process of decorating the interior. The quality of his work is outstanding. His preparation of difficult and deteriorated surfaces has been thorough and the final paintwork is faultless. He is reliable and unobtrusive and also leaves the property clean and tidy every evening. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr Kelly for any exterior or interior decorating.”

Katharine Cropper, The Old Vicarage – Cassington, Oxfordshire

“Courteous, Helpful & Prepared To Go The Extra Mile”

“Daniel has carried out work for us at a number of the properties we manage, both modern and period. We and our clients have always been very happy with the standard of his work. He is courteous and helpful, and always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the work is completed to a good standard.”

Jill Morse Property Manager, Axis Management Ltd

“I’ll certainly be going back to Dan for future decorating requirements…”

We were impressed with Dan Kelly and his team. They were careful and painstaking in their approach and the finished result was of very high quality. They redecorated our entire house, inside and out, and transformed the place. I’ll certainly be going back to Dan for future decorating requirements.

Dr Mike Sands

“Workmanship, Tidiness & Punctuality”

It was a pleasure to have him work here.  Dan carried out a painting and wall-paper hanging job at our house, The Walled Garden, Summertown, Oxford this April. I can recommend him as a tradesman for the following reasons:

  1. Workmanship; excellent and meticulous
  2. Tidiness; brings his own dust sheets and leaves no mess behind
  3. Punctuality; turns up on time and finishes promptly on schedule
Michael Ullmann

“Reliable, Responsible & Professional”

North Oxford Painting & decorating Services undertook the task of painting and redecorating of my daughter’s whole flat in central Oxford during the summer of 2011. The work involved painting of different surfaces and different types of paints and polishes. I found their work of a very high order and their general administration of the project thoroughly professional. They always arrived on time which was of great importance to me as I would have driven in from London for our periodic meetings. At the end of each day, they cleaned up and locked the place securely. I found them to be a very reliable, responsible, professional and found them to be courteous at all times, never hurried their work and moreover did not take shortcuts. The flat has since gone on the rental market and all who came to view it were impressed by the quality of his work. I found his pricing reasonable too. I recommend them for similar work.

Raj Patel

“Punctual, Courteous & Conscientious”

North Oxford Painting & Decorating Services have done a lot of work for us over the year, and I have been particularly impressed by their professionalism and standard of work. They have always been punctual, courteous and conscientious. Their work has been exemplary. A number of our neighbours have used their services and have been equally impressed by the work.

Jennifer Pinches

“A very high standard”

Daniel has recently carried out some decorating work for us and we found him quick, efficient, easy to communicate with (both in person and by phone/email) and his work was carried out to a very high standard. We are very pleased with the results and we would certainly recommend him.

Katharine James, Hortom-cum-Studley

“A skilled and reliable decorator.”

“I am pleased to write a reference for Daniel. I engaged him at short notice to paint external woodwork at our home in summer, 2013. This work was well done and completed on time, so I asked him to do further work for me this summer. Again this was carried out effectively and neatly. I am happy to recommend Daniel as a skilled and reliable decorator whom I would engage again.”

Tim Lancaster, Oxford

“Thorough, Efficient, Helpful & Friendly.”

Dan Kelly performed various painting and decorating services for me at my address, and I was more than satisfied – he was thorough, efficient, helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend his work.

Mick Herron

“I will look no further for a decorator in future.”

“Daniel Kelly did some excellent work in my flat in July 2014. He repainted and upgraded the kitchen and the bathroom. In the kitchen there was considerable damage to one of the walls after a leak. Both rooms had been very poorly painted three years earlier. Mr Kelly made good the damaged area so no trace remains at all of the damage and the surface is now perfect. Elsewhere, he paid great attention to detail in smoothing surfaces down etc where previously many imperfections had been left. The work was done exactly as agreed, while I was away in France, and I returned to find it all completed to a very high standard. Any mess that had been made had been cleared away. I recommend Mr Kelly with confidence as someone very reliable who works to an excellent standard, and I will look no further for a decorator in future.”

Stuart Bartholomew, Oxfordshire

“Our First & Only Call”

North Oxford Painting & Decorating Services recently worked at our house, working on two large bedrooms. Throughout the time they were here, they were a pleasure to have about. From the very beginning they were very professional and very helpful; when changes were made they were adaptable. The rooms were finished on time and to a very high standard. My husband and I are very happy to have met them and would totally recommend them. If they are working for you, then you are in professional hands. As far as we are concerned with regard to decorating work, they will be our first and only call!

Noelle Kavanagh

“High Standards”

North Oxford Painting & Decorating Services have done work for me on two occasions. In December 2009 they decorated our extended dining room/kitchen and I was very satisfied with the work. In June 2010 they painted the outside walls of our house, including making good the flaking plaster coat, as well as the guttering and downpipes, and achieved a very successful exterior finish. They are very reliable, cheerful and always courteous. I have asked them to come and do further work and have every hope and confidence that they will maintain the present high standards in future.

Mrs Rosaleen Ockenden

“Quite Simply The Best”

“Mr Kelly is in much demand as a painter and it is easy to see why. His quotations are reasonable, and he uses traditional methods of painting. He is totally trustworthy and honest, reliable and punctual, and a pleasant person to have working for you. When I commend Mr Kelly to other people, I know that they will not only have an excellent painter, but somebody who is a credit to our neighbourhood. He is quite simply the best”

Jacqueline Burgess


Mr Kelly has recently painted all the exterior woodwork at our home and is now in the process of decorating the interior. The quality of his work is outstanding. His preparation of difficult and deteriorated surfaces has been thorough and the final paintwork is faultless. He is reliable and unobtrusive and also leaves the property clean and tidy every evening. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr Kelly for any exterior or interior decorating.

Katharine Cropper

“An excellent, reliable and thorough service from start to finish”

D. Kelly Painting services recently completed the total internal painting and decorating of my mother’s house. We are delighted with the finished work. From initial contact Daniel showed professionalism and courtesy. He arrived to complete a survey of the property at the time requested and sent a prompt quotation for the work to be completed. Once accepted he then organised the timing of the work to fit in with our requirements. He and his team completed the work efficiently and with care. The work was well organised and met our needs and beyond, especially as I had to travel abroad during the work. His team were reliable, trustworthy, professional and hard working. They showed general care in the work completed and attention to detail. It has been good to work with a company who cares about the client’s needs and one who can be trusted to provide an excellent, reliable and thorough service from start to finish. I have no hesitation in recommending this company and their services and will be using them again in the future.

Elizabeth Wilcox

“Honest & trustworthy, organised, reliable and flexible”

Dan recently painted and wallpapered my entire house. We found him to be experienced and good at his job. In addition we found him to be honest & trustworthy, organised, reliable and flexible, and the rates he charges are reasonable. We would recommend him.

Dr Chris Jones

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