Testimonials

PARRY MINHAS

"I went away for 1 week leaving keys with Ray only to come back and realise what a fantastic job he had done. Thank you Ray for not cutting corners. A true professional painter decorator. Would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!!"

JEAN & ANDY - COLCHESTER

"A big thank you to Ray for his great job of decorating our kitchen. We really appreciate you doing it so quickly and thoroughly. We would gladly recommend you any time."

HT, CAMPSEA ASHE, SUFFOLK

"We were incredibly fortunate to be recommended Ray Halls to join our 2 year project to refurb a large and complex Old Rectory. Ray diligently worked on the project for nearly two years. The painting was complex as there was a mixture of new surface painting (walls, ceilings and woodwork) with significant amounts of both internal and external woodwork which needed carefull preparation and re-painting. Often on surfaces which were up to 200 years old. Ray’s professionalism, flexibility around other tradesmen and his craftsmanship proved hugely valuable to us. It was a real pleasure to get to know Ray and we would not hesitate to recommend his services."

MR NIGEL PEARSON, FARM MANAGER

"I wish to confirm that Ray Halls, having known him for some 25 years, is an honest and trustworthy person and of good character. I can also confirm that Ray is a good worker having done some painting and decorating for me. His work is of the highest standard, taking time to do the job properly, not cutting corners and leaving the place of work clean and tidy."

ABBIE, ROWHEDGE

"Thank you, it looks great! I will definitely recommend you."

J - OLD HEATH. COLCHESTER. ESSEX

"Thank you for the job. Looks lovely. Of course, we love the job you did. I would recommend you to all my friends. Very professional."

CLIVE AND EILEEN - ROWHEDGE

"We really like how Ray has been helpful and friendly, but is qualified and professional to a standard way beyond usual local contractors, so offers the best of both worlds at fair prices. He knows what he is doing and does what he promises. Ray has been a big help with our bedroom and kitchen, we hope to use him again for the outside of the house."

LEANNE COLEGATE, SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL IN COLCHESTER

"I hired Ray for a local school project on the strength of the reviews on his website – one said he’d worked for them for two years and that meant to me Ray was like-able, hardworking, reliable and that he knows his stuff. Ray is indeed all these things as well as professional, honest and approachable. He gets on with the job and I’d hire him again."

HELEN, COCKFIELD SUFFOLK

"We employed Ray to paint our renovated house. He was excellent, always on time, early start and long days of work. Excellent quality work, speedy, clean and tidy. Would certainly use again and very happy to recommend. Ray was also happy to advise and offer suggestions above and beyond the usual. We are very happy with the result."

J HARDISTY - SAXMUNDHAM

"When I was the manager of a local Sports Club several years ago (2005 – 2007. 2009 – 2010) I employed Ray to externally paint the Clubhouse and changing rooms. Although quite an extensive job Ray completed it ahead of schedule and did an excellent job. So much so that I went straight to him when the external cladding of my house needed repainting. Once again he undertook the work promptly in his usual cheerful and pleasant manner providing a finish that still looks very good today."

S & B - CATHERINE ROAD, WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK

"Ray is an excellent decorator who keeps to an agreed cost and programme of work but will make changes if a clients perspective alters. A reliable and trustworthy bloke who we will certainly use again."

MISS GOLLING, COLCHESTER

"I got back earlier on this morning, I love love love what Ray’s done! He did such a great job. Tell him thank you."

MR MICHAEL PEARCE

"Ray decorated my living room, hall, stairs and landing last year and done a superb job. He was extremely professional and went over and above our original requirements to ensure the job was completed to his own exacting high standards. I would highly recommend Ray."

TRACY PELEKANOU

"Ray has worked for me on a number of occasions. He is extremely professional, fair with pricing and works hard to get the job done to an excellent standard. I highly recommend him and would certainly hire him again."

TIM WARD

"I just wanted to say how very pleased I am with the painting of the front of our house, it was not only professional but was done in a very courteous way, I will be recommending you to others."

PENNY GILBERD

"Hi Ray, I’m very pleased it all looks great, really clean, fresh and bright. Thanks a lot!"

MR J STOKES

"Ray decorated our bathroom recently, I wanted it done as a surprise for my girlfriend who was away. The work was done to a very high standard, Ray was on time every morning and always left the room tidy. I would thoroughly recommend Ray to anyone."

NIK AND CHRISTINE DEAN

"Ray painted our two bedroom house, overall he did a fantastic job. I can’t even spot one error. He is very neat and works well throughout the day. His price is great, I would highly recommend him!"

PR, CHELSEA AND KENSINGTON, LONDON

"We were very unfortunate to have a major water leak in our second floor flat from the flat above us. This required the entire lifting of our wood floors and eventual complete re-paint of the entire  flat. We were rehoused in alternative accommodation and could not stay there for very long. Ray managed to handle the timing pressure from us and completely re-paint our flat to a very high standard through long hours. We could not have been more happy and relieved to move back into our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Ray Halls."

S - ST MARK DRIVE, COLCHESTER

"Ray has been absolutely fantastic! He’s extremely reliable, hardworking and professional and has done a superb job on painting my mums’s summer house. With the cold weather approaching and to make sure the summer house was weatherproofed in time, he managed to get the job done a lot earlier than planned which i’m so grateful for. Thoroughly recommended, 5* service ! Thank you so much Ray!"

AG - LOCAL BUSINESS MANAGER, ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

"Fab!  Once again, thank you for all that you did.  It is already receiving positive feedback."

G MOLYNEAUX, WOODBRIDGE

"Ray did an excellent job of painting the outside of my house. He is a friendly hardworking person who completed job on time and for a good price."

MR HUNTER SMITH

"We have no hesitation in recommending Ray to carry out all your decorating requirements. His price was competitive and the quality of his work both inside and outside was excellent."

PETER, COLCHESTER

"Really happy with the quality of the painting. House painting absolutely awesome. No payment pressures. In fact I paid for the job already done. No even deposit asked and surely, I am the one who spoke about payments not Ray. I cannot express how contented I am with the job. Excellent job and Ray stuck to the time. I highly recommend his quality work and I’ll use him again."

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