Leo Johnstone - Painter & Decorator<

Leo Johnstone - Painter & Decorator<

Leo Johnstone - Painter & Decorator<


As painters and decorators our work covers interior and exterior painting, wall coverings and decorative finishes for domestic and commercial properties. While the work we do is varied, the quality of the work is consistent – matched only by our commitment to do it to the very best of our abilities.

Leo Johnstone Painter and Decorators strive to provide the highest quality of workmanship to its growing and diverse client base. Providing a tailored service to meet individual requirements ensuring a careful eye to fine detail.

Recently we have had the privilege of completing work for varied customers. We have completed projects for former Scotland and Rangers FC manager Walter Smith and award winning restauranteur Martin Wishart. We are proud of our six year association with the National Trust For Scotland and have completed numerous projects at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Hill House and also at Geilston Gardens, another National Trust property. We have also completed a large project at a William Leiper designed house ,and last year we were awarded the project for the decoration of luxury chalets in Saas Fee the Swiss ski resort.

We welcome enquiries about any project, however small, from both residential and commercial clients.

Leo Johnstone


Since being established in 2010 Leo Johnstone has been building a reputation as a decorator that consistently sets the highest standards in painting and decorating. No surprise having years of experience working on select properties such as national trust landmarks.

Residential and commercial customers who call are immediately reassured that their homes are in the hands of a craftsmen, undertaking many projects from modern to period properties,from hand-painting bespoke kitchens to applying wallpaper and other decorative coverings. New or old, the approach remains the same. listen, advise, plan – and then produce the result you want. Beautifully.

A measure of the standard of work can only be seen by the repeat contracts enjoyed from clients and the many referrals and recommendations received.


We think it’s important to respect the environment and making homes beautiful needn’t harm the planet.

Through our membership of the Eco Decorators Association we are in the forefront of responsible supply and use of eco friendly decorating materials.

Let us know your concerns and, together, we can address them to come up with the best plan of action as you seek to provide the healthiest possible environment for you, your family and the environment.


Approved Lincrusta installer

I am one of six approved Lincrusta installers in Scotland having passed tests in the preparation and installation of the product.

This is a wallcovering that requires specialist care and a skilled professional to install. Lincrusta is a British invention, by Frederick Walton. Launched in 1877, it was an instant success. Lincrusta is luxurious and extremely durable, it is resistant to scratches, nicks and dents, it does in fact get tougher with time so once it has been hung by a qualified Linctrusta installer, it will stay looking as beautiful and elegant as it did the first day it was hung. Because this wallcovering will last a lifetime it can be painted repeatedly for different looks. It is a deeply embossed wallcovering that is available in many different elegant designs from eras including Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and Gothic. It is produced as a Frieze, Wallcovering or as a Border. We can also apply different decorative finishes such as marbling, scumbling, glazing to the surface of this durable wallcovering.

Notable uses include 6 luxury cabins on board “The Titanic”, as well as in famous buildings such as The White House,Buckingham Palace, Roseland Cottage and John D. Rockefeller’s house in New York City.


  • Leo was also hired to do a small job and done such a good one that we will use him again and again
    He turned up when he said mind sometimes even earlier which Nicol said is a sign of a good tradesman
    He did a full days work and after he left you would not have known they had been, except for the lovely job
    It was a pleasure to have him here
    Thanks again


  • Leo was hired to do the painting at the end of an interior building project. We have had all sorts of bother with the builders during this work - overrunning by months, extra costs, not turning up, poor quality of work, etc. Leo, however, was the opposite to this and provided a fantastic service. Compared to the shambles that came before him it was a delight to have him working on our house.

    Leo started the job on the scheduled day, turned up every morning, worked hard throught the whole day, completed the work on time and to the quoted price, tidied up at the end of the day and left the house cleaner than when they started, and worked to a standard that exceeded our expectations.

    We would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending them to friends.


  • Leo agreed to paint the outside of our house and conservatory, including odd bits like our back gate and railings. He was a pleasure to 'live with', always cheerful and competent. He took very little time off for lunch or breaks and was adventurous enough to try many of our unusual teas! The house looks great and we would certainly recommend Leo without any hesitation at all. Thanks Leo for a job well done

    Maureen and David Morton

  • Leo did a great piece of work when decorating our lounge and value-for-money. We would not hesitate to recommend Leo's company and would use his services again. Very good customer care skills throughout and very nice person.

    Alistair and Liz Tuach – Dumbarton

  • I hired Leo to decorate my house from top to toe ready to be let. He started when he said he would and kept to the time frame. He made an incredible job, tidying up as he went along. I have used his services in the past and I will certainly be using him again. I have no hesitation to recommend him to others, as Indeed I have already. Many thanks, Leo


  • 3 bedrooms and the hall in between - all done immaculately. Leo arrived when he said he would and estimated the time taken to the minute. No mess just great workmanship. Would recommend Leo to anyone wanting a great job at a reasonable price. Thanks Leo for a job well done.

    Jean & Allan

  • I run a property management business with properties across Europe. I was looking for a professional decorating team who importantly would carry out a high quality job, work to timescales and be willing to travel. Leo and his team, surpassed my expectations, delivering what was promised and providing a 5 star finish, all within the specified timescale. I would not hesitate to use them again and would happily recommend them to others.

    Colin Dalziel

  • Leo has spent 4 weeks this summer doing an outstanding job in transforming the study, bathroom, hall, stairs and landing of our Victorian house.He was diligent and professional throughout, has a great attention to detail. The end product was outstanding. We would certainly use Leo again and recommend him highly.

    Kevin Johnson

  • Hired Leo to paint and wall paper most of the inside of our house. He arrived promptly every day, worked non stop for 8 hrs a day. He is tidy, professional, polite and his work is of the highest standard. You can't see the wall paper joins etc there was no mess. I would definitely use him again and would recommend him to all my friends. Honest and trustworthy. We left him in the house on his own with no issues or concerns. Very competitive quote for the work done. Many thanks Leo.

    Michelle & Brian

  • I feel it only fair to pass comment on Leo's incredible workmanship - from initial contact to work completion, Leo was a professional throughout and finished the work quickly and to a very high standard. The work carried out was to the eaves of the house and was completed at great height. I cannot recommend this guy enough and have already lined up some more jobs....
    Many thanks

    David Worcester

  • Leo did an excellent job throughout the house, he was very reliable and I would have no hesitation in employing him again

    Mr W.F.W Smith

  • Leo is totally reliable, gives excellent advice, comes when arranged, workmanship par excellence. Cleans and tidies up afterwards. He is superb.

    Rosemary Robertson

  • Extremely happy with the quality of work that Leo carried out hanging wallpaper in our new house (Leo came and done our main bedroom). The quality of the job was great as well as the fact that he was very efficient in turning up, carrying out the works and leaving the room as though no-one had been there, let alone decorating. His attention to detail is clear from the finished job.

    We will certainly be using Leo in the future for those jobs that need a professional touch.

    Many thanks again Leo

    Eva Wilson

  • Leo was hired to decorate one of our WC rooms which included painting of the ceiling/ skirting boards, wallpapering and varnishing.

    We were extremely happy with the end result as well as the timely manner in which he not only called by to provide a quotation but also that he set a day to carry out the works – which he duly done on time. This is the second room that Leo has decorated for us and the latest was the same high quality as the first.

    We would have no hesitation in using Leo again for future decorating jobs and indeed recommending him to family and friends.

    Thank you again.

    Mr and Mrs MacInnes

  • Delighted with the quality of taping work and wee bit of painting we asked for. Leo was extremely pleasant, took care and attention and did a good job. The job was also carried out very quickly after our first enquiry. We are very happy customers and would recommend Leo Johnstone.

    Elizabeth Stewart

  • Leo was recommended by a friend and lived up to his reputation. Quality painter who was a pleasure to work with. Unlike so many tradesman, he turned up on time, was tidy and even washed his mug of tea. Very professional. Expect to be using him again (we have only just started re-decorating our house).

    Kathryn Smith

  • Professional tradesman who produced a superb quality job. Courteous & polite, he tidied up after himself.
    Would definitely use him again and have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my friends.


  • I hired Leo all the way from helensbourgh to come as far afield as lochgilphead as he was renound and well spoke of in the area and for very good reasons to, the workmanship was of superb quality and clearly expert knowledge. He has transformed my kitchen into an amazing place which i will be showing off to my friends and family i will definitely have more work for him in the near future thank u pleasure to have you here.


  • Thanks for all your hard work.
    The bedroom was looking fantastic and lovely and clean and tidy.
    It was great that you just came when you said and stayed all day until it was finished.
    Very professional service.
    See you again soon for the next project!


  • Hi Leo, Thanks again for doing a great job on the house in Cardross. No complaints at all. Be happy to recommend you , and will keep in touch for future jobs.

    All the best

    Bill Gordon

  • Leo did a superb job of restoring the bathroom which had been neglected over the past few years. The job was completed in one day and the place left clean and tidy with not a sign anyone had been there other than a fresh bathroom. I had no hesitation in leaving him in charge and getting on with a busy day elsewhere. Leo worked hard to achieve all that he did in that day, quite amazing!

    I fully intend to get him back, to systematically go through the house inside and out and I have no hesitation in recommending him highly, as reliable and hard working guy who provide a first class technical and customer service.

    Well done !




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