Kind Words


We have been using Leo Johnstone P&D for the past few years on a range of commercial and residential projects.

Leo has a great team there, meticulous, efficient and utterly professional, a pleasure to work with and we are always confident that we will get a beautiful installation of our products for our clients.

Alistair McAuley

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 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 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

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

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.

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.

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.


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.


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