Our Customer Reviews

"‘Martin’s work is excellent. He was extremely helpful in providing advice on small details that we hadn’t considered and the finished job couldn’t have been better. He’s decorated 3 rooms in our house so far and we’ll definitely be using him again. Excellent work at a fair price, what more could you ask for”
Excellent work at a fair price, what more could you ask for
Ben from Petersfield
"Just had Martin create a feature wall in my hall, stairs and landing area with Morris & Co wallpaper. A great job, very pleased will be asking Martin to do some more work for me in the future, highly recommended."
Wallpaper feature wall
Keith Gosden
"Martin is so popular that we had to book him months in advance, but he still turned up on the day agreed (in fact he turned up a day early on a Sunday to prepare because rain was forecast the next day!).
He made a superb job of painting the outside of our Grade II-listed house, including all windows, doors, guttering etc, often having to make repairs to plasterwork and ancient window frames as he went. He was always cheerful, punctual, respectful to our neighbours and the many passers-by and (there’s no other phrase for it) worked bloody hard throughout!
We’re so pleased with the way our house now looks and, being in the centre of Petersfield, have already had loads of comments on the bright new facade.
We can’t believe how quickly Martin completed the job and the fact that he did everything solo – in fact, if he wasn’t a West Ham fan, he might just be perfect."
Grade II listed house
Barry & Sue Rutter, Petersfield
"Martin recently decorated a bedroom, and hall stairs & landing for us. Throughout the whole project Martin maintained a high level of professionalism, and we felt comfortable in the fact that we could trust him whilst we were away from the house. It was lovely to just let him get on with the work, and trust his amazing eye for detail. He offered brilliant value for money, and I would highly recommend his services."
Work carried out February 2019
Karen & Paul, Liss
"Martin gave us a quote on painting our hallway stairs and Landing. We couldn't believe the price that he quoted for doing the job what amazing gentlemen Martin is very professional at he job clean and tidy you would never know he been in your home and singing while he work.our hallway and stairs and landing looks beautiful would recommend Martin Allen to family and friends thank you!"
Excellent Job done by Martin Allen
Lyn and Phil Shortman
"Martin decorated our hall, stairs and landing for us. What a great job. Arrived spot on-time each morning, left no mess and even installed our new radiator cover before leaving. We will use no other decorator now!"
The Extra Mile
by Paul and Brenda - Petersfield
"Martin was the perfect decorator for us - on time every day, great finish, cleaned up afterwards. Even went the extra mile by putting our new radiator cover on!"
Hall, Stairs & Landing
Paul and Brenda
"Really pleased with the hall, stairs, landing and kitchen that Martin has recently decorated for us. The work was carried out in a professional manner and the house was left clean and tidy at the end of each day. Great communication, very reasonably priced and I would highly recommend. Thank you Martin."
Excellent job
S. Sheldrake
"I approached Martin following a recommendation from Duncan and Elaine Eves (There's a previous testimonial). I was looking for someone to redecorate the whole interior of my house with some exterior work too.
I was very happy with the quotation given, particularly with Martin's assurances there would be no hidden extras. The amount I paid was as per the quotation, even though there was additional work needed.
I needed the work carried out within a fairly short timescale and Martin was able to do this by working weekends and even a Bank Holiday.
The result? Very high standard of work throughout. I've fallen in love with my house all over again!
I would definitely recommend Martin and would be happy to employ him again in the future, should the need arise...and it probably will."
Reliable, Professional Craftsman
Lynne Morgan
If you want a professional service where EVERY tiny detail is taken care of then Martin Allen is the decorator you need.
Martin decorated our entire house inside and also the outside. After having a bad experience with builders I was obviously a bit dubious about another trade coming to my house, however, what a breath of fresh air dealing with an absolute professional tradesman that is Martin.
The work was IMMACULATE, the way in which the house was left was tidier than it was before he started and what a lovely easy going laid back gentleman, an absolute pleasure to deal with.
We were so impressed with his work we then decided that he would be the best man to redecorate our shop, walls, ceilings, outside and also existing wooden cabinets that now have a new lease of life, an amazing job.
I would have absolutely no qualms in HIGHLY recommending Martin which I have indeed done so for a couple of friends who have both found his work to be top quality.
Martin charges are very fair and I will certainly be using and recommending his Services again. A1 decorator 🙂
Professional Service
Duncan & Elaine Eves, Horndean
Martin has been our decorator for years! He is reliable, tidy, his workmanship is excellent. He has painted our whole house inside and out including painting our kitchen units, he has transformed our kitchen, it is like new! Martin always goes that little bit extra, we wouldn't hesitate in recommending Martin
Martin always goes that little bit extra
Sarah Ellis, Rogate.
Martin has decorated our whole house, inside and out, over a period of around 3 years, no easy task as it is an old beamed cottage with a multitude of nooks and crannies and we have done a good deal of restoration work. He has always begun the work promptly, finished on time and within his estimate and worked hard to do so. His preparation is thorough and he is a skilled decorator. That means that his finished work is something we and he can be proud of.
Skilled Decorator
Marie & Graham - Peartree Cottage, Hambledon
Martin has carried out various painting and decorating jobs for us over the past couple of years, which have always been to an extreamly high standard, keeping the mess to a minimum and resulting in a first class job!
First Class Job!
Paul & Melanie Flint - Hambledon
"We selected Martin Allen over other decorators to undertake a complete redecoration of our property following a house fire. He responded very quickly and professionally, completing the work ahead of schedule, and to a very high standard. Martin was friendly and personable, offering useful advice, and was tidy and cleaned up at the end of each day. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Martin."
HOUSE FIRE
Mr & Mrs B., Petersfield
"We selected Martin Allen over other decorators to undertake a complete redecoration of our property following a house fire. He responded very quickly and professionally, completing the work ahead of schedule, and to a very high standard. Martin was friendly and personable, offering useful advice, and was tidy and cleaned up at the end of each day. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Martin."
HOUSE FIRE
Mr & Mrs B., Petersfield
I have employed Martin Allen over the past 15 years and would not hesitate in recommending him for all painting/decorating work. He is totally reliable and trustworthy and extremely professional in his work, which is always carried out to the highest of standards – I rather wish I hadn’t passed his name on to so many people !
Reliable, Trustworthy & Extremely Professional
Trini Downes
Martin has worked for us at our house in Haslemere for many years. We have always found him reliable and trustworthy and have been very happy with the quality of his work.
Reliable & Trustworthy
Mr & Mrs Binks - Haslemere
Martin has carried out decorating work on the interior and exterior of my house. He has always been very reliable, efficient and knowledgeable and can be depended upon to get on with the job in a professional manner. He is organized and tidy and I would not hesitate to recommend Martin to anyone and will be using him again in the future.
Reliable, Efficient and Knowledgeable
Lady Blake - West Sussex
Martin Allen has the patience of a saint! Not only is his prep work meticulous and his painting amazing, he doesn't bat an eyelid when you've decided the colour is not quite right. Martin has painted almost our whole house now as well as my Mother in Law's, Sister in Law's and most of my friends. Even three small boys offering to help didn't phase him! Martin is reliable, reasonable and personable. Book him early to avoid disappointment!!
Martin is reliable, reasonable and personable.
Will and Kirsty Davey, Rogate, West Sussex
I have known Martin Allen for over 10 years, and during that time he has probably decorated my whole house, plus the outside twice. His work has always been of the highest standard, always completing the job on time in a professional and courteous manner. He always prepares so well, and leaves everything clean and neat and tidy at the end of every day. This year alone he has decorated my bedroom/dressing room and the exterior of our house, doing a superb job. I have complete confidence recommending Martin to anyone.
Professional and Courteous
Mary Smith, Petersfield
"Martin and his team did a fantastic job on the seven year external decoration of our Manor House . They worked extremely hard and completed the task in three weeks helped by good weather and not too much unexpected rotten woodwork ! The quality of the finish is excellent and everyone in the village has commented on how smart the house looks. I have no hesitation in recommending Martin for a decoration job.
Fantastic job
Sir Tom and Lady Troubridge