D. A. Bailey Decorating Ltd

Decorators of distinction

J Whittaker Wychwood Park

"Darren has decorated a few of our homes over the years and we have never been disappointed with the quality.

What impresses me the most is his preparation beforehand. Everything is moved out of the way and covered more than adequately even down to the light fittings, mirrors etc. I can relax in the knowledge that every piece of furniture will be back in its rightful place and the finished room will look amazing.

I recommended Darren to a very good friend and neighbour as I trust him and his abilities 100% and she has not been disappointed!"

David & Ann Stewart, Wychwood

We used Darren's services over the Christmas period, whilst we went on holiday. We simply gave Darren our keys, left with our suitcases and returned two weeks later to find our house fully repainted and looking great.
We found the entire experience very easy and were delighted with the finished result and would highly recommend Darren.

Jan, Kingsmead


I came across Darren, whilst looking for a high quality local painter/decorator, on the Internet.


The testimonials were all so complimentary and positive, that I almost employed him without having even met him!! He did, however, come and look at the job (hall, including cloakroom, stairs and landing) and really impressed me  with his pleasant yet very professional nature. He  quoted me a price for the job, there and then, which was very competitive (and this price was the final price-there were no hidden/added extras that some people always find a way to add on!)A written confirmation of the estimate arrived a few days later.


Darren has to be the neatest and tidiest worker I have ever employed – dust sheets and masking tape literally everywhere, bagging up rubbish as he went along(and taking it away!).He tidies up at the end of each day and even vacuums the whole area-wonderful! He is also totally reliable and trustworthy, so you can happily leave him in the house or with a key to let himself in or to lock up at night.


His actual work (in this case painting and wallpapering) was absolutely faultless. The preparation was amazingly (and I would say unusually!) thorough-I can honestly say  there is by no means  a lack of sanding before and between coats!!- the amount of sanding that went on  was obviously one of the major reasons for the great finish achieved.

Again with the wallpapering, I could not fault the work. The paper, being striped,  can cause problems, especially if the wall area has many “fiddly” bits to deal with (which mine certainly does). But no problem....the finish is outstanding!


I am absolutely thrilled with the job Darren has done- workers of his standard are few and far between these days. The next time I need a decorator, I won't need to make lots of phone calls for estimates.....I'll just be contacting Darren!


Jan, Kingsmead.



Having moved to this area several years ago, we were looking for a high quality, competitive painting and decorating service. We were impressed with Darren’s informative website as a first contact point and we initially asked Darren to quote for a sizeable internal decorating project. Having considered a number of quotes, we had no hesitation in appointing Darren as he was professional, attentive and polite. He completed an excellent job on time and with great attention to detail. Since then, Darren has undertaken a large external repainting project and has carried out further internal decorating for us to his usual high standards.

We are happy to share our positive experiences on the testimonials section of Darren’s website and to thank Darren for his excellent all-round service.

Alan R. Knutsford

Kingsmead area

I first contacted Darren with a view to decorating the exterior of my property having found his web site via google. The information on the web site made me comfortable to ask him to provide a quotation with two others.
He arrived to provide the quotation at the specified time with excellent communication that was quickly followed up by an email confirmation of the figure. I was impressed with the service and instructed him to proceed. Once again the communication was excellent and the work commenced on time. I was very impressed with how thorough Darren and his colleague were in rubbing down and preparing the wood for the base and then top coat and was highly delighted with the finished job which far outstripped the previous job done by another painter a few years earlier.
A few months later it was time to have our lounge redecorated and once again on approaching Darren he responded quickly and undertook the job in a very professional manner. Darren and his team can be totally trusted to be left in the house with a set of keys. He prepares thoroughly to ensure no furniture, carpets etc. are blemished and the finished job was once again perfect. His attention to detail when tidying up is a credit to him. I am quite happy for Darren to give you my number to confirm this testimonial if you are in any doubts.’
David B. Northwich.

Hartford Area

"I found Darren after looking for local decorators on the internet. I contacted him after reading the positive feedback and seeing photographic examples of his work. He visited us to price the job and offer professional advice, and we felt very comfortable with his approach. Darren and his team completed the job very quickly and to a very high standard, and always left the house very tidy at the end of each day. I have no hesitation recommending Darren to anyone looking for a competive and highly professional service".
Ed Whiting

Norley area

We were delighted with the service provided by Darren in decorating our house. His professional and friendly approach impressed us throughout especially his attention to detail which gave us decorative finish that we are proud of. We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren and will be certainly using him again in the future.  

David Goadby

Cheshire area

"We have used D.A.Bailey Decorating Ltd. for all our external and internal decorating requirements for the past 10 years or so and we have always been delighted with Darren's advice, the professional and friendly approach of Darren,  his colleagues and, most of all, with the quality of the preparation and finished work
Steven and Wendy Bramall"
Please can you contact us ,as we need a quote for the guest room at the front of the house asap
Many thanks

Lower Whitley area

Dear Darren
I would like to thank you and your hard working team for the decorating recently undertaken on my hallway, cloakroom and landing.
The job, although not without its difficulties due to the layout and ceiling heights,  was executed with professional skill and expertise to a very high standard while ensuring the minimum disruption and dust. In addition the help and advice you provided with regard to colour and materials was particularly helpful and indeed instrumental in my reaching my desired interior design colour scheme.
I am delighted with the results and have no hesitation in recommending D.A. Bailey Decorating Ltd for the excellence of your work and customer service.
Yours sincerely
Pat Masters of Lower Whitley, Cheshire 

Davenham area

Darren and his workers have repeatedly provided us with a reliable, efficient and friendly service. All work has been completed to an extremely high standard and Darren goes out of his way to accomadate all your needs.This service will not only meet, but exceed ,your expectations.
Janet & Ian Hazeldine

Nantwich Area

We were so pleased with the interior decorating.

A transformation from wallpaper to lined walls with emulsion paint.

We couldn't believe how much extra 'space' we seem to have.

Your advice was 'spot on' and we are so pleased with the result.

Thank you


Northwich area

"Everybody loved the decorating especially the pink!

They also commented on the standard of work.

Thanks again Darren".

Jan Whittaker-Northwich

Chelford Area


Thanks for the decorating of my home. You managed to keep my house tidy during the decorating, as promised, and this was so important to me.

I shall recommend you to all my friends.

Once again Darren, thank you.

Mrs Ashworth-Chelford

Wilmslow Area

Thank you for a job well done.

I was so please with the high quality of your work and the quote you gave me to carry out the work.

A job well done, on time and within quote.

J Stewart-Wilmslow