Providing plastering
services and decorating 
in Edinburgh for 30 years...

“It’s really hard to find a good plasterer these days”.
How many times have you heard this?

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Plastering and Decorating

If finding a good plasterer, is a problem, rest assured, it is not anymore...

At Paintworks and Plastering Edinburgh we take great pride in dispelling this commonly held belief. We are a well established and highly recommended company offering plastering and all aspects of interior decorating in Edinburgh.

Established in 1992, with 30 yrs total years experience in plastering and interior decorating, our mission is to delight our customers with an accomplished and trusted service. We offer highly professional workmanship, and our small team of fully qualified and insured City and Guilds tradesman are dedicated to making your plastering projects.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed, with our 365-day guarantee.

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We offer a complete plastering and decorating package to both domestic and commercial customers in Edinburgh.

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Phone 07802 694 957

Derek Gavine

Quality Worksmanship
and Friendly Service for
for all Your Plastering
and Decorating

Derek Gavine

Our Happy Customers

  • “Derek is a master plasterer and decorator, he performed nothing short of a miracle on my fireplace”

    -Gavin, Edinburgh
  • “I have used Paintworks & Plastering for several of my properties in Edinburgh. Impeccable service, highly recommend”

    -Maria, Edinburgh
  • "Top work! Really impressed with the quality of the job. Very reasonable and completed in a reasonable time”

    -Elena, Edinburgh
  • “Mr. Gavine was punctual and polite. He brought detail to communicating, tidying up and the end result was exactly as we wanted”

    -Don, Edinburgh
  • "It was a pleasure doing business with Derek. The work was completed to a very high standard, on time and with the minimum of fuss"

    Sarah, Edinburgh
  • "5 star service--Friendly, high-quality, trusthworthy and the price was the most sensible of 3 quotes I gathered"

    Terry, Edinburgh
  • "Derek provided a good quote, turned up when he agreed to, and worked hard to finish it on time. He did a smashing job, and best of all left my home tidy. Couldn't ask for anything more"

    Jasmine, Edinburgh
  • "I was very happy with Paintworks, job well done- will use again"

    Pat, Edinburgh
  • "Courteous, timely and did exactly what we wanted. Took great detail to restore our period property. It looks so good, I can't be happier"

    Elizabeth, Edinburgh

Our Plastering Services


Hole repairs and wall crack repairs might be the reason you want to hire a plasterer for your Edinburgh job.


Artex is a textured coating that was very popular in Scotland and the UK in the 1970’s and 1980’s.


To some of our Edinburgh plastering customers, there is nothing worse than a wonky wall.

plasterboard repair ceilings and walls in edinburgh

Plasterboard services include wall & ceiling repair but can be applied to multiple areas, interior or exterior. 

Dot and Dab plastering

Plastering does not always require wet plastering as with traditional lime plastering. Dot and Dab plastering brings speed and efficiency to a plasterboard replacement project.

plaster skimming plastering edinburgh

Our plastering services for Edinburgh homes and commercial properties often involves skimming. Note: The terms skimming and plastering are often used interchangeably.


Plaster Coving and Cornice add a touch of elegance and style to finish off any room.


Removing your fireplace in your Edinburgh or West Lothian property requires a few key considerations.

Period Property Renovation in Edinburgh
Period Property Renovation

Period property restoration in Edinburgh is one of our specialties.

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Traditional Lime plastering

Traditional lime plastering is essential to maintaining the heritage of Edinburgh properties.

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Ceiling Repair

We specialise in following ceiling repair services for our plastering & decorating services in Edinburgh:

Our Painting Services

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Interior Decorating

We offer a full-service interior decorating service for private homes, rental investments, and business premises.

Wallpaper Stripping
Wallpaper Stripping & Removal

We offer our Edinburgh customers an efficient wallpaper stripping service.

Wallpaper Hanging
Wallpaper Hanging

We have been providing a high level of wallpaper hanging service to homes and businesses in the Edinburgh area for over 20 years.

Eco Paints and eco-friendly painting service- edinburgh
Eco Paints

Paint is toxic, eco-paints are not. Lowering your toxic load is important to protect your health. Our eco-paints are beautiful, organic as well as solvent-free. 

Insurance Work painting and decorating
Insurance Work

We are very happy to quote for insurance work. In many cases, customers require both plastering and decorating services to deal with accidents or unforeseen circumstances.


Fireplace removal after image- Edinburgh
Jun 24 2021
Fireplace removal Edinburgh- update from the road (Edinburgh EH45 Innerleithen)

Our fireplace removal service in Edinburgh seems to be popu

cat sleeping on plasterer dustsheet
Jun 09 2021
New manager joins Paintworks and Plastering crew

Summer in Edinburgh is keeping us busy, so book your plastering job ASAP so we can serve you in a timely manner. 

damp wall showing mold
Mar 01 2021
Update from the Road- Damp-proofing plastering job (South Queensferry Edinburgh EH30 9AT)

This South Queensferry homeowner suspected a damp problem.

Subsidence damage- repairing wall crack
Feb 02 2021
Subsidence damage- repairing wall cracks and more

Wall crack? It is probably subsidence! Subsidence repair is a common service we perform.

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Jan 03 2021
Currently booking plastering work in Edinburgh

Happy New Year Edinburgh! Lang may yer Lum Reek

Edinburgh plastering- report from the road (EH10 Morningside)
Oct 09 2020
Edinburgh plastering- update from the road (EH10 Morningside)

Crooked, uneven or wonky looking wall?

wall repair Edinburgh man straightening a wall
Aug 25 2020
Wall repair job- update from the road (Edinburgh EH12 COSTORPHINE)

Update on a Wall repair (wall straightening and rennovation project) in Edinburgh.  

wall and ceiling repair edinburgh
Jul 30 2020
Ceiling and wall repair job- update from the road (Edinburgh EH15 Portobello)

Wall and ceiling repair is a constant of our service work in

wall hole repair
Jul 03 2020
Got a hole in your wall? We can repair it!

Repairing the hole in your wall service- Edinburgh- Quick and Easy...

Life brings stress and sometimes a punch to the wall. Ouch!

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What You Can Expect:


  • Complete minimal disruption to your home or business whilst we complete your decorating or plastering project
  • An efficient and full Clean-Up service is guaranteed. We are respectful of your property at all times.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you feel something’s not right, we‘ll fix it straight away.
  • We take great pride in our plastering & decorating work. We believe in doing things right, first time, and every time. Our philosophy is “You are only as good as your last job” We aim to get it right every time.
  • For everyone’s peace of mind we carry £5 million for Employers Liability Insurance and £10 million for Public Liability Insurance.
  • We offer free quotes for plastering services in Edinburgh are always delighted to offer free expert advice on any questions you have about your upcoming project.

Plastering Services Edinburgh | Ceiling repair | Wall repair | Edinburgh period property Restoration & Renovation