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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for all Your Plastering
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.


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Jul 01 2020
Post-COVID avoid the queue- Book your job now

We hope you are all staying safe and keeping well.

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Jun 25 2020
Fireplace removal in Edinburgh- update from the road (Edinburgh EH10 Morningside)

Edinburgh has some of the most beautiful, and the ugliest fireplaces I

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May 04 2020
Flood damage restoration advice

Flood or water damage is a nightmare. If you have had it happen you know what we mean.

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Apr 02 2020
Fire damage restoration advice

Fire damage is a nasty business. Fear not, fire damage restoration in Edinburgh is one of our specialties.

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Mar 10 2020
Lime Plastering job- update from the road (Edinburgh EH4 Stockbridge)

I've been working as a plasterer in Edinburgh for over 15 years. I'm time served with over 25 years experience as a plasterer.

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Feb 09 2020
Trouble finding a good Plasterer in Edinburgh?

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Jan 13 2020
Why we believe plasterers should never leave an Edinburgh home messy!

This is our motto: "Plasterers should never leave an Edinburgh home messy!"

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Jan 01 2020
We can match any quote- more about our Competitive price match

At Paintworks and Plastering, we believe in fair and honest work-- at a competitive price in Edinburgh and West Lothian.

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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.

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