ARB Decor

ARB Decor

Trustys Member Since 2013

What we do

Fully qualified and insured.
All aspects of painting & decorating and Ames Taping – inside & outside, Private or Commercial

Feedback / Testimonials

Scott Somerville, Bo’ness said on 09/07/2022:
Brilliant service from Alain from start to finish! Excellent work at a very competitive price! Would highly recommend!
Beholm Group, Falkirk said on 27/06/2022: 
We chose A.R.B Decor for an exterior painting job. Alain was quick to respond, quick and thorough to advise and cost up. He understood the customers’ needs, and then did the job quickly and effectively. First class paint job.
Mrs Scott, Stenhousemuir said on 10/05/2022:
Just had Alan decorate our newly fitted kitchen diner. Cannot recommend him highly enough, he did an excellent job. Have already asked him to return to decorate our lounge later this year.

Elizabeth Christie, Maddiston said on 09/03/2022:
Cannot recommend Alan highly enough. The quality of his work is of the highest standard, he was professional and completely reliable carrying out the agreed work as discussed. I have already arranged for Alan to carry out further redecoration as a result.

Stella Heath, Linlithgow said on 31/01/2022:
Alain (and Callum) did a fantastic job. They expertly repainted our entire house to a really high standard and delivered the work exactly in line with the (very reasonable) quote. Alan agreed each day’s schedule with us in advance, and left everything very clean, tidy and well-hoovered at the end of each day. I would highly recommend ARB Decor for any painting job, they deliver a really high-quality service at a very reasonable price, and with total reliability and care. I’m delighted with their work.

J McCourt, Larbert said on 03/12/2021:
Recently had several rooms painted and decorated which included woodwork and some wallpaper. This was carried out to an excellent standard. Alain and his team were very helpful, tidy and professional. I have asked them to do some more work in the future.

Jennifer Lightfoot, Falkirk said on 01/12/2021:
Alain did a great job of stripping all existing wallpaper, then wallpapering the whole hallway (upstairs and downstairs) painting all the woodwork (staircase and doors). The work was carried out to a high standard. I would highly recommend.

Alistair Skakles, Denny said on 31/10/2021:
Just had the whole house decorated by Alain’s team (Calum and Declan). The quality of their work was outstanding. Preparation, attention to detail and the pride they take in work – first class. They were also friendly and extremely tidy – vacuuming and clearing daily so the house could still be habitable. I have already let some neighbours see the quality of the work and imagine you will be getting contacted for some other work in my street Alain :). Many Thanks.

S.F., Falkirk said on 07/09/2021:
Alain did an excellent job with our external woodwork and doors. Would recommend him highly.

Winifred Tur, Carronshore said on 26/05/2021:
We’ve just had Alain and his team paint three bedrooms, kitchen and lounge and I’m very happy with all the work. They arrived on time, were efficient and tidy. I will definitely use them again and have no hesitation in recommending them.

David Gibson, Falkirk said on 13/04/2021:
Contacted Alain regards painting exterior of house. Very professional about the job (and a good price) taking weather forecasts into account to ensure job was done in optimum conditions for paint to dry / cure. Very neat and tidy during work and preparing surfaces to a high quality prior to paint being applied. On completion of all works, Alain checked all-round the house tidying up and ensuring any paint spots had been removed from glass and window frames – first class job and service.

Ian Ballantine, Falkirk said on 24/12/2020:
Very professional service provided by Alain. Painted every room in the house in 5 days! Works done to the highest quality and cannot recommend him enough.

Alison Melville, Falkirk said on 16/12/2020:
I found Alain’s details on Trustys, contacted him and our hall and stairs were completed at the end of last week. We were delighted with the results! Alain and Declan (and Dave for the first day) were so tidy and Alain is a true professional whose pre-work advice and attention to detail was second to none! We’ll certainly be using him again soon!

Alistair Smith, Linlithgow said on 24/11/2020:
Delighted with the job from start to finish. Biggish job including hall, stairs, landing, cloakroom, lounge and kitchen and all have been transformed beyond expectations. Alain came when he said he would and finished the job on time and on budget. Always keeping you up to date is one of his great strengths as is his planning and time management so you can relax knowing where you are at the end of each day and the expectations for the next day. You can see that Alain is a perfectionist, but the real bonus is that he manages to achieve this in a good timeframe thereby keeping the disruption to an absolute minimum. Thanks Alain and your guys for an excellent outcome.

Mark Sneddon, Bo’ness said on 01/11/2020:
Livingroom and hall fully redecorated by ARB Decorators. Absolutely delighted with the end result. Arrived on time every day and just got on with the job. Cannot praise them highly enough. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a decorator. You won`t be disappointed.

Kirsty & Alex, Falkirk said on 20/10/2020:
Professional from start to finish. We had two bedrooms, living room and stair completed in 4 days. We would highly recommend this company to anyone. Finishing touches are done with care and everything was kept clean and tidy. Wouldn’t hesitate to have other work done.

Jean Taylor, Falkirk said on 10/10/2020:
Alain recently painted my front door and windows and sills. He kept in touch from the initial quote until he did the job and did a great job, I love looking out my windows again! I would definitely use Alain again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Lynn Hunter, Grangemouth said on 04/10/2020:
Grateful thanks to Alain for painting and redecorating my rental flat inside and out. A very high quality finish all round and I was more than happy with the price charged. No hesitation in recommending Alain. 10/10 all day long.

Gordon Lawless, Polmont said on 01/10/2020:
ARB were at my home this week to decorate my daughter’s bedroom.  I am pleased to say that from initial contact for a quote to completion of the job, Alain has been excellent. He provided a detail quote, committed to a date, kept in communication as we closed in on that date and then delivered an excellent job on the main part, the decoration.  I am happy to re-use and recommend Alain for decoration services.

Doug Spencer, Maddiston said on 19/08/2020:
Alain has recently decorated a number of rooms in our house and we have been very pleased with his work. From the outset Alain was very professional, keeping us informed of potential timings for the work given the Covid-19 situation. All the work Alain and Declan carried out was of a high standard and I would have no hesitation in recommending them and getting them back to do further work. As an added bonus they were also very tidy!

Cheryl Power, Falkirk said on 06/08/2020:
I have had Alain from A.R.B Decor out to do a number of my rooms throughout my house for both painting and papering.  I cannot see past him.  His standard of work if amazing and can trust him in my house just to get on with the job.  Would highly recommend him.

Ian, California said on 04/03/2020:
Alain was back again recently to undertake more redecorating work for us & yet again a professional job which you come to expect from him.  He sets high standards of professionalism with final product to enjoy.

Edward Watt, Bo’ness said on 18/02/2020:
Alain am his laddie did a great swift clean job!  Was the first time I’ve had a painter in for 33 years and it was wonderful to watch them work! It was even better not having to clean up rollers and rubbish after! Good work guys.

Jeffrey Stewart, Bo’ness said on 30/01/2020:
ABR Decorating did a thoroughly professional job of decorating our Georgian house’s hall.  First class preparation then painting and papering including a long 19 foot piece.  Last year they painted the outside woodwork.  Alan and staff were very pleasant to deal with and tidied up well every day.  I would definitely recommend them for both indoor and outdoor jobs.

Marion, Falkirk said on 31/10/2019:
Trustworthy and tidy professional decorators who made a great job of our hall and living room. Would highly recommend them.

David Goudie, Grangemouth said on 17/10/2019:
Alain was punctual and very good at his job.  He completed the papering and painting of skirting boards and ceilings of my lobby and staircase.  The final result was great!  I would recommend him to anyone.  He was unobtrusive and ‘cracked’ on with his job.  He always vacuumed the carpets at the end of each day so that none of the debris was spread around.  His finishing touches were quite professional.  I’m happy that I hired him. His quote was competitive.

A Mitchell, Linlithgow said on 09/10/2019:
Cannot rate Alain highly enough, he’s a credit to his trade.  Alain recently decorated our kitchen/tv room and I was delighted with the finish, he’s a perfectionist when it comes to painting and papering! Competitively priced, highly professional and reliable, I will definitely use him again and can recommend without hesitation.

S & A Gilbert, Polmont said on 29/07/2019:
Thanks again to Alain who has recently painted our hall, stairs and landing, we are delighted with the finish, a great job again, would highly recommend.

Verified Customer, Grangemouth said on 18/07/2019:
Very good first impression of ARB Decor.  Alain was very professional from the word go – arrived promptly to inspect the job, offered advice, emailed a detailed quote for external paintwork and kept in touch re start times etc. The lads worked hard during hot weather, rarely taking a break and did a fine job ensuring it was all completed to my satisfaction – even the fiddly bits – and all at a very fair price!  More than happy to recommend!  Thanks guys!

Marie, Rumford said on the 25/06/2019:
Delighted with the work done.  Job required repair to water damaged ceiling and painting a room. Alain recommended a great plasterer.  Work was completed to high standard and no mess left.   Very happy with the standard of work – I would recommend ARB Decor.

Mark Anderson, Falkirk said on 21/06/2019:
We had Alain down almost 2 years ago to decorate our hall and stairs and we were so delighted with his work he has now been back and decorated our bedroom, spare room, kitchen and finally our living room.   He is friendly, reliable and he’s done a fantastic job throughout. Whenever anyone asks about painter/decorators we always recommend ARB decor.

Mrs McLachlan, Falkirk said on 05/06/2019:
Very pleased with decorating living room.  Alain professional and reliable, reasonably priced and helpful.  I have just accepted another quote to have kitchen decorated!

Marjorie Snoddy, Brightons said on 27/05/2019:
Another great job, living room and kitchen, by Alain.  Highly recommend him.

Carol, Grangemouth said on 17/05/2019:
Just had the guys from ARB Decor to emulsion and paint my living room.  They did a great job and was really pleased with their work.  Would highly recommend and will use them again. Many thanks Alain.

Graham McCallum, Bo’ness said on 16/05/2019:
We are delighted with the work Alain carried out for us.  A first-class job finished on schedule and to estimated price.  We have already asked for quotes for further work and have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Steven Gilbert, Polmont said on 12/05/2019:
Alain Ballantine decorated a bedroom for us this week, this is the third room he has done for us now and we wouldn’t call anyone else, great job as always, Thanks Alain.

Amy, Linlithgow said on 23/04/2019:
Alain was very professional, did a great job for a very good price, and I would highly recommend him for any painting and decorating you need.

John D Aitken, Linlithgow said on 29/03/2019:
 We have used Alain Ballantyne a couple of times now.   Alain is very reliable, well priced and we are delighted with the quality of his work.  We would highly recommend Alain to anyone wanting a job to be well done.

Riverview Church, Bo’ness said on 14/02/2019:
Alain recently decorated our church hall and we could not be happier with the result. He is very professional – punctual, helpful and neat and tidy! The level of finish was exemplary. Throughout the process it appeared that nothing was too much bother for Alain and he even returned to sort out issues left by carpet fitters.  We will definitely be using ARB Decor in the future and would highly recommend Alain.

Marjorie, Brightons said on 17/12/2018:
Very punctual, extremely tidy, excellent job.  Highly recommend.

Andy & Nicky, Falkirk said on 27/08/2018:
Alain decorated our entire house, he was prompt, incredibly tidy and did an excellent job.  Very, very happy.

Lindsay, Falkirk said on 20/08/2018:
Job required large hall to be re- plastered and painted.  Alain responded promptly to my interest and quote given which was reasonably priced for amount of work that was needed. Alain helped arrange plasterer to come and skim wall before painting.  Alain done a great job, arrived on time and cleaned up after himself.  Extremely pleased with job he done and would highly recommend.

Tracy McArthur, Boness said on 14/08/2018:
Alain has been our decorator for many years now and we won’t use anyone else!  He has decorated every room in our house and always does an excellent job.  He has given us advice on colours when we’ve been unsure and each time the advice has been spot on!  He leaves the space tidy afterwards and I have no hesitation in leaving him with a key as he is entirely trustworthy.

Gillian, Bo’ness said on 11/05/2018:
Alain fully painted 2 bedrooms , livingroom , hall and the kitchen ceiling. Highly recommend Alain, was very pleased with the outcome of all of the rooms, left Alain a key while at work. Very tidy after the job was done and gave us advice along the way as was in two minds with the living room to go back to backing paper or not. Would definitely get Alain back.

Alison McLeod, Shieldhill said on 12/02/2018:
Alain had done work on our house previously and we were keen to have him return, as we were delighted with his work. He did an excellent, professional job, at a competitive price – he was very punctual, conscientious and went to great lengths to tidy up as he went along. He is very easy to get along with and a joy to have around. We would happily recommend him to anyone looking to have any decorating work done.

Gillian, Falkirk said on 19/11/2017:
Had Alain in to redecorate stair way & hall. Stripped then relied the walls, emulsioned the walls & glossed doors & skirtings. Excellent job,always on time & cleaned up after himself each day he was in. Would highly recommend.

Claire, Grangemouth said on 23/10/2017:
Had Alain come and decorate 4 rooms for me. Excellent job, wall paper looks great, really precise finish and exceptionally tidy. Very competitive price and will definitely have him do any other painting work that we need done.
Would absolutely recommend Alain.

Christina McQuade, Falkirk said on 12/08/2017:
Had Alain in last week to emulsion and gloss four rooms a very neat and tidy worker and did an excellent job,would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mrs A Lenethan, Falkirk said on 05/05/2017:
Just wanted to say thank you to Alain for the work he did for me. He was so tidy you wouldn’t be able to tell he had been if it wasn’t for the smell of paint! I felt I could leave him in the house working while I was out, he was so trustworthy. Alain arrived on time and I’m so satisfied with the work he did I’m having him back to do my kitchen next. I have no hesitation recommending him.

Jennifer Ward, Bo’ness said on 08/09/2016:
Alain Ballantine (ARB Decor) has just completed yet another great decorating/painting job to my lounge/dining room. Alain has decorated almost all of my house now – he is without doubt the “go to” man for carrying out a professional job – he arrives on the day (on time) and immediately gets to work. Alain is polite, efficient and always tidies up on completion. He offers and excellent and fair priced service and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone considering such work.

Mr MacDonald, Bo’ness said on 09/08/2016:
Excellent paint and varnish job done by ARB Decor. Alain was punctual, efficient and hard-working, thought carefully about the task in hand, and applied himself diligently throughout. We were delighted with Alain’s work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

P Hendry said on 15/03/2016:
Alain Ballantine has just completed the complete redecoration of our Bedroom and Hall and cannot recommend him highly enough, he is friendly, hard working and very helpful as well as always a pleasure to have around.

Kathleen Wilson, Shieldhill said on 27/02/2016:
Acquired 3 quotes for painting kitchen. Alain Ballantine was chosen due to his work ethic attitude. He did a first class job. He kept in touch by email, kept us informed of his schedule and was true to his word. Nice guy, honest worker an felt completely happy going out for the day leaving him to get on with it. Came back home a few hours later to find the job done and only sign of having a workman in was a lovely freshly painted kitchen! I have a perfectionist husband and he was delighted with the job.

Mrs Pauline Hendry said on 12/02/2016:
Alain of ARB Decor has just completed a complete revamp of our Dining Room, he has done an excellent job, very friendly and a pleasure to have around the house, his attention to detail is excellent and his advise was very sound.

Andy, Falkirk said on 21/08/2015:
I used Trusty traders for the first time this year and organised ARB decorators to quote and carry out work at my disabled brother in laws home. Alain and Gordon were fantastic, they actually managed to complete the job earlier than expected and to an exceptionally high standard. they were pleasant, cheerful and engaged my brother in law, none of my idiotic questions seem to phase them in the slightest. Even better Alain would not accept any deposit or payment until the job was completed to my satisfaction and all within the quoted price so no surprises. All in all professional, tidy, respectful and i would highly recommend them to anyone in the future.

Mrs Jean White said on 11/08/2015:
Alain Ballantine made an excellent job of papering my hall.

Jim Coleman said on 03/07/2015:
I just wanted to pass on comment about painter decorator shown on this. Its ARB Decorators(Alain). We’ve used Alain twice and found him to be very reliable and well priced. Would have no hesitation in recommending him and would use him again for any work we needed doing.

Jennifer Ward, Bo’ness said on 30/05/2015:
Yet another bedroom expertly decorated by Alain Ballantine of ARB Decor – running out of rooms for Alain to perform his magic! Thanks again Alain.

J Burns, Grangemouth said on 10/08/2014:
Just had A.R.B Decor in to do a full house for me ceilings/walls/woodwork and papered feature walls nothing was to much to ask only thing i can say is amazing !!! What great decorators !! Hard working,great prices,arrived on time were very tidy and left a wonderful job !!Getting them back to do outside as well. Best i have had by Far. Thanks guys.

Mr Summers Bonnyrigg Edinburgh said on 25/05/2014:
Hi there just had Alain in from A.R.B Decor to do my staircase..He made a outstanding job stripping walls, painting ceiling and glossing a lot of woodwork then re-papering..First class guy and a first class job. Best man for your house and money by far!!! Thanks Alain!

M Thompson, Falkirk said on 14/03/2014:
Had Alain from A.R.B Decor in to do my hall and dining room and he made a 1st class job from start to finish,preparation was great was clean tidy and made a great job off my woodwork and wallpaper 1st class prices and attitude as well I wouldn’t go anywhere else for decorating. Thanks Alain!!

Jennifer Ward said on 31/01/2014:
Having read the previous reviews about Alain of ARB Decor, I can only reiterate what has been said about his work, it is very, very good. He is very attentive to the job in hand and his preparation beforehand is second to none. He tells you exactly what he will be doing, when he will be doing it and, more importantly, turns up on time, which is a very welcome asset. Alain is polite and courteous at all times and also had a great suggestion for improving the features of the room he was going to decorate, which resulted in some much needed extra storage space, the work carried out by a Joiner he recommended to me. Needless to say, I was extremely pleased with Alain’s work – so much so that he is coming back soon to carry out another project! Thank you Alain.

Mr J Burns .Polmont said on 23/01/2014:
Alain From A.R.B Decor has just finished my living room and did a great job. He stripped walls re-lined and papered whole room,great work with great manners and very tidy. Made it all so easy and great rates. Definitely recommend.

Karen Anderson said on 07/01/2014:
Alain Ballantine – A really good tradesman. Painted my whole house and repaired a previous badly done paint job. Plan to have him back to do more work for me. Would recommend him.

Mrs Finlay, Edinburgh said on 02/11/2013:
I cannot recommend Alain Ballantine of ARB Decor highly enough. He is punctual, hard working and trustworthy and takes a great pride in his work. His standard if workmanship cannot be faulted. His final bill was very reasonable and he also leaves your house as he found it, hoovering carpets and replacing light fittings etc. He takes the hassle out of decorating!

Mrs K Grozier said on 27/10/2013:
Alain-A.R.B Decor has just done work for me for second time and has done another great job,stripped re-lined staircase painted ceilings,walls and woodwork and papered feature wall..again great manners ,price, very clean and on time nice guy to have in your house 100% recommend !!

Catherine Scott said on 25/07/2013:
I would thoroughly recommend Alain of ARB Decor for any painting and decorating job inside or outside the home. He is totally reliable, trustworthy, professional, courteous, helpful and obliging. His standard of work is excellent and consistently of a very high standard and quality. Fantastic customer care and service. A pleasure to work with. His pricing is very fair and honest.

Sandra Milne said on 15/07/2013:
Kitchen was painted by Alain Ballantine he did a great job on the woodwork and walls tidied up after himself was very reasonably priced and I will use him again.

Mrs Carol Mears said on 02/07/2013:
Just had Alain back from A.R.B.Decor. sitting room and kitchen done. Fab job he has just completed my full house. Work well done. Give him a try.

John Clayton, Falkirk said on 18/04/2013:
Alain Ballantine, decorator. Paper and paint woodwork in dining, sitting room, hall, stairs and landing. Also fit coving downstairs. Alain did a first class job, was very tidy and was punctual. we are very happy with the high standard of the work, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wanting excellent work at a fair price.

Mrs K Grozier said on 07/04/2013:
Alain Ballantine – ARB DECOR. Has just done a bedroom for me and made a first class job. He hung lining paper on walls and ceiling then painted room inc woodwork and papered a feature wall. Really nice guy,reliable and great rates would recommend him to anyone. Really happy with the result.

Mrs Dougall, Polmont said on 11/02/2013:
Alain Ballantine—A.R.B.Decor–is a very pleasant young man who made an excellent job of painting my new internal doors. He was punctual,tidy, hard working and his rates are reasonable. I would certainly recommend him.

C Mears, Grangemouth said on 06/01/2013:
Alain Ballantine – I would definitely recommend him. he is a very reliable honest hard working chap. very good prices. he just finished three rooms in our house and we will certainly have him back.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.