Carr & Cantwell Interior & Exterior Decorators

What we do

Internal & external painting & decorating.
Jim Carr has 40+ years experience.
Houses, shops, hotels, clubs, bars, churches etc.
Free estimates.
Public liability insurance.
Cover all areas of Falkirk, Stirling & Clacks.


Jim also provides a number of external cleaning services – visit his other page on Trustys  to find out more!




Feedback / Testimonials

Sheila, Stirling said on 12/07/2022:
Jim and his team recently redecorated my sitting room and kitchen. They arrived at the stated time and worked quickly with no mess. The rooms had 2 coats of emulsion on the walls and ceilings and 2 coats of paint on all woodwork and radiators. They supplied emulsion for the ceilings. They helped move furniture and take down blinds which was a big help to me. I highly recommend their work and will be contacting them next year when redecorating my hall and stairs. Their pricing was very competitive.

Sam, Falkirk said on 12/05/2022:
Jim and the team did an impeccable job, honest, reliable and very professional. They went above and beyond in getting our property back to looking it’s best. 100% recommended.

Elaine, Grangemouth said on 26/02/2022:
Highly recommend Jim and the guys for the job they did on our exterior walls and other little jobs. They were very reliable, professional, hardworking, friendly and very reasonably priced. Would definitely use them again for all paintwork jobs.

Linda, Brightons said on 25/10/2021:
Excellent service from first contact to the completion of the work inside and outside. Highly recommended.

Jacktar, Stirling said on 09/09/2021:
James did a great job of painting the outside of the house and at a price which was acceptable. I would recommend Carr & Cantwell to anyone requiring a first-class job.

Lesley Spence, Falkirk said on 21/08/2021:
Recently contacted Jim, re some ceiling decorating required. Responded very promptly, visited and provided me with a quote. Very helpful and informative. Pleasure to deal with.

Craig, Bo’ness said on 17/04/2021:
Jim and Martin are two great guys. Professional, friendly, tidy and the quality of their work is second to none. Very straight forward to deal with and extremely reliable and trustworthy. Highly recommended.

Lauren, Polmont said on 06/08/2020:
Had Jim in to do some exterior painting recently. Very pleased and would recommend, they were both lovely conscientious men. Great pricing and all good quality materials supplied.

Ray & Jo Kay, Airth said on 03/07/2020:
I would strongly recommend both Jim and Martin to do your painting work, they completed all outdoor paintwork to leave an excellent finish and we are very happy with the work. They also went beyond the cause in helping us to repair an area where water was causing damp by asking a roofer friend to come and do repairs no extra cost to job !!!  They’re also very friendly respectful guys.  I would recommend them for experience and quality of work. I’ll definitely be having them back for more decorating needs.

Mary Stewart, Stenhousemuir said on 01/03/2020:
Jim and Martin decorated my living room and hall. I was unsure of colours to go with my unusual wallpaper. Their advice was spot on and my room looks amazing. My handrail in the hall was previously stained and varnished. They treated it and painted it white and it looks fab. Martin and Jim turned up on time every day. They cleaned up after themselves. I could not fault them in any way. It’s the first time I have used them, but it won’t be the last.  I would highly recommend them.

LH, Grangemouth said on 03/12/2019:
Jim and Martin have recently completed decorating four of my rooms and the external area of my house.  The rooms involved scraping and hanging of plain and patterned wallpaper and prepping and painting/glossing all woodwork.  Outside they painted all my guttering, woodwork and gates.  From start to finish they provided a top-class service and my wife and I were left delighted with the finish.  Jim and Martin are both in the ‘old school’ mode and arrived bang on time each day and worked very hard with minimal breaks.  Everything was left neat and tidy at the end of each day and you wouldn’t know they had been there.  Prior to carrying out the work they offered very good advice on what colours and materials to use and were happy to source them for us. Jim and Martin are really nice people and so easy to get on with.  I trusted them totally within my house each day and was happy to leave them a key to come and go as they pleased.   My wife and I made alterations during the work, which Jim and Martin accommodated with no problem.  I would thoroughly recommend Jim and Martin to anyone and would have no hesitation in using their services again.

Roslyn Melville, Polmont said on 25/08/2019:
Excellent service.  Jim turns up when he says he will.  Cleaned down external UPVC soffits etc and did all external painter work.  Uses quality materials, very tidy workers and they go the extra mile.  Get on with the work with no fuss.  Highly recommend them.

Ian & Elsa, Airth said on 28/06/2019:
Jim is a very pleasant man who did an excellent outdoor job for us. We would not hesitate to call him again, he is tidy and thorough, and friendly.

Andrew & Marjorie Nicol, Reddingmuirhead said on 15/03/2019:
We had our hall papered and decorated, all skirtings, window sills etc painted by Jim and Martin.  An excellent job was done to a high standard, which was carried out efficiently, neatly and tidily on time as stated by them.  Their attitude and manner was pleasant and we would recommend them to anyone.

Audrey Biscotti, Alloa said on 28/10/2018:
Jim and martin have just finished decorating my hall which is 6m tall in some parts. They made an excellent job of it, really pleased with the work that they have done and how clean and tidy they left the house each night. Lovely fellas, considerate and trustworthy and they did exactly what they said they would. I would happily recommend them to anyone and indeed I have already.

Winifred Leonard, Falkirk said on 09/09/2018:
We have just had Jim and Martin from Carr and Cantwell in to do some decorating in our house. They made a great job of the painting. Everything was carried out to a high standard.  I also asked them to repaper a feature wall in my dining room that another decorator had left in a mess last year – they stripped the old paper, put up lining paper and my new wallpaper – it looks fantastic! Jim and Martin are two lovely, friendly, professional guys, that turned up when they said they would, and left the house neat and tidy each night when they left.  I am delighted with the job they done and would highly recommend! We are already planning on what they can do for us next.

Fiona Walker, Poole said on 31/05/2015:
Jim Carr attended at my mum’s in Polmont at the beginning of May and prepared, scraped and decorated the external porch. He also replaced some rotten wood. He turned up promptly and completed the job quickly and efficiently, to a high standard, and for a fair price. My mum found him polite and personable too- what else could you ask for? Thank you for putting us in touch with him!

Dawn Sharkey, said on 23/04/2018
I cannot recommend Jim Carr and Martin Cantwell highly enough.  Jim arrived to provide a quotation exactly when he said he would, smartly turned out and very pleasant to deal with and the price was very fair.  Jim and Martin worked on a rental flat which was in very poor decorative order following a long standing tenant moving out and I needed it to be turned around quickly in order for the next tenant to move in.  This was a large three bedroom flat, and not only did Jim and Martin start quickly, but they completed all eight rooms including stripping and preparing the walls in seven days!  This would have been impressive enough, but it was right through the worst snowfall we had seen for many years. I was very impressed that Jim and Martin never lost a day on the job as they walked through the snow each day to ensure that the job got done!  One of the things that was really reassuring about the service considering the flat had anaglypta wallpaper with years of emulsion, was that Jim promised that no matter what condition the walls and ceilings were in that he would put them right for the price that he had quoted and stuck to this despite finding some extra work being required. After the job was finished, Jim gave me time to inspect the work before asking me to pay.  I was very happy with the job. Thanks very much to Jim and Martin, very pleasant to deal with, nothing too much trouble and I will definitely call again for any other work I need done.

on 11/04/2018:
Would like to thank Carr and Cantwell for the excellent and professional job that they both have done of giving my living room and dining area a fresh coat of emulsion plus changing the colour and also varnishing all woodwork. They were two lovely and friendly work men. Thanks again.

Emma Swift, Grangemouth said on 26/03/2018:
Carr & Cantwell did a great job decorating a two bed btl property I refurbished.  They were prompt, efficient, friendly and did exactly what I needed them to do.  I will use them again.

L Jarvie, Falkirk said on 29/01/2018:
Contacted Jim for a quotation for painting work in our offices.  Jim attended the same day and provided a very competitive quote the next morning. The work has been carried out this week to an excellent standard, they worked round everyone with the minimum of fuss and left the place cleaner than it was when they started.  Jim also helped with ordering the paint.  Highly recommended and we will definitely use again.

John Salmond, Grangemouth said on 23/01/2018:
We had Jim in to do some wallpapering in our sons room.
He arrived on time and completed the job when he said he would.
He made a great job of papering the walls and left no mess what so ever.
I would recommend Carr & Cantwell Interior & Exterior Decorators to anyone looking for some work done.

LH, Grangemouth said on 22/01/2018:
Old school professional service.  Jim recently wallpapered my hallway and my wife and I are delighted with the results and the service provided.  Jim provided a top class service from start to finish and we will definitely use him again.

M Russell, Bothkennar and Carronshore Parish Church said on 04/10/2017:
I would like to thank you so very much for the excellent and professional service you have provided during our recent windows project.
Our congregation and friends donated generously towards the project and they are delighted with the result.
Thank you for helping to bring our windows back to their former glory.  Your efforts have been very much appreciated.

Russell Thorburn, Denny said on 04/10/2017:
Phoned Jim Carr regarding exterior paint work. Excellent response to my call. Quality of work first class. Pleasure to deal with a tradesman who operates in a very professional manner.

Customer (name provided), Hallglen said on 03/10/2017:
Called Jim and left a message for him to do some external painting for me. He came out the next day and provided me with a quote which was very good. He has now completed the work and I am delighted with it! Would definitely recommend him.

Customer, Polmont said on 25/09/2017:
Excellent results and value for money by a friendly team on various external wood coating and painting works; no hesitation in using again or recommending to others. .

Shelagh, Dunipace said on 01/09/2017:
I have just had Jim and Martin paint the outside of my house, clean my gutters and do the same for my daughter’s. Their work is exemplary. They came on time, did everything we had agreed to a very high standard, tidied up after themselves and stuck to their quote.  They are lovely friendly men, totally trustworthy and I would have absolutely no hesitation in using them again and in recommending them to my friends. A true credit to their profession, well done.

Mrs Brodie, Polmont said on 08/06/2017:
Jim Carr came out and sanded & painted the front of my house which is all wood. He also painted my garage door and kitchen ceiling. Very happy with all of his work, thank you.

Lynn Hunter, Grangemouth said on 26/04/2017:
I asked Jim and Martin to freshen up one of my rental properties after a tenant left. They were excellent! I gave them the keys and told them what I wanted done. They emulsioned and glossed the whole interior, re-papered a wall in the livingroom and painted the outside for me too. A problem cropped up when the skimmed plaster on the papered wall in the livingroom crumbled as they stripped the old paper off. Jim let me know right away and assured me they would be able to put it right before re-papering. Even though this involved more work for them than expected, Jim insisted they would honour their quote and they didn’t charge me any extra. Altogether a very good experience and I can happily recommend Jim and Martin.

M Robertson said on 12/04/2017:
My hall hasn’t been decorated in years and was needing freshened up. Delighted with the work Jim and Martin have done. They came for 2 and a half hours every morning and they finished today.

A Mulrine said on 08/04/2017:
We were delighted with the work done and how it looks. Should my son need any other work done on the building, he will not hesitate to contact you after such a good job.

J Torrance said on 06/03/2017:
Had Jim Carr to strip two bedrooms hallway stairs and sitting room. Was able to leave a key with Jim and he had it all done and some bad sections of wall plastered in only a few days. Brilliant work of a task I’d take ages to do.

J Hoggan, Polmont said on 08/10/2016:
Thank you for suggesting Jim Carr from Carr & Cantwell to me. He’s just finished painting the outside of my house and I’m very pleased with the whole job. I’ve no hesitation in recommending this business.

Gibby, Grangemouth said on 21/09/2016:
Jim painted outside of the house and car porch. Jim did an excellent job at a reasonable price. Thanks for the advice.

Mike said on 30/08/2016:
I’ve known Jim nearly 4 years. They are trustworthy and reliable and I feel their pricing is fair. I’ve used them for work personally and for business and would recommend them.

Craig said on 30/08/2016:
Excellent worker. Applies himself well. Is utterly trustworthy and sticks to his word. I won’t hesitate to use Jim again in the future.

Alan said on 30/08/2016:
I’ve known Jim 10 years. Absolutely trustworthy and always does a good job.

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