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EDC Painters & Decorators

The Shambles, Skivo
Livingston West Lothian , EH54 9AN
07932 647595


I booked Ernest from EDC to paint my house from top to bottom. He managed to fit me in at a time that was convenient to me. I went on a staycation and left them the keys. Came home to a lovely freshly painted house. Excellent quality work. Would highly recommend, great service and price. Ernest even returned the keys in person to check I was happy with the job they had done.


Ernest & George has just completed painting and decorating our whole house
3 Bedrooms, Hall, Lounge/Dining room & Kitchen. All door frames & skirting with great care taken to every detail has gone above and beyond our expectations.
Very Professional Company trustworthy always punctual and very pleasant. We are more than happy with their work it's just beautiful with a perfect finish and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Irene & Fred


EDC painters washed, sanded, applied undercoat and topcoat to the eaves and door and window frames of my detached house and double garage.Despite being very busy at the end of lock down they completed the work within a reasonable timescale and for a reasonable cost.

They provided an estimate, discussed how they would do the work and always phoned in advanced to arrange times to visit.They worked in a clean and tidy way and were very considerate. They recommended other tradesmen to undertake additional work.

I would like to recommend them to others as they produce quality work and are a pleasure to work with. 


Ernest painted the Eaves of my house as well as painting all the high wooden surfaces above and around my external doors and garage and he did a superb job. The eaves in particular had accumulated a lot of dirt and parts of the bare wood at the front of my house showed through the previous paintwork.
He could not have been more professional and helpful.
I would highly recommend Ernest at EDC painters for all your painting jobs. 

Can't Recommend Highly Enough!

Right from our initial meeting when Ernest came to do our quotation through to the work being completed Ernest of EDC Painters and Decorators has been superb!
He kept us informed of his anticipated starting date, was efficient and very tidy. It’s obvious from the standard of his work that he takes great pride in what he does and decorated our home taking care of it as if it was his own. We will not hesitate to use and recommend EDC painters and decorators again.

Outdoor Paintwork on House Exterior & Doors

We received a fantastic service from Ernest from start to finish. We needed the exterior of our house painted and Ernest and his team did a wonderful job throughout. Quality and professional workmanship and extremely accommodating in all aspects. Ernest went the next mile and gave us sample paint for our interior woodwork and even painted one of the windows to show us what it would look like. Would highly recommend and will definitely be using EDC again!


Ernest and George painted my kitchen, living room and hall. They have made a fantastic and flawless job, very pleased. Will definitely use them again.


Once again, excellent job. Ernest did our hall and stairs, walls were not in a good condition, Ernest discussed my options and as usual our walls look great. Thanks again Ernest and George.


Ernest recently decorated my guest bedroom and I was delighted with his work. He painted the wood paneling (wainscoting) and wallpapered the room, as well painting the doors, architrave and skirting boards. He was timeous, polite and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others. I will be doing so to family and friends. I will be having him back shortly to decorate the downstairs of my house as well.


Simply outstanding work from Ernest. House external painting, fencing & metalwork done in a thorough, careful & very tidy manner. Would absolutely recommend & wouldn’t hesitate to use again.


We would highly recommend EDC as they have provided an excellent service at the highest quality. They have an extremely high attention to detail and they fully respect your property including cleanliness during and after the work


Quality work clean and tidy . Friendly, extremely courteous and great communication. Outside of house painted and very pleased. Will use again and recommend.


Asked for a quote for outside work. Ernest arrived within a day or so. I was impressed by his knowledge and advice re the job. Quote competitive and unlike others was for two coats on all works not one. I believe you get what you pay for and I certainly did with Ernest and his first class work and attention to detail. Prompt and no mess, I would highly recommend and will use again for any future indoor work. Job well done and completed on time.


EDC did an excellent job painting the outside of our home.
Attention to detail meant that the work was completed to a high standard, and
We are very happy with the job they did for us and would highly recommend.

Rated 40/40

High standard of work, very courteous and professional.


Excellent work carried out by Ernest. It was a difficult job however it was completed to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend.

Rated 40/40

Repairs to damaged woodwork, painting sitting room walls, skirting, radiators etc. First class all round.


Ernest and George did an amazing job painting some metal window frames we have in our office. Total professional job. Would not hesitate to work with them again.


EDC did a fantastic job painting my entire house. It was not an easy task and required lots of prep work. Ernest was professional, efficient and completed the job to a very high standard. Icannot recommend him highly enough. 5 stars!! 

Excellent Decoration

Ernest and George did an excellent job decorating three rooms. Their knowledge, experience and attention to detail meant that the preparation and decoration of walls, doors and woodwork was completed to a very high standard. They are hard working, dependable, honest and friendly. We are very happy with the job they did for us and would highly recommend.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend EDC Painters & Decorators.

It’s a minefield when it comes to choosing tradespeople to do work in you home and more so when you aren’t about to supervise. Ernest was reliable, trustworthy and more to the point professional. He knew exactly what was needed to bring my home back up to scratch giving me peace of mind into the bargain. I certainly will be having him back for all my decorating needs from now on

Rated 40/40

We have used EDC for a number of years as have many others in this community. Helpful, informative, painstaking and skillful. Highly recommended. 

Kitchen Painted

Ernest painted my kitchen for me at short notice, what a fantastic job he did! I cannot recommend him highly enough, his attention to detail is second to none and he was very helpful in choosing colours. I had no problem in leaving Ernest alone to get on with it, 100% trustworthy. I will definitely be using EDC Painters and Decorators in the future. Thank you so much Ernest for helping me out at short notice. 

Rated 40/40

We have used EDC Painters & Decorators for a number of jobs, including painting the hall, painting the kitchen/ dining room and painting the kitchen cupboards. EDC Painters & Decorators have always been reliable, efficient, polite and great value for money. We highly recommend them. 

Excellent Service

I was looking for a painter at short notice for one of our rented properties in Livingston, and found EDC listed on Yell. I spoke to Ernest who very kindly managed to fit in the work, even when he was meant to be on holiday! Quality job and service and my tenant is extremely happy. Thanks again!

Excellent Service

We recently had Ernest to decorate our study, hallway, landing, staircase and porch. He came a couple of times before starting to check on the colours decided and was very helpful in pointing me to the Farrow and Ball range which I had not considered before.
He came and used the testers on the walls and helped me make a final selection.
His work was professional and extremely clean. His friendly manner and focus on the job were outstanding. He is without doubt the best decorator we have ever had and I will certainly have him again and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Rated 40/40

The trader was professional and completed the job to our satisfaction. We will certainly use them again. 

Rated 40/40

Ernest is an absolute professional and is the best decorator we have had. Clean, tidy, superb quality of finish. Did the job in 2 days and didn’t stop for any breaks. Amazing craftsmanship. So pleased!

Excellent Work

EDC Painters did an excellent job of painting my entire house. The paintwork was completed the highest standard and Ernests advice on colours were very helpful. I would certainly recommend Ernest and George to everyone.

Rated 40/40

Rooms look great!

Great work from the EDC Painters & Decorators.

The quality was really high and it was done in time. Would definitely recommend

Rated 40/40

This is the second time I have used EDC and will certainly be using them again. Everything left tidy at the end of the day. Very obliging and helpful. 

First Class Service. Highly Recommend.

We have recently had Ernest decorate almost all of our home. The service was first class and very professional. Attention to detail was particularly appreciated. We would definitely use again.

Rated 40/40

Another excellent job; we have used Ernest before and have on each occasion been extremely satisfied. The job has been done to a very high standard and EDC were professional, friendly and easy to have around. A very tidy job. 

A very professional job!

Having contacted Ernest to come and do some redecoration work in my house, we agreed on an approx starting date some two months later. Leading up to the work starting, he made a couple of visits to discuss what we wanted done and to help us decide on paint colours. Throughout the whole process he kept in contact with us. The work he did for us and his attention to detail far exceeded our expectations. Nor can I praise him highly enough for the professional manner in which he conducted himself and the way he treated our house whilst carrying out the work! I will certainly use his services again and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking to have painting and decorating work done.


Professional and thorough work in decorating whole house with attention to detail to high standard.
Woodwork painted white egg shell finish which has brightened the whole house.

Rated 39/40. A very professional job from start to finish.

Ernest explained in detail what was required and completed job to time in a thoroughly professional manner. High quality finish and absolutely no mess. I highly recommend this trader and would have no hesitation in using him again.

Professionalism & attention to detail

We contacted EDC at short notice and their Managing Director met with both my wife and myself to discuss our requirements. Due to our circumstances, EDC completed the external works to our home at a weekend and the professionalism and attention to detail is very much appreciated. Wish EDC continued successes for the future.

Rated 38/40

Job excellent. Have used this company a number of times and have always had an excellent service. Very helpful advice re job requested.

Rated 40/40

Painters did an excellent job, with a good finish. I highly recommend!

Always a great job done

We have used EDC Painters and Decorators a number of times now and each time we have been extremely happy with the work carried out. Ernest is helpul with advice about products and colours and the job is always beautifully done.

Rated 40/40

Excellent works carried out

House Proud

I am delighted with the finish of the completed paintwork on the fascias, soffits, front porch & doors of my house. Ernest and George worked hard and managed to get it all done in two days, before the rain came. Ernest kept me informed throughout as to progress and timing. It was a totally positive experience: good guys, great work, highly recommended.

Rated 40/40

Extremely happy with all work carried out and have no hesitation in recommending EDC further.

Interior Paintwork

Excellent service. All work professionally carried out in a very courteous manner.

5 stars

Ernest did a job on short notice by moving things around. Really appreciated the effort. Was always on time, polite and we were really happy with the finish. We will be using him again

Rated 40/40

An excellent professional job with attention to detail

Rated 40/40

Very tidy and neat job

Rated 40/40

We are very pleased with the quality and timeliness of the work carried out. Each day the property was left clean and tidy. Ernest was friendly, easy to deal with and kept us informed of progress. Weare very happy with the work carried out.

Rated 40/40

We value good communication from traders very highly and Ernest earned top marks throughout. He explained what was required and when work would be carried out. The job itself was first class and Ernest even carried out some extra work filling in some gaps around the house. Excellent.

Rated 40/40

Ernest viewed the room then explained in detail all the work that would be required. When on site he ensured that all of the ill-fitting skirting now sits close to the wall and repaired any wear and tear damage. In addition he skimmed the wall behind the radiator (removed for job) so that area, although hidden, has a perfectly smooth finish as the remaining wall space. At the start of the job, dust sheets were laid wherever Ernest had access, vaccuuming and wipe-down done on completion.

Reliable and first class work at reasonable cost

EDC Painters, headed by Ernest are very reliable and trustworthy.
Ernest replies promptly to enquires and keeps customer informed of progress throughout. He offers sound advice, provides detailed and reasonable quote for all work involved. His work and attention to detail is excellent which combined with his good timekeeping, thoughtful area preparation & end-of-day/job tidying, all keeping within time schedule makes him the ideal tradesman to have on site. We can wholeheartedly recommend EDCPAINTERS - the proof being this is return custom from us and certainly won’t be the last.

Rated 40/40

Have been using EDC for approx 8 years. Always a friendly, reliable & professional service. No hesitation in recommending them.

Rated 37/40

Good work done. Returned to do remedial work after floor fitters completed work. Excellent & conscientious

Perfectly Decorated House

Cannot fault EDC in any way, they were hard working, professionals with great attention to detail. Would highly recommend Ernest and George to anyone. Will definitely use again if any decorating required in future. Left the house spotless too. Very good value for money.

Rated 39/40

Very pleased with the end result of the work carried out. Very professional and reliable and nothing was too much trouble. The standard of work has already been noticed by neighbours. 

First Class Service

I’ve just had some decorating work carried out by Ernest and can honestly say he is by far the best decorator I’ve used over the years. He is efficient, professional and friendly, he left my house immaculate and his attention to detail is second to none. Price was excellent for the level of work done, he also offered good advice and really went above and beyond, so much so that I’m having him back to complete further decorating shortly. I would wholeheartedly recommend him if you want a quality job completed on time, at a good price


Excellent job completed by Ernest. Very professional, tidy and thorough. He took the time to understand what we wanted and provided great advice to make sure the finish was 1st class. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Rated 38/40

Very professional. Very tidy. Came on time. Because we were having carpets laid, they offered to come back if skirtings were needing touching up.

Very Good Service

Very good professional service. 1st class finish. Would use again & recommend to friends & family.

Great Work. No Hassle

EDC Painters and Decorators have worked on our property a number of times. On each occasion the work has been completed to a high standard, further to that in completing the work any issue or problems that have arisen have been effectively dealt with utilising an obvious wealth of experience. Finally and importantly we have always found that EDC have treated our home with the utmost care and respect, leaving it neat, clean and clear of any sign of the disruption of work being done. We would highly recommend using EDC.

Excellent service at an affordable price

High Quality

The work was done to a very high standard. It’s nice to see someone clearly take pride in their work and approach the job as if it was work on their own home. The job wascarried out cleanly and with attention to detail.


The cost was very reasonable and lower than we’ve been charged by others for similar work. No surprise charges added on which was generous given we got a few things which weren’t asked for when quoting. We received a professional invoice and were able to pay by bank transfer, no need to try getting fist fulls of notes from the cash machine.


The work was due to start Tuesday or Wednesday and be finished by Friday. It started first thing Tuesday morning and was completed ahead of schedule around Thursday lunchtime. This was a first for us especially since it was clear no corners had been cut (literally or figuratively).

We are extremely satisfied, would use this company again and gladly recommend anyone do the same.

High Quality Service

Reliable and friendly service. Great price for a job well done. Would not hesitate to use the EDC painters & decorators again.

Rated 40/40

Very professional job. Courteous and a pleasure to meet

Helpful & Reliable

Ernest was very helpful and reliable. He’s done a great job decorating our bedrooms, my kids are so happy with their gorgeous new colour schemes. We’ll definitely hire Ernest again in the future and can highly recommend his work

Rated 39/40

Very happy with the work done. Ernest was a pleasure to deal with, helpful and knowledgeable. His quote wasn’t actually the cheapest but he created the best impression and we feel it was well worth the extra for such a good job done. 

First Class Job

Ernest did a great job in sourcing the exact paint colour I wanted and all walls, ceilings, doors and woodwork were very professionally done. He left everything very clean and tidy I would definitely use him again. 

Excellent professional company well worth using - you won't be disappointed

Excellent service, Ernest is first class. I use him for my house also my business. He does a professional service, very tidy nothing is too much for him. I recommended him to all my customers family and friends.

A Happy Customer

Ernest finished our bedroom today and extremely happy. Came when he said he would and tidied after him before he left, Would definitely recommend him and plan on having him back to do more work for us.

Rated 40/40

Excellent job, fantastic result. Pleasure having Ernest in the house. Best painter we have ever had 

Professional Painting

Good quality work. Helpful painter. Flexible. Good value. Professional. Would recommend.

Ernest did an amazing job for us

We couldn't be any more pleased and are very satisfied with the job done! A really nice guy to have in the house, on time every day and worked like a machine all day long! He was happy to pop in later in the evening or over the weekend to discuss things when I was home from work. The quality of his work is outstanding, he delivered early and pays a huge amount of attention to detail and finish. Highly recommended!!

Rated 40/40

EDC works methodically and very professionally. The work is carried out to a very high standard and no mess is left behind. I have used Ernest before and I have already booked him to do another job

Rated 37/40

I am satisfied with work carried out – this was the second time we had used this painter for work in our house. 

Rated 40/40

Job was done well, exactly as required, quickly, efficiently and effectively. Ernest was courteous and tidy too. Very pleased. 

5 stars

Ernest turned up on time to look at job and put me in touch with a much needed plasterer, after I had been let down. He kept me up to date with all work done and made recommendations which would help with finished work and quality. He is thorough, meticulous, sincere, quality workmanship, and nothing is too much trouble. Ernest is also a very nice person and would recommend him. He won't let you down.

Rated 40/40

Absolutely brilliant job, very quick and efficient. Managed to fit the job in asap when we needed it. Very happy with the finished result. We will continue to use EDC for all future jobs. 

Highly recommend!

Cannot recommend Ernest enough! He managed to fit us in at short notice for a nearly full house job. The work is always perfected to every last detail from start to finish. Very happy with the final result and we will continue to use EDC for future jobs. Thank you again!

EDC Painters & Decorators

I thoroughly recommend EDC. Have used them many times over the past few years & always a first class job. Very efficient, reliable and friendly.

5 stars

Ernest carried out the work to a high professional standard. He cleaned up after he had finished and left the room immaculate. I have already asked him to carry out more work fully confident in his abilities. Liz

Rated 39/40

Excellent job, very friendly. Arrived on time and replied promptly to communication. Overall we are extremely happy. We will use EDC Painters again. 

Rated 40/40

Best painter we’ve ever had. Will be keeping his card for sure!


We’ve just had our hall decorated by Ernest and I can honestly say the quality of his work and his attention to detail is outstanding. He was happy to offer advice and suggestions for colour selections and made the whole process easy and hassle free. I would whole heartedly recommend Ernest for any decorating work. 

What a fantastic painter/decorator...

...was always on time, helpful, well mannered and honest. Professional at all times and above all this guy can really paint!! Have had so many disappointing painters in the past, will be keeping hold of this guys number. Highly recommended.

Rated 40/40

This firm is the best that I have used that carries out this type of work. Courteous, clean, considerate and thoroughly professional. I would recommend this firm very highly indeed and would have no doubts in recommending their high quality work to anyone. I will continue to use them whenever I need this sort of work done.

Excellent Job

Had some painting and decorating done over a number of rooms. EDC was efficient, very quick and had an excellent eye for detail. Very happy with the outcome, price and the time to complete the job. Wouldn’t hesitate to use in the future. 


We have just had our exterior woodwork painted by EDC Painters & Decorators and the results are amazing. Ernest's knowledge and attention to detail make this company to be one if not the best painters around. Ernest took all of our needs in to consideration and we would certainly recommend EDC for anyone wishing to have decorating carried out in the future.

Thank you

Fantastic work, diligent & attention to detail brilliant. We would highly recommend Ernest, thanks very much.


I always contact Ernest first for any painting work You may find someone cheaper but you will not find anyone better Meticulous and professional right up till the moment he leaves - always leaving a clean workspace behind Would warmly recommend

Great Job!

I emailed this company through their website form and got a very quick reply that evening, I called Ernest and we met up to discuss the work I needed done. The job was booked in for the following week which was perfect for me. I found Ernest to be reliable, honest and just got on with the job in hand even when it turned out more challenging than initially thought. 
I am delighted with the end result. My kitchen now looks lovely. I would definitely recommend Ernest. Prices are reasonable too.


EDC Painters & Decorators is an extremely professional firm which treats your house as though it was theirs. Very pleasant and thoughtful with an eye for detail and an understanding of the client's needs. Great care is taken during the job to reduce inconvenience and mess. There is no doubt that other firms would be pressed to meet the high standards that EDC sets itself. On completion of a job, everything is cleaned and cleared up and the prices are very competitive. I would recommend this firm most highly to anyone requiring external or internal decoration

Have used EDC over a period of years

Always very satisfied with the standard of work - efficient,quick, totally professional and within estimate.


I used Ernest last year when I had a garage converted to a bedroom. I was impressed by the way he conducted the work and advised that I would use him again. Like painting the Forth Bridge, my house needs constant refreshing. In June, Ernest redecorated my living room and kitchen at a brilliant price. No hesitation in recommending him

Professional, Reliable, Reasonable

Without hesitation we can honestly recommend EDC painters. Ernest will first view the area(s) where work is required and is happy to offer sound advice and assistance before submitting a very reasonable estimate. 
On site he is a thorough professional & reliable worker who will go the extra distance to provide a finish of extremely high standard. He arrives promptly, working throughout with minimal breaks and tidies up at the end of each day. You hardly notice he is there.
Following completion, Ernest visits to ensure customer satisfaction before submitting a very reasonable invoice for work done.

Excellent Painter

I used EDC Painters and Decorators recently to paint several rooms in my home. They did a superb job, exceptionally tidy and very easy to work with. Would highly recommend.

EDC Painters & Decorators

Excellent work & attention to customer service. Earnest & Kirstie do a great job.

EDC Painted My Office

Ernest was accommodating and helpful. He arrived when agreed and managed to complete the redecorating of three large office areas, without any hassle, while we got on with our work. His work is great value for money, of a very high standard and precision decorating. He was professional, helpful, friendly, and most of all reliable.