The 5 Best Decorator’s Merchants in South West London

(All selections are based on personal experience, not fact)

At 5)  We start with the oldest, Brewers, establised in 1904.  The local store for a Wandsworth Decorator is Putney, but historically as a Lambeth Decorator Handyman’s corner on Acre lane,(Clapham/Brixton border area), SW4 bought by Brewers in 2017 is a particular favourite.

The product range is very good and the service at this branch has continued to be excellent in our experience.  Locally they also have a store in Westminster.  Prices average to highish.

4)  At 4 we are opting for probably the biggest decorating supplies company in London for the consumer market.  Leyland SDM.  They have a large and airy store on Clapham High Street.  The staff are efficient, friendly, occasionally think they known it all, but overall v nice to shop in, well stocked.  In SW London they are lalso locally in Battersea, Putney, Fulham and Victoria, perfect for a Wandsworth Decorator and their projects.

3) At 3 we have London Decorators Merchants – Stores on Acre Lane and Garrant Lane – Well stocked and efficicent.

2) At 2 we have a 2 joint independent faves for the Wandsworth Decorator or Lambeth Decorator:

Decor Express, Lavender Hill –  Well informed, reasonably priced and friendly.

AND Decorators Mate – Streatham Hill – Well stocked and knowledgeable.

1)  At Number 1 we have a definite WINNER in our view.  GDC Paints with stores locally in Tooting, Fulham and Acton.  They are simply a Wandsworth decorator’s dream.  Polite, knowledgeable and welcoming, but never annoying.  Excellent brands including Little Greene and Dulux.  Their only fault is that their website is badly optimised so just search for GDC paints.  By the way they are not paying me to say these things.  They really are the best.

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Matt Author: Matt Farris. Matt is the founder of Decorating London with many years experience in the business. He is passionate about offering a great level of service and competitive prices to all his customers. Google