About Total

Total Decorating Ltd. was formed in 2009 by Directors Steve Finneran and Andrew Broad to make their respective expertise work within their own company.

Total Decorating provide top quality painting and decorating services for both domestic and commercial environments. Experienced, accredited, professional painters and decorators form the workforce that creates top quality finishes throughout each project.

We operate around the UK with our head office based in Newmarket, Suffolk.

Each painting contract is different and has to be treated with care, as our clients expect nothing less than perfection when snagging their finished project. Our liaison as a strategic partner with ICI/Dulux gives technical knowledge and product training that keeps Total at the forefront of technology and technique. Our teams are CSCS approved with regular training for skills and health and safety compliance in place.

If your project is a planned maintenance contract for a social housing landlord, local authority or commercial property, there may be the need for pre-painting repairs, prior to the painting work being carried out.  Total employ their own teams of carpenters and glazers who ensure that any type of repair work is carried out within the project planning cycle.

Multiple Properties, Multiple Sites

Managing multiple properties over a prolonged period allows our team of surveyors to spend time ensuring that costs are kept strictly under control, and the best standard of finish is maintained at all times.

Listed Buildings, Historic Sites

Our knowledge of listed buildings gives us experience which directs the teams in a very different way. Working with project managers and architects to sympathetically restore historic properties is a skill set that Total has in abundance.

Housing Federations

Our contracts managers have been in the industry for many years – they will maintain quality on-site and make sure that projects are run to schedule and within cost. Total are happy to quote for contracts on an open book basis using National Housing Federation (NHF) rates or to tender using any client approved schedule of rates.

Total combine traditional training and thinking with up-to-date management and processes to ensure projects are well managed.


R.G. Carter Projects Ltd.

Safe Store

Just a short note to thank you for all your efforts on the project. Hope I have the opportunity of working with you all again in the future.

Horsefair Shopping Centre


With regards to the recent re-painting works to part of our car park. I would just like to say how pleased we are with the standard of work and will not hesitate in obtaining further quotations from you for future works, kind regards.

R.G. Carter Projects Ltd.

Waitrose Store, Ipswich

We would like to take this oppurtunity to thank you for your help and assistance in delivering this new branch for our valued client.


Total are proficient with a diverse range of products from respected manufacturers

Dulux (ICI)
Johnstone’s (PPG)
Farrow and Ball
Little Green Paint Company

Total Decorating Services

Total Decorating have the ability to undertake work with specific requirements.  

Boat Yards
Considerations: Marine Environment, Corrosive sea air.
Suggested Products: Marine Spec Paint.

Considerations: Heavy Traffic, Humidity.
Suggested Products: Hard Wearing and Hygenic Coatings

Considerations: Heavy Foot Traffic, Humidity, Damp, Cold.
Suggested Products: Hard Wearing and Hygenic, and Moisture resistant Paints

Greenhouse (Floors)
Considerations: Heavy Foot Traffic, Humidity, Damp, Heat.
Suggested Products: Hard Wearing and Hygenic, and Moisture resistant Paints

Considerations:  Damp, Poor Ventilation, Cold, Old.
Suggested Products: Lime Wash

Data Centres
Considerations:  Tempreture Fluctuations, Humidity .
Suggested Products: Fire Retardant, Hard Wearing, Hygienic and Moisture resistant Paints.

Wood Work (All Types)
Considerations:  Hygiene and Hard Wearing
Suggested Products: Fire Retardant, Hard Wearing, Hygienic and Moisture resistant Paints.