Local SDF member Wins Awards.

IMG_1823 IMG_1828 IMG_1829Experienced decorator, Peter Smith of ‘Peter Smith Painter and Decorator’ from Stirling is celebrating winning two prestigious awards at the annual ‘Dulux Select Decorator of the Year’ awards.

Peter, who has been decorating for 41 years and a member of the scheme for 20 years after joining in 1997, was rightfully awarded for his skill and experience winning in the ‘Best Interior job with cost over £3,000’ category. Further to his achievement, Peter was surprised to learn that he had also won the Grand Winner award ahead of the other winners of the night. This success was for his work on a three-storey Victorian property that was being completely restored over a period of three years, with Peter being needed every few months to complete each phase of the renovation.

The homeowner was impressed his professionalism and customer service saying “Peter was very flexible with his time, with ongoing renovations there was a lot of third party building. Peter is such a gentleman and a nice person to have working in the house”.

Not being fazed by the size or duration of the job, Peter said “the ceiling and wall surfaces were very challenging, and the woodwork was difficult as it was a dark varnished finish. The cornice work was tricky as well as it needed intricate work with gold paint and being up a scaffold for 8 hours a day, but the finish was very satisfying”.

Peter was presented with the accolade at the annual awards evening, which acknowledges the craftsmanship of accredited decorating professionals. Judges were impressed saying “the various skills and techniques used on the work resulted in a very high standard of finish”.

Reflecting on his achievement, Peter said “the award means a lot to personally and my business as I have received congratulations who saw the picture in the local press”.