Susan Hesp

Painter & Decorator


Susan has provided high quality painting and decorating services for over 15 years in Stroud and surrounding villages

Special emphasis is placed on customer care and satisfaction i.e. professionalism, punctuality, courtesy, cleanliness and consideration.

From single rooms to complete houses, for new build, renovation or insurance remedial work.


All Interior decorating including walls, ceilings and woodwork.

Free estimates as standard

Susan has full Business Insurance with public liability cover of £5,000,000.

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Sue has done substantial internal and external jobs for us, most recently a week on all our windows.
Impossible to fault. Takes pride in her work, very professional. Knows a range of paints and colours, allowing time to discuss choice.
Turns up on the dot. Environmentally conscious. Friendly, nice to have around, respectful of your property.
A lovely family company. All at a reasonable price!

WP, Horsley (October 2021)

We would like to thank Sue for a quality and professional job - we are both delighted with the outcome.
We would be more than happy to recommend her services.

Richard, Bussage (July 2021)

Words cannot begin to describe how happy I am that I found Sue.
Sue has transformed my hall, stairs and landing, master bedroom and now my dining room into beautiful contemporary spaces - modern and yet in keeping with the age and character of my house.
With her years of experience Sue has advised and guided and most importantly listened to what I want.
Sue and her team are always punctual, professional, work to the highest standard and an absolute delight to have in my home.
I always miss them when the job comes to an end, fortunately, there is always something else to be done and I look forward to welcoming them back.

B x, Stroud (May 2021)

Sue and her team have brightened up the house by decorating living room, hallway and stairs, and kitchen. The work has been carried out to a very high standard, and Sue works quickly and efficiently, but without any loss of precision or attention to detail.
Sue's team are happy to advise on colours and colour schemes. In no time at all, the house has been transformed from a dull and tired dwelling to a bright and cheerful home.

M.C., Eastcombe (May 2021)

I would highly recommend Sue and her team for their professionalism & attention to detail on the works carried out in my home.
They transformed my tired-looking bedroom, hall/stairs & landing and kitchen/dining space.
They were a delight to have in my home and we will definitely be calling on their services again in the near future.

Mrs K Woodward, Stroud (November 2020)

Over the last five years as we have slowly renovated, Sue and her team have returned to complete more and more work for us, and have now redecorated every room in our Victorian house, including 5 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, two living rooms and hall, stairs and landing over three floors. This has included finding the best way to work with some of the period features as well as fixing up neglected woodwork and brightening darkly-painted rooms.
Sue has brought in other professionals such as plasterers and also liaised seamlessly with our own builders and plasterers on some of the bigger jobs. All the work has been completed to the highest standard and everything looks coherent and beautiful; we are so pleased.
Sue, along with her team, is an absolute pleasure to work with: she understands how important it is to get it right when you are working in - and with - somebody's home."

Claire, Cainscross (October 2020)

What a pleasure Sue and her team are to have in the house! And that's not just because she has infused the whole team with her own glow of good humour and kindness.
Sue comes when she says she will, the job costs what she says it will and takes as long as she says too (she will go through any potential variables like the weather with you). She has great attention to detail and will never rush through to a sloppy finish at the end of the day. They all clean up beautifully as well. What more could a happy customer want? Sue has painted my whole house- inside and out- after a renovation project and I would certainly use her again.
Sadly though, because of her careful excellent preparation work I doubt I will need her again for a long time!
All the best!

Hege, Pinfarthings (August 2020)

To Sue & Team,
I wanted to contact you to let you know how happy we all are with the fantastic decorating you have carried out.
Our house feels and looks transformed! It's a delight to clean and tidy now you've made it look so fresh.
I'm staggered at how much better our new house feels.
Your advice, expertise and attention to the finish has been fantastic. I actually can't wait 'til you come back and help with the final phase.
Thanks so much again, I can't rate you and your team highly enough.
See you soon!

Lece, Chalford (March 2020)

Sue Hesp and two excellent members of her team recently decorated our main bedroom and new internal doors.
The work was carried out to a very high standard and the team were tidy, pleasant to have around and clearly took pride in their work.
We will certainly use Sue's company again and would happily recommend them.

Shirley & Geoff Ingram, Painswick (Jan 2020)

Sue and her team were careful and thorough, paying close attention to detail, working towards a great finish.

Gill, Stroud (Jul 2019)

Sue and her team are absolutely amazing. We are just coming towards the end of a long project and we have been so impressed by their constant care and attention to detail and the outstanding quality of their work. It's been so refreshing to be able to completely trust someone to do a great job, to do things properly and not cut corners. They've been constantly willing to problem solve and help us with whatever has needed doing and we really can't imagine working with anyone else.
Really lovely, professional people too - Best wishes!

Sarah, Thrupp (Feb 2019)

Sue and her team work with great efficiency, care and goodwill. It was a pleasure to have them around and the room looks beautiful.

Sheila, Stroud (Feb 2018)

Susan redecorated our main bedroom and the hall, stairs and landing. She works efficiently and tidies perfectly each day. The project was finished on time and on budget and the finish is excellent. Highly recommended!

MJ - Rodborough (Nov 2017)

Sue completed an interior painting job for me recently which was all arranged via email. Not only is the quality of Sue's work excellent, she is extremely responsive and reliable and she left the property tidy and clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sue's work and will certainly use her again.

Kate, Rodborough (May 2017)

Hi Susan,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for painting the upstairs of my house. It looks beautiful.
It was a weight off of my mind to find someone like Sue. She was punctual, efficient and her work was very precise. Nothing was too much, and all attention was paid to every detail. Will be using her again in the future and have recommended to others. Great painter, great job! Thank you.

Sam Norman, Rodborough (March 2017)

Sue (ably assisted by Lee) did a lovely job redecorating my dining room – it looks so fresh and light now. I would always use Sue for any decorating work: she's professional, reliable, friendly and has very high standards.

Gill, Brimscombe (Oct 2016)

Thank you Sue and Lee for a fantastic job. We are so pleased with the result. The quality of your work and attention to detail was superb. I don't think I have ever had anyone leave the house as spotless after a job as you!!
So thanks Sue and please pass our thanks on to Lee.

S Cathie, Rodborough (Oct 2016)

Two more rooms expertly decorated by Susan Hesp. This is the second visit made to us and we are delighted again by the standard of all work undertaken.
I would highly recommend Sue for her very consistent standard of work and reasonable prices. Always neat and tidy and everything left immaculately finished!

J. Ritchie, Eastcombe (Sep 2016)

To any future client, We have found Sue Hesp an extremely reliable and efficient professional to work for us. Her work has been consistently of a high quality and we have found her approach to various work done for us considerate and helpful when at the planning stage.

Vito and Kate, Rodborough (Jul 2016)

We had Sue and Lee redecorate the house ready to sell. They did an excellent job, in the timescale we asked for and left the house clean and tidy. They were both easy to have around and Sue kept us informed as the work progressed. Excellent job as always from Sue.

Rachel, Chalford (Mar 2016)

We are very pleased to have employed Susan Hesp to decorate our lounge, hall, stairwell and landing. We are thrilled with the result. The whole experience was painless from start to finish. Susan came around to appraise the job and gave us an accurate itemised quote. She started on time and kept us informed about the job throughout. We had imagined that stripping the walls of lining paper and making good would have created something of a mess, but we hardly noticed. Susan and her team work efficiently and cleaned up at the end of each day.
As for the job itself, Susan and the team are meticulous in their preparation of surfaces, and the application of paint is faultless, producing a finish which we could never dream of achieving by ourselves.
Susan and her team were a pleasure to have in the house. We gave Susan a house key so she could come and go when we were out, and felt confident leaving her and her team to get on with it. They are thoroughly trustworthy. We would certainly recommend Susan Hesp to anyone looking for a decorator. She would be our first choice if we need to have any painting done in the future, but looking at the excellent finishes it'll probably be quite a while before we need anything doing again.

Giles Diggle, Stroud (Jan 2016)

I would, once again, express my sincere appreciation for the paintwork undertaken by Susan Hesp recently. It is the second time Susan has painted various parts of my house in Minchinhampton and on both occasions has undertaken the work speedily and faultlessly. She is a very clean worker; tidying and vacuuming at the end of each task. I would recommend her services always, bearing in mind that she has a full schedule for the coming months. Thank you Susan.

Frederica Field, Minchinhampton (Dec 2015)

I recently had Susan and her team in to decorate our whole house. They were always punctual, professional and friendly, and the results were of a very high standard. Communication was always clear and helpful and she managed to make it an enjoyable and stress-free experience.
Highly recommended.

Tania, Nailsworth (Aug 2015)

Hello Susan
I want to say once again how pleased I am with the work you have carried out in my home in Minchinhampton. The colour matches for paint are perfect and the overall picture is stunning. You were a delight to have in my house and I so enjoyed your company. I would thoroughly recommend your services. I look forward to you returning in the Autumn to carry out further improvements.
Kindest regards

Frederica, Minchinhampton (Jul 2015)

We're really pleased with the newly decorated bedroom, study and hall, stairs and landing. The work was completed within the time and on budget and the finish is excellent. Susan works extremely efficiently and fitted around our busy schedule which was great!

Emma, Stroud (May 2015)

Thank you very much indeed for the care and hard work you and your team displayed whilst you were decorating the Master Bedroom and Bathroom at Skaiteshill House. It was a pleasure to have you in the house, always punctual, and assiduous in perfecting any defects that existed in the paintwork.

Caroline, Chalford (Jan 2015)

So, so pleased with our freshly painted hallway. From the moment we contacted Sue, she was very professional, friendly, responded swiftly, just so pleased with the service we received. The work that was carried out was equally outstanding, a swift completion yet attention to detail was not compromised. Would happily use Sue again and recommend to family and friends. A hugely positive experience. Thank you!

Sara, Stroud (Nov 2014)

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you on the outstanding painting job that was recently completed for us. The work was superb. Everyone who worked on the job was extremely conscientious with it being done quietly, neatly, on time, and with almost no disruption to our normal daily life. Our house looks great! Thank you.

Carola Béhard, Stroud (Aug 2014)

Susan Hesp worked for us in the period June/July this year on the interior decoration of several rooms. We found her approach to the work positive and energetic, and very professional at all stages: preparation of surfaces, application of various paint-sorts, and finishing. Tidying up and cleaning all residues was also beyond reproach. In detail, and overall, we are very pleased with the results of her work, and are glad that she will be returning later in the year (when her schedule allows) to carry out further work for us.

Bertie & Paul, Minchinhampton (Jul 2014)

Punctual, reliable, responsive, and conscientious – we're very pleased with the painting and decorating of our hall, stairs and landing. The disruption and mess were kept as minimal as possible and the work finished in good time. My 6-year-old helpfully remarks that the rest of our house is not quite up to the standard of our now ‘posh’ wallpapered hall!

D & M, Stroud (Mar 2014)

We cannot praise the quality of Susan's work highly enough. Right from the first visit to discuss the work her knowledge and attention to detail were evident in the advice we received. The same attention to detail and care over the quality of the finish carried on through to completion on time time. Susan painting has transformed our house into a beautiful home. She is a master craftsman of her trade.

Mike V., Uley (Feb 2014)

Very professional and reliable service. A challenging job removing woodchip, repairing and preparing some very rough walls on two flights of stairs and a landing. The job was also to sand and finish a landing floor and both flights of stairs (treads and risers). Sue and her team have done a beautiful job, the finish is excellent and the painted runner looks brilliant, I am particularly pleased with how well the paint has held up to my three dogs, which is testament not just to the paint but to the preparation required to provide a tough finish. Sue was also able to tackle some repairs which only became apparent as the job unfolded, this included tiling and wood cladding a small area.
Stunning job.

Jo, Butterow (Dec 2013)

Thank you for doing a very professional painting & decorating job on the front of the house. I am thrilled at the speed and quality of your work and have received many compliments from the neighbours who are keen to request a quote from you! I look forward to seeing you in the Spring to redecorate the back of the house...
Kind regards,

P.Bunbury, Minchinhampton (Oct 2013)

Professional, meticulous, efficient and tidy. An excellent job. Am happy to be contacted via Sue.

AO, Eastcombe (Oct 2013)

Difficult to add to what's already been said. Reliable, helpful,sound advice, attention to detail, genuine pride in the end product. Having done a lot of home decorating ourselves, it was somewhat sobering to see the quality of work turned out by a proper professional. And at a reasonable price.

JQ and WP, Horsley (Sep 2013)

Susan and her team were professional from start to finish. She was prompt with her quote and estimate, and our dining room now looks amazing. Thank you all.

Chris Gallagher, Stonehouse (Aug 2013)

Having never used a decorator before I contacted Susan for an idea of price for decorating hall, stairs and landing. She called me back the same day and came to the house the following day to provide quotes. Her quoting was very comprehensive, with excellent attention to detail and everything was laid out clearly. The prices quoted were very fair. On the basis of this I retained her to do the work and she immediately gave me the dates she was available. When it came to doing the job, I can’t praise her highly enough. She is punctual, hard-working and reliable. Her attention to detail was second-to-none. There was minimal disruption to the house during the week that the job took, and once finished everything was left impeccably tidy. The finish is incredible and far surpasses what I thought would be achievable given the way the walls looked beforehand!
I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Phil, Uplands (Jul 2013)

Susan was recommended to us by our daughter and everything she said was true.
Susan replied to our call quickly. After a visit and her recommendations, a clear estimate followed and she started on the day she said. Susan worked extremely hard and under difficult conditions, the quality is very high, changes were made to the specification that reduced the cost and everywhere was cleaned up.
What more can we say, Brilliant. Give her a call!

June and Roger Daniels, Bournes Green (Jun 2013)

We are very pleased with the work done by Susan decorating our spare bedroom. Great care was taken to produce an excellent result. Added to which, she even gave some brief free advice on our own DIY work. We would not hesitate to recommend her.

Roger & Liz Merryweather, Whiteshill (May 2013)

We have found Sue to be reliable and efficient, with friendly and helpful advice from the start to the end of the job. At all times we felt completely confident in Sue's ability to manage our project.

V & K, Rodborough (Mar 2013)

Sue has done a fantastic job on my sitting room and drawing room, following extensive building work. She does everything to a very high standard, is clean and tidy and very thorough and I am sure the rooms have never looked better. Sue worked like a Trojan to get the job done to timetable and kept me informed of progress each day. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue's work.

Mr Lewis, Chalford (Mar 2013)

Sue did a fantastic job on the decoration works in my flat. I was looking for someone local that I could rely on to get the job done quickly and professionally. After hunting around for quotes etc. a friend recommended Sue to me, sure enough, not long after that the job was complete and to a very high standard. What I really liked about her was the honesty which she obviously prides herself on, only doing the work required rather than adding bits and bobs here and there. I have been looking for more painting jobs for Sue to do in my new place because I was so pleased...

Tom, Dudbridge (Feb 2013

Sue has completed another excellent job, this time on our hall, stairs and landing. Job started on time and was finished really speedily. Very nice to have around, we really appreciate the care she took and are enjoying the results.

Caroline, Rodborough (Jan 2013)

Sue did a fabulous job decorating our house, painting our exterior woodwork and doors, and most of our interior woodwork and walls. Her attention to detail, preparation and approach to the job was of a very high standard. The finished result - against a tight deadline and with some unpredictable weather - was excellent. On a personal note, Sue was a pleasure to have around, being very likeable, tidying up each day and cleaning up thoroughly at the end of the job.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Sue - and have already done so!

Melanie and John, Oakridge (Dec 2012)

We couldn't recommend Sue highly enough.
She offered really helpful advice when we were seeking a quote and was very clear about costs and timings. The quality of her work is excellent, it is a treat to re-inhabit a room which has been decorated to such a high standard. Any disruption and mess were kept to an absolute minimum and we were kept informed about what was happening each day.
It has been a real pleasure to have Sue in our home.

Caroline, Rodborough (Oct 2012)

We have used Susan a number of times for small painting jobs. Susan is very professional, efficient & has been flexible to our requirements.
She also gave good advice about paint. Her pricing was clear & fair.

Nick & Jenna, Brimscombe (Sep 2012)

We had our sitting room and bedroom redecorated and found Susan to be very reliable and efficient. We were away when she did the work and came home to a tidy house with beautifully decorated rooms.
She was also very helpful and researched which paint to use in problem areas. Highly recommended.
Many thanks

Juliet, Oakridge (Jul 2012)

Sue did a wonderful job, transforming a tired looking bedroom (old woodchip and yellow paint) into a lovely, soothing room. She has very high standards and is always professional, from the initial consultation and quote to the final finish and tidying up.
I have no hesitation in recommending her work!

Gill, Brimscombe (May 2012)

Sue has been back to decorate three rooms in the house. She has as always done a fantastic job. Her care and attention to detail mark her out as a great decorator. She is always willing to advise and guide if required. In one room where stone window sills were taken back to the stone - having to remove layers of old paint - she researched the best product for the job and was extra careful with the product knowing we had animals and young children. The window sills look amazing.

In one room Sue was held back by other tradesmen not finishing on time and this was taken in her stride and she calmly and efficiently worked around the problems this raised.

She is fun to have around and you can tell she takes real pride in her work and her main objective is to ensure you are happy with the end result. I will certainly be using her to decorate the rest of the house and would recommend her to anyone.

Mrs Barnett, Chalford (Apr 2012)

I commissioned Sue to completely redecorate my front room and master bedroom and have been really pleased not only with the result, but with the whole experience. Sue has been knowledgable, professional and helpful throughout and most importantly has delivered on her promises in terms of time, cleanliness and quality of product. I would be more than happy to recommend Sue's work for others seeking a painter and decorator who not only does a great job but also cleans up brilliantly afterwards.

Sharon, Kingscourt (Mar 2012)

I would certainly recommend Sue Hesp as a very competent painter and decorator. Sue is extremely professional, maintains very high standards in every aspect of her work and has an eye for detail. Sue decorated our cloakroom, en-suite and large hall to an excellent standard. She works efficiently, cleanly and quietly. It was a delight to have her in our home and I would certainly use her services in the future.

Kath Noonan, Hempsted (Feb 2012)

I have no hesitation in recommending Sue Hesp. She decorated our whole bathroom, kitchen and living room ceilings with exceptional attention to detail and efficiency. The results are excellent, Sue showed great respect for our home and we are very pleased with the finished product. Sue is a friendly, hard working tradesperson who transparently takes great pride in her work.

C. Bootle, Rodborough (Jan 2011)

On moving into a new house and needing some decorating done, finding Sue Hesp was the biggest gift I could have had. She came and advised on possibilities with helpful insights, then provided quotes in the form I needed them. Having chosen the work I wanted done and contracted with her, I had a major change of plan at the last minute which Sue took in her stride, re-negotiated, then got on with the work efficiently and well. She has high standards so the final finished quality is excellent. While her skills are very good and professional, it was her positivity, flexibility and determination to do as good a job as possible alongside that made the process pleasant and I'd recommend her highly to anyone else.

M. Roussopoulos, Stroud (Nov 2011)

We're delighted with Sue's work. She has transformed our living room from a rather tired room in desperate need of a spruce up into a thoroughly classy living space. We're particularly impressed with Sue's attention to detail, professionalism and the quality of her work - nothing has been missed.

Mr Healey, Uplands (Nov 2011)

We recently undertook the refurbishment of a rambling and very dated cottage in Box and we were in desperate need of a good decorator with knowledge and experience of this type of home.
I found Susan and over the next few months we met with her and came up with the colour schemes and a plan of action. Sue and her team worked really hard and completed the project within our timescales which were extremely tight!
We are delighted with the end result and really felt that Sue shared our vision for what the cottage could look like.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

S Penn, Box (Aug 2011)

Hi Susan,
We would like to thank you for the excellent job you did in sprucing up our kitchen. We particularly admired the efficient way you dealt with the job from start to finish - thankfully the finish was before the estimated time and we could get ourselves straight a day early.

We are sure your approach to the decorating business will bring you success and wish you good luck with your endeavours.
Best Regards

Mr & Mrs Ralf, Rodborough Common (Sep 2011)

It was an absolute delight to work with Sue and the other tradespeople she recommended. They were all incredibly professional, polite and very hard working. I am absolutely thrilled with the work they have done for me.

Sue pays great attention to detail and does all she can to ensure the job is finished to the highest standard. And the icing on the cake is that she is absolutely lovely to have in the home - cheerful, helpful and informative. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who wants an excellent and good value job done. I will certainly be using her again.

Mrs Barnett, Chalford (Sep 2011)

Having recently moved to the Stroud area we did not have local contacts for decorating services and we found out about Sue Hesp from her website. After initiating an enquiry she quickly made contact with us and arranged a visit. During the visit she was attentive and came up with options and good ideas to support our plans; she was also able to recommend colleagues to undertake additional work. We received a timely and detailed estimate for the work, which, she adapted for changes we made. The work started and was completed on time and every aspect met our expectations. There were no hidden or additional charges. Each day Sue made every effort to clean and tidy up so that mess and dust wasn't transferred round the house. We have no hesitation in recommending Sue and intend asking her to undertake work for us in the future.

J. & I. Clark, Thrupp (Jun 2011)

Many thanks for a job well done. Good attention to detail and finish, efficient and tidy and finished ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend Susan.

M.Vincent, Chalford Hill (May 2011)

Sue decorated our hall, stairs and landing to a very high standard. The job was completed on time and in budget and Sue left our house very tidy at the end of each day. We will be recommending Sue to our friends.

G.Hook, PRodborough (Mar 2011)

Sue Hesp redecorated my entire cottage guiding me on the use of appropriate paints. Sue was a clean, tidy and attentive decorator. Sue ensured that I received a smart, professional job in line with her competitive quote. Nothing was too much trouble for Sue and I would not hesitate in recommending her.

Mrs J.Hill, Minchinhampton (Feb 2011)

Sue transformed my studio apartment to a very high standard and the advice on the colour scheme was very helpful.

Douglas, Kingscote (Oct 2010)

Sue was great to have in the house, leaving it spotless after decorating my three bedrooms. A real pleasure to have her working for us and a really good, professional job. Thank you.

NR. Fry, Chalford (July 2010)

Sue gave us excellent advice on colour selection and decorated our daughters bedroom to a very high standard. We are extremely happy with the result, the room was transformed!

S. & J. McClaughlin, Rodborough( June 2010)

Sue completely redecorated my Cotswold cottage to an excellent standard. Have already recommended her services to my friends...

H. Taylor, Nailsworth (May 2010)

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