Simon’s passion to become a master of his craft, was ignited when he began his decorating career in 1986 with a full apprenticeship. Simon’s apprenticeship encompassed learning all of the key fundamentals of wall paper installation, painting and decorating.
Simon’s desire to offer a first class service, inspired the creation of Medlin with Paint; the objective to bring together a team of likeminded skilled professionals.
The accomplished proficient team that Simon has created, are experts skilled in all aspects of decoration; specialists in preparing and hanging some of the world’s most exclusive hand painted wall coverings.
Working globally and throughout the UK, the team have helped to create, stunning rooms in many of the finest homes worldwide.
The team's experience also extends to include work on private jets, yachts, palaces and in a number of London's top hotels and venues.
Simon and his team have a profound knowledge of techniques and processes, combined with a great understanding of the materials that they work with.
The team have many years experience of their craft, enabling them to provide a professional and comprehensive high quality decorating service.
We appreciate that each project that we work on is unique, understanding our client’s brief is fundamentally important to us.
.Our passion for excellence, ensures that we strive to tailor our approach, to suit each client's individual project needs.
We always work in partnership with our clients, to achieve the optimal result.
Customer satisfaction is of fundamental importance to us; our goal is to provide you, our client, with an end result that surpasses your expectations.
We only use the highest quality materials and equipment in our work, ensuring that your finished project is completed to the finest standard.
Wherever the project is located, we are respectful of the areas that we work in, always keeping a clean and tidy workspace.
The Medlin with Paint team are professional in all aspects of our work; from the connection with our clients to the uniform that we wear.
"Simon and his Medlin with Paint team have done all kinds of decorating work at my house over the last 15 years: wallpapering, interior painting and even exterior windows. They are incredibly professional, their work is of an exceptionally high standard and they are easy to have around the house - pleasant trustworthy, tidy and reliable. I don't bother calling anyone else for a quote, all decorating work goes straight to Simon."
Medlin with Paint were first recommended to us when we needed a bedroom in our Georgian house papered and decorated. Our designer asked us “Do you want a decorator or a REALLY good decorator?” We chose the latter because the walls are quite twisted and the paper we had chosen was a lattice; a terrible combination for someone who is pedantic about straight lines. There was no fuss; it just happened and the results are perfect. It’s as if they “bent” the paper to fit the walls. Since then, each year, they have returned to “restore” one room at a time. The house had over 200 years of paint and filler clogging mouldings, covering up cracks and hiding much of th beauty. Simon’s team worked tirelessly to carefully strip off all the old paint, expose the original craftmanship and leave each room better than we could have hoped for. Last year they did the entire exterior to the same high standard and a year on it looks as if it were done last week. His team are more than just painters and decorators; they really care about the results. Their knowledge of the different paints and materials is extensive and Simon ensures that the level of finish meets the client’s expectations every time.
Simon was recommended to us by de Gournay, as someone who could not only hang their wallpaper, but who may also be able to help us with the decorative painting, that was required in the same room. As it was, Simon was able to take on the complete redecoration of the family sitting room.
Simon was excellent to work with from the very start of the project, giving advice on paint finishes and colours, always happy to answer questions and supply sample boards. The standard of the rooms Simon worked in, is fantastic, the paint effects in the sitting room are superb. Simon’s workmanship is of the highest standard. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
From our first meeting when Simon came to take measurements for the wallpaper, right through to the completion of the family sitting room, Simon worked incredibly hard and achieved a very high standard of finish with all aspects of the work. Simon spent a considerable amount of time with me discussing the colours of the paint work and of the paint effects, to ensure that just the right colours were chosen to compliment the wallpaper, his painting and wallpapering skills are second to none.
I am extremely happy with the work that Simon completed. Simon has helped us transform our family sitting room, into a room deserving of our home.
Simon hung wallpaper throughout our home, ranging from silks (de Gournay) to grass cloths and hand painted (Porter Telio) and printed (Hermes). His work involved highly pattered papers, very high walls and difficult spaces to access.
In all cases, his work was outstanding and of the highest calibre. The results speak for themselves.
He and his team are also highly professional and a pleasure to work with. They are also very clean and considerate of other trades & accommodating of what was a complicated final build schedule.
"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Simon and his extended team for a number of years. Undertaking innumerable installations of de Gournay’s hand painted wallpapers around the world, his efficiency, care and comprehension for the product are exceptional. No matter how complex a job, his professionalism and diligence distinguish him as a true master of his craft".
Hannah Cecil Gurney, Director
“Simon and his team are amongst the very top installers in the UK. I would trust them with any project, no matter how complex. With a specialist paper you need a specialist installer and Simon is a true professional and craftsman.”
Tim Butcher, Director
"There is no job too daunting; no location too difficult; and no paper too complex for Simon and his team to master. Medlin with paint are true craftsmen in every sense of the word and I would recommend them for any job that needs a true professional, from Dorset to Doha"
Whitney Robinson, Founder and CEO
“Hanging some of Pierre Frey wallpapers isn’t always easy! I would always recommend employing an expert. Simon is just that, very professional and does an amazing job. I saw one of Pierre Frey’s paperbacked silks hung and it looked fab….”
“Simon is at the top of my list for recommended installers if asked by designers. Simon was very helpful when I first started this position, advising me on appropriate materials for UK installations, and being very connected within the design community"
Shana Harrison, Brand Ambassador
“‘Simon has been a member of the Dulux Select Decorators scheme since 2004, he also holds Fellow status awarded for his dedication to the scheme and other members. He delivers quality work, supports his team and their development and is open to supporting other members of the Dulux Select scheme, using his expertise to assist with their questions. In recent years, Simon has won awards from Dulux Select for his workmanship, including Dulux Select Grand Winner".
Vickie Mather, Dulux Select Decorators Lead