At Different Strokes we offer a wide range of painting and decorating services to clients of every size, across the North West.

We've been in business for over 20 years, so our knowledge of the industry is second to none. As members of the Painting and Decorating Association and Dulux Partners, we decorate projects of all sizes and have the experience and knowledge to advise you on which paint system and application method is right for you. We offer a free colour consultation and work with a large variety of paints and protective coatings to achieve the best possible finish. More than half our custom is return business, and we are extremely proud that 99% of our clients would recommend us to a friend. 

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A fresh lick of paint inside any home or business can breath new life into a building. We use vacuum sanders, minimizing dust and disruption, and treat your property with respect, completing on time and within budget. Whether you're looking to use subtle hues or to make a bold statement, we've got a paint or paper to fit. With direct access to the top suppliers, our professional advisers can recommend a colour and product to enhance your space. Using water-based paints that are kind to the environment, to reflective products with a patented LumiTec formulation (to make your room feel brighter and more spacious), Different Strokes are only a phone call away.


We believe that it's the little details that make the biggest difference when it comes to exterior painting. Our skilled team will leave your building looking as good as new. We have our own scaffolding and cherry picker with fully trained operatives, saving on access costs. Weather damage can take its toll, and we offer cleaning treatments, repairs, and a full range of exterior decorating services to ensure your property shines and stands out from the rest.

The cherry picker unit is also available for daily or weekly hire, and rates include insurance and a delivery and collection service*.  For further details please contact the office on 01539 735960.

*Terms and conditions may apply



We work with a range of wall coverings, whatever the purpose. From wide coverings for commercial use, to hand printed papers, blackboard paint or a bespoke mural for the home, we are proud to have specialist paper hangers who consistently produce excellent results.


Rotten wood is a common problem and we encounter it on over 60% of exterior woodwork. Treating these areas with Repair Care products and methods is an essential part of our preparation. The Window Care System consists of a specialist two-pack preservative and resin, requiring specialist splicing techniques in some circumstances. Repair Care lengthens the life of your paintwork and reduces future maintenance costs. 

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Different Strokes employs two joiners to carry out a large variety of joinery work, from fascia boards and window replacements to picture rails and covings. We are competent to undertake most sizes of project, bringing a new lease of life to your surroundings.


We're proud to be trusted to maintain some of the Lake District's most stunning properties.

As Dulux Contract Partners, we have the best technical support so that you end up with exactly the right shade, every time. We employ our own qualified joiners and decorators, and work closely with other tradespeople and professionals who we are happy to recommend.


Yet again, very good job from skilled tradesmen, good preparation and fill work, accurate painting and cleaned up very well.
— Westmorland Fire & Security - February 2018


We work for a wide range of clients, with no job too big or too small. From classic to quirky, we've got you covered.

  • Private houses

  • Listed buildings

  • Period properties

  • Housing associations

  • Landlords

  • Tourist attractions

  • Business premises