Covering The Lake District, North Yorkshire and across the Northwest

Quality Painting & Decorating

What we do

Through our years of decorating experience, we’re proud to be one of the top-rated painting and decorating companies in the North West of England. Our team are committed to ensuring your property is left looking immaculate, as well as offering a prompt and professional service from the very start of your decorating project. With a team of highly skilled decorators, we’re pleased to offer our services to domestic and commercial clients with the aim to handle your project with care from the outset.

Interior Painting

A fresh lick of paint inside any home or business can breathe new life into a building. 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 some of the UK’s top suppliers, our team can recommend a colour and product to enhance your space.

Exterior Painting

We believe that it’s the little details that make the biggest difference when it comes to exterior painting and it’s that initial ‘wow’ factor that we’re out to achieve. We collaborate closely with access companies throughout the region to make the process as simple as can be.

Wallpaper Hanging

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.

Wood Repairs

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. Repair Care lengthens the life of your paintwork and reduces future maintenance costs. We also offer other joinery services where possible.

Are you looking for a quality painting and decorating service?
Take a look at some examples of our recent work, and learn more about the industries that we’ve serviced.


Debbie Smith

Different Strokes have just transformed the hall and stairway of our B&B. The walls were very badly cracked and I thought would need completely replastering, but they spent a...
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Cedar Manor

We have asked Rob and his team to work on various different projects over the years, most recently they repainted our exterior, windows and doors which included quite a...
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Glen Rothay

We have used Different Strokes several times and will continue to do so because they do a great job! Very quick to give a detailed quote and the decorators...
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Katharina Fisher

It was a pleasure dealing with Different Strokes. We had used them for exterior painting work before and had been highly delighted with the result. This time interior painting...
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Highly recommend different strok, very friendly and professional. Customer service is an excellent, cant ask for more. The whole process from strat to finish is reall good. Every step...
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Julie C

We would highly recommend Different Strokes for any of your decorating needs. Robert and his team go above and beyond in delivering a professional service with a top quality...
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Mrs Murigneux

Immaculate job throughout! It’s almost as if the decorating fairies have been and left a new home! The chaps were very patient with my ‘renno-zilla’ indecisiveness at the paints...
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Alison Bambrough

I have just had the interior of an apartment decorated in preparation for my elderly Mum moving in. I am so pleased with the work and the professional manner...
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