Interior & Exterior

It’s what we know – our bread and butter if you will. Taking it right back to the start of Different Strokes, our Managing Director, Robert Crawford, used to peddle around the streets of Kendal with his paintbrushes in his rucksack and paint tins over his handlebars. Since 1999, Robert and the Different Strokes team have been transforming homes in the South Lakes to an impeccable standard. As the reputation for Robert’s services continued to hike, the team grew and we now have over 20 highly skilled painters and decorators covering Kendal, The Lake District and South Lancashire.


A fresh lick of paint inside any home can give it a new lease of life. Whether you’re looking to use subtle hues or want to make a bold statement, we’ve got access to some of the industry’s most sought after paints and with our expert team on hand, you can be confident in their application.

From small touch ups after water damage and keeping on top of routine maintenance, right through to full property redecoration and everything in between, our team can be sure to help with this. There’s no job that our team aren’t prepared to tackle and we’ve seen some terrific transformations in the time we’ve been decorating – here’s just some examples of the type of internal decorating we offer:

  • Wall and ceiling painting (patchwork or full redecoration)
  • Woodwork
  • Wallpapering and lining
  • Feature walls
  • Kitchen units

We also use specialist spraying equipment for some projects and this allows us to deliver consistently excellent work with sublime efficiency. Whilst of course the finer details are perfected by hand using traditional methods, this innovative decorating technique is certainly something worth enquiring for.

Middle Barn

Ridding Hall


Likewise, the outside of your home is the first thing you see when you arrive. 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. As well as full external redecoration, we also offer decorating services that include:

  • Window painting
  • Rain water goods
  • Soffits and facias
  • Doors and entrance ways
  • Gates, garages and outbuildings

The Swan

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation and give your home the transformation it really deserves.


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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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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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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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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Mrs Chadwick

Came on time every day. Cracked on with the job and was very neat and tidy. Very pleased with the finished result.
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Mrs Faulkner

Having never used a professional decorating company before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I have to say that I could not have been more impressed with Different...
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Rob and his whole team were professional, helpful and friendly from start to finish. Danny and Paul decorated our entire house and we couldn’t be more pleased – they...
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We offer free, no obligation quotes to all of our customers. Contact us today with the details of your enquiry and one of our office team will be in touch to discuss your needs and arrange a survey.

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