Painting & Decorating

Focusing predominantly around Derby and the Midlands but operating nationwide where required, we offer expert painting and decorating services for the commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, new housing, education and heritage sectors.
As part of AJ Group Derby Ltd, AJ Painting & Decorating was established as AJ Coatings in 2009 and has since grown steadily to be the success it is today. AJ Group Derby have the facilities to manage both decorating and flooring aspects of any project, reducing the time our clients have to spend on coordinating and managing the work of different tradespeople.

We pride ourselves on being honest, upfront and personable. Our client retention and repeat work speak volumes for the quality of service we provide. 

Our skilled team is trained to provide a wide range of specialist coating services including intumescent, and flame retardant, anti-bacterial, hygienic, chemical resistant and epoxy coatings.

Our clients include Don Amott, Priory Bar & Grill, Wheeldon Homes Ltd, Redrow Homes East Midlands Ltd, Vinci Facilities Construction UK Ltd, J Tomlinson Ltd and GF Tomlinson Building Ltd for whom we have completed projects in various educational establishments and new build homes, the iHub Derby and prestigious establishments like the Theatre Royal Nottingham and The National Justice Museum.

We provide all commercial and industrial painting and decorating services including:

  • Full interior and exterior painting services
  • Installing wallpaper and wallcoverings, including wide vinyl by Tektura, Muraspec, Dixon Turner and others
  • Colour matching, colour consulting and design coordination
  • Application of high-durability coatings for floors, walls and high-wear areas
  • Creating a dry-wipe, whiteboard-like surface using various products such as Dry-Erase by Dulux and Clear-Erase by Tektura
  • Digital imaging technology
  • Fire retardant paints
  • Fire resistant coatings
Image of the canopy at Derby Royal Hospital Childrens Outpatients after AJ Painting and Decorating have re-painted it

"Just been out to Derby Royal Hospital to look at the canopy following my leave and it looks great, I think the painters have done an excellent job, it looks bright and clean".

AJ Painting & Decorating Customer – Royal Derby Childrens Outpatients Canopy

Our team consists of time served decorators with CSCS cards, so whether the project is renovation work or a new build, we always offer a high-quality service and are fully insured. For any work we undertake on school premises or care homes we ensure our team have undertaken an enhanced DBS check.

We are able to work in tandem with our expert flooring team to provide a dual-service package, this can save our customers time and money because we can coordinate, programme and manage the two trades, meaning a smoother work process and our clients only dealing with one company.

Our commercial painter and decorator Ryan hard at work painting an internal wall at Gemstone Project

Heavy duty coverings and bar top varnishes​

For bar tops and heavy-duty installations, we work with Morells products, which offer options for colour-mixing, bespoke stain-matching for a seamless finish or for more unusual colours.

We offer various wood finishes both interior and architectural coatings as well as VLi polyurethane lacquers, clear acrylic polyurethane lacquers and VLi clear polyester lacquers. These products have outstanding resistance to abrasion, heat, chemical or water ingression. The clear acrylic polyurethane lacquers are also non-yellowing, providing a long-lasting finish. For an authentic aged look, we can also achieve patinas which are spray applied over lacquer coat or sealer.


Contract wallcovering brands we work with include Tektura, Dixon-Turner and Muraspec, offering the option for digital and bespoke designs on wallpaper, window, glass, film or acrylic and unusual textures. Muraspec’s decorative panels such as their Impressions and Luminor range can also be used for partitions, ceilings and wall claddings. For smooth and low porosity surfaces a dry erase write on, wipe off product is a fun and innovative solution that can be used for meeting spaces or heavy traffic areas

Chemical Resistant Floor Paint

We can install high-quality resin flooring products to comply with industry standards. Resin flooring has excellent performance characteristics, including durability, impact resistance, chemical resistance and hygienic finishes. Resin comes in several finishes, including smooth, clear, coloured, decorative and textured. Anti-slip aggregate can also be added to help eliminate slips.

"Thank you for all your hard work and effort in delivering our project at IHUB in Derby. There has been a massive amount of work completed in a relatively short duration and to a very high standard".

AJ Painting & Decorating Customer – IHUB Derby

Industry Coverage

Health Care

We carry out work with private health organisations including residential homes, clinics, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, veterinary practices, and we also work closely with the local healthcare authority to provide facility management.

Education and Sports Centres

We have worked on many projects including nurseries, universities and student unions, primary and secondary schools and halls of residence. We offer hard wearing, durable, hygienic and low maintenance painting solutions, all of which comply with the requisite Health & Safety Standards.

Museums, Galleries
& Heritage Buildings

The work we carry out on heritage projects and listed buildings reflects our passion for conservation, repairs and restoration. Great care has to be taken in this highly specialised sector as the premises are often historic settings. Our projects include Drapers Hall in Coventry, Nottingham Justice Museum and Nottingham Theatre Royal to name a few.

New Builds

Our clients include Wheeldon Homes Ltd, Redrow Homes East Midlands Ltd and Avant, all strong players in the field of house construction.

Construction / Industrial

In an industrial setting, we can provide coatings to areas from steelwork to concrete floors and cladding. Using products that allow clients to meet legislative requirements when it comes to achieving the correct level of fire resistance, which is especially important for public buildings and spaces such as hotels etc.

Retail and Hospitality

We have wide experience working in commercial environments alongside other trades to ensure that each project is turned around quickly, with minimal, if any, downtime whenever possible.

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