Railings refresh using the Dulux Metalshield paint system. Photo showing treated & untreated sections.

Deck refresh project (after photo): rotten joists and deck boards replaced, deck cleaned, oiled & walls painted. Ready for the summer!

Sash renovation project (after photo). Sash cords replaced, window prepped and painted.

Latest project (after photo): fixed battens to chimney breast, then attached T&G board, shelf & skirting. Finally decorated to tie-in with existing scheme.


2 years ago
Rob has done a few jobs for us at Cote Barn in Frogmore, each to a very high standard. He recently redecorated Cote Barn from top to bottom leaving it looking fresh and bright for the season ahead. If you're in and around the South Hams and need something painting and decorating, give Rob at Ocean Painting & Decorating a shout.
- CoteBarn D
2 years ago
Rob didn't a wonderful job of painting our lounge, bedrooms and hallway, would definitely recommend
- Charlie L
I'm Rob Gates. For over 10 years I have been providing a quality service to residential and holiday homes in Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the surrounding areas.

Interior Painting
A professional service, to make ceilings, walls and woodwork pristine again. Before I start, I protect your furniture and furnishings. Then I carefully prepare surfaces, ready for painting. If you require carpentry or tiling, I can do that too. I strive for a quality finish on every job I complete.

Exterior Painting
From a single wall to a house, I have the experience to make the exterior of your property perfect again, from painting masonry to refreshing timber windows. Preparation is key - fungicide is applied and pressure washed off, gutters cleaned, and holes and cracks repaired. Then painting starts.

I mostly work on my own so I can keep the business small, standards high and prices VAT-free.

Free Quotes Just get in contact, I'll come and take a look at the job and send you a free written quotation.

Clean & Tidy
I treat your home as I would my own. Before I start, I carefully protect or move your furniture and furnishings. I take my shoes off. I tidy up at the end of the day and when the job is finished, I clean up    

Trade Prices
I don't put a mark-up on materials. I pass any trade discount I can get straight on to you - with the receipts to prove it! Or if you prefer, you can provide the materials.

I'm reliable and honest. Once I start a job, I'll stick at it until it's completed. If you're not around I'll keep you updated with photos and progress reports.

Tradesman Insurance
£1m public liability cover.

Sash Windows
I can replace broken sash cords and get your sash windows running smoothly again.

Once I've finished decorating, I have a good clean including the light switches and sockets
If the job requires scaffolding or a tower to access difficult to reach areas, I can arrange that.

Assembling flat pack furniture
Got it ready to go, but don't fancy doing it yourself? Let me at it - I love flat pack!

Anything else?
Got a job that I haven't mentioned above? Give me a call and I'll let you know if I can help.

Testimonials from customers:

" I've used Rob for both internal and external decorating over the past six months and have been 100% happy with the results. Rob delivers great quality of finish and is definitely value for money. Dependable, he is great at discussing options and updating on progress. No hesitation in recommending him and he would be the first phone call I make for any work in the future."

Mr P Owen, Torcross

"Rob has done many jobs for me over the years from installing kitchens, shop fitting and decorating. He recently did an excellent job painting the inside of my house while I was away. I came back to a lovely fresh new house with no mess or inconvenience. I would highly recommend Rob's workmanship, honesty and commitment."

Tracey Jones, Lazy Sundays

"We are absolutely deighted with the work Rob carried out on our house. He was flexible with working hours and kept up fully up to date on how the job was going. We will certainly recommend him to family and friends"

Mrs E White, Kingsbridge

"We have used Robert a number of times, he is very thorough, taking care to prepare well so that the finished job looks good. He gets on with the job in a quiet and efficient manner and cleans up after he has worked which lessons any impact on the household. We highly recommend his services to all."

Peter & Helen, Salcombe

"Rob Gates has decorated several rooms for us and we have found him to be pleasant to have in the house, reliable and a tidy worker. His work is meticulous and to a high standard. We are hoping that he has time to paint the outside for us during the summer." 

Mrs C Gosling, Kingsbridge

"Ocean Painting & Decorating decorated large parts of our house at short notice. We were very pleased with the quality of his work and would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to others"

Mr N Lott, South Milton

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