Testimonials

Here are testimonials from a few of my clients who would be more than happy to show you my work if you wish. Please contact me for details. Please Note: I never disclose any of my client’s personal details to any third party unless they have given me permission.

I feel compelled to leave a testimonial to endorse the high quality workmanship carried out by Ian Merriman and his daughter. The Clive Christian kitchen we installed had undergone several transformations, but Ian completely understood what was required and carried out a radical transformation of the units, bringing the kitchen one huge step closer to the finished vision I had in mind. Ian has an excellent eye for detail and his experience really shows. He clearly shares a passion for breathing new life into quality pieces of furniture and cabinetry and the results speak for themselves. I knew this kitchen could look fantastic but needed a quality finish, Ian completely realised this for us. A consummate professional, Ian worked quickly, methodically and left the area extremely tidy. I wholeheartedly recommend Ian Merman Ltd and would recommend his services to others.
Kate, Glasgow
“The kitchen work is now complete after our new worktops were fitted and I’m delighted with the result. Your craftsmanship stood up to the work that followed with just a few, easily rectified, minor chips. I’ll have no hesitation in recommending your skills in the future.”
Nicola, Edinburgh
“My shaker style kitchen had cream coloured melamine doors which I wanted to modernise with paint and new handles.
I managed to find Ian Merriman through searching the internet and have never looked back.
Ian explained to me that melamine might not last the same as wooden doors but would still look good. His advice and knowledge was invaluable.
That was over 6 years ago and my kitchen looks beautiful and has lasted well. I have had Ian’s company out 2 times since as I’ve changed my paint colour and handles again as the years have past to keep it modern.
This has saved me a fortune as I’ve been in my home 12 years and never needed to replace my kitchen thanks to Ian ‘s wonderful work.
I would have no hesitation in recommending his company and will no doubt use him in the future Anne , Milgavie
“We would like to say “From having an old and tired looking kitchen, after your expertise had been applied we now have a younger and vibrant looking kitchen thanks to your excellent work””
Glenda and David Allan
“We’re thrilled to bits with our kitchen, as are all visitors – I’ve made sure they know who painted the units too, so we’re more than happy to give you a testimonial for your website.”

‘Splendid craftmanship, speed and efficiency – our kitchen is now such a lovely room to live in – many thanks, Ian!’
Sue & Vic Higham (Edinburgh)

“We would like to say “From having an old and tired looking kitchen, after your expertise had been applied we now have a younger and vibrant looking kitchen thanks to your excellent work””
Glenda and David Allan
“Having lived in our house since it was built some 14 years ago we have lived with the same kitchen for all of that time and had thought to replace it. However having seen Ian’s work we realised that painting would breath new life into what is a quality kitchen.

The work took from Monday to Friday and there was very little inconvenience to the running of the house. Most of the work being done off site in Ian’s workshop.

The end result – we are absolutely delighted – it’s like a new kitchen but at a fraction of the cost. We have friends look at Ian’s work who find it hard to believe that it’s not a factory finish and one of them has recently had Ian paint their kitchen – praise indeed!”
Mary and Gordon Davidson, Bellsquarry, West Lothian

“I have been meaning to get in touch since your visit to paint my kitchen units.
I am extremely happy with the results. My kitchen now looks new thanks to your work and to have a new look without any mess or hassle is just magic.
Again many thanks.”
Caroline Stewart
“Very efficient transformation of our kitchen with minimum disruption. The result has been a
transformation and given a new lease of life to the previously “tired” cabinets. Job well done.”
J.Irving
“Ian painted our new wooden kitchen cabinets in September 2011 and we simply cannot recommend him highly enough.

We knew that we would need an expert to do the job, but in trawling the web it seemed such specialist painters were in scarce supply. We were therefore thrilled to find Ian’s website and to discover he lives but a few miles away (though I’m aware his clients seek him from all over the country).

Ian has done a superb job on our kitchen and is a true craftsman: highly skilled, takes pride in his craft and has integrity. He uses only the best quality materials and is meticulous in his preparation and application, so nearly a year later – despite the best efforts of kids and dog – the paint is still in perfect condition.

When the time eventually comes to repaint our kitchen units, there is no question that we will pick up the phone to Ian.”
Caroline Anderson

“Dear Mr Merriman, I would just like to thank you for making such a great job of painting my kitchen cupboards. You have transformed a dull dark kitchen into a bright contemporary one. The paint finish is 1st class”
R. M. Ayrshire
“We inherited a rather large but gloomy kitchen when we moved to Balerno. We consulted Ian and he confirmed that the units were of good quality and could be painted successfully. He offered many different paint effects but we opted for a classic painted look using very subtle Farrow & Ball paint colours. The pressure was on as Christmas was looming and Ian had to work fast, as we were also getting joinery work done in the kitchen. Ian first of all removed all the doors for painting in his workshop and then proceeded to paint the carcasses as well as 42 door handles! . However this did not phase him and the end result exceeded our expectations. We now have a beautiful, hand painted kitchen worthy of a designer price tag but costing a mere fraction of that. We also have the option in a few years time of creating a totally different look should we wish. Ian is a friendly, open character and his workmanship is first class. We would give him the highest recommendation.”
Mr and Mrs Ford, Balerno
“I appreciate the professional way you carried out this work. I have already had some very favourable comments on the difference this has made.”
Jeanette Muir

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