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“Jim Baker literally wrote a book (How To Become A Really Successful Painter) and since then has been mentoring painting companies for over a decade.”

Our promise



Our work is of the highest standard and we guarantee workmanship for 5 years which is further assurance of a quality job.



We guarantee a no hassle experience and promise your furniture, fittings and property will be carefully looked after and returned to the state it was before the work commenced.



We only use the highest quality supplies on your home and adhere to the recommendations and specifications set out by Dulux.

Awards and Endorsements



People Who Love Us

  • Many thanks for the work Jim!  We are both really happy with the results.

    All of your employees were very friendly, courteous and did an excellent job.  We would be more than happy to provide positive reference for you if ever needed.

    Maria & Maurice Brennan
  • Dear Jim, We wanted to let you know how happy we are with the work that you and your team have done in painting our home as we prepared it for sale. All of the external paintwork was looking a bit dull and in areas of high sun exposure was starting to peel from the weather boards. The difference now that the whole exterior has been painted is amazing, the whole presentation of the house is massively improved. I appreciated that you were able to ascertain the correct colours for us and that you were able to work with us in terms of budget. The workmaship and the demeanour of the workers was excellent, they were all especially kind to my young and inquisitive son who was eager to join them as an apprentice!.

    Thanks again, we would have no qualms in reccommending you to any of our friends or in providing a reference for the work you have done for us.

    Sophie & Dafydd Griffiths
  • Jim Baker has been a long term client of Dulux for 20 years. I have dealt with Jim personally for 5 years in my current role,  Sales Manager - Dulux Trade Qld, and have found Jim to be thoroughly professional in every aspect of his business.

    Jim has a passion for our trade and seeks ways to improve the view of the painting industry. To support fledgling paint business owners and apprentices he has developed business tools that highlight systems that improve the efficiency and profit of their business thus ensuring their long term sustainability.

    For any further information please contact the writer.

    Stuart Macfarlan
  • We cannot thank Jim enough for coming to our rescue on the 11 th hour.  Jim Baker and his team from James W Decorating were outstanding.  Jim was very helpful with the colour combinations and reviewing every aspect along the way to ensure we were satisfied with the outcome.  Their professional approach to the task was positive, supportive and very much customer focused, which was very refreshing. They were always on time, flexible, accommodating and reliable. This provided a good level of comfort to us knowing that this team of people cared about the end result, there was still the old school mindset of “do the job right first time = satisfied customers” creating referrals and long term repeat business.  Jim and the team went above and beyond to deliver an outstanding look to our home its now gone from a 70’s tired house to a modern, fresh and updated home with WOW. I have no hesitation in recommending Jim or Dulux together they are a fantastic team, I wish you all the success in the future. Thank you for making it easy. Regards Lance & Diana Burns

    Lance & Diana Burns
  • Dear Jim

    Thanks for the great job you did on your most recent painting project for me.

    This is the second time I have used your firm and found, each time, that the workmanship was of the highest quality. I particularly appreciate your attention to detail and the efficient and timely manner in which you commence and finish the work.

    Your work is of the highest quality.

    I have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends.

    Kind regards


    Greg Kretschmann
  • This letter is to serve as a formal recommendation for Jim Baker who has been my mentor, boss and friend for the past 8 years. During and after my apprenticeship with James W Decorating I have seen many examples of diligence, outstanding work ethic and dedication to success. I believe I have a advantage over a lot of other painters because I can perform the task neatly, promptly but most importantly I can build a great relationship with clients. If you have any questions regarding Jim Baker or this recommendation please do not hesitate to contact me. Justin Schutte

    Justin Schutte
  • We have found your service not only meeting but also exceeding our expectations.

    You have delivered all works to a high professional level, and we will definitely consider you for any future painting works we have in Heathwood.

    Your responsiveness, professionalism, quality of delivery inclusive of the product, and overall workmanship were excellent.


    Agnieszka (Aga) Szyszko
  • James W Decorating is the best painting company I have ever used. I have engaged James and his Team three times now to paint 2 of my homes inside and out. Quality, service and attention to detail every time. They turn up on time,  use the best products and keep you updated during the whole job. The quality of the work is exceptional and my wife and I are very happy. We have no hesitation in recommending them to any property owner.
    Shawn Woolf

High-Quality Work


Why James W Decorating


With over 32 years experience in the business, Jim Baker literally wrote the book on painting! and is published in over 100 articles teaching other painters how to run a painting company and how to deliver quality work.

Jim has been working in and mentoring other painting companies for over a decade now with his training programs endorsed by Dulux Accredited Painting nationally.

Dulux Qld supplies their paint reps with a copy of his book. Hire the painter others use to learn the trade!


James W Decorating is committed to minimizing the environmental impact on all of our projects in order to protect the environment, minimize inconvenience to our clients and to assist those who may be sensitive to paint fumes.

James W Decorating promises to be on time when we arrange to call to give you a quote and to complete the job within the agreed timeframe.

We promise to carry out high levels of preparation, use the best quality paints, and use experienced professional painters to do the work. We do not use sub-contractors.


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