Dj Decor Painting

Paint & Wallpaper Contractors
22 Woodglen Crescent SW Calgary AB T2W 4Y8
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Beth  from Calgary
Beth from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Interior painting

I recently hired this firm and asked them to paint he main floor of my new home. I had a very tight deadline. The painter/owners were unbelievably accommodating and worked long hours to complete the work

Work quality and on-site manner were extremely professional. The two helped me test colours and discussed options before beginning. They were prompt, neat and thorough. This is the kind of young company that deserves to succeed!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Mary Diamond from Calgary
Mary Diamond from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Interior work

We had our entire interior painted by DJ Decor. We got the name from others who had used them and who had been very pleased.
We were thrilled with the work for a number of reasons:

1. They were on time, whether it was to do an initial estimate or to do the actual work.

2. They were polite and professional all of the time.

3. They were flexible- I changed the colour I wanted after the sample that I had chosen didn't work with my furniture (something that I had not considered).

4. Their work was technically very good. We have a challenging house, with a lot of cut work and 26 foot high ceilings in some areas. I have had this house painted by others, and this was by far the best job.

5. Their estimates, both time and cost wise, were accurate.

I have since recommended DJDecor to other, who have also been very pleased with the work.

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Clinton from Calgary
Clinton from Calgary
4 reviews Airdrie, AB
9/10

whole house reno

I created this profile just to refute a previous review I just read. It is full of fabfrications in everything I can verify from my own experiences. They are young but that does not mean they are unskilled. They did very well and I had a very nice job when they were finished. The minor touchups I had were promptly done and all cleanup was looked after. Where they truly went above and beyond is accommodating where other trades dropped the ball. They both adjusted their schedule plus pulled long shifts to get me back on schedule. Twice. All of their work was clearly spelled out in the contract and any extras I asked them to do they neatly spelled it all out in a supplemental contract. No muss no fuss and among the most professional trades we had in.

Approximate cost of services:
$8,000.00
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NM from Calgary
NM from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Main level interior painting

Dan and Devon did interior painting for us June 2014. They were prompt, polite and professional. We are very happy with the work they did on the main level of our home. We have lots of windows, french doors, ceiling mouldings and a built in glass cupboard so it was not a simple or quick job. When they were finished the work they had us inspect everything to make sure we were happy. I get the impression that these young men are very intent on building a reputable business that delivers quality work. I will happily hire them next summer to paint the exterior of our house.

Approximate cost of services:
$4,500.00
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Jenny Hoops from Calgary
Jenny Hoops from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB

First Review

0/10

Painting walls, doors, casing and baseboard

DJ Decor Painting is a poorly equipped, inexperienced, and poorly-run painting company in Calgary, Alberta. In January, 2014, I hired DJ Decor based on excellent work a co-owner (Dan) of the company had completed for me the summer before, with a different painting partner and through a student painting company. Dan Martin and Devon Covert (current owners of DJ Decor) were the painters this time, and they were to paint a newly-renovated 2nd floor, as well as 19 new interior doors and about 2000 feet of new baseboard, window casing and door casing. It quickly became apparent after they started work that Devon had very little to no experience painting, as I heard Dan instructing him on how to do the job ("OK, take the roller, dip it in the paint and roll it around to get paint all over it.") . Also, Devon actually asked another contractor in my house (a drywaller/tile installer) when he thought he, Devon, should remove his own painting tape (my other contractor said that he told Devon that he was the painter, he should know how to do his job). To paint the baseboard, casings and doors, they rented a sprayer, but not knowing how to use it they clogged it within the first hour and had to return it to the shop and get instructions. After the first day, they left with the doors leaning precariously on sawhorses, only for us to hear a loud crash as the doors fell like dominoes, marring the fresh paint on all of them. Their work on the baseboard and casing was no better: they dented and dinged the stairwell walls carrying the boards up to their paint-room setup, and then re-stacked the freshly painted boards too soon, so that most of the boards stuck to the next one and the whole stack had to be peeled apart, one by one, and sanded/touched up before we could install them.
Dan and Devon were not careful workers, and I had to instruct Devon on proper use of ladders when I came upon him balancing on the top of a step stool (not the top step, but the aluminum tubing that forms the handle of the step stool), and I provided him with my own stepladder to use. It was then that Dan and Devon told me they had applied for but did not yet have their WCB coverage (even though their contract clearly states that they have "all licences and permits required").
Perhaps the most egregious thing was their dismal business knowledge and practices. Despite being told, repeatedly, that they were not licensed to take advance deposits for work in Calgary, Devon THREE TIMES presented me with invoices before the work was completed. This, despite the fact that their "Contract" provided a 30-day payment clause, and clearly stated their payment terms and conditions. I paid for materials before the job, and mid-way through the job I also voluntarily gave them a progress payment for work completed. Despite this, Devon and Dan finished their job on a Thursday evening, and then returned the next day (not 30 days later!) to demand payment. When I said that I would get them my payment as soon as I could, they proceeded to call, email and come to my door in person over the next three days, threatening to place a builder's lien on my house if they didn't receive a certified cheque "immediately". Remember, THEY gave ME the contract with the 30-day payment clause in it, and then proceeded to try to ignore their own contract and intimidate me into paying them early. I guess their intimidation worked, because I paid them for the job just to wash my hands of the pair and get rid of their intimidating presence.
I will not use this pair of painters ever again, and I will not recommend them.

Approximate cost of services:
$8,000.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Get trained, experienced painters, and follow the terms of their own contract.
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Run far, far away from DJ Decor Painting.
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