About Us

2022 sees Henderson & Paterson proudly achieving its 90 year. We were originally established in 1932 by James Henderson and James Paterson who focused mainly on the painting of domestic properties throughout Edinburgh. The business expanded into other markets such as banks, offices and hotels whilst still serving the private housing market within the city, predominately within the South of Edinburgh. 

In 2008, the company became a division of George Nicolson, a well-respected decorating company based in Leith, Edinburgh who have been established for 50 years. This allowed Henderson & Paterson to focus on the residential and private house markets, as well as shops and small offices whilst still holding the same values and standards since it began 90 years ago.

Please contact us to arrange a estimate.

Our Services

Over the years we have established relationships with many clients throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians including Merchiston, Morningside, Marchmont and Blackford as well as Leith, Trinity, Portobello and Musselburgh.

In addition to providing you with an impressive painting and decorating service, we can fulfil any project by delivering specialist finishes such as faux finishing, marbling, graining, sign writing and professionally applied digital images, silk or broad vinyl wall coverings.

All our site operatives are very experienced and fully qualified tradespeople who are trained in various aspects of Health & Safety such as First Aid, Working at Height and Asbestos Awareness.

  • We contacted Henderson & Paterson to do the outside paintwork on our project. The work included painting window frames, fascias, soffits, benches and railings and we are very pleased with the result. H&P were very helpful and prompt answering our queries with very helpful advice.

    Belhaven Place Residents Association




    Can’t fault anything, especially working over the weekend.

    Mr J Saunderson



    Excellent work carried out. I am delighted with the result. The whole process was well managed and carried out efficiently. I would happily recommend Henderson & Paterson to anybody.

    Andrew J




    …all the various tradesmen were very pleasant and helpful.

    Mr P Russell



    On behalf of the children, families and staff at The Yard, thank you so much for your involvement in DIY SOS. You have helped create something very special. We are so grateful to everyone for giving up their time & skills.

    The Yard, Edinburgh




    Excellent all round – thank you all for the great experience and expert job done.

    Tim E



    We have used Henderson & Paterson for all our decorating (inside and out) for the past 25 years. Their work is excellent and we would not use anyone else.

    Mrs Hurcombe



    I’m very pleased with the quality of the work. I was particularly impressed by his helpful attitude and the manner in which he carried out the tasks.

    Mr I Jones



    … punctual, pleasant, and worked very efficiently, leaving us with a beautifully decorated room. We were very pleased with the high level of customer service.

    R Land

  • ..take this opportunity to convey my thanks to the painter, he did a really lovely job. The paintwork was done beautifully with lots of attention to detail. I have always been really impressed with the quality of workmanship that your company has provided, and at a reasonable price, over all the years that I have had you do various jobs in my flat. I therefore find myself recommending you to lots of people who need painters.

    M Forrester

  • Consistently high quality workmanship. This is the second time we’ve had our new windows painted with microporous paint and they’re looking brand new again.

    J Murray

  • I have to say the service provided was very professional. I would have no problem in both using and recommending your services in the future.

    Mr D Mitchell

  • Thank you and especially Iain (painter) and Ian (manager) for what was fantastic service and a brilliant job well done.  We’re really happy with the quality of work and I am one for detail whilst appreciating a tidy working environment.  Ian was such a delight and worked very diligently to get us a nice finish. I will certainly be keeping your details to hand and happy to recommend to others.

    Mr Thompson

Contact Us

Henderson & Paterson
96-100 Salamander Street

+44 (0) 131 664 3344