A small business that has over 20 years of experience and expertise in the trade with City & Guilds Advanced qualifications and a fast knowledge of traditional, listed and modern builds.


Expert advice is given for materials which are best fit for the job ahead; I can also provide problem-solving methods.  With my years of experience I have taken on jobs of all size, from small to large with their own unique challenge.  This experience allows me to take on all work, tackling any problems which may arise.


I take pride in my work and provide a high quality workmanship from beginning to end.  From Residential/Commercial and Industrial, I aim to leave you completely satisfied with the work I carry out.  I provide a professional, friendly and clean service and most of my work comes from recommendations and repeat customers.


My Qualifications include:

City & Guilds Level 1, 2 & 3 Advanced

Erect and dismantle Tower Aluminium Scaffold

CSCS Card Holder

Fully insured


We are able to provide our quality services throughout Ipswich, Colchester, Stowmarket, Claydon, Felixstowe, Sudbury and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to call me on 07921 585 479 or contact me here. 


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Jay Youngs Painting and Decorating

T: 07921 585 479 

E: info@suffolkpainteranddecorator.co.uk

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Having had my cottage re-wired, I needed to find a reliable decorator who was happy to work in rooms where a lot of old and antique furniture couldn’t be removed. Jay explained the process of protection of the furniture and planning to reassure me that I would have nothing to worry about. A no point was I concerned that he wouldn’t take care of my house and belongings, he even fixed a broken mug I hadn’t gotten around to!

His attention to detail, total professionalism, friendly manner and even turning up when he didn’t feel well. As well as working late and a weekend, to ensure I got my house back as soon as possible, proves his worth on so many levels. I will definitely be having him back to redecorate the remaining room that couldn’t be done this time around. Total pleasure to work with! Thank you, Jay!

Nicki and Phil Band

Thank you for an amazing job to our hall stairs, landing and bedroom. You have transformed our home.  You are thorough and tidy and we would highly recommend you to any of our friends and family.  When we need downstairs re-decorating you will be the person we will turn to.


Jay came to quote for decorating work on my room and was also able to give me contacts for other tradesmen whose services I needed.

Jay's work and those of the men he recommended were all very careful and precise.  I'm thrilled with the result which is just what I hoped for.  He also took great care that the rest of my house was protected from dust and dirt, and left everything clean and tidy each evening.

If you want a perfectionist who will work with you at all stages to get your desired result, I strongly recommend Jay and would use his services again.  Not the cheapest but definitely the best.

Richard Dewar

I would like to take this opportunity to advise how pleased I am with the work that you carried out.  The preparation was very thorough and you certainly found areas of rot which were not obvious.  You then made sure that all rotten patches were completely removed before filling and making good.

The actual painting was of the highest order.  All windows ended up with crisp, clear lines with no signs of smudging. My wife and I also appreciated the sympathetic way in which you carried out the work to fit in with our arrangements without being unduly intrusive.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your work to anyone who wants a first class job meticulously carried out to the highest possible standard.



We have employed Jay on multiple occasions for work both inside and outside our home, helping us overhaul a particularly tired property which was in need of some tlc. During this process, Jay has clearly demonstrated his knowledge and understanding of his trade, as well as his ability to adapt around project constraints. He is proud of his work, which shows through his commitment and delivery. We would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends and family.




Having struggled to find a local decorator to tackle our greying 1930s house that was supposed to be white, Jay was recommended to us by a friend who had worked with him before and we're so glad we took up the recommendation. It was a big job which required repairs as well as decorating but Jay transformed our house back to its former glory, completing the job to a high standard and on budget. We would definitely use him again.

Rating out of 5: *****


Mr Mclay

I initially contracted Jay to repaint, walls and woodwork for a large dining hall. I was immediately impressed by the advice he gave regarding paint brand and colour to suit the aspect and dimensions for the room. I was further impressed by the detailed costing and estimated duration of the work. His preparation was extensive and the finished effect faultless. On this basis I further contracted him to wallpaper a 5 meter by 5 meter wall which had a large and particularly difficult T section window.


He cross lined and hung the finish paper perfectly notwithstanding that the window was out of square. Again his preparation was exemplary, including masking the scaffold, so as to prevent any discoloration to the paper, and preparatory measurement  and cutting for the reveals.


The paper was supplied by a London designer, who was unable to recommend  a suitable decorator, so I feel extremely fortunate to have found Jay. I had no hesitation in recommending him to the wallpaper company and would whole heartedly recommend him generally.


Stephen Unwin

We have regularly used Jay Youngs for a range of decorating jobs over the past few years and have always found his standard of workmanship to be of the very highest standard. He is also very careful to cover and protect items of furniture close to his area of work, he is always tidy and takes great care to clean up at the end of a job. We have no hesitation in recommending him to any of our friends and family.


Colin and Sandrine Cliffe

Thank you so much for doing such a great job in our house! We are not only pleased with the excellent paint and wallpapering job, but you were a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we are absolutely delighted with our freshly painted and wallpapered hallway, staircase and landing! Jamie arrived each day on the agreed time and was always courteous and friendly. His attention to detail, professionalism and pride in what he does were second to none and we have been very impressed with the very fine quality of the work he has done. He is also neat, cheerful and responsive to questions and concerns. We really appreciated the clean-up that was performed not only at the end of the job but at the end of each workday. We have received many compliments from friends and neighbours on quality of the work and have already booked Jamie for two more jobs. We will continue to highly recommend your services to our friends, colleagues and neighbours.

July 2015

Rating out of 5: *****



Having had my bathroom and en-suite completely refitted I asked the bathroom fitter, who I have recommened for Which? Trade, to recommend a decorator. He highly recommended Jay and I was not disappointed in this recommendation. Jay spent the majority of the time on the surface preparation. He protected all working areas with dust sheet, he cut and made good all holes, crack and other imperfections with filler and caulked up gaps between wall and pre-finished skirting and architraves. He rubbed down to a smooth finish and left a clean surface for painting. He then painted his work and takes great pride in what he does. He has a friendly personality and it was a pleasure to have him work in our bungalow. His quotation for the work was very reasonable. He has a City & Guild Advanced qualification and this showed in the excellent work he produced. I will certainly use him again to decorate the bedrooms later this year. A very skilled tradesman who I highly recommend.


Mr Nadie Abdul

I would recommend Jamie too any of my family and friends to do they homes knowing that his work is done  to the highest quality of painting and decoration.


Dr Don McElhinney

Jay provided a very professional service. he was punctual, tidy and did a very good job. he painted our dinning and living room. we plan to use him again.


Rating out of 5: *****


Mr Colin Sparrow

I came across Jay doing some work for one of my neighbours and thought about my bedroom that needed doing. After a friendly introduction I nervously asked him if he'd redecorate it for me. A week later the transformation was complete. You hear about cowboys all the time but I'm pleased to report I was extremely impressed with Jays skills in the art of decorating. Perfection isn't a word I use often but I was so impressed I immediately asked him to repaint the whole of the back of my house  (Outside) and my garage door. It's so good to be able to trust your pride and joy to a true professional, and he's young enough to still have years of outstanding decorating left in him. 


Eddie & Sheila

Jay painted our conservatory and we were more than satisfied with the high standard of his work. At each stage of the work from preparation of surfaces to the final coat of paint he gave precise attention to every detail.  At all times he gave us a helpful, friendly and professional service.


Janet & Richard Cattermole

Thanks you Jay for thw wonderful job of painting our kitchen and the units it is a really great transformation, everyone who sees it comments how lovely it looks. Once again Jay thank you for all your work. We would recommend you and your work to anyone.