Welcome to our testimonials page. It is our belief that what our clients have to say speaks more volume than anything we could ever tell you. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are primarily a referral-based business. Our dedication is to leave every client happy. So with that in mind please have a read through and see what our clients are saying about us! Alternatively, you check out our live Google reviews or leave a review by clicking the link below.

Craig Box

Rob the sole proprietor of "A Better Finish" was absolutely second to none when it came to painting our 3 bedroom unit in Manly. Rob's attention to customer service as well as the end product leaves me in the enviable position of highly recommending his home painting services; which when combined with his extensive knowledge of consumer trends within the current local Manly/Wynnum area with regards to external and internal paint colour schemes, is in my opinion second to none.

Oh and did I mention the quality of after care customer service as well as the smile you can't avoid when he gives you the initial quote?

Rob doesn't muck around with so called "ball park" guesses when it comes to providing quotes; rather he inspects your property personally and provides you with a written quote that leaves you with a quiet, yet calm confidence that Rob not only knows what he's doing ..... also that he's being doing it for a long time, due to his ability to tailor his painting services towards the clients individual requirements.

Well done Rob, and very many thanks for returning to my place to ensure that my most fastidious requests were met, and then exceeded.

Cameron Birch

We were really happy with service provided by both Rob and Anson. Rob provided a really competitive quote for painting the interior of our house. Rob was very understanding and flexible in that it was nearly a year from the time he quoted to when we were ready and the job was performed with no hassles and completed within a week of starting. I would recommend A Better Finish to anyone wanting quality workmanship.

Jacquie Thomas

Rob & his team at A Better Finish did a full interior paint of my townhouse. They did an amazing job - I couldn't be happier. Competitive quote, friendly, professional & punctual. Couldn't recommend Rob & the team at A Better Finish highly enough.

Jo Harris

Rob painted my townhouse in Wynnum. The quality of the finish was good and he worked in well with the timeline set and was reliable. He was very polite, accommodating and punctual.


This is the second time we’ve engaged A Better Finish and we couldn’t be happier with the end results and the process. They painted the interior of our home, including the new front door. The onsite crew were clean, polite, professional, on time and very efficient with their job. Communication & supervision was fantastic and I had a solid understanding of how the job would pan out in terms of timeframes. They made the whole process easy and nothing was ever a hassle. Excellent service and highly recommend.


Vasanthi Weber

Rob, Anson & Isaac have delivered a first class job. In 4 days they had our 3 bedroom house exterior painted. We were very impressed with their work ethic and workmanship and they were always ready with a smile. Their communication and feedback was outstanding and they kept us at ease throughout every stage of the painting process. Rob always return our calls and emails, listen to our requests and resolved if possible. We will be using Better Finish again on our next painting project and recommend them to others looking for a great paint job .


A Better Finish painters with Rob and team are A1 excellent painters. They did an extremely professional job on our house and it was noticeable to us how the attention to detail, careful preparation and high standards they have, gave us an exceptional result. The house looks fantastic and it was done with the very hardworking approach from one of Robs most experienced painters. A Better Finish are exactly what they say 'A Better Finish' in all aspects of the painting process. We highly recommend A Better Finish they are 5 star.

Graeme Corder

Rob and team did an excellent job on our house. They were professional, courteous, honest, reliable, problem fixers, excellent painters and Vanessa and I rate them 5 stars and highly recommend.


We highly recommend A Better Finish for their good attitude, prompt service and excellent results on the exterior of our house. Thank you.

Michael Coles

"A Better Finish" was engaged to undertake an exterior clean and paint of my elderly aunt's high-set timber house at Lota. The house was last painted a couple of decades ago so needed extensive preparation before painting. Rob's quote was competitive and he provided helpful advice on colour selection to my aunt, who wanted "something colourful". Work proceeded to plan and was completed by the agreed date. The quality of the work was very good and the customer (my aunt) was happy with the end result. I am happy to recommend Rob and his team for an exterior house clean and paint.


A Better Finish have just completed painting the interior of our home and we are extremely happy with the results. Rob is great to communicate and deal with and always gets back to you in a timely manner. Anson was a delightful man to have in our home doing the job. Would totally recommend A Better Finish! Thank you guys - we will look forward to engaging your services again in the future.

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Dan Cruickshank

Rob and his team did a magnificent job painting my home. The place looks fantastic.

Rob is a pleasure to deal with, the quality of the job is superb and the price was right.

You can’t go wrong. I’ll be using Rob for any future work

Altynay Ozbek

We had just purchased a new house in Wakerley and needed all the interior walls/doors re-painted. A large-scale job that required detailed attention. Rob and his team from A Better Finish did the job with the upmost quality with brilliant colours that were perfect for the house.

On top of this, taking upon this role, Rob and his team were great to talk to as they understood what we as a family moving into a new house wanted. The positivity and consistency Rob has maintained over the years every time we require his skill and detail is no less than of a high standard. To this day, we always call in A Better Finish to touch up the both interior/exterior walls as well as the limestone tiles in our backyard. Thank you so much to Rob and his team at A Better Finish!


A Better Finish painted our whole interior of our house and gave it a brilliant look it needed. Whenever we need painting we always contact Rob as he understands everything to what we need and want, on top of this, A Better Finish go beyond with their enthusiasm and detailing. Excellent work as always and definitely recommend!

Ian Chapman

Thanks to you and your team for the job you did on our house in Manly West. I appreciate working around our schedule and the other trades. In the end, we had an agreed sale in just 4 days on market, so that is a great result for us.

Colleen & Pete

After a google search and reading reviews about A Better Finish, I contacted Rob. He was very thorough with his quote and took his time to make sure he had covered everything we wanted to achieve with a very reasonable price. Rob was on site every day communicating with Anson and myself to make sure we were pleased with the progression of the job. Anson is very efficient, friendly, trustworthy and hard working. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We are extremely pleased with finished result and would 100% recommend Rob and Anson if you want a great professional paint job.

David from Coorparoo

A Better Finish”  just recently completed repainting a whole side of my old Queenslander House. Quite a difficult job but this was met with no reservations - old peeling paint and high a two storey wall. Typical Aussie attitude, she’ll be right mate!

The job was performed without fuss and hassle. Each day the sire was left spotless pretty much from paint chips and workmen were very respectful and hardworking. Rob was professional and experienced, installing great confidence. Work was completed and looks a million dollars. Very pleased with the outcome.

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Glen Muirhead

Rob and Ivan (Hola!) did a fantastic job on our house exterior. Rob was in constant communication with us from beginning till end - a very welcome change from our other experiences with painters / builders. We're now thinking about getting the interior done, and hope to use "A Better Finish" for another great result.

Brad Mancini

This is the second time we've used A Better Finish, after a great experience a few months back in our kitchen and dining area.  This time we had most of the house done - inside and out.  We were really impressed with the meticulous and conscientious approach. Amazing team - super honest, super friendly!  Our 20 year old house looks like new!

Sheree Neale

Rob provided a really competitive quote for painting the inside of my house. I was really happy with the friendliness and customer service of both Rob and Anson. The job was performed with no hassles and I would recommend A Better Finish to people looking for value for money painting.


Rob and Anson just painted our old Queenslander. We were very happy with the workmanship and the price. Both were easy to work with and listened to what we wanted. Highly recommend them.

Peter Lovegrove

We had our ceilings painted and they look great. The job was done professionally and on time. Great value for money.


Anton recently pained our house inside and out, with a friendly hard working attitude. Pricing was reasonable and the team were flexible with working around other trades and adjustments. I would recommend 'A Better Finish' for all your painting needs!
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Brian Hayes

Rob and his team did a fantastic job, open communication throughout and great quality. His staff were friendly and considerate. Highly recommended, couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

Jessica Baker

Very happy with the work Rob and his team did on our house. The paint job is perfect and the whole team was a pleasure to deal with - polite, efficient and competitive on price!


Rob and Anton were very friendly and helpful. Job was done very efficiently, tidy and a very good paint job. Price was very competitive. Recommend.

Elliot Coats

We highly recommend Rob & his team for their great work & communication. East to deal with, great attention to detail & extremely reliable. We will definitely be using A Better Finish for all of our painting projects.

Sharon Wright (Lota)

Rob of A Better Finish did an excellent job on transforming the look of my now beautiful Qlder cottage. he listens to your wants and also offers great advice given his extensive expertise. I have used his business for several jobs and would not hesitate in using his business again.

Susan Brett

Can’t recommend Rob and the team highly enough. Competitive quote and experienced painter did the job.

Josh Jones

Renovating our house over the past 2 years we firstly used Rob to paint the 5m high ceilings inside and after such a great experience we got Rob back to do the whole outside including a roof restoration. Rob always ensured we knew exactly what was happening throughout each stage. The work is to a great standard and we thought the pricing to be very reasonable. We will be building new next year and will be certainly getting A Better Finish to do the painting.


My husband’s words were “I would be happy to recommend 'A Better Finish' to anyone”. True praise, from one tradesman to another, due to Rob’s professionalism and commitment to a brilliant result every time.

Melissa Dawson

Nice guys to deal with, polite, neat work and spotless clean up. Will definitely be using these guys again for future jobs around the house.


Rob and Anton delivered on their promise, quality finishing, quality paint used, adherence to safety and value for investment, would not hesitate to recommend.

Nicole Lucas

We were looking for a quality paint job on our home as we were putting it on the market. Rob and his team spent the time to prepare our property, making sure our floors and furniture were protected. They even cleaned up after the job! The house looked amazing when finished - we even reconsidered selling!

Thanks Rob, we're really happy with the result.

Carolyn Dolan

I have had the exterior of my house painted by A Better Finish and could not be happier with the final result. The quote was more than reasonable and the job was professionally done.

I highly recommend A Better Finish for any of your painting needs.

Dan Maher

Rob, just a big thanks for the great experience in engaging you to paint my house inside and out. Top quality job and in a timely manner and at a reasonable price. You are a gentleman and always strived to ensure I was happy. Thanks again. Needless to say I'd recommend you for similar painting projects.

Lisa & Scott

I would highly recommend Rob and his team at A Better Finish. They have great attention to detail and old school work ethics. We managed to secure Rob for our job, that was partly finished after our old painter walked out. Not only did they fix the other painters poor workmanship, but they even came in under budget. Rob is a great communicator and keeps you updated every step of the way. A Better Finish is exactly what you will get with Rob and his Team.

Michelle Therese

We just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for the work you did painting our house.

Undertaking a big job like that is always overwhelming however you made it straightforward, performed the work professionally and lived up to what you promised. We are very happy with the finished house.

We would be happy to recommend you to our friends and acquaintances.

Good luck in the future.

Dan Tooth

Rob and his team did an excellent job for me recently. Their workmanship and professionalism is top notch. Their "can do" attitude and commitment to the job is second to none. Thank you Rob and team.


Good work, on time, good value and tidied up before they left!! Happy to recommend A Better Finish.

Alisa & Dave

We were under some time pressure to get our house ready for market prior to Christmas. Rob was able to fit us in at very short notice which while perhaps not always logistically possible was so greatly appreciated in this case. It was lovely to deal with a trades person that turns up exactly when promised, delivers a prompt and extremely competitive quote and started sooner than expected. Rob and his crew were professional, friendly and polite. He took great care in keeping us up to date on what was happening at our house and his time-frames with weather and other work etc. so there were no nasty surprises. Nothing was promised that could not be delivered and in the tight time-frame we had we were able to get a few “maybe jobs” done too. All work was completed to a high quality standard. Rob and his team were brilliant and we will definitely be calling on him again for our next painting job. Thanks again Rob for a job well done!

Tanya Bird

Rob and his team provide a great service. Highly recommend.

Belinda Wise

Rob and his team did a fabulous job painting and refreshing our garage door. Rob was very helpful and efficient in providing a quote and following through with the job. Rob always kept me up to date with the progress of the works and timeframes. I would recommend A Better Finish and I plan to use Rob again in the near future.

David Neven

Rob & John prepared all surfaces thoroughly (2 story timber on brick house with steel stairways & railings) removing peeling paint, grinding rust spots, treating steel with rust remover and timber with mould inhibitor and sanding and undercoating (+ sealing gaps to eliminate spider webs) before applying two coat's of Dulux acrylic paint.

The house looks new again and I know it has been painted properly by experts (I saw what they did and both Rob & John kept me informed).

The previous paintwork lasted 16years - it was also applied properly, so I know this work will stand the test of another 16 years of bleaching Queensland sunshine.

Rob suggested some colour changes that would suit the house better and I like the 'new' style. He and John work calmly and quietly (neither smoke or make unnecessary noise) and leave the site tidy at the end of each day.

I recommend 'A Better Finish' painting & decorating without hesitation.

Thank you Rob Ogilvy for a job well done in good time and at a good price.

Colin Beard

Rob and his team were prompt, reliable and did a good job of the painting.


Rob and his crew painted the exterior of our house. They did an amazing job, they are very professional and the quality is excellent. Rob's attention to details also helped us a lot. We highly recommended them for any painting job.


Rob and his team were very organised and professional and did a quality thorough job painting our house. The whole of the outside of our house was transformed in 2 weeks and we’re very happy with it. We will have them back whenever we need more painting done!

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