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Welcome to John Barnard Ltd Narrowboat Painters

As John Barnard Ltd, we offer a comprehensive range of narrowboat painting services for the canalboat owner. Based at Debdale Wharf on Grand Union Leicester line, we operate from a climate controlled paintshop providing a year round service. Conveniently situated just off the A6 between Market Harborough and Leicester, we welcome visitors and are always pleased to let you inspect the quality of our workmanship or chat about whatever project you have in mind.

As experienced narrowboat painters, we perform work reliably, at fair conditions and on time. We specialise in complete back to metal repaints using traditional craftmanship to give you a finish to be proud of. We provide free estimates and consulations, so why not get in touch with your requirements, or better still if you're in the area just pop in.


Whether for a full repaint or minor accident repairs John Barnard Ltd is your dependable partner!


Our most recent commission


Check news page for award details


Due to high demand for our work we are now taking bookings for 2021

New youtube videos

New videos coming for 2017

John awarded first ever International Paints Certificate of Craftmanship

Fred Cole of International Paints awarding John with the company's first ever Certificate of Craftmanship at this year's Crick Boat Show

John scores again by receiving a further award from Epifanes

Following the company's recent appointment as the country's first (and so far only) inland waterways International Paints Application Centre, we're proud to announce that we've followed it up with another award - the first ever Certificate of Craftmanship from Epifanes.

New YouTube 

"How to CoachPaint"

We have uploaded a new clip, let us know what you think! Watch Now


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Call us now!

Tel: 07598 865684

Or to visit us

John Barnard Ltd

Debdale Wharf Marina

Smeeton Westerby  

Leicestershire  LE8 0XA

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