John Hebb
Barrie and Area


Who we are

What sets us apart


Thank you for stopping by and browsing the website.  I am John Hebb, owner of The Master's Touch.  Whether it is painting, crown moulding installation, stucco removal or small repairs and renovations, you want to know you can trust me.  I've seen and heard too frequently of the negative experiences people have had when looking for and dealing with various trade workers, and it's a shame.  I want you to know; you have my word - I am dedicated to serving you and doing it well. You can rely on The Master's Touch.


When it comes to either interior decorating or upgrading the appearance of your exterior, it is all very personal.  You need someone who you can depend on to guide you; not pushing an agenda, but working with you to take into account your tastes.  My experience both with partnering with my clients and with any of the services I offer comes from good training and over twenty years of quality experience beginning in the Greater Toronto Area and now as I serve more northern regions.  


Excellence is a quality that flows naturally from someone who has a passion for seeing things done with high standards. Knowing something can be done beyond mediocrity motivates me to work with great attention to detail.  I partner with clients to help them achieve their home decorating goals. I want the people who I serve to have their expectations exceeded ~ for them to experience the difference my workmanship makes.  This is really the mark of The Master's Touch.

What we do

Things we are good at

Interior Painting

Your walls, ceilings, trim and doors can look as visually stunning five years from now as the day the paint was first applied. Properly prepared walls and trim that flow seamlessly together with razor sharp edges and silk smooth surfaces create a feeling of prestige and unsurpassed quality. Premium products such as Benjamin Moore's Regal Select and PPG's Dulux Diamond Coatings ensure longevity and beauty. With the right choice of colors, continuity and harmony throughout your home will both enhance your sense of being and reflect your personal style to guests.

Stucco Removal

We can deal with your stucco ceilings by either freshly painting them or by removing the texture completely.  Many of our clients favour the smooth cleaner look to their ceilings.  Smooth ceilings also provide the option of using colors other than white to bring interest to accompanying wall colors, especially when separated and defined with crown moulding. 

Crown Moulding

Wood trim such as wainscotting, high baseboards, wide door and window casings, or the addition of beautiful crown moulding, is an affordable enhancement to update any room in your home. Crown Moulding, in particular, makes an incredible difference! Clients are always thrilled when they witness the finished results of these visual architectural additions. Since, as a Paint & Decor company, our skill set allows us to go well beyond painting, the potential for huge changes without the cost of major renovations, is limitless.

Exterior Painting

 This is where the rubber meets the road. Many non professionals can lay a coat of paint on an exterior surface and it looks great. With exterior projects, we have learned over twenty years what works and what doesn't. Moisture and UV concerns in our northern climate present special requirements. We often remove the old paint entirely from wood surfaces and when dry, apply special primers and flexible top coats of highest quality. We never compromise when it comes to making your paint job last. We are in the business of protecting your investment but also in bringing update to your exterior's appearance. This often means re-coating vinyl or aluminum siding and eavestrough. 

Deck Solutions

We have had experience staining new decks and re-surfacing worn decks and through failure and success have arrived at a product and method that has been tried and tested. Many companies avoid offering deck maintenance. Moisture content, time of year, right product and right method give us confidence that we can pass on to you, when it comes to your deck, pergolas and fences.

Stairs & Spindles

Stair treads, risers, stringers, newel posts, hand railings - we are familiar with all the components and we have experience staining and varnishing and painting them. Wood types require specific treatment. Stain matching is an art. Details are vital. Your stairway is expensive and usually a central, predominate focus. You will be in good hands with The Master's Touch. You may be interested in painting your existing wooden spindles - well, we do that too and that upgrade looks stunning.

Why people call

Are we serving you well

We have just had our kitchen cabinets refinished by John at The Masters Touch. He totally transformed our kitchen from meh to designer look. He was professional, friendly, reliable and honest to a fault. His attention to detail was fabulous. We had complete confidence in him. He stuck to his timeline and even finished under budget. What more could you want? I’d highly recommend John and The Masters Touch for ANY painting job. -- the Stumpfs, Barrie, Ont.

John, Cheryl and I greatly appreciated your skill and attention to detail as you transformed our wallpaper damaged walls into wonderful, flat surfaces suitable for painting. The colour you recommended perfectly complements both our new flooring, and our existing furniture. We will have no hesitation recommending you to others in need of a true professional, and, we hope to have some more work for you soon. Thanks. -- the Simpsons, Barrie, Ont.

John Hebb of ‘The Master’s Touch’ is more than a competent painter! He is a professional—outstanding when it comes to detail, workmanship, courtesy, and creative problem-solving! His commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction produce beautiful, long-lasting results. We highly recommend ‘The Master’s Touch’ for the kind of quality painting and decorating we’ve enjoyed over several years in our century home. -- the Sinclairs, Churchill, Ont. 

I have known John for many years and highly recommend him as a professional interior and exterior painter. He has an excellent sense of decorating and works with you to choose a colour to enhance your decor. John takes the time to do a thorough job and, when completed, your furniture is put back in place, drapery hung, and work area cleaned. With the "Master's Touch" to a brush, your house can be transformed into your dream home. "Experience the Difference" Thanks John. -- the Birts, Barrie, Ont.

John, your attention to detail as well as advising us on appropriate colours throughout our new home was indeed very much appreciated. At the end, after spending 19 days with you, we are thoroughly convinced your expertise is beyond a housepainter but a very talented artist when it comes to transforming our entire builder's quality painted house to a work of art! We now have a comfortable home and are extremely pleased. We would surely recommend you to family, friends or anyone who asks any time in the future. -- the Ramsters, Alliston, Ont.

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