|Good condition||Average condition||Poor condition|
|Painting a bathroom||£75||£188||£115||£280||£150||£375|
Many brands offer special moisture-resistant paints and your painter may recommend that you use these when having your bathroom decorated. They should also be able to advise you on how many tins of paint you will need, or will even buy in the paint themselves if you are happy with this.
Paint costs vary greatly, from bargain brands to designer ones, so you should always take this into account when budgeting for your job. Generally speaking, painters and decorators can be as hands-off or hands-on as you like when it comes to design and materials. So if you need help picking a shade or type of paint then do ask.
Masking off skirting boards, showers and tiles will be the most time-consuming part of painting your bathroom, but your painter should also make good any cracks or divots in plasterwork that would prevent a smooth finish. In some cases your painter may paint over existing wallpaper to retain a good surface. Others may state the need for lining paper, which can be a good way to get a better finish on poor quality walls.
The time taken for the paint job itself can depend on colours and coats. Some jobs may need undercoats and some paints may need more coats than even the manufacturer states. Always ask your painter how many coats will be needed as this will impact on cost, as will the need to paint (or paint around) period details or unusual features. A good painter will always lay down dust sheets or plastic sheeting to protect your bathroom and then dispose of waste materials at the end of a job.
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