|Good condition||Average condition||Poor condition|
|Painting a kitchen||£115||£280||£170||£425||£225||£565|
The quality and therefore cost of paint to be used when decorating your kitchen will help to dictate your overall budget, although the bulk of the cost will be down to labour charges. Your painter will be able to advise on the type of paint that will work best in your kitchen and many manufacturers now offer special kitchen paints, which can deal with the rigours of being in that environment and are easy to wipe down.
A good decorator will be willing to advise on colour schemes but also know when to let you go with what you want. You are the customer and if you want to know something then do ask. Good painters will be only too willing to help. They should also not be charging for standard equipment such as rollers or brushes.
A room that is simple to paint will cost less to complete than one where there are fiddly details or period features to paint or to paint around. You should ask how your painter charges, as some may charge by the size of the room, though most will charge by the day or the hour.
A good deal of the time you are paying for will be used in preparation, but this is a very important part of the job, especially in a kitchen, where many sockets may have to be masked or pulled out to be painted around. Your painter should also lay dust sheets or plastic sheeting over floors and any appliances that may be splashed by paint. They should also take any waste away at the end of the job and make sure that all splashes, however tiny, are removed.
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