|Good condition||Average condition||Poor condition|
|Removing décor in a bedroom||£50||£125||£75||£188||£100||£250|
The cost to remove current décor and make good any wood or plaster damage before redecorating, will largely be down to the size and style of the bedroom, as well as the condition that your walls are in. If it is a simple case of removing standard wallpaper then the job is fairly simple. But if your painter and decorator has to contend with woodchip, flock, crumbling plaster work and damp patches, then the job could spread out over a number of days (although they should be able to get on with other rooms if you are having the whole house done).
A good decorator will also sand down wooden areas, such as window sills or skirting boards, that need to be decorated as well as tidying up any small repair jobs that need to be done before redecorating commences.
Removing wallpaper is often the worst job in terms of preparation time, but your painter or decorator should have professional equipment, such as steamers, to help them with this. Your decorator will generally unscrew any sockets or switches that will need to be moved out for papering or painting.
Remember, you will also have to factor in the time needed to take down blinds and curtains, remove any furniture or items you do not want damaged and even take off doors if this is needed. You should allow at least half a day of your painter’s or decorator’s time for each room in terms of removal of décor and preparation. You should also allow time for them to clean up and remove waste materials.
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