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|Removing décor in dining room||£50||£250||£150||£375||£200||£500|
The size and current state of your dining room will be the main driving force in the time it will take, and therefore how much it costs, to remove the décor from it in preparation for a freshen up. If it is a simple case of removing fairly recent wallpaper or preparing some paintwork from good quality walls then the job should not take that long.
Once any wallpaper is removed your decorator should also sand down any woodwork that needs it and patch plasterwork as necessary. They may also unscrew light fittings in preparation for decoration. You may wish to remove furniture and fittings from the room yourself to save time and money, or your decorator can carry this out, as well as disposing of any waste.
The toughest job in removing décor from a dining room is getting rid of old wallpaper. Professionals should have steamers and wallpaper strippers to deal with this and paying for use and upkeep of this equipment is where part of your fee for the work goes.
If your decorator has to remove heavy anaglypta, woodchip papers or even artex from walls or ceilings, then the cost could increase with the time it takes to work back to a smooth, clean surface. You should budget for half a day per room for removing current décor, although this period will go up if plastering, skimming or extensive repair work has to be done to prepare the surfaces for new paint or paper
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