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|Removing décor in your stairwell||£75||£190||£115||£280||£150||£375|
Removing the current décor from your stairwell can be a tricky task, especially where there are heights involved. Just how tricky the job is will define how much you will pay in labour charges as well as any potential extras such as the need for scaffold towers or a mate to help with ladders. Sanding down woodwork or stripping wallpaper at height can be difficult and take more time than it would just stripping it from a bedroom, especially as equipment like steamers and scrapers are not easy to use here. Once the work is underway then your decorator will be able to advise on any remedial work that may need doing, such as filling in cracks or tidying up plaster work.
You should always allow a half day for taking down current décor and this may need to be increased if you have a large or a very high stairwell. At the end of the job your decorator should tidy up and remove any waste materials, but you should make sure disposal of old wallpaper or carpet is included in your price. Your decorator may help to bring down any high-up items, such as lampshades, for you. But always remember that clearing as much of the stairwell as you can by yourself will save your decorator time and therefore save you money.
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