Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Wallpapering a hallway

Good condition Average condition Poor condition
Low High Low High Low High
Wallpapering a hallway £200 £500 £300 £750 £400 £1,000

Wallpapering in hallways can be one of the most difficult areas of the house to deal with and there is definitely a chance that scaffold or ladders will be needed to make the job go safely. All decorators have ladders, but you should ask if there is an extra charge for scaffold, as this may be hired in.

One of the main costs in wallpapering your hallway will be the paper itself. You can buy anything from a bargain brand from the high street to the kind of thing that you see in high end interior design magazines, so the pricing options are almost endless. A good professional will be able to help you decide on colour and finishes if need be and they will also have brands that they recommend, as well as sample books.

Once the surfaces are smooth and prepared and any filling in of cracks or making good has been done, your decorator can really get to work. The cost of the job will depend on the size of your hallway and the height will be a factor here too. It is more tricky and therefore takes longer to drop wallpaper from height and your decorator may need to bring in a second tradesman to help at this point.

Your decorator will probably charge by the day or hour, but you should check, as some prefer to charge by the roll of paper or the size of the room. All scrap should be cleared away at the end of the job and you will be left with a beautiful, clean hallway and a surface without the lumps, bumps and paste splashes that can come with doing the job yourself. 

Rated People surveyed 60 of our painters and decorators across the country to give you an idea of the approximate costs for a range of interior decorating jobs in your home. Factors which influence cost are the room you want decorating, the job you want doing in it and the condition of the room. We classify surfaces in “Good Condition” as having a few picture hooks or small cracks in the wall, “Average Condition” as having multiple cracks or holes and “Poor Condition” as having larger cracked or damaged plaster.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. Most tradesmen we surveyed said the start price for work is £500, so these costs are really only appropriate if you have more than one room to decorate. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact one of our local painter and decorators.


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