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Does your new home need a lick of paint? Maybe you’ve bought an old cottage that needs some TLC to bring it back to life. Why not hire a local painter and decorator to enhance and protect all the surfaces in your home? From door and wall painting to murals and stunning paint effects, find out how much the decorating costs would be to revamp your space and hire a painter and decorator near you.

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Customer service is my business. I work hard to satisfied my costumers. A professional Painter & Decorator(inside and outside) + Windows & Doors. Traditional window cleaning and garden.

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Reviewed by Phil on 18/7/2019

Vio and his team were excellent throughout, I can strongly recommend and will be using them again.

Working hard and clean keeping my clients happy that’s what keep me going.

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Reviewed by Abi on 5/7/2019

Alin and his team are great! They got in and got the job done in lightning speed and my flat looks amazing. Will definitely use them again.

Painters for you LTD will provide top-quality interior residential and commercial painting services.The company will seek to provide its painting services in the most timely manner and with an on going comprehensive quality-control program to provide 100% customer satisfaction.The firm also provide services as plastering,wood flooring.The idea is to provide clients with a broad range of related services that will minimize their need to employ a variety of contractors.Painters For You LTD will engage in a low-cost leadership strategy while maintaining a suitable level of quality.

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Reviewed by Andrea on 15/7/2019

Great job by Liviu and they managed to get it done earlier than expected. Would def hire him again and reccomend him.

Highview Painting & Decorating is a well established painting & decorating company that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 10 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. We cover all areas in Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire. Specialists in painting houses, flats, shops, restaurants & offices. Please contact us for a affordable quote. Reliable, family-run company.

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Reviewed by Surjit on 5/7/2019

Abdul and Samir did a great job with our internal house painting. Great quality, fast, tidy and very reliable. They ensured every request was dealt with efficiently and on time and were very polite. I would certainly recommend/ use them again when required.

Husband and wife decorating service,over 20 years experience,clean and professional service with high standards

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Reviewed by Dawn on 16/7/2019

Mark has completed a 1st class job of decorating my 2 bedrooms. He was very professional, reliable and I would highly recommend Mark for any decorating jobs. I will definitely use Mark again as he was punctual and worked around the hours that suited me as well as communicating leading up to the day he arrived, even sending me photos of the work completed whilst I was at work. Thank you Mark I’m really pleased

City and guilds painter and decorator. My work has covered hotels such as Devonshire Gardens,Glasgow, Macdonald hotels and lodges all over Scotland, and also Gleneagles. Varies commercial and private projects,interior and exterior. Decorating show houses.

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Reviewed by Thomas on 11/7/2019

An excellent job by Alan! Great value and reliable to boot, I'd recommend him and I'll definitely be using him again. Thanks.

External and interior specialist

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Reviewed by MARK on 9/7/2019

Peter and his partner arrived on time. Very polite. Very tidy clean workers. Did an excellent job of redecorating my living room. Never seen 2 guys work so hard. Will definitely use them again. Mark R. RM13

"You Choose The Colour" With over 20 Years experience. A modern business with traditional values. A friendly and punctual services for all aspects of work large or small. We are able to carry out a wide range of internal and external painting and decorating work for domestic and commercial customers throughout the North East and the rest of the U.K. -No up front payments -Free written estimates -Liability Insurance certificate provided with each job -Free advice -Discounts for pensioners & low income families -Discount for friends and families recommendations

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Reviewed by Joyce on 17/7/2019

I would thoroughly recommend Ross, a very reliable and dependable service from start to finish. Very professional and a great job done!

We are a decorating company that covers internal and external decorating work . We have been established for 25 years and our work is too a very high standard. We are friendly and reliable clean and tidy and look forward too your business in the future.

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Reviewed by carly on 26/6/2019

Professional, inexpensive, good quality finish. Met all expectations we would recommend this service

Hard working tradesman with 15 years experince

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Reviewed by Kareen I on 25/6/2019

He was nice and did a good job

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Painters and decorators - what you need to know

Painting and decorating sometimes feels like the kind of job most people can tackle themselves, and many people do. If you’ve got the tools, patience, and attention to detail, it can be very rewarding to give it a whirl.

What your local painter and decorator can help with

  • Applying paint (primer and undercoat) to the inside or the exterior of your home.
  • Hanging wallpaper.
  • Adding special finishes like glazes or marbling.
  • Working out how much paint is needed for the size of the walls.
  • Stripping old wallpaper or layers of paint.
  • Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level.
  • Mixing paint to the right shade, often using computerised colour-matching equipment.
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If you choose to hire professional painters and decorators, there are lots of advantages. First off, you’ll get someone who can do it in record time. After all, why waste a weekend if your local decorator can take care of it while you’re at work.

painter protecting skirting before paintingPainters and decorators will also have a full range of tools to get the job done. It’s not just brushes and paint tins. They’ll have:

  • Plastic and fabric to protect floors.
  • A full range of brushes, rollers and sprays.
  • Wallpaper strippers.
  • Masking tape so their lines are perfect.
  • Large A-frame ladders or scaffolding for high ceilings.

They’re also well versed in calculating how much paint they’ll need to complete the job, so there’s no unnecessary spending on tins, and definitely no last-minute dashes to the shops.

When decorating bathrooms, a pro knows which materials work best and won’t be too affected by damp or water.

A quality local decorator will even be able to help you pick colours or find the perfect match of shade that you’re looking for.

All-in-all, you’ll get a slick, professional finish. Not only that, you have the creative eye of someone who does it for a living too.

Common painting and decorating costs

Painter and decorator prices will ultimately depend on:

  • The size of the room, wall or ceiling.
  • The condition of the room to start with.
  • If old wallpaper needs stripping first.
Some typical jobs Low High
Removing décor £75 £250
Wallpapering £100 £500
Removing painting £150 £125
Painting £75 £750

Planning permission for painting and decorating jobs

Planning permission is not generally required for internal decorating. If you live in a listed building, however, you should contact your Local Planning Authority.

Insurance for painting and decorating jobs

Most tradespeople should have public liability insurance to cover them against any damage done to your home – always ask your painter decorator this before you hire them. 

decorator stripping off old wallpaperQuestions you should ask a painter and decorator

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Can they help with colour schemes and/or matching colours?
  • Do they have examples and references for previous work?

Painting and decorating ideas

Here are 5 things a painter and decorator can do for you. Don't forget to have a look at how to break decorating rules with wallpaper and paint effects too.

Lastly, why not check out how to cheer up your home with a bit of yellow?

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