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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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Reviewed by Steve on 28/9/2019

Piotr (Peter) is a fantastic tradesman, his professionalism is to be commended. I have been so impressed with his commitment and hard work to insure the client receives the best results; which my wife and I did. An extremely approachable individual who is brilliant at his chosen profession.

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

We have been trading for twenty years now. All aspects of electrical and general handymen works are carried out from houses to offices.

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Reviewed by Yooch on 19/9/2019

Great job on installing two ceiling lights and an external twin socket. Friendly and professional, arrived on time and cleaned up after the jobs were done. Would definitely use for future jobs. Recommended.

No job too big or small

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Reviewed by Steve on 14/10/2019

Quick contact, came out and fixed the leak the same day, great service

With over 25 years experience in the building industry, we offer a variety of carpentry & refurbishment services to the commercial and domestic markets and take pride in our reputation for prompt, professional service and quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Alexander on 15/3/2019

I was late back from work so Tony did some extra bits around the house, very happy with the doors, have asked him to look at some at pricing some more work around the house.

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

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 Lucinda on 10/10/2019

Vio and his friendly, professional team have worked wonders on a property in desperate need of decoration and repair and the result is absolutely stunning! I'm very impressed and incredibly happy. Thank you, Vio.

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

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Reviewed by paula on 14/10/2019

Best decarotor ever had would definitely recommend .very friendly on time .excellent work clean and tidy.will be booking him for more work

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 Mica on 13/10/2019

Liviu and his team were excellent and finished ahead of time. The attention to detail was impeccable I would not hesitate to recommend Liviu. Although the price was a bit higher than we had budgeted for we got our money's worth, a super quality job!

We have 15 years of experience within the industry. We offer a wide range of services: Laminate Flooring Floor Tiling Door / Window painting External wall painting Internal Painting & Decorating Wall murals / Paint effects Wall Tiling We work hard and clean and make sure that our clients are happy.

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Reviewed by David on 10/10/2019

Alun arrived on time, gave me a quote. The work started and stopped exactly when he said. Excellent quality, great attention to detail. Friendly and professional. Highly recommend.

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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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