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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 Parma on 13/2/2019

Vio and his team were absolutely fantastic always on time even working on Sunday to complete the job. They did the job quoted for within the time given and most importantly they did it really well. Will definitely be recommending them to family and friends and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. This was within the Nuneaton (West Midlands) Area.

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

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Reviewed by Andy on 29/1/2019

Alin completed the job quickly and very promptly, he was in and out in a few days painting the entire flat in time for other tradespeople prior to tenants moving in (I was able to arrange remotely which was helpful as I live a long way away). He also did a better job than the previous decorators.

Power Painting is a newly established business in 2016,My name is Jamie I'm from Ireland and I have over 13 years expierience in painting and decorating, We offer a fantastic service and cover all aspects of painting throughout London . Very competitive prices for all price brackets with a huge amount of knowledge in different designs/ideas and products, I am fully insured which will be presented with any qoutation before work begins,I appreciate that every customer just wants a genuine job completed with as little in convenience and problems as possible so If you want a clean and trustworthy company to complete your work to a high standard and on time we are the team for you, everything you have read above is not a marketing ploy but an accurate description of what Power Painting is all about

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Reviewed by Anita on 11/2/2019

Jamie was helpful and efficient and did more than the agreed job for the same price. I was very happy with the service and would certainly use him again.

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 Sarah on 13/2/2019

Absolutely thrilled with the 3 rooms we had done. Great job, great standard of work, good price and really reliable. Couldn't be more happy with the work, And would highly recommend to anyone

I have 20 yrs experience. I Try to look after my customers by carrying out quality trademanship at reasonable prices. My main aim is to keep my clients happy and get good ratings at the end of the job

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Reviewed by sian on 3/2/2019

Wayne was brilliant, great job. Definitely use him again

We are a company of specialists. We don't take deposits until the job is satisfactorily completed. We also do loft convention, roofing, upvc, guttering, plumbing, extension, bathroom, plastering, flooring. Paving, and Painting decorating, Thanks for reading.

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Reviewed by Jose on 6/12/2018

Ali and his colleague very professional and excellent customer service. Able to deal with the changes from building control professionally. Worked well with my budget. I will definitely recommend to my friends and family.

Qualified construction tutor in Painting & Decorating and I cover interior and exterior work. Projects I’ve worked on are shopping malls, football stadiums, celebrity houses, social housing. Feedback on my builder site is 100% see photos on there

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Reviewed by Pearl on 9/2/2019

Andrew worked all day none stop, l’m just so pleased with the work he did it looks great, he also helped me with putting things back into place . I would recommend Andrew to any of my friends, which one friend will have him do her decorating when she’s ready for it to be done. P

Hello there I have been self employed for many years and have been using the website for about 9 years. I cover all aspects of painting and decorating and have many ratings to prove my good work regards David Baxter

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Reviewed by gillian on 22/1/2019

Top guy! Did a lovely job of our bedroom, which has very high celings but managed no problem. Would highly reccomend and will definelty be using David again in the furture.

Time served fully qualified paint and decorator with 15years Experiance Offereing a bespoke painting and decorating service to commercial and industrial clients. All projects, both large and small, are carried out with high levels of care, customer service and attention to detail. My skills range from the decoration of an office/business environments, out of hours redecoration projects for restaurants, business’s and retail customers, through to new home builds and private residencies.

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Reviewed by Alan on 9/2/2019

Probably the best decorator we have used.Could not fault any aspect of the work.

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 Sian on 8/2/2019

Hi Ronnie Thanks for your message. I have never had to ask any of our decorators to return even once so felt awful asking you to return a second time. I don't know what you mean by quoting for a day job, it was done by lunch time. Thanks anyway

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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, the patience, and attention to detail then it can be very rewarding to give it a whirl.

What a painter and decorator can help with

  • Applying coats of paint (primer and undercoat), to the inside or the exterior of your home.
  • Hanging wallpaper.
  • Adding special finishes like glazes or marbling.
  • They’ll work out how much paint is needed for the size of the walls.
  • Stripping off 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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However, if you go with a professional, there are lots of advantages. First off, you’ll get someone who can do it in record time – so why waste a weekend when you can leave a pro to 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 exactly how much paint they’ll need to complete the job, so there’s no excess spending on tins, and definitely no last-minute dashes to the shops.

When decorating bathrooms, a pro will know the best materials to use that won’t be too affected by damp or water.

A quality tradesperson 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, as well as the creative eye of someone who does it for a living.

Costs for common painting and decorating jobs

Costs will ultimately depend on:

  • The size of the room, wall or ceiling.
  • The condition of the room to start with.
  • Whether 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. However, if you live in a listed building 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 about this before you hire someone. 

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’s 5 things a painter and decorator can do for you, plus, have a look at how to break decorating rules with wallpaper and paint effects. Lastly, check out how to cheer up you home with a bit of yellow.

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