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Hire a local painter and decorator to enhance and protect surfaces in your home. From door and wall painting to murals and paint effects, find out how you can revamp your space.

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Sole trader company taking care of total residential needs from small jobs to total refurbs ,extention and loft conversions.

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Reviewed by Boris on 23/9/2018

Great job: he is fast and reliable. Also: very friendly. Highly recommended

15 years experience in painting and decorating.Attention to details from the start of your project right through to the end

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Reviewed by Mariamne on 23/9/2018

Vasil has worked so hard to refresh our flat which was looking terrible after being rented out for a few years. He has great attention to detail and made sure he did the best job he could, as quickly as possible. We are thrilled with the results. Vasil keep us up to date with progress and costs. He stuck to budget and was mindful of the price of materials. We will definitely use Vasil again.

All work is covered by a 12 month guarantee.

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Reviewed by Andy on 23/9/2018

Great job, done quickly! Will definitely use again!

We have been successfully designing and installing kitchen furniture for more than 10 years. We have wide experience with project management service from original design through to final installation .We have earned reputation for attention to details

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Reviewed by Jan on 23/9/2018

What a pleasure to deal with Jacek. I did not have the confidence in our kitchen fitter to install a solid oak worktop in our kitchen. Jacek was happy to take on the task, was realistic in time-scale and was forthcoming with ideas and seeking clarification when there were queries as to how we wanted things done. He was good at keeping us updated with timings. Very trustworthy (left him with house keys) and did a quality job. Thanks, Jacek

Here at Driftwood we aim to create high end work, within budget and on time. Whether you need a nice new front door, your bedroom painted or your dream kitchen fitted; no job is too big or small. We have the skill and knowledge to fulfil your needs and requirements. Here is a list of some of the services we provide... Loft and Garage Conversions Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Timber floors Property Maintenance Plastering G.R.P Flat roofs Fascia and Soffits Decorating Fencing and Decking

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Reviewed by Tony on 23/9/2018

Scott's a very friendly guy, did a really great job for us and was eager to help and solve problems with ease, will definitely use him again, and would confidently recommend him to friends and neighbours

We are a small family run handyman business based in Essex with prior experience of these type of jobs. If you feel we are the right team to carry out your job then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Reviewed by Renee on 23/9/2018

Would hire again, great service.

we are a family run business that specialises in repair and replacement of roofs fascia soffits gutters we also clean fascias and gutters and cover general property maintenance

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Reviewed by Rita on 23/9/2018

Christopher Reed arrived promptly, surveyed the job, explained what he would do, what materials he would use and gave an acceptable quote. He arrived promptly to do the work, and cleaned up thoroughly when finished. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

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Reviewed by hilary on 23/9/2018

Good job, completed on time and tidied up afterwards. Will definitely use again.

We are a property maintenance company that offers full range. Electrics, painting, gardening, and anything else with the house. Fully insured and have CAD Electrics as our qualified electrician.

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Reviewed by paul on 23/9/2018

prompt, efficient, polite and courteous. Job done at a fair price. many thanks dean.

We are a father and son run painting company, exterior or interior household or commercial we cover all types of painting work aswell as landscaping and garden creation artificial grass and turfing installation, city&guilds in brickwork & pointing.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 23/9/2018

Fred came out to quote on the job quickly and gave a good price. Good comms throughout with phone calls to update at each step. Job completed promptly and to a decent standard. Fred also spotted a step that needed painting, which I had missed from original specification, so he did that at no extra cost.

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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.

Painters 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. 

Questions 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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