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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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Over 30 years experience in all aspects of painting & decorating and I have a 5 star rating on rated people

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Reviewed by Lynn on 1/7/2020

Kevin and team were great. Arrived when arranged and completed the job with great results. The job was to re decorate my sons bedroom which included all gloss, ceiling and walls plus paint, gloss and wallpaper in hall and stairs of townhouse, full job was completed within 1 1/2 days and to a great standard.

All your household needs at a fair price! Halling Home Services provides an expert service for all your home maintenance needs. This includes plumbing and heating, painting and decorating, gardening and many more. We strive on giving our customers fair prices, whilst also charging no call out fee to lower your costs even more. Halling Home Services provide a discount on your next job if your referral wishes to proceed with our quote.' Please visit hallinghomeservices.co.uk For more info

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Reviewed by JEREMY on 20/2/2020

Excellent job done. Very thorough and attentive to detail. Always arrived at time agreed. Very happy with end result.

"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, and recommendations

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Reviewed by Daveed on 2/7/2020

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Painting and decorating services offered as well as wall and floor tiling and plastering. I have a team of six working for myself no job to small.

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Reviewed by Nichola on 4/7/2020

Gary turned up on the day I posted to quote the work and started within a week. He initially was painting the lounge/diner and we were so impressed he painted the hall stairs and landing. Very professional, clean and tidy observed all social distancing. We are so pleased with the work that Gary and the team have completed. Would highly recommend. Will be contacting him again when we need the kitchen re doing.

I am a decorator, who believes in offering my customer's a cost affective service which delivers a high standard of workmanship tailor made to meet the individual needs of each customer.

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Reviewed by Richard on 16/6/2020

We found Springfield Decorating to be very professional and courteous. The quality and finished painting was excellent. No job was too much bother. Would certainly recommend them.

Painter and Decorator Located in the South West, i have been painting and decorating now for over 30yrs,specialities include new builds,start to finish and making good on older properties.External work and internal work,no job to big or small.i have painted many public houses,hotels to a high standard.I also have a lot of call backs off customers i have done work for,which is very pleasing.I guarantee my work is to a high standard.I have also now moved into the domestic and commercial cleaning side,again,all work is to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Daniel on 6/6/2020

Quite simply Andy said what he was going to do and he did it well. On time, on budget, no fuss. No complaints. Would definitely recommend.

MWM Painter and Decorating Services: * Military Veteran * Excellent Industry Knowledge * I Offer a First Class Service * All Work is to the Highest Standard * I offer Competitive Rates

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Reviewed by Irene on 15/5/2020

The standard of work was extremely high. Everywhere was left clean and tidy.All garden furniture,pots etc put back in place. Mark always arrived early and finished the job on time and the price was very fair.

DC Works has over 20 years experience in Construction. Services include: Painting, Decorating, Plastering, Carpentry, etc. DC Works offers a fast, efficient and effective service. No job too big or small.

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Reviewed by Frances on 29/2/2020

Derrick was wonderful, reliable, turned up on time, he had to visit three times to complete the work but didn't charge any extra, he charges good value rates. I thoroughly recommend him.

Internal and external painting and decorating, bathrooms, laminate, engineered flooring, vinyl, lvt, vinyl plank and cushion flooring, kitchens, tiling,lighting, flat pack assembly,general fitting and repairs and much more both inside and outside. I strive to be competitive with my prices with Free quotes and estimations for all customers.

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Reviewed by Shelley on 8/5/2020

Turned up exactly when he said he would (early actually) and made the effort to properly troubleshoot, not just stand there staring at a wall shrugging his shoulders, like previous tradesmen. He even had a diary on him to plan when to do the work there and then. Most tradesmen ask me to ‘remind me in a couple of months and I’ll come down’ which never works out. Just waiting for the pandemic restrictions to be lifted so we can hire him to do more work. Would recommend,

I am a sole trader with over 10 years experience in painting and decorating. I am a hard worker and take pride in being reliable, trustworthy, and providing work of high quality.

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Reviewed by gary on 14/1/2020

Great job, reliable, reasonable price, very clean worker

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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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