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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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Family run business for the past 15 years very reliable worked very honest to the customer satisfaction

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Reviewed by Daniel on 16/3/2021

Anthony is an honest, hardworking and friendly professional. Would recommend his services

Operated by myself and 2 family members for more than 40 years, customer satisfaction is important ,which is reflected in the satisfied customers we have provided our services to ,achieving five 5* ratings. We can assist with design /structural calcs.

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Reviewed by Val on 21/12/2020

John and his guys have been great. Always on time and focused on the job. Thanks!

Hi we are D.S.F Plastering & Rendering 25years ex . We take great pride in our work , always leave a good clean job, reliable and finish on schedule .

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Reviewed by Terry on 12/12/2020

Great guys who did a great job. Left inside spotless when plastering indoors and did a great job on the external rendering. Always courteous and respectful. Thanks.

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Reviewed by Pam on 19/10/2020

Kevin arrived on time and did a very good job. Complications arose because of the nature of the job and he adapted to our request for a change of specifications in a businesslike manner. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a professional job.

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 andrew on 14/4/2021

kevin and his guys consummate professionals. Fast , thorough ,tidy and great banter to boot.Thoroughly recommend and will use again .

Welcome to Ross Property repair a family run business with 18 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing Ross property repair you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

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Reviewed by Barbara on 27/3/2021

William Ross and his team repaired or replaced all the wooden fencing on one side of our garden. They came promptly to assess the job and gave me a clear detailed quote. On the day of the job, they worked quickly and did an excellent job, leaving a beautifully aligned fence. I wanted to paint the fence panels before they were installed as there are a lot of bushes on one side. They worked around me, fitting the panels as I finished painting them. Excellent workmanship. Very pleased I chose this company.

PT Plastering offers a clean and reliable service with very competitive rates and FIVE STAR ratings. With over 13 years experience our services include plaster over artex, coving, dry lining, rendering. All work to a high standard with a smooth finish.

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Reviewed by Jayson on 17/4/2021

Paul & Ash were great! Fantastic communication throughout the job from start to finish. They were reliable and turned up as promised at agreed time. Brilliant workmanship on a small intricate job and nothing seemed too much trouble for them going above and beyond when needed. Couldn’t recommend enough! Would definitely use again!!

My name is Arkadiusz Debski.I live in Croydon and work for construction for 20 years. General maintenance, fitting, fixing, snagging, painting, decorating.Also doing handyman jobs like help with moving and garden cleaning.

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Reviewed by jackie on 31/3/2021

Good job done

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Reviewed by Jeewan on 11/2/2021

Good team, very good, helpful, courteous. I was very happy about the way they left the place, Clean and tidy. I would recommend them to anybody because of their high standard work. Thanks Nazim.

A quality painting and decorating company covering Ripon, Knaresborough, Thirsk & Harrogate With 20 experience in the trade we understand what makes a quality job at a high standard. We are competitively priced, offer free transparent quotes and leave you with a good clean space finished on time. All aspects of painting and decorating for domestic and commercial customers

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Reviewed by Helen on 14/2/2021

Sean has just completed an internal decorating job for us with maximum efficiency and professionalism. We are very pleased with the results. Highly recommended.

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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.
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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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