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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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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 Alan on 16/10/2020

Colours Decorating did a first class job. They gave me a quote and carried out the work on a friendly but professional manner. There were no extras and the price we paid was the price quoted. I definitely recommend this firm

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 Jean on 21/10/2020

What a great job by these lovely guys. Love my newly decorated lounge diner. Highly recommend Springfield decorators. Thankyou. ????

We are a time served, Decorating company, specialising in Interior, wallpaper hanging, wood and floor stripping, renovation and commercial works even shopfitting.

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Reviewed by PETER on 19/9/2020

Matt was very reliable - turned up when he said he would, worked hard all day, stayed late when needed. Did a great job - we are very pleased with the results.

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

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Reviewed by Sylvia on 12/10/2020

I wish I could give him more than 5stars as the standard of workmanship was brilliant, the work was completed within the time estimated and completed to my request. I certainly give him 10 out of 10.

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 Bruce on 19/10/2020

Quick and efficient job. Kevin turned up when expected and completed a good job. Cleaned up once finished and did not leave a mess.

An ever growing company providing great decorating at affordable prices

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Reviewed by Anna on 28/9/2020

Very happy! Now will do inside the house too

"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 Paul on 16/10/2020

Excellent job by these guys. Really pleased with all work done. Happy to recommend.

Hi my name is Jason. I am new to this site. However, I have been decorating for over 20 years and have gained valuable experience during this time, with both interior and exterior work undertaken. I provide a professional and friendly service at reasonable rates.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 10/9/2020

Jason was brilliant from start to finish. He gave us a very reasonable quote, he grafted, he was professional and you could tell he really cared for his craft. We'll definitely use him again whenever we need some painting done.

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 Roger on 11/9/2020

Andrew and John completed the job to a really first class standard. They carried out every element of the job as quoted and went above and beyond in many areas. They were reliable and punctual, very friendly and conscientious, both in the work and the cleaning down afterward. I really can't recommend them enough, excellent work.

Hello my name is Gill, I have a team of lady decorators working with me. We are all extremely hard working and enjoy what we do immensely, thus ensuring that your decorating will be carried out to a high standard and your home left clean and tidy. Are you planning a complete renovation of a property but don't know where to start, which trade to have in first? Let me project manage for you. Together we can go through everything that needs to be done and I will then organise all relevant trades to quote and do the jobs, in the correct order, before we come in to decorate, thus saving you time and stress of organising the renovation. I cover East London and North London but not South or West London.

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Reviewed by Julie on 27/8/2020

I had a great experience with Gill and team. They were incredibly professional and friendly. The paint job was done to a high standard, clean neat and in a really good time. Gill and her team were pleasant and incredibly quite given we were in the property working from home they were considerate. Could not recommend this team further! Thank you again. Not to mention Gill went above and beyond in purchasing and bringing my paint for me as I could not get it delivered on time. Very pleased.

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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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