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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 David on 24/12/2018

Vio and his team worked tirelessly for approximately two weeks including weekends and ended up dewallpapering, skimming and plastering damaged walls & ceilings. There was so much more that Vio's team proactively did which in turn made it easier for the refurbishment. To date, the work has been done to a great standard, extremely quickly and in a very tidy manner. He was also helpful in allowing access to the property for other trades which helped me gain quotes, deliveries etc remotely.

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

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Reviewed by geraldine on 18/11/2018

I am very happy to give Alin the high ratings . He came to give the quote on time and fitted our two day job in before Christmas at short notice , They were professional , quiet ( no loud radio on all day ) worked hard and did a really good job . I will be using them again . I cannot praise them enough and we are very fussy ! Mrs Haley , Kent .

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 Fay on 19/1/2019

We really loved working with Jamie! The finish is brilliant and the flat was left pristine. He always ensured we could use the kitchen in the evening despite that being the area he was decorating. He gave helpful advice outside of his remit and always kept us in the loop as to what had been done that day. He was punctual and friendly and I would definitely recommend him! Thanks Jamie!

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 Charles on 6/12/2018

Extremely tidy workman. Job done ahead of time to excellent standard of finish. Would highly recommend as best painter I’ve had.

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.

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 Stacy on 19/1/2019

Alan was a thorough and efficient tradesman. Took our requirements and repeated them in writing to be sure we both knew what was expected. He fully delivered on the job, and did it very neat and clean. We’ll be using him again in the future!!

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 Jaki on 22/12/2018

David turned up when he said he would. Done a great job. Would definitely recommend and use again.

R.S.Decor is a small painting and decorating business primarily based in central Scotland. Work completed by R.S Decor will be to the highest standard of quality and will be carried out efficiently.

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Reviewed by Mary on 28/12/2018

Ross did a really good job and we were pleased with his work, there were a couple of problems with the wallpapering and after a few days he came back and rectified this. The three stars are for starting a day later than arranged, he said this was because of a previous work arrangement but it meant he only worked one day then was off the weekend. However when work was completed we were delighted with the results.

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 Steve on 11/1/2019

Andy is a nice, polite person. He turns up on time, and his workmanship is impeccable. He did everything we asked for, and went out of his way to help us. We've already booked him for another job, and I can't recommend him high enough.

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 Shona on 11/1/2019

Nick and his team arrived promptly and phoned to let me know even about a slight delay due to traffic. His work is of a high standard and he kept me informed about the progress and any problems due to poor wall surface which was rubbed down to a good standard. The rooms were left clean and tidy both during and at the end of the job. I am very happy with the end result and would use Nick again for any further work.

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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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