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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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Welcome to Lockie's Brick Restoration. We are a family run business offering our expert services in Brick cleaning and pointing. We specialise in period properties restoring Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian brickwork. We use meticulous techniques along with lime mortar mixes ensuring we always keep your refurbishment in line with the age and character of your property. Some other services we offer are render and pebble dash removal, paint and graffitti removal, exterior painting and stone/brick repairs. We also pressure wash exterior surfaces such as patios, decking, roof tiles, gutters, forecourts etc. If you have a tired looking exterior or a weathered period property, rest assured we can bring it back to life. We are skilled within the industry and offer competitive pricing, we take great pride in our service and workmanship! All jobs undertaken, no job is too big or small for Lockie's Contact us for a free inspection and quote. Thank you!

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Reviewed by Zachary on 9/3/2021

Lockies have been efficient and flexible throughout. Stephen & Alan came to do the repointing and pointed out a few other things they thought needed doing and gave a quote quickly when we agreed that we'd like it done. The work completed has been done to a high standard and I would use them again in the future.

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Reviewed by Sam on 3/12/2020

Sokol called promptly after I posted the job and his communication was good throughout keeping me informed as to progress and next steps. Turned up on time, did a great job and left the site very tidy. Would highly recommend.

Family run business and take pride in every job

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Reviewed by sn on 21/3/2019

Yesterday I got a call from James CARRINGTON to do the job of home improvement/refurbish and he would come today and give me a quote at 9.00 a.m.. I sent him a text with the property address which needed work to be done.. Soon got a confirmation text from James. From 8.45 til 9.30 a,m today I waited in vain. I rang james and he casually said he had issues with phone?? and his vehicle . He didnt even apologise. i did 20 mile round trip and had done some arrangement for kids to be taken to school...

Years of Experience as a joiner , bathroom and kitchen fitter Our Quality speaks for its self A few pictures on here showing some of the work done .

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Reviewed by Arthur on 22/1/2020

Dave has proved to be a reliable, enthusiastic and very competent professional. I am very pleased with the finished project. Good knowledge, informative and very competatively priced.

Hello , I am Michael . Fully qualified time served plasterer of 10+ years, customer satisfaction a top priority. Work is always carried out to a high standard with a friendly service, many trade and domestic work references, competitive quotes provided

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Reviewed by Scott on 26/11/2020

We can not express our thanks and recommendation enough for Michael, he was excellent. Everything you would want from a tradesman. He turn up exactly on time, worked so hard all day, covered up everything possible and cleaned up at the end of everyday. He took so much care to get the job perfect for us, great guy highly recommend.

Hi My name is kacper I am painter and decorating for 20 years.

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Reviewed by Jemima on 18/6/2021

Very friendly and confident in his work. Good and reliable person. Good work done. Thank you.

At Freeman's Plumbing And Bathrooms we take great pride in all of our work whether it’s a small job such as repairing a dripping tap or a full bathroom or kitchen installation. We have 14 years experience in the construction industry and have City and Guilds qualifications. We will assist you in creating your perfect bathroom, cloakroom or kitchen.

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Reviewed by Corinne on 17/6/2021

I wished to update a dark cramped en-suite. Jack arrived on the agreed date, laying a protective film cover up the stairs and into the bedroom. He had/has a real flair for seeing potential in a room. Jack made a small shower area much larger which I'm delighted with! He is a talented tiler! He installed under floor heating too. I'm extremely satisfied with the high standard of his workmanship. I'm very happy with all aspects of Jacks work and I would recommend him.

With over 20 years experience we undertake all aspects of roofing, new and old, complete roofs or repairs and are specialists in leadworks, flat-roofing, built-up felt, GRP fibreglass roofing, fascia, soffits and guttering. we have a great professional painter on board called Alex and also undertake external and internal paint works. we have various trades on our books and are very knowledgeable in scaffolding, electrical, carpentry, painting and course are main trade platform Roofing. we don't pretend to do everything but for the trades we do there is a qualified professional especially for that particular service. We pride ourselves on providing good, honest advice so please get in touch to discuss your roofing requirements or for a free, no obligation quote.

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Reviewed by Kathryn on 8/3/2021

Alex and Callum painted a wall in our hallway last week over two days. They were quiet and respectful, and we were very happy with the final results. I would absolutely hire Ramsey Roofing again to help with our house renovation.

ELT plastering and rendering are a team of plastering contractors who offer fully comprehensive plastering services taylores to each of our clients needs. our expertise also extends to full decoration and refurbishment projects making our tailor made packages a hassle free solution to getting your project completed to the highest possible standard and within budget. customer satisfaction is a core aspect of the service we provide and we utilise all of our abilities and expertise to meet your expectations .

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Reviewed by ash on 30/12/2020

Elton was so friendly, timely and cost effective. He skimmed our master bedroom for us and it is absolutely gorgeous. He gave us some great advice for some other rooms and we will definitely call him when we need other rooms skimming. We have already recommended him to our friends and next door.

DK HOME is a professional building company with over 25 years experience. We offer full home refurbishment, help design your dream place and finish the project to the highest standards. We cover North West and Central London areas Builder handyman. Loft conversion, House extensions and full Refurbishment . Full package including an architect, council application, structural engineering and Building control.

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Reviewed by Kate on 22/7/2020

Daniel turned up on time on the day agreed without fuss and got through a list of electrical, decorating and repairs jobs at speed and with great competence. The coving he put up is immaculate and the electrics are tidy and he clearly knows his stuff. Would ask him to work again.

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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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