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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.

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Hi, I am Stefan. It is always very important for me that my clients are satisfy with my help, therefore I always make sure that l have done all my best. I have got experience of over 13 years in different fields, such as kitchen and laminate fitting, etc.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Laura on 18/9/2017

Good quality wardrobes built, precise and well built. Always on time, kept areas clean and tidy. Highly recommended

Painters & Property maintenance. Family friendly and quality customer service

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, External wall painting, Door / Window painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Gillian on 18/9/2017

Martyn contacted after my last rating and offered to come back and rectify the work. He arrived today and done the work to a really good standard. Defo get him back.

We are a small family builders specialising in kitchens and bathrooms we cover all trades plumbing. electrics . plastering, tiling. painting joinery ,roofing we undertake all repairs and maintenance.New extensions loft garage,cellar conversoins quality

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Daniel on 18/9/2017

Thomas and his team did a great job fitting my new bathroom, the quality of work was high and they were communicative throughout. Would use again

ABD Painting and decorating with 10years+ experience, friendly, clean, tidy, reliable and won't be beaten on genuine quotes. We cover all aspects of painting, wallpapering and repair work to a high standard.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, External wall painting, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by jason on 18/9/2017

if I could rate him higher I would yes I will be using him again he is friendly and reliable turns up on time and does the job and boy was my hall stairs and landing a job but he did it I would give him 10 stars if I could

Welcome to JLB Homeimprovements.My name is chris and i am a fully qualified painter and decorator holding a craft advanced city and guilds within the decorating industry.I have over 22years experience from an apprentice through to a qualified tradesmen

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, Garden Maintenance, Lawn care services - grass cutting / turfing / seeding, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Ron on 18/9/2017

We had our kitchen painted by Chris he did a excellent job and left the kitchen looking like new a very professional job.The cost was very reasonable looking forward to having Chris back to do some more work in the house.Would highly recommend Chris.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Ann on 18/9/2017

After heavy rain my gutters are still overflowing, the man working on next doors roof told me the gutters had not been cleaned out and the extra work I'd paid for had also not been done

Vkg services ls is a growing company specialising in not ONLY electrical but ALL things electrical. We install and maintain domestic and commercial electrics, aerials and satellites, alarms and cctv and data networking including fibre optics.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Clare on 18/9/2017

Really prompt response, came to help at a time suitable for us. Would definitely recommend.

JA Property Services is a trustfully company covering all types of tilling, laminated floor, painting, garden slabs fitter, doors fitting, squirting boards, kitchens fitting, all work carried out by me, will be high standards, and competitive prices.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Mohammed on 18/9/2017

I am happy with the job he has done .I think it's very good value for money . I will happily recommend him to anybody .

We have over 15 years of experience in painting and decorating. Our team is focused on providing high-quality service and competitive prices. Please give us the opportunity to impress you.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, External wall painting, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Cassie on 17/9/2017

Luciano did a wonderful job on our hallway, we are incredibly pleased with the results. He was a pleasure to be around and we would gladly have him back.

We have been in the trade for over seven years, we specialise in the internal repairs, renovation, tiling, floor laminate , painting, wall paper, kitchen repairs, etc, perfect finish is guarantied

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Wooden staircases, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Laminate Flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by Maria on 17/9/2017

Ade was prompt friendly and lovely. Did such an amazing job. Thank you I love my new bathroom

Painters and decorators - what you need to know

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.

Painters 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.

Questions 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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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.