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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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Hi my name's Matt I've been in the painting and decorating and building trade 20+years. I'm based in Essex but I do travel if you need any more information please feel free to contact me thanks

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Reviewed by Madrina on 27/3/2020

Matt was punctual, tidy and answered any questions I put to him. Just got on with the job in hand, I would highly recommend as very very happy with his work. Definitely recommend to friends/family and will use again for any jobs that need doing.

All your household needs at a fair price! Halling Home Services provides an expert service for all your home maintenance needs. This includes plumbing and heating, painting and decorating, gardening and many more. We strive on giving our customers fair prices, whilst also charging no call out fee to lower your costs even more. Halling Home Services provide a discount on your next job if your referral wishes to proceed with our quote.' Please visit hallinghomeservices.co.uk For more info

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Reviewed by JEREMY on 20/2/2020

Excellent job done. Very thorough and attentive to detail. Always arrived at time agreed. Very happy with end result.

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 Gill on 14/1/2020

We had a quick response from Kevin when we posted our job. He came out and gave us a quote which we were very happy with. Kevin and his team turned up promptly on the day they had arranged to do the job. We were very happy with the work they did. The tidied up after themselves as well. We would definitely recommend them and plan on using them again ourselves.

M.A.T.C.H is a Wallcovering & Decorating Specialist business operational for over 40 years. We specialise in all aspects of work, Commercial, Homeowner, both internal & external and will be happy to quote for any project.

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Reviewed by Gloria on 11/2/2020

I am over the moon on choosing MATCH to do all my decorating jobs Cliff and team has been extremely helpful throughout from start to finish on my project they clean up behind them and put the finishing touches which is very important to me I would definitely recommend them. Their Aim is to deliver a service that suited me and their prices suited my budget if I could give them 10 stars I would because it was a project that kept on changing through out and MATCH accommodate it thank you guys Team work Gloria

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 Tamiko on 13/3/2020

Great and professional thank you x

OUR CORONAVIRUS POLICY We are still working under certain circumstances. The Government Guidelines require us to fulfil 2 of the following criteria to allow us to continue to work. 1. You cannot work from home YES 2. You are an Essential Worker NO 3. You can maintain social distancing at work YES We are therefore continuing to work with the additional requirements to keep us all safe. 1. Any room we decorate will need to have all pictures and ornaments removed, and surfaces wiped down. 2. If possible any furniture should be moved to the centre of the room. We can move it if this is not possible. 3. The only other room we will use is a bathroom. 4. Members of your household must avoid using the room we are decorating until we have completed the work. David Ivory Director OUR STORY I've been working as a decorator since 2006. My company has grown in this time & our success can be put down to 4 simple factors. 1. We arrive on time. 2. We are clean, tidy & friendly. 3. We do a professional job. 4. We do it at the price we agreed.

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Reviewed by Robert on 2/3/2020

David and his team stepped up to the plate when I needed someone to paint my 83 yr old mothers house. Turned up on time. Kept to budget and timescales agreed. No mess, no fuss, just a proper decorating job. A big thank you to David Ivory Decorating and a fully deserved recommendation.

I'm a qualified, friendly, reliable and tidy Painter Decorator with over 15yrs of experience in the UK and abroad (South and North America). I have built a wide knowledge not just on the job to be done but also on every aspect involved to provide the customer a pleasant experience with honesty, responsability and commitment. I know the importance of meeting the customers expectations in quality and price.

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Reviewed by Harry on 4/3/2020

Excellent work, excellent value and completed to a very high professional standard. Two bedrooms completely redecorated. I would certainly recommend Scott and Beatriz to anyone in need of a reliable decorator.

We are a small business who specialise in domestic and light commercial work. Having over 70 years experience in the trade, our friendly and professional staff are trained to complete interior and exterior painting/decor works to your home/business.

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Reviewed by Heemesh on 23/3/2020

I've just had my whole house decorated by Dave and Todd and I must say that I'm chuffed to bits with the work they've done! Really neat, clean and professional all round. They were very friendly and polite at all times. They started work early and always left the place in a tidy state overnight. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them as decorators and I'm sure to be using them in the future! 5 Stars no hesitation!

My name is Fardin and I have over 15 years’ experience in painting, decorating, and related building tasks. I specialise in wallpaper removal, plastering, and both interior and exterior painting and I’ve worked for residential and commercial properties. Whether it is painting one room or the entire house, you can count on me to get your project completed on time, provide stunning workmanship and all at a very reasonable price. With every task, you can be assured that I pride myself on my clean and tidy work – I will leave your home exactly as I first found it. Please message me further discuss your project and I’d love to transform your space. With kind regards, Fardin"

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Reviewed by Babette on 24/3/2020

Delighted with the work provided by Fardin and would recommend him.

I am a sole trader with over 10 years experience in painting and decorating. I am a hard worker and take pride in being reliable, trustworthy, and providing work of high quality.

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Reviewed by gary on 14/1/2020

Great job, reliable, reasonable price, very clean worker

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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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