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How to hire a reliable, local painter and decorator  

What can painters & decorators help with?

Your painter and decorator can help you with a large range of different jobs: 

  • 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 

The biggest benefit of hiring a professional painter is that they’ll be able to complete the job in record time. After all, why waste a weekend if your local decorator can take care of it while you’re at work? Post a job today to receive a quote. 


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What should I consider when hiring a painter & decorator?

To find painters who will complete jobs to a high standard, and at a reasonable price, we recommend you ensure your painter and decorators: 

  1. Are an experienced company with years of experience and a strong history of successful projects  
  1. Have all the necessary licenses, insurance and warranties needed to protect you and their workers 
  1. Have a good range of positive reviews from previous customers who highly recommend them as reliable and professional  
  1. Are offering the painting and decorating services you need, and are available to carry out the work in the timeframe you need it to be completed by 
  1. Are quoting a price and payment option that you are happy with, having compared the quote with other local painting companies  

A quality decorator will be able to help you pick colours or find the perfect shade of paint, so make sure to ask if you’re not sure which colours to pick yet. 

How much do painters & decorators cost to hire?

The cost of painting and decorating jobs depends on various factors, including the size of your project, its complexity, and the materials you choose. 

The average hourly rate for a painter and decorator is between £20 and £50. Day rates rise to anywhere between £150 and £400, though you might also be given a rate depending on the size of the room you’re having painted. A small room, such as a bathroom, will cost you around £350, whilst a large living room will cost you upwards of £650.  

If you’re getting your whole house painted, then your quote will depend on the size of your property: 

Size of property Average cost 
2-bedroom £2,500-£5,000 
3-bedroom £3,500-£7,500 
4-bedroom £4,500-£9,500 

Prices will vary depending on where you live in the UK, and the type of paint you want. Whether your painter is also painting your ceiling or completing decorating work and finishes on skirting boards will also have an impact on costs. These prices do not include the cost for exterior painting. 

For more information on painting prices in 2023, read our painting and decorating cost guide. We recommend you ask for multiple quotes from local professional

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Other painter & decorator FAQs

What is the difference between a painter and a decorator?

A painter primarily focuses on applying paint, while a decorator may handle a broader range of tasks including wallpapering, designing, and providing comprehensive style advice.

Does a painter & decorator do plastering?

Some painters and decorators are skilled in plastering; however, it’s important to confirm these services when you hire.

Do painters’ quotes include the paint?

This varies by contractor. Some quotes include all materials, while others may charge separately for paint and supplies.

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