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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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I've 10 years experience with delivering work of the highest quality and Workmanship, with satisfaction guaranteed at a reasonable price.I believe in going the extra mile to make sure the customers are satisfied. I offer a professional decorating service

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Internal Painting & Decorating, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Michael on 20/9/2017

Aaron was amazingly prompt and did a fantastic job! Just got on with it and did exactly what he said, when he said and for a very reasonable price. I can't recommend him enough - we will definitely use him again! A+++++++ thank you Aaron

PAINTER AN DECORATOR 14 years experience internal and external, I'm READY TO MAKE ALL TYPES OF PAINTING,WALLPAPERING AND SPECIAL DECORATIONS HIGH QUALITY FINISHING, AIRLESS SPRAY FOR WALLS AND WOODWORK ( NEW BUILD ONLY ) EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS

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

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Reviewed by Lucy on 20/9/2017

Ben was brilliant, I would recommend him highly to anybody. He was professional, incredibly hard working and able to complete the job at short notice. The quality of the job was beautiful and very good value. We will be using him again.

welcome to Folarinmaintains we are a family run company which deal in all forms of home maintenance. We have a happy to happy approach and what are customer want is what we want to deliver.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Internal Painting & Decorating, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Clara on 20/9/2017

Great service! We needed an extractor fan replacement and Michael recommended and fitted with no problem. Really prompt and very reliable - will be using again for other jobs. Thank you!

We offer a wide range of services from landscaping,decorating,building works and more please ask what other services we provide

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

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Reviewed by philip on 20/9/2017

Jack came very promptly after our call. He did the job quickly and efficiently; he was cheerful and polite, and his charge was very reasonable. We'd gladly use his services again for an appropriate job.

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

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Reviewed by Camilla on 20/9/2017

Solved the problem quickly and was very punctual. No hesitation to recommend his work!

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

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Reviewed by Ally on 20/9/2017

George came over the day after I placed the job on here. Gave a quote there and then and came back the same day to do the work. Job was completed well and area left tidy.

Complimentary Consultation before any quotation is submitted our strength is delivering on our promise of reliability, excellent communication and first class workmanship as well as being competitive with our pricing.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Anita on 20/9/2017

I rate the Job completed for me as,5 stars. Very happy with the bed brilliant job.

Carrington Developments has been running successfully now for 18 months. Undertaking domestic & commercial projects at competitive rates. We are based in Banbury and service the surrounding areas Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, CCTV installation, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Kudakwashe on 20/9/2017

job well done

Local family business based in Crystal Palace whom specialise in all types of building works from Painting & Decorating to Driveways Kitchens and all Home Improvements. Testimonials and references are available, we also have Building Liability insurance

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

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Reviewed by Chris on 20/9/2017

Dealing with an unknown 'Tradesman' to carry out work on your property for me, is always a worry, you have absolutely no idea of of how things will turn out!. Dealing with Mr Kevin Street was an absolute pleasure!. He was the first to respond to the job being posted, nothing was too much trouble, the job went smoothly, And the works were completed to my satisfaction, tidying up as they went along!.

My company w.v building and plastering has been running for over 10 years I have completed many projects from extensions to driveways landscape gardening also large plastering jobs I aim to put the customer first.

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

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Reviewed by David on 20/9/2017

Had three minor(ish) jobs that have had been outstanding for some time: Clean the guttering - Conservatory - Causing a leak. Fix fence panel and replace part of old fence too. Replace two slabs and reset some loose slabs on that patio. Came on time, very fair price (compared to some other quotes), cleaned up after and are a very polite team and work well together. Very happy with the work. No extra costs. Will use again.

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.