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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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Small Friendly Family Business with 10 years experiance

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

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Reviewed by Terry on 21/9/2017

Rafal was very punctual and conscientious. The work was completed to my satisfaction and the flat was left clean and tidy.

Colemans Bespoke Decorating provide elite and comprehensive painting and decorating services. We have been in the industry for 25 years and are extremely proud of our well earned, premier reputation. Our painters and decorators are committed to providing

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

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Reviewed by Ian on 21/9/2017

Good quality work. Preparation of surfaces was thorough. Very happy with the finished result which was completed ahead of schedule without cutting corners.

Allied Builders are small family run business situated in Towcester, Northants. With over 30 years in the trade they bring competent in-depth knowledge to all aspects of their work accompanied by a wealth of experience & expertise.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Tracy on 21/9/2017

Arrived on time. Knowledgeable and professional. Provided quote as requested and no high pressure sales pitch. Work carried out quickly to a high standard. Communication good. Tidied up after the job. Friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend to friends . Would definitely use again. Many thanks Joe Snr and Jnr

Dg garden services is a small company with a large amount of experience. We are qualified and experienced in all types of landscaping and general buidling work, with over 15 years experience. Give us a try for a quality service at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by GRAHAM on 21/9/2017

Good job. Danny and his colleague worked hard, informed us of possibilities and carried out what we asked. They removed all the rubbish. This was probably phase 1 and we hope that they will return in a couple of years when other plants have grown , meaning that the oak tree can then be reduced further, Would certainly recommend their services. They were prompt and efficient.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Home improvements, General Fitted Furniture, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Camille on 21/9/2017

I can't fault Ed. I'm so pleased with the work. He put up some clothes racks, fixed a cupboard door and filled in holes in my bedroom wall and repainted. Reliable and reasonable. Will definitely use him again for a few other jobs I need doing.

My name is Adam, I am a 37 year old decorator based in Brighton and Sussex. I can offer a friendly, professional service with all work tailored to your specifications and budget. I am qualified, experienced and trustworthy and guarantee top quality work.

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

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2017

From start to finish Adam proved to be reliable and do an excellent job. His quote was spot on (labour and materials), and he kept me informed throughout the job, where I needed to make a decision, in case they would alter the scale of work required. He is professional, polite and knowledgeable and he treated my home with respect. Excellent work! Will definitely keep his number for any future jobs I need and will recommend to friends and family,

Transforming Your House Into A Home

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, External wall painting, Door / Window painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Kevin on 21/9/2017

Nice guy did all he said he would and then more.

SR building is a well established business that i have been running in Shropshire for the last seven years.We specialize in all building and renovation work from , full bathroom refits,kitchen installations, new extensions, conservatories or wet rooms

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

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Reviewed by Tom on 21/9/2017

Steve was fantastic from start to finish, he even came back when we found a small fault and corrected. He will be doing our bathroom.

Allan & Sons Property Maintenance are a family run fully Insured business. We specialise in All Property Maintenance. Customer satisfaction is top priority in our business. We guarantee a professional, friendly service. All our tradesmen are fully trained

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Home improvements, Laminate Flooring, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Alan on 21/9/2017

This was the first time I tried ratedpeople and will be my go to site in the future. I used Allen and Sons property maintenance to redo a bathroom and I am glad I did. Very professional, great communication and all the work was done on time to a high standard and was very happy with the cost. The bathroom looks great. Thank you.

Sam Davies property maintenance with almost 20 years experience in residential,retail and industrial property maintenance I have a vast range of experience and problem solving .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2017

Good job. Thank you!

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

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  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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

  5. Job done

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