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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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We are a time served, Decorating company, specialising in Interior, wallpaper hanging, wood and floor stripping, renovation and commercial works even shopfitting.

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Reviewed by Patricia on 25/7/2020

Matt has done a superb job for us from start to finish.. Very friendly and knowledgeable, and so tidy that you often wonder if he is actually at your house I have no hesitation in recommending Matt, and will certainly be using him as a ‘go to’ decorator from now on

Husband and wife decorating service,over 20 years experience,clean and professional service with high standards

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Reviewed by Margaret on 22/7/2020

Very happy with completed job would certainly use again and recommend to others. Arrangements were easily made and job was completed within agreed timescale. Everything was explained as job progressed and one very minor problem was sorted to my total satisfaction. Work was tidy and professionally completed.

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 Lynn on 1/7/2020

Kevin and team were great. Arrived when arranged and completed the job with great results. The job was to re decorate my sons bedroom which included all gloss, ceiling and walls plus paint, gloss and wallpaper in hall and stairs of townhouse, full job was completed within 1 1/2 days and to a great standard.

Painting and decorating services offered as well as wall and floor tiling and plastering. I have a team of six working for myself no job to small.

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Reviewed by Chris on 18/7/2020

With all the delays and disruption from lock down Gary kept us well informed about potential for progress. Once able swiftly organised for the work to be started. Wall coverings stripped and hall landing and stairwell redecorated in 3 days. Minimal disruption and fuss with work completed to a high standard. Would happily recommend and would certainly use again for any significant decorating job.

"You Choose The Colour" With over 20 Years experience. A modern business with traditional values. A friendly and punctual services for all aspects of work large or small. We are able to carry out a wide range of internal and external painting and decorating work for domestic and commercial customers throughout the North East and the rest of the U.K. -No up front payments -Free written estimates -Liability Insurance certificate provided with each job -Free advice -Discounts for pensioners & low income families -Discount for friends and families, and recommendations

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Reviewed by Barry on 4/8/2020

Great work, would hire again

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 Kelly on 13/6/2020

Matthew was highly professional, polite and completed work to high standard. Would recommend to friends and family.

I am a decorator, who believes in offering my customer's a cost affective service which delivers a high standard of workmanship tailor made to meet the individual needs of each customer.

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Reviewed by James on 23/7/2020

Very professional and thorough punctual considerate friendly well done !

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 andrew on 17/7/2020

Excellent work,clean,tidy and reliable, value for money.wouldn't hesitate to recommend to other people

MWM Painter and Decorating Services: * Military Veteran * Excellent Industry Knowledge * I Offer a First Class Service * All Work is to the Highest Standard * I offer Competitive Rates

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Reviewed by Irene on 15/5/2020

The standard of work was extremely high. Everywhere was left clean and tidy.All garden furniture,pots etc put back in place. Mark always arrived early and finished the job on time and the price was very fair.

I have been in this service for the pass 22 years. I have manage a team of workers and successfully completed all jobs with great pride, satisfaction and within given deadlines. I aim to satisfy and please all my customers with the best finished work. "No Job Is Too Small".

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Reviewed by Daniel on 21/7/2020

Elton and Kim came by the flat and completed the work in just a couple hours. They did a fantastic job and our wall in the garden looks brand new! I will definitely hire them again for any other painting jobs we need and recommend others do the same. Thank you for your help today, Elton and Kim!

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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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