Get local quotes to paint the hallway and stairs

HaMuch is Excellent
By Emily Rivers
Last updated 27th April 2023

Get local quotes to paint the hall, stairs and landing

The halls, stairs and landing is an important set of rooms in every home. Your entrance hall is the first thing your guests will see, so making sure it’s decorated to a high standard is the perfect way to make the right impression and set the tone for the aesthetics of your house. The stairs and landing are spaces that you and your family will move through regularly, so why suffer poorly decorated rooms when you can get them professionally decorated?

If you’re looking to get your hall stairs and landing decorated in 2023, one thing you might be worried about is the price. That’s why we’ve written this price guide, covering how much you should expect to pay to get your hall stairs and landing decorated, including what kinds of things will affect the price. The average cost to paint your hall, stairs and landing is £800 – but read on to find out more about what’s involved.

How long does it take to decorate the hall, stairs and landing?

As with every decorating project, the price you’ll pay will vary significantly depending on the size of the room and the amount of extra work that’s required. In the table to the right of this page, we’ve included the average price for getting a hall stairs and landing decorated across the country. As labour costs make up a large part of any decorating quote, the price for labour varying across the country will make a big difference to the quote – with those in London paying significantly more.

As this is only for an average sized hall stairs and landing, we’ve made a set of assumptions to get to this price. For example, it doesn’t include painting any woodwork like bannisters, and it only includes painting using simple ladders – those with multiple flights of stairs increasing the height of the stairwell will have to pay more.

Cost to paint the hallway, stairs and landing

What affects the cost of painting the stairs and hallway?

So, how do you figure out how much you’re likely to pay for a hall stairs and landing decorating project in your own home? Well, there’s a number of different factors that will affect the price, so for peace of mind it’s worth spending some time thinking through each of these and how they will impact how much you’re likely to pay.

The size of the room

The biggest factor that will affect the price of your decorating project will be the size of the room. More wall space to cover means you’ll pay more – it’s as simple as that. Because the hall stairs and landing do tend to be big rooms anyway, this area will be more expensive than most other rooms in your home.

So, think about the size of your hall stairs and landing. For smaller rooms, you could get them decorated for only around £400-500. However, for large hallways and landing areas, you could be paying more like £1000-1200.

The height of the room

Unlike many other rooms in your home, decorating the stairwell is likely to involve working at height. If you have an ordinary, two storey home, it’s likely that the painters and decorators you choose will be able to paint it using just a ladder or a simple platform system. However, if you have multiple storeys in your home, or a particularly tall stairway, additional equipment for working at height may be required, and this will naturally increase the price – in some cases quite significantly.

Cost to paint stair spindles, bannisters and newel post or risers and treads

Another factor that will affect the price of your hall stairs and landing decorating project is whether or not you’d like any woodwork painting, like the spindles, bannisters or newel posts. This can be fiddly work, so expect to add around £100-£200 onto the total price of your job if you’d like your decorators to paint these parts of the stairs. Another popular option is to paint the stair risers to break up the brown wood colour and stain the wooden treads with varnish to provide a hard wearing natural finish.

Any other extras like doors, coving or skirting boards or other decorative jobs

On top of the woodwork, you may also want to ask your decorators to paint doors, coving or skirting boards in the hall stairs and landing area. This will also of course add some cost to the overall job – expect to pay an extra £100 at least for these jobs, and possibly more depending on the scale.

However, it’s usually worth getting these extra bits sorted at the same time as a bigger job, like painting a room. Asking painters and decorators to sort out these extras will save you money, as they won’t charge as much as if you get them painted as a standalone job. So, it’s definitely worth considering if you have any extra painting and decorating work you’d like to get sorted at the same time as your hall stairs and landing project.h3

Standard of the walls

As with every decorating project, the standard of the walls in your hall stairs and landing will affect the price, as this will decide how much remedial work your decorators have to carry out before they can start painting. When you’re applying paint to a wall, it’s vital that the wall is smooth and flat – any imperfections can cause the paint to flake off over time and not properly adhere.

So, if your walls are in poor condition, expect to pay another 20-40% of the price in additional labour to repair them. This could involve filling and plastering over any cracks or holes, as well as sanding and rubbing down the wall to bring it back to a nice smooth surface.

Removing wallpaper

Finally, if you’ve already got wallpaper hung in your hall stairs and landing, expect the removal of this to add another £100 or so to the overall cost, potentially more if it’s a particularly large room. Removing wallpaper can be quite labour intensive, but a professional will be able to do it quickly and without damaging the wall behind, so it’s worth discussing with the tradespeople that come out and quote for your work. You might be tempted to remove the wallpaper yourself, which is certainly possible – but do be aware that, as we’ve just mentioned, any imperfections to your walls can be costly to get repaired.

Adding colour to a hallway can make the space look bigger or add a dramatic flare to the room. Don't be afraid to choose dark colours or even colours that you might not normally be drawn to, that will suit the shape and layout of the room.


Estimates for common painter & decorator jobs;

Rates for other trades

Paint hall, stairs and landing cost in the UK
Paint hall, stairs and landing cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKPaint hall, stairs and landing cost
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Aberdeen£526
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Amber Valley£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Arun£546
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Ashfield£488
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Aylesbury Vale£556
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Barnsley£464
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Basildon£520
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Basingstoke & Deane£544
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bassetlaw£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bath & North East Somerset£508
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bedford£586
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Belfast£434
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Birmingham£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Blackburn£452
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Blackpool£444
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bolton£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bournemouth£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bracknell Forest£558
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bradford£464
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Braintree£504
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Breckland£456
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bridgend£488
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Brighton£550
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bristol£508
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Broadland£456
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Broxtowe£480
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Bury£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Caerphilly£498
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Calderdale£462
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Cambridge£538
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Canterbury£456
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Cardiff£496
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Carmarthenshire£398
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Charnwood£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Chelmsford£504
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Cheltenham£522
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Cherwell£570
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Chester£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Colchester£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Conway£422
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Coventry£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Crewe & Nantwich£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Dacorum£548
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Derby£480
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Doncaster£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Dover£466
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Dudley£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Dundee£406
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Ayrshire£488
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Devon£468
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Dunbartonshire£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Hampshire£504
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Hertfordshire£536
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Lindsey£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near East Riding£550
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Eastleigh£504
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Edinburgh£518
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Elmbridge£552
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Epping Forest£550
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Erewash£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Exeter£498
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Falkirk£464
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Fife£514
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Flintshire£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Gateshead£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Gedling£488
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Glasgow£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Gloucester£518
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Guildford£538
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Gwynedd£490
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Halton£452
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Harrogate£466
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Havant & Waterloo£488
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Highland£470
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Horsham£514
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Huntingdonshire£608
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Ipswich£452
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Isle of Wight£492
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£508
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Kingston-upon-Hull£524
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Kirklees£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Knowsley£456
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Lancaster£462
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Leeds£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Leicester£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Lisburn£436
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Liverpool£456
Paint hall, stairs and landing near London£546
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Luton£542
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Macclesfield£502
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Maidstone£502
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Manchester£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Mid Bedfordshire£560
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Mid Sussex£520
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Middlesbrough£494
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Milton Keynes£572
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Neath Port Talbot£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near New Forest£490
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Newbury£528
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Newcastle-under-Lyme£466
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Newport£490
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Ayrshire£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North East Lincolnshire£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Hertfordshire£540
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Lanarkshire£460
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Lincolnshire£502
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Somerset£506
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Tyneside£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near North Wiltshire£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Northampton£590
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Norwich£462
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Nottingham£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Nuneaton & Bedworth£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Oldham£480
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Oxford£576
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Perth & Kinross£782
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Peterborough£616
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Plymouth£514
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Poole£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Portsmouth£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Powys£390
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Preston£444
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Reading£548
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Redcar & Cleveland£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Reigate & Banstead£540
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Renfrewshire£502
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£480
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Rochdale£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Rotherham£452
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Salford£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Salisbury£506
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Sandwell£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Scarborough£490
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Scottish Borders£470
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Sefton£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Sevenoaks£526
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Sheffield£448
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Slough£548
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Solihull£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Ayrshire£496
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Bedfordshire£586
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Cambridgeshire£532
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Gloucestershire£508
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Kesteven£466
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Lanarkshire£464
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Oxfordshire£564
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Somerset£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near South Tyneside£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Southampton£502
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Southend-on-Sea£500
Paint hall, stairs and landing near St Albans£538
Paint hall, stairs and landing near St Helens£458
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Stafford£492
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Stockport£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Stockton-on-Tees£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Stoke-on-Trent£470
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Stratford-on-Avon£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Stroud£520
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Suffolk Coastal£448
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Sunderland£466
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Swale£500
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Swansea£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Tameside£480
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Teignbridge£486
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Tendring£462
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Test Valley£508
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Thamesdown£482
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Thanet£454
Paint hall, stairs and landing near The Wrekin£458
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Thurrock£524
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Torbay£494
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Trafford£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Vale of Glamorgan£510
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Vale of White Horse£534
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Vale Royal£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wakefield£466
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Walsall£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Warrington£476
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Warwick£472
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Waveney£460
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Waverley£550
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wealden£520
Paint hall, stairs and landing near West Lancashire£454
Paint hall, stairs and landing near West Lothian£498
Paint hall, stairs and landing near West Wiltshire£478
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wigan£460
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Windsor & Maidenhead£552
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wirral£450
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wokingham£558
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wolverhampton£474
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wrexham Maelor£456
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wychavon£468
Paint hall, stairs and landing near Wycombe£574
Paint hall, stairs and landing near York£470