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Cost to paint hall stairs and landing in 2022

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 2022, 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.

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.

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.h3

Whether any woodwork is included

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 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.

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;

JobEstimate
Cost to wallpaper a room £550 per room
Cost to paint and decorate a house interior £3700
Cost to paint house exterior £1600
Cost to paint the hallway, stairs and landing £800
Cost to paint and decorate a room £450

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£500
Paint hall stairs and landing near Amber Valley£476
Paint hall stairs and landing near Arun£572
Paint hall stairs and landing near Ashfield£488
Paint hall stairs and landing near Aylesbury Vale£546
Paint hall stairs and landing near Barnsley£468
Paint hall stairs and landing near Basildon£520
Paint hall stairs and landing near Basingstoke & Deane£538
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bassetlaw£468
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bath & North East Somerset£506
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bedford£606
Paint hall stairs and landing near Belfast£438
Paint hall stairs and landing near Birmingham£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Blackburn£448
Paint hall stairs and landing near Blackpool£450
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bolton£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bournemouth£484
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bracknell Forest£542
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bradford£458
Paint hall stairs and landing near Braintree£498
Paint hall stairs and landing near Breckland£456
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bridgend£486
Paint hall stairs and landing near Brighton£562
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bristol£508
Paint hall stairs and landing near Broadland£450
Paint hall stairs and landing near Broxtowe£476
Paint hall stairs and landing near Bury£468
Paint hall stairs and landing near Caerphilly£494
Paint hall stairs and landing near Calderdale£448
Paint hall stairs and landing near Cambridge£530
Paint hall stairs and landing near Canterbury£452
Paint hall stairs and landing near Cardiff£494
Paint hall stairs and landing near Carmarthenshire£398
Paint hall stairs and landing near Charnwood£482
Paint hall stairs and landing near Chelmsford£502
Paint hall stairs and landing near Cheltenham£528
Paint hall stairs and landing near Cherwell£576
Paint hall stairs and landing near Chester£428
Paint hall stairs and landing near Colchester£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Conway£422
Paint hall stairs and landing near Coventry£460
Paint hall stairs and landing near Crewe & Nantwich£456
Paint hall stairs and landing near Dacorum£548
Paint hall stairs and landing near Derby£474
Paint hall stairs and landing near Doncaster£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Dover£450
Paint hall stairs and landing near Dudley£462
Paint hall stairs and landing near Dundee£418
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Ayrshire£488
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Devon£444
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Dunbartonshire£476
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Hampshire£496
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Hertfordshire£534
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Lindsey£450
Paint hall stairs and landing near East Riding£556
Paint hall stairs and landing near Eastleigh£504
Paint hall stairs and landing near Edinburgh£514
Paint hall stairs and landing near Elmbridge£544
Paint hall stairs and landing near Epping Forest£544
Paint hall stairs and landing near Erewash£472
Paint hall stairs and landing near Exeter£486
Paint hall stairs and landing near Falkirk£456
Paint hall stairs and landing near Fife£514
Paint hall stairs and landing near Flintshire£440
Paint hall stairs and landing near Gateshead£472
Paint hall stairs and landing near Gedling£494
Paint hall stairs and landing near Glasgow£476
Paint hall stairs and landing near Gloucester£524
Paint hall stairs and landing near Guildford£530
Paint hall stairs and landing near Gwynedd£490
Paint hall stairs and landing near Halton£444
Paint hall stairs and landing near Harrogate£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near Havant & Waterloo£490
Paint hall stairs and landing near Highland£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Horsham£510
Paint hall stairs and landing near Huntingdonshire£522
Paint hall stairs and landing near Ipswich£442
Paint hall stairs and landing near Isle of Wight£488
Paint hall stairs and landing near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£508
Paint hall stairs and landing near Kingston-upon-Hull£522
Paint hall stairs and landing near Kirklees£460
Paint hall stairs and landing near Knowsley£452
Paint hall stairs and landing near Lancaster£462
Paint hall stairs and landing near Leeds£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Leicester£478
Paint hall stairs and landing near Lisburn£446
Paint hall stairs and landing near Liverpool£454
Paint hall stairs and landing near London£542
Paint hall stairs and landing near Luton£544
Paint hall stairs and landing near Macclesfield£478
Paint hall stairs and landing near Maidstone£500
Paint hall stairs and landing near Manchester£478
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£474
Paint hall stairs and landing near Milton Keynes£586
Paint hall stairs and landing near Neath Port Talbot£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near New Forest£490
Paint hall stairs and landing near Newbury£526
Paint hall stairs and landing near Newcastle-under-Lyme£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£476
Paint hall stairs and landing near Newport£492
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Ayrshire£472
Paint hall stairs and landing near North East Lincolnshire£450
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Hertfordshire£536
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Lanarkshire£452
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Lincolnshire£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Somerset£506
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Tyneside£478
Paint hall stairs and landing near North Wiltshire£468
Paint hall stairs and landing near Northampton£596
Paint hall stairs and landing near Norwich£458
Paint hall stairs and landing near Nottingham£484
Paint hall stairs and landing near Nuneaton & Bedworth£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Oldham£474
Paint hall stairs and landing near Oxford£566
Paint hall stairs and landing near Perth & Kinross£950
Paint hall stairs and landing near Peterborough£496
Paint hall stairs and landing near Plymouth£514
Paint hall stairs and landing near Poole£484
Paint hall stairs and landing near Portsmouth£488
Paint hall stairs and landing near Powys£390
Paint hall stairs and landing near Preston£442
Paint hall stairs and landing near Reading£542
Paint hall stairs and landing near Redcar & Cleveland£446
Paint hall stairs and landing near Reigate & Banstead£538
Paint hall stairs and landing near Renfrewshire£506
Paint hall stairs and landing near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near Rochdale£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Rotherham£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near Salford£474
Paint hall stairs and landing near Salisbury£494
Paint hall stairs and landing near Sandwell£462
Paint hall stairs and landing near Scarborough£490
Paint hall stairs and landing near Scottish Borders£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Sefton£458
Paint hall stairs and landing near Sevenoaks£522
Paint hall stairs and landing near Sheffield£462
Paint hall stairs and landing near Slough£538
Paint hall stairs and landing near Solihull£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Ayrshire£498
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Bedfordshire£606
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Cambridgeshire£526
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Gloucestershire£506
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Kesteven£486
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Lanarkshire£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near South Oxfordshire£562
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£498
Paint hall stairs and landing near Southend-on-Sea£504
Paint hall stairs and landing near St Albans£544
Paint hall stairs and landing near St Helens£452
Paint hall stairs and landing near Stafford£458
Paint hall stairs and landing near Stockport£482
Paint hall stairs and landing near Stockton-on-Tees£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Stoke-on-Trent£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Stratford-on-Avon£468
Paint hall stairs and landing near Stroud£518
Paint hall stairs and landing near Suffolk Coastal£442
Paint hall stairs and landing near Sunderland£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Swale£496
Paint hall stairs and landing near Swansea£450
Paint hall stairs and landing near Tameside£478
Paint hall stairs and landing near Teignbridge£478
Paint hall stairs and landing near Tendring£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near Test Valley£502
Paint hall stairs and landing near Thamesdown£474
Paint hall stairs and landing near Thanet£448
Paint hall stairs and landing near The Wrekin£446
Paint hall stairs and landing near Thurrock£522
Paint hall stairs and landing near Torbay£490
Paint hall stairs and landing near Trafford£474
Paint hall stairs and landing near Vale of Glamorgan£516
Paint hall stairs and landing near Vale of White Horse£536
Paint hall stairs and landing near Vale Royal£436
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wakefield£462
Paint hall stairs and landing near Walsall£466
Paint hall stairs and landing near Warrington£470
Paint hall stairs and landing near Warwick£458
Paint hall stairs and landing near Waveney£460
Paint hall stairs and landing near Waverley£536
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wealden£524
Paint hall stairs and landing near West Lancashire£464
Paint hall stairs and landing near West Lothian£500
Paint hall stairs and landing near West Wiltshire£468
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wigan£448
Paint hall stairs and landing near Windsor & Maidenhead£538
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wirral£452
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wokingham£542
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wolverhampton£460
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wrexham Maelor£438
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wychavon£454
Paint hall stairs and landing near Wycombe£556
Paint hall stairs and landing near York£476