Local specialist painter who can quickly and easily add timeless character to a room with a striped feature wall or transform your bathroom into a sophisticated space to relax in with a marble effect paint job.

No job too small, painting a feature wall using a dragging technique or stencil paintwork on stair risers to transform a dreary staircase into a work of art.

Or too big, a fresh kitchen cupboard makeover using a Strié effect on the surface of all the cupboards or sponge painting a hallway to add a cosy contrast of inviting colour into the home.

Domestic specialist painter services include painting techniques such as;

  • Strié, a French expression for streaking
  • taped, using painters’ tape to create patterns
  • colour wash, is a textured affect created by layering of two different colours
  • sponging, with either an old sponge or a sponge roller
  • rag rolling, adding a depth and giving a soft textured effect
  • ombre style is a colour melting or fading into another for a watercolour dreamy affect
  • metallic blocks perfect for a feature wall
  • marble affect a much less expensive way to create the same look than installing real marble
  • wall stencilling to achieve a look of wallpaper that’s rather painted onto the wall
  • striping, harlequin, checkboard, polka dots all timeless classics that also can give a wallpapered feel

So, if you need a specialist painter to service or repair something in your home HaMuch has thousands of friendly, The British Decorators' Association (BDA) registered professionals ready to help upgrade your kitchen with a Strié effect using Farrow & Ball, create a harlequin feature wall using Benjamin Moore and design a sponge effect in the bedroom with Dulux Trade paint.

Why do you need a grain painting technique specialist near you?

Have you ever looked closely at the complex grain design on a piece of wood? Graining is the practice of imitating wood grains on non-wood materials, bringing an appealing aesthetic to materials used both inside and outside of the home.

Grain painting techniques are different from traditional forms of painting. It creates a faux finish through the use of materials and tools such as thinned low-sheen enamel, oil-based glaze, satin varnish, sandpaper and flogger brushes.

If you want to add a beautiful finish to the exterior or interior of your property — or even to a piece of furniture — grain painting is the way to go. However, grain painting is one of many specialist painting techniques that require a certain level of technical expertise and care. These can include anything from painting marble or murals to stippling, distressing, rag rolling and colourwashing techniques that give an ordinary surface a specific look.

Because of this, whether the job you have in mind is grain painting or a similar type of specialist application, it’s advisable to seek the services of a painting specialist who has spent years learning how to do wood grain painting or any other specialist technique, and can produce a high-quality finish.

What does a local special painting techniques expert do?

A paint job that involves using special techniques, such as grain painting, is technically different to applying a conventional coat of paint. A graining specialist will perform multiple responsibilities to achieve an authentic wood grain finish.

  • Protect workspace against stains and dirt: When mimicking wood grain in materials, it’s vital that the work environment is kept free of stains. Stains can affect the quality of the finished grain. Specialists create a neat environment when working with all forms of spray paint and oil-based paint and ensure all surfaces are free from stains and dirt. They may use a sponge to get the surface clean and ready for the paint.
  • Applying sandpaper grit: Sandpaper grit is available in various levels of coarseness. Sandpaper grits are categorised according to the abrasive particles used and can range from very fine to very coarse. Sandpaper is commonly used to smooth and prepare rough surfaces before painting. One of the duties of a grain painting specialist is to know the exact type of sandpaper grit to use on various materials and to avoid aggressive scratching, which can damage the surface.
  • Choosing the right acrylic paint: Acrylic paint comes in a variety of brands, colours and variations (or viscosity — from heavy body to fluid acrylic). It is the duty of the grain painting specialist to choose the right acrylic to use on the chosen material to achieve a balance between quality and functionality.
  • Taking health and safety precautions: Working with paint presents a number of hazards. These can involve slips and falls when working at height, and the contact of paints with internal tissues of the body. It’s the responsibility of a specialist — and, in fact, of all interior and exterior painters — to be aware of these risks and take precautions to minimise danger as much as possible.  

How to find specialist painters and decorators near you?

To find a grain painting expert or other type of specialist near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work. 
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to specialist painters and decorators in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Are you looking for a grain painting specialist who can accurately recreate a wood effect in your home? Specialists work with a variety of materials and have spent years honing their craft. Find the perfect tradesman near you and compare prices using HaMuch.

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Painter & Decorator near London£30£192
Painter & Decorator near Birmingham£20£157
Painter & Decorator near Leeds£21£153
Painter & Decorator near Glasgow£20£161
Painter & Decorator near Sheffield£18£143
Painter & Decorator near Bradford£21£152
Painter & Decorator near Liverpool£23£157
Painter & Decorator near Edinburgh£21£167
Painter & Decorator near Manchester£23£164
Painter & Decorator near Bristol£24£176

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