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How much will it cost to paint and decorate my home?

Painting and decorating a room or an entire house can totally transform your living area and add value onto your home. To make it less daunting when deciding on your project, HaMuch has put together information including questions to ask to keep thinks running smoothly during the project to how much to budget as well as how to find the right painter and decorator for you. We also have created a list of hourly and daily rates for Painters and Decorators in your regional area based on our data, so you can get an idea about what they charge before you make contact. Rates will change depending on where you live, so, Painters and Decorators in London would have higher rates than those in Newcastle. Rates can vary and depending on the tradespersons overheads and dont forget some will be vat registered while other will not. 

Managing money and getting off on the right foot with your painter and decorator

When choosing a Painter & Decorator try to get 3 comparison quotes so you have a feel for the value of service and what is being offered at what price. Check if your Painter & Decorator is vat registered. If they are, then you know to add VAT on top of the quoted price. Insist on being given a ‘written quote’ to avoid disputes over payment and job expectations at the end of the project. Discuss payment terms and try to agree paying in instalments e.g. pay 20% at the start, more at stages of progress and 20% at the end of the project.

Remember smaller ‘man in van’ companies may be cheaper but may only accept cash payment so make sure if you need to pay by card that they have the facility for this.

When receiving a quote, discuss if the quote includes the painter and decorator rates and materials, you may still need to purchase materials. If you looking for ways to save money and the quote includes materials, ask if it will be cheaper for you to source them yourself to avoid any mark-up for collection costs from the painter and decorator, although they may get better trade discounts on materials (such as paints, solvents, rollers…) than you can.

Ask for references from previous clients and follow up seeing how happy they were using the tradesperson, and would they recommend them to you. Also ask to see ‘before and after’ projects of work carried out that is similar to your project. It is important to know before the job commences, what kind of protection you might have so do ask if the painter and decorator will offer any guarantee on workmanship and check if they are insured in case any accidents occur while working in your home.

Around now it should be made clear to you if the painter and decorator will be using a sub-contractor or bringing a colleague around as you will want to know who will be working in your home and if you are paying extra labour charges. Lastly insist on an invoice so you have proof of money owing and if they ask for a deposit you shouldn’t be expected to pay more than 20%.

If you live in an area where parking or other vehicle access charges are made make sure you agree whether these are included as over a long period these costs can add up.

Defining the quality and detail of the painting & decorating job

When your chosen painter and decorator arrives at your home to quote the job, be clear what project you need doing. Let the tradesperson know how many rooms you need painting and be specific about colours or wallpaper choices and if there is to be a feature wall or if you want all the walls the same colour. If painting walls, decide if this includes the ceiling. Remember when painting walls, it is a good idea to stretch the budget to include glossing or egg shelling woodwork and doors as against the fresh wall paint, the woodwork can suddenly look grotty. Point out any walls that may need to be repaired, eg plastering, before painting or walls that first need wallpaper removed. Point out any stains or damp marks so the repair work can be added to the initial quote rather than a surprise on the end bill.

While the painter and decorator is standing in the rooms, don’t be afraid to ask for advice – after all this is their area of expertise, so ask them to recommend the ‘best value paint brands’ to suit the colours you want and the surfaces you want painted. Discuss light or dark colours or patterns you are considering and hear their thoughts on how it might affect a room e.g. whether a room is south or north facing.

Despite the initial bigger outlay of cash, remember it will work out cheaper overall to have the painter and decorator do multiple rooms in one project rather than numerous small projects of single rooms at a time. While discussing the project and they can see how your rooms are furnished, ask if they will arrive with dust sheets to cover all furnishings and move items out of the room, pre painting or this is for you to do in preparation of their arrival.

Rough guide for how much basic painting and decorating your home costs;

Job

Job details

Estimate

Painting

1 bedroom flat / house

£700

Painting

2 bedroom flat / house

£1000

Painting

3 bedroom flat / house

£1100

Painting

4 bedroom flat / house

£1250

Painting

5 bedroom flat / house

£1350

 

 

 

Glossing

Gloss work in good condition

£200 per room

Glossing

Gloss work in bad condition

£300 per room

 

 

 

Wallpaper

Stripping

£200 per room

Wallpaper

Wallpapering

£400 per room

Rates for other trades

Painter & Decorator Rates: Average Hourly and Daily Rates
Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Painter & Decorator near Aberdeen£21£168
Painter & Decorator near Aberdeenshire£21£170
Painter & Decorator near Amber Valley£18£150
Painter & Decorator near Arun£78£222
Painter & Decorator near Ashfield£23£169
Painter & Decorator near Aylesbury Vale£35£218
Painter & Decorator near Barnsley£20£146
Painter & Decorator near Basildon£27£182
Painter & Decorator near Basingstoke & Deane£28£191
Painter & Decorator near Bassetlaw£20£162
Painter & Decorator near Bath & North East Somerset£24£179
Painter & Decorator near Bedford£52£263
Painter & Decorator near Belfast£19£145
Painter & Decorator near Birmingham£20£153
Painter & Decorator near Blackburn£22£142
Painter & Decorator near Blackpool£20£140
Painter & Decorator near Bolton£22£158
Painter & Decorator near Bournemouth£22£167
Painter & Decorator near Bracknell Forest£32£189
Painter & Decorator near Bradford£21£153
Painter & Decorator near Braintree£25£173
Painter & Decorator near Breckland£19£149
Painter & Decorator near Bridgend£23£168
Painter & Decorator near Brighton£54£211
Painter & Decorator near Bristol£24£180
Painter & Decorator near Broadland£17£140
Painter & Decorator near Broxtowe£19£154
Painter & Decorator near Bury£22£158
Painter & Decorator near Caerphilly£25£171
Painter & Decorator near Calderdale£21£147
Painter & Decorator near Cambridge£28£201
Painter & Decorator near Canterbury£18£147
Painter & Decorator near Cardiff£22£173
Painter & Decorator near Carmarthenshire£15£115
Painter & Decorator near Charnwood£18£158
Painter & Decorator near Chelmsford£25£170
Painter & Decorator near Cheltenham£24£194
Painter & Decorator near Cherwell£36£209
Painter & Decorator near Chester£19£140
Painter & Decorator near Colchester£19£152
Painter & Decorator near Conway£17£138
Painter & Decorator near Coventry£21£154
Painter & Decorator near Crewe & Nantwich£19£156
Painter & Decorator near Dacorum£41£211
Painter & Decorator near Derby£18£149
Painter & Decorator near Doncaster£18£147
Painter & Decorator near Dover£18£145
Painter & Decorator near Dudley£20£150
Painter & Decorator near Dundee£19£134
Painter & Decorator near East Ayrshire£20£164
Painter & Decorator near East Devon£17£141
Painter & Decorator near East Dunbartonshire£21£165
Painter & Decorator near East Hampshire£23£177
Painter & Decorator near East Hertfordshire£27£192
Painter & Decorator near East Riding£22£210
Painter & Decorator near Eastleigh£30£177
Painter & Decorator near Edinburgh£22£174
Painter & Decorator near Elmbridge£30£195
Painter & Decorator near Epping Forest£33£200
Painter & Decorator near Erewash£18£148
Painter & Decorator near Exeter£20£172
Painter & Decorator near Falkirk£17£138
Painter & Decorator near Fife£23£150
Painter & Decorator near Flintshire£19£141
Painter & Decorator near Gateshead£20£152
Painter & Decorator near Gedling£24£174
Painter & Decorator near Glasgow£20£166
Painter & Decorator near Gloucester£23£190
Painter & Decorator near Guildford£33£186
Painter & Decorator near Gwynedd£21£169
Painter & Decorator near Halton£20£147
Painter & Decorator near Harrogate£21£154
Painter & Decorator near Havant & Waterloo£24£173
Painter & Decorator near Highland£20£160
Painter & Decorator near Horsham£24£178
Painter & Decorator near Huntingdonshire£45£203
Painter & Decorator near Ipswich£21£151
Painter & Decorator near Isle of Wight£31£169
Painter & Decorator near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£22£175
Painter & Decorator near Kingston-upon-Hull£18£165
Painter & Decorator near Kirklees£21£152
Painter & Decorator near Knowsley£27£154
Painter & Decorator near Lancaster£15£120
Painter & Decorator near Leeds£21£153
Painter & Decorator near Leicester£19£160
Painter & Decorator near Lisburn£19£150
Painter & Decorator near Liverpool£29£156
Painter & Decorator near London£30£193
Painter & Decorator near Luton£48£220
Painter & Decorator near Macclesfield£20£165
Painter & Decorator near Maidstone£24£170
Painter & Decorator near Manchester£23£166
Painter & Decorator near Mid Bedfordshire£39£224
Painter & Decorator near Mid Sussex£27£184
Painter & Decorator near Middlesbrough£54£160
Painter & Decorator near Milton Keynes£44£248
Painter & Decorator near Neath Port Talbot£20£157
Painter & Decorator near New Forest£27£167
Painter & Decorator near Newbury£26£181
Painter & Decorator near Newcastle-under-Lyme£20£164
Painter & Decorator near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£20£154
Painter & Decorator near Newport£21£170
Painter & Decorator near North Ayrshire£20£174
Painter & Decorator near North East Lincolnshire£17£140
Painter & Decorator near North Hertfordshire£30£198
Painter & Decorator near North Lanarkshire£18£148
Painter & Decorator near North Lincolnshire£18£140
Painter & Decorator near North Somerset£23£178
Painter & Decorator near North Tyneside£20£154
Painter & Decorator near North Wiltshire£20£157
Painter & Decorator near Northampton£46£258
Painter & Decorator near Norwich£18£149
Painter & Decorator near Nottingham£22£164
Painter & Decorator near Nuneaton & Bedworth£22£163
Painter & Decorator near Oldham£22£161
Painter & Decorator near Oxford£54£198
Painter & Decorator near Perth & Kinross£50£400
Painter & Decorator near Peterborough£40£180
Painter & Decorator near Plymouth£21£166
Painter & Decorator near Poole£22£168
Painter & Decorator near Portsmouth£28£170
Painter & Decorator near Preston£19£137
Painter & Decorator near Reading£35£191
Painter & Decorator near Redcar & Cleveland£16£105
Painter & Decorator near Reigate & Banstead£28£190
Painter & Decorator near Renfrewshire£23£188
Painter & Decorator near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£155
Painter & Decorator near Rochdale£23£159
Painter & Decorator near Rotherham£17£147
Painter & Decorator near Salford£23£162
Painter & Decorator near Sandwell£20£150
Painter & Decorator near Scarborough£22£170
Painter & Decorator near Scottish Borders£22£162
Painter & Decorator near Sefton£29£154
Painter & Decorator near Sevenoaks£27£180
Painter & Decorator near Sheffield£17£146
Painter & Decorator near Slough£31£190
Painter & Decorator near Solihull£21£153
Painter & Decorator near South Ayrshire£20£170
Painter & Decorator near South Bedfordshire£52£263
Painter & Decorator near South Cambridgeshire£30£189
Painter & Decorator near South Gloucestershire£24£181
Painter & Decorator near South Kesteven£20£160
Painter & Decorator near South Lanarkshire£14£160
Painter & Decorator near South Oxfordshire£44£198
Painter & Decorator near South Somerset£22£135
Painter & Decorator near South Tyneside£20£154
Painter & Decorator near Southampton£29£174
Painter & Decorator near Southend-on-Sea£25£170
Painter & Decorator near St Albans£38£204
Painter & Decorator near St Helens£23£156
Painter & Decorator near Stafford£24£155
Painter & Decorator near Stockport£22£166
Painter & Decorator near Stockton-on-Tees£46£152
Painter & Decorator near Stoke-on-Trent£20£166
Painter & Decorator near Stratford-on-Avon£18£158
Painter & Decorator near Stroud£23£195
Painter & Decorator near Suffolk Coastal£21£151
Painter & Decorator near Sunderland£19£144
Painter & Decorator near Swale£25£169
Painter & Decorator near Swansea£18£145
Painter & Decorator near Tameside£23£164
Painter & Decorator near Teignbridge£20£168
Painter & Decorator near Tendring£21£159
Painter & Decorator near Test Valley£22£174
Painter & Decorator near Thamesdown£21£161
Painter & Decorator near Thanet£19£145
Painter & Decorator near The Wrekin£15£130
Painter & Decorator near Thurrock£26£180
Painter & Decorator near Torbay£21£182
Painter & Decorator near Trafford£23£161
Painter & Decorator near Vale of Glamorgan£25£188
Painter & Decorator near Vale of White Horse£29£184
Painter & Decorator near Vale Royal£18£139
Painter & Decorator near Wakefield£21£152
Painter & Decorator near Walsall£20£153
Painter & Decorator near Warrington£23£168
Painter & Decorator near Warwick£21£152
Painter & Decorator near Waveney£22£181
Painter & Decorator near Waverley£37£190
Painter & Decorator near Wealden£25£186
Painter & Decorator near West Lancashire£25£158
Painter & Decorator near West Lothian£21£165
Painter & Decorator near West Wiltshire£20£157
Painter & Decorator near Wigan£22£152
Painter & Decorator near Windsor & Maidenhead£32£190
Painter & Decorator near Wirral£28£155
Painter & Decorator near Wokingham£33£191
Painter & Decorator near Wolverhampton£20£149
Painter & Decorator near Wrexham Maelor£18£141
Painter & Decorator near Wychavon£22£148
Painter & Decorator near Wycombe£38£207
Painter & Decorator near York£20£162

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