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Painter & Decorator rates

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£21£162
Painter & Decorator near Arun£72£216
Painter & Decorator near Ashfield£24£171
Painter & Decorator near Aylesbury Vale£32£206
Painter & Decorator near Barnsley£20£147
Painter & Decorator near Basildon£27£182
Painter & Decorator near Basingstoke & Deane£28£188
Painter & Decorator near Bassetlaw£20£162
Painter & Decorator near Bath & North East Somerset£24£179
Painter & Decorator near Bedford£44£236
Painter & Decorator near Belfast£19£145
Painter & Decorator near Birmingham£20£154
Painter & Decorator near Blackburn£22£146
Painter & Decorator near Blackpool£22£146
Painter & Decorator near Bolton£22£156
Painter & Decorator near Bournemouth£22£170
Painter & Decorator near Bracknell Forest£33£190
Painter & Decorator near Bradford£22£157
Painter & Decorator near Braintree£25£172
Painter & Decorator near Breckland£19£151
Painter & Decorator near Bridgend£23£168
Painter & Decorator near Brighton£51£208
Painter & Decorator near Bristol£24£180
Painter & Decorator near Broadland£18£147
Painter & Decorator near Broxtowe£21£163
Painter & Decorator near Bury£22£157
Painter & Decorator near Caerphilly£25£170
Painter & Decorator near Calderdale£21£150
Painter & Decorator near Cambridge£28£196
Painter & Decorator near Canterbury£19£150
Painter & Decorator near Cardiff£22£172
Painter & Decorator near Carmarthenshire£15£115
Painter & Decorator near Charnwood£20£164
Painter & Decorator near Chelmsford£25£173
Painter & Decorator near Cheltenham£24£192
Painter & Decorator near Cherwell£35£206
Painter & Decorator near Chester£20£142
Painter & Decorator near Colchester£21£156
Painter & Decorator near Conway£17£138
Painter & Decorator near Coventry£21£155
Painter & Decorator near Crewe & Nantwich£20£152
Painter & Decorator near Dacorum£38£208
Painter & Decorator near Derby£20£160
Painter & Decorator near Doncaster£18£147
Painter & Decorator near Dover£18£145
Painter & Decorator near Dudley£20£151
Painter & Decorator near Dundee£19£134
Painter & Decorator near East Ayrshire£20£164
Painter & Decorator near East Devon£18£146
Painter & Decorator near East Dunbartonshire£20£163
Painter & Decorator near East Hampshire£24£177
Painter & Decorator near East Hertfordshire£28£192
Painter & Decorator near East Riding£22£210
Painter & Decorator near Eastleigh£30£176
Painter & Decorator near Edinburgh£23£179
Painter & Decorator near Elmbridge£31£196
Painter & Decorator near Epping Forest£31£198
Painter & Decorator near Erewash£20£159
Painter & Decorator near Exeter£19£165
Painter & Decorator near Falkirk£19£151
Painter & Decorator near Fife£23£150
Painter & Decorator near Flintshire£20£144
Painter & Decorator near Gateshead£20£152
Painter & Decorator near Gedling£24£175
Painter & Decorator near Glasgow£20£164
Painter & Decorator near Gloucester£23£189
Painter & Decorator near Guildford£35£188
Painter & Decorator near Gwynedd£21£169
Painter & Decorator near Halton£21£148
Painter & Decorator near Harrogate£22£160
Painter & Decorator near Havant & Waterloo£24£172
Painter & Decorator near Highland£20£160
Painter & Decorator near Horsham£24£178
Painter & Decorator near Huntingdonshire£35£190
Painter & Decorator near Ipswich£19£146
Painter & Decorator near Isle of Wight£31£169
Painter & Decorator near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£23£179
Painter & Decorator near Kingston-upon-Hull£18£165
Painter & Decorator near Kirklees£21£154
Painter & Decorator near Knowsley£27£154
Painter & Decorator near Lancaster£15£120
Painter & Decorator near Leeds£22£158
Painter & Decorator near Leicester£19£160
Painter & Decorator near Lisburn£19£150
Painter & Decorator near Liverpool£29£155
Painter & Decorator near London£30£193
Painter & Decorator near Luton£39£210
Painter & Decorator near Macclesfield£20£164
Painter & Decorator near Maidstone£24£173
Painter & Decorator near Manchester£23£162
Painter & Decorator near Mid Bedfordshire£34£210
Painter & Decorator near Mid Sussex£27£184
Painter & Decorator near Middlesbrough£48£156
Painter & Decorator near Milton Keynes£37£223
Painter & Decorator near Neath Port Talbot£20£160
Painter & Decorator near New Forest£27£169
Painter & Decorator near Newbury£26£181
Painter & Decorator near Newcastle-under-Lyme£20£159
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£29£196
Painter & Decorator near North Lanarkshire£18£148
Painter & Decorator near North Lincolnshire£17£143
Painter & Decorator near North Somerset£23£179
Painter & Decorator near North Tyneside£20£154
Painter & Decorator near North Wiltshire£20£157
Painter & Decorator near Northampton£38£231
Painter & Decorator near Norwich£19£153
Painter & Decorator near Nottingham£23£168
Painter & Decorator near Nuneaton & Bedworth£22£162
Painter & Decorator near Oldham£22£159
Painter & Decorator near Oxford£50£195
Painter & Decorator near Perth & Kinross£50£400
Painter & Decorator near Peterborough£31£175
Painter & Decorator near Plymouth£21£170
Painter & Decorator near Poole£22£171
Painter & Decorator near Portsmouth£28£170
Painter & Decorator near Preston£21£142
Painter & Decorator near Reading£35£191
Painter & Decorator near Redcar & Cleveland£23£119
Painter & Decorator near Reigate & Banstead£29£191
Painter & Decorator near Renfrewshire£23£188
Painter & Decorator near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£155
Painter & Decorator near Rochdale£22£157
Painter & Decorator near Rotherham£17£147
Painter & Decorator near Salford£22£160
Painter & Decorator near Sandwell£20£151
Painter & Decorator near Scarborough£22£170
Painter & Decorator near Scottish Borders£22£162
Painter & Decorator near Sefton£29£154
Painter & Decorator near Sevenoaks£27£183
Painter & Decorator near Sheffield£18£146
Painter & Decorator near Slough£31£192
Painter & Decorator near Solihull£21£155
Painter & Decorator near South Ayrshire£20£170
Painter & Decorator near South Bedfordshire£44£236
Painter & Decorator near South Cambridgeshire£29£189
Painter & Decorator near South Gloucestershire£24£181
Painter & Decorator near South Kesteven£22£164
Painter & Decorator near South Lanarkshire£15£156
Painter & Decorator near South Oxfordshire£41£197
Painter & Decorator near South Somerset£22£145
Painter & Decorator near South Tyneside£20£154
Painter & Decorator near Southampton£29£174
Painter & Decorator near Southend-on-Sea£25£173
Painter & Decorator near St Albans£35£203
Painter & Decorator near St Helens£24£154
Painter & Decorator near Stafford£24£151
Painter & Decorator near Stockport£22£164
Painter & Decorator near Stockton-on-Tees£43£151
Painter & Decorator near Stoke-on-Trent£21£161
Painter & Decorator near Stratford-on-Avon£19£159
Painter & Decorator near Stroud£23£192
Painter & Decorator near Suffolk Coastal£20£142
Painter & Decorator near Sunderland£19£145
Painter & Decorator near Swale£25£172
Painter & Decorator near Swansea£18£150
Painter & Decorator near Tameside£23£161
Painter & Decorator near Teignbridge£19£163
Painter & Decorator near Tendring£20£155
Painter & Decorator near Test Valley£22£173
Painter & Decorator near Thamesdown£21£161
Painter & Decorator near Thanet£19£145
Painter & Decorator near The Wrekin£17£142
Painter & Decorator near Thurrock£26£181
Painter & Decorator near Torbay£20£175
Painter & Decorator near Trafford£23£159
Painter & Decorator near Vale of Glamorgan£25£188
Painter & Decorator near Vale of White Horse£27£177
Painter & Decorator near Vale Royal£20£143
Painter & Decorator near Wakefield£21£156
Painter & Decorator near Walsall£20£154
Painter & Decorator near Warrington£24£165
Painter & Decorator near Warwick£21£153
Painter & Decorator near Waveney£22£179
Painter & Decorator near Waverley£36£190
Painter & Decorator near Wealden£25£186
Painter & Decorator near West Lancashire£25£158
Painter & Decorator near West Lothian£22£172
Painter & Decorator near West Wiltshire£20£157
Painter & Decorator near Wigan£22£151
Painter & Decorator near Windsor & Maidenhead£33£191
Painter & Decorator near Wirral£28£155
Painter & Decorator near Wokingham£32£191
Painter & Decorator near Wolverhampton£20£151
Painter & Decorator near Wrexham Maelor£19£143
Painter & Decorator near Wychavon£22£148
Painter & Decorator near Wycombe£37£206
Painter & Decorator near York£20£162

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