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Life events and moments that you wish to cherish and remember often require a special celebration. Setting up your house for such events will require house painting, house decorations and accommodating any other changes necessary to have your house look and feel appealing and welcoming. In fact, you may even consider roof paint along with interior paint, to give the whole place a makeover and give your property value a boost.

If you are unsure of where to go to get a hold of painters or decorators near you or local painters, you can always opt to refer to for great deals on all kinds of home professionals who will get the work done at amazing rates.

Different Types of Paint

There are a variety of paint types available in the market, depending on what you need the paint for. Most paints fall under one of the common categories of flat, semi-gloss or gloss. There are times you may also need to first apply a primer or the first coat, depending on what type of surface you are painting. It’s best to speak to your painter about what exactly your expectations are from the paint job so they can get it done accordingly.

Paint and Decorator Costs

One of the major factors affecting the cost of the paint is the type of paint, whether it is a water-based latex paint or an alkyd oil paint. Cheap paint does not necessarily mean it’s bad paint and vica versa.

Wall painting intended to paint the interior of a house can have a completely different texture compared to paint intended for the exterior house paint. Kitchen painting (for your different kitchen appliances) will also differ based on the surface of your appliance. Paint costs can range from £8 to above £30. There may be shops that allow you to trade paints, you can read up on this option if your budget is lower.

As for decorator costs, depending on what you would like covered, from painting, setting up lighting to other home set ups, the price will vary from a couple of hundred pounds to a few hundred pounds.

Personalising It

The good thing about paint and decorations is that you can try to personalise it as much as you want. For example, for interior paint, matching wall colours with the furniture or putting up contrasting colours can give it an exotic look. It all depends on what you feel up for. The lighting and setup can be changed around to bring out the feeling you desire.

Colours and decorations can help to bring about nostalgic feelings as well as new emotions that will last for years to come. Hence, it’s a good idea to keep the option of changes and modifications open as the years pass.

It’s always a good idea to discuss with your decorator or painter your ideas and what their suggestions are prior to finalizing anything. It wouldn’t harm to perhaps do a drawing or virtual drawing of the final outcome.

You’d be quite astounded at the depth of transformation a simple painting job can do for your home!

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

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
London£32 per hour£188 per day
Birmingham£20 per hour£159 per day
Leeds£25 per hour£162 per day
Glasgow£20 per hour£165 per day
Sheffield£19 per hour£142 per day
Bradford£25 per hour£163 per day
Liverpool£22 per hour£157 per day
Edinburgh£21 per hour£171 per day
Manchester£22 per hour£164 per day
Bristol£24 per hour£172 per day

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