The most important point is that the painting and decorating contractor is reliable, professional and will produce quality work which will make you want to show off your home to your visitors. If you are not sure where to start, this guide should help you find the best in the business.
It may seem like an easy choice to make; you have the business card for a local painter and decorator, so why not just use them?
Unfortunately, just because they are handy, it doesn’t mean they are going to produce work of a high standard.
Consider contractors who have membership of a trade Association or site which filters tradespeople.
Membership of an association may show the contractor has made a commitment to work to high standards and is qualified and experienced for the job.
Don’t be afraid to ask for proof however!
In addition to membership, a relevant professional qualification will show the contractor’s commitment to the industry and their ability to carry their work out to a high standard.
A basic qualification such as an NVQ in Painting will show a good level of proficiency so anything higher than this will be a bonus.
A background as an apprentice with a qualification will show that the contractor has worked their way up and been through a good level of training.
Of course it’s not just about what the painting and decorating contractor has achieved on paper, it’s also about how they perform on a practical basis.
There are plenty of ways to find out more about the contractor you are considering, including asking friends and family for recommendations and checking online reviews.
Recommendations are by far the most reliable source; online reviews can unfortunately still often be made up so it is worthwhile checking as many resources as possible.
You don’t just want the cheapest option when it comes to hiring a painting and decorating contractor but you do want to ensure you get good value for money.
Compare prices and compile a list of quotes before deciding which is best to suit your budget.
When you have got your list down to a couple of contractors, you may want to seek out some references to back up their promises.
You can get a good idea of what they can offer through their reviews and testimonials but references are another way to back up what others say.
We hear a lot about cowboy tradesman who start jobs and take off with the money without finishing in the industry, so the more positive information you can find, the better.
Wallpapering, Murals and wall art, Removal of wallpaper and repapering, Removal of artex and painting, Painting of artex, Painting of bathrooms and kitchens (moisture adapted painting), Glossing to architraves, skirting boards, doors and door frames, Rubbiing down and redecorating window frames, Emulsioning, Feature walls, Painting to pebbledashing, Painting of rendering, Preparation of newly plastered walls for re-decoration. Specialist wallcoverings hung
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Ceiling of a small kitchen has been replastered. so priming and painting this and where walls have been affected too. woodwork is fine
Painters and Decorators, Lancaster Lancashire, LA1
Small landing hall and stairs paint peeling and think it is the paint used have painted many times before with no problema
Painters and Decorators, Bathgate Edinburgh, EH48
interior painting of house , wl
interior painting of house , walls ceiling and woodwork painting.
Painters and Decorators, Market Harborough Leicestershire, LE16
Painting the bathroom ceiling. fixing a mirror. and painting a bedroom.
Painters and Decorators, Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan, CF48
Guttering and downpipe to be painted.
Painters and Decorators, Penzance Cornwall, TR18
Need some holes in plasterboard filling, stair gates put up and a wall wallpapered.
Painters and Decorators, Didcot Oxfordshire, OX11
Living room, hall and small bedroom but in stages
Painters and Decorators, Glasgow Partick, G12
Decorate 2 bedroom house
Painters and Decorators, Gateshead Gateshead, NE9
Artex removal from ceilings
Painters and Decorators, Eyemouth Midlothian, TD14
Re paint walls and ceilings
Painters and Decorators, Bathgate Edinburgh, EH47
Large bedroom needs painting, walls and ceiling all in white.
Painters and Decorators, Rotherham South Yorkshire, S66
Inside and outside of empty shop for cheapest price.
Painters and Decorators, Torquay Devon, TQ1
Clean and emulsion internal warehouse office 4 x 5 m, clean and emulsion 2 single toilets 3m ax 3m and paint and clean and paint 1 small lab, 4m x 5m
Painters and Decorators, West Bromwich Birmingham, B70
Hanging fabric backed wallpaper on 1 wall 5m x 2m
fabric (glitter) wallpaper and special paste will be supplied.
Painters and Decorators, Luton Bedfordshire, LU4
Paper living room
Painters and Decorators, Port Glasgow Glasgow, PA14
Wall paper 2 1/2 walls from picture rail to skirting only. room approx 4.5 x4. ive done painting allready and wall in good condition with a painted underlay/ plain paper.
Painters and Decorators, Bristol Bristol City, BS7
Removing wallpaper from 1 bedroom and replacing with wallpaper on 1 wall and plastering on the rest. we will need some painting as well
Painters and Decorators, Hayes London areas, UB3
We are wanting to remove the wallpaper of a 4 bedroom, 2 living room property and then have the walls prepared and then painted (as well as the ceiling). the house area is circa 130 sq.m.
can we please obtain some rough quotes assuming the walls
Painters and Decorators, Harrow London Areas, HA1
Decorate a new build house that is two years old, 3 bed, 2 bath, i cloak
room combined kitchen and lounge
Painters and Decorators, Rotherham South Yorkshire, S63
Sitting room , paint walls only with white emulsion
Painters and Decorators, Oxford Oxfordshire, OX2
Wall painting and glossing of doors and skirting boards of living room, dining room, hallway, stairs and landing, kitchen and washing room
Painters and Decorators, Spalding Lincolnshire, PE12
Paint whole house internal
3 bed 2 rooms downstairs kitchen hall and landing
Painters and Decorators, Llanelli Swansea, SA14
Living room walls , stairs area, kitchen ceiling.
Painters and Decorators, Montrose Angus, DD10
Painting area of new external decking
Painters and Decorators, Blaydon On Tyne Gateshead, NE21
Paint walls only
Painters and Decorators, Swansea Glamorgan, SA2
Painting of 2 bedrooms and replacing a door, a new carpet has just been fitted and this had to be removed so needs replacing
Painters and Decorators, Bristol Bristol Areas, BS10
Price to paint exterior of 1960's x3 bedroom detached property including down pipes and garage (not windows) fk15
Painters and Decorators, Alva Clackmannanshire, FK12
2 bed rooms ,lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
Painters and Decorators, Leicester Leicestershire, LE5
Redecoration of staircase and hallway
Painters and Decorators, Shipley Yorkshire, BD18
Basic freshen up of vacant property as trying to sell. plus a few tiles needed around bath.
Painters and Decorators, St Ives Cambridgeshire, PE27
Wallpapering of approx 3.5x2.5 metre living room wall. paper and paste already bought
Painters and Decorators, Salford Manchester, M5
Metal stairwell and balcony need paint removing and repainting
Painters and Decorators, Deeside Flintshire, CH5
Paint the ceiling and walls of the stairwell.
Painters and Decorators, Saltash Cornwall, PL12
Sandy lane parish council have recently purchased the red phone box in the village and are therefore looking for someone local to paint it.
Painters and Decorators, Shipley Yorkshire, BD18
Painting kitchen and extension.
drilling a hole in the external wall for the extractor fan ducting.
Painters and Decorators, Leicester Leicestershire, LE6
Fascia painting. it's currently all chipped and brown. looks horrible. can't afford to have it replaced so think a paint job will make it look much better. only just moved in and i have no idea how much this sort of thing normally costs so might not
Painters and Decorators, Corby Northamptonshire, NN17
Need 3 walls painted
Painters and Decorators, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, HP21
We need the fascia's, soffit etc to
the first floor painted. we have three apexes
in this job.
Painters and Decorators, Pontefract West Yorkshire, WF7
Painting and wallpapering within my house
Painters and Decorators, Haverfordwest Swansea, SA61
Small bungalow internal decorating including wall papering and painting
Painters and Decorators, Blackburn Lancashire, BB6
We are having a new kitchen installed and need it painted
Painters and Decorators, Tooting South West London, SW17
Plastering and redecoration of room
Painters and Decorators, Aberdeen Aberdeenshire, AB11
Smoke walls ceilings paint work , strip and redecorate
Painters and Decorators, Leicester Leicestershire, LE8
Cleaning the walls and repainting 3 bedrooms and a hallway with a staircase
Painters and Decorators, Retford Lincolnshire, DN22
Paint walls and ceilings emulsion
Painters and Decorators, London E16 London, E16
2 rooms plus small kitchen ceilings walls and glossing skirting and 4 doorsteps
Painters and Decorators, Coventry Warwickshire, CV6
Walls and ceiling need decorated after being replastered
Painters and Decorators, Whitehaven Cumbria, CA28
One day needed for painting touch ups and some decorating, needed for one day next week.
Painters and Decorators, Mortlake South West London, SW14
Paint fascia and soffit board on front and rear of house
Painters and Decorators, Kirkliston Edinburgh City, EH29
Re paint conservatory
Painters and Decorators, Carluke South Lanarkshire, ML8
Pain wooden conservatory
Painters and Decorators, Carluke South Lanarkshire, ML8
- redecorating conservatory in rochdale, manchester
-need work to happen 1st-5th may, dates may change
-handymen also needed
Painters and Decorators, London EC2A Central London, EC2A
Ex-council house has 3 external windows requiring wooden frames painting for preservation. also masonry painting of window inlets required.
Painters and Decorators, Glasgow Strathclyde, G67
Upper class rental whole interior to be brought back to first class condition with careful consideration to fixtures and fittings
Painters and Decorators, Keighley North Yorkshire, BD22
Single garage door, newly painted (incorrectly) and started cracking. it needs sanding down in areas and repainting.
Painters and Decorators, Chesterfield Derbyshire, S42
1 bedroom flat painted throughout sheltered housing halmyre street
Painters and Decorators, Edinburgh Edinburgh City, EH7
2 bedrooms house to be fully painted
Painters and Decorators, Latheron Highland, KW5
Wallpaper and gloss kitchen
Painters and Decorators, Ferryhill County Durham, DL17
Front and rear of two storey mid terrace welsh cottage needs painting, including fascia etc. the house is a 2 up 2 down cottage with rear single storey kitchen extension. will possibly require some small amount of render patching. also the outbuildin
Painters and Decorators, Abergele Denbighshire, LL22
Painting of external windows and doors also varnishing of eaves and front porch.
Painters and Decorators, Sleaford Lincolnshire, NG34