how much does a decent painter decorator cost?

(19 Posts)
brimfull Tue 26-Feb-08 16:23:12

Basically the whole inside of house needs doing?
How much do they charge?

Celery Tue 26-Feb-08 16:30:37

ooh, I wanna know too.

Flllightattendant Tue 26-Feb-08 16:34:45

Well, not up to date but Ds1's Dad used to charge £100 a day. This was about 5 years ago in Kent.
Depends how big your house is though, he worked on a mansion once and it took him months, a normal property might take a few weeks.

Maidamess Tue 26-Feb-08 16:39:04

I paid £500 per room, all prep, filling etc,woodwork priming and 2 coats.

KatyMac Tue 26-Feb-08 16:39:18

2 bed semi
Hall stairs landing porch & front door £960 shock

Monkeybird Tue 26-Feb-08 16:41:46

I just got told by a decorator (but not In London/SE) 120 quid a day and length of time taken will depend on how much prep needed, average room takes 1-2 days apparently, but longer if lots of difficult stripping/filling/woodwork... Hall/stairs etc takes longer too...

we had our living room and dining room done-paprered, painted and prepped for 700

RubyRioja Tue 26-Feb-08 16:44:32

more than we can afford

<<RR dons her white overalls and puts old knickers on head to avoid paint splatters>>

brimfull Tue 26-Feb-08 19:17:10

god it's ££££ then ...dayyymm.

I am crap at painting, I have zilch patience and am so slap dash.

Looks like we'll be saving a bit longer.

Thanks

Flllightattendant Wed 27-Feb-08 05:35:48

Bear in mind Ds's dad spent most days pissing it up the wall (not literally) as he used to buy loads of beer and then ring me up to go and 'help'. hmm

Let's just say he wasn't painting. blush

And I didn't drink any of the beer...

Get someone recommended if you can. smile

lihaze Wed 27-Feb-08 20:51:56

we had some great guys come in and do ours. it cost about 4k, which included all the paint as well (all our rooms are different colours and so too are some of the walls within the same rooms). the finish is excellent.

we are in a 3 bed edwardian house with a big kitchen extension at the back.

it took about 3 weeks for them to do.

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bacon Tue 11-Jan-11 09:52:50

I do most of the painting myself and get the p&d in for the wall papering/coving etc.

You can prepare lots yourself, filler and snadpaper.

What about a trainee from a local college? may be an idea. Lots of colleges do courses and bound to be some pretty semi skilled mature ones out there? You could phone and ask. Prob only avail at weekends but just a thought.

Kelky1980 Mon 13-Jun-11 14:02:11

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sunshinenanny Thu 16-Jun-11 22:32:15

I do all my decorating myself out of neccesity and am about to bring house up to scratch but my stairs are particularly difficult as I have winders making the walls very high and ladders difficult to place. Added to this I'm not good with hieghts and money is limited. are there decorators who would just tackle the walls if I did my own paintwork and would this cut cost very much. Kelly you don't say what area you live in?

maggiethecat Fri 17-Jun-11 14:04:57

lihaze, I'm glad I've seen your post because we recently had our 3 bed flat (high ceilings, detailed cornicing) painted and dh is having kittens over the £3k plus £500 materials paid. Living room and front bedroom are huge plus 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and hallway. French doors on to garden, large built in wardrobe also painted, plus all skirting board, doors, windows etc.

I thought it was a fair price and haven't seen it but am told the finish is good. Dh still not sure.

Deco1 Thu 30-May-13 12:51:07

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Showtime Thu 30-May-13 13:42:44

Any friends do their own decorating? Friend's son who grew up helping did my hall,stairs & landing to an excellent finish and for very small amount, a few years ago. I thought of him recently when the outside painting I'd had done by well-known local professional started to peel within first year - I was offered repainting but have arranged someone else instead. Do find someone well recommended.

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