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Does this sound expensive? Decorating.

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Lagoonablue Fri 28-Feb-14 08:15:39

Live near Manchester. Decorator asked to do hall, stairs, landing, lounge, kitchen , small bedroom and medium bedroom in a medium sized semi.

All prep, emulsioning walls, eggshell ing wood on stairs and all does, skirting. One room requires one wall of paper stripped and lining paper fitted on.

Will take 9-10 days. With paint says £1500. Is this a bit expensive? Would like to compare. Have no other quotes yet.

Georgiesgirl Fri 28-Feb-14 09:32:05

Sounds very reasonable to me but I'm on the South Coast. A couple more quotes?

Lagoonablue Fri 28-Feb-14 10:15:20

Thanks. Yes getting another one. I know this guy is good and reliable though.

EauPea Fri 28-Feb-14 11:04:25

No, that sounds very reasonable, if he comes recommended I would go with him.

susiedaisy Fri 28-Feb-14 11:08:20

I'm in the southwest and this would be a very reasonable quote for 2 weeks work (10 days) from a self employed? decorator and if he is also reliable I would be happy with this quote.

Lagoonablue Fri 28-Feb-14 12:30:45

Thanks. Useful to get another view

superlambanana Sat 01-Mar-14 13:56:49

Definitely sounds reasonable to me! We were quoted £1300 for our new extension - kitchen, bedroom, tiny utility and two cloakrooms. That's without any stripping of old stuff.

amazonianwoman Sat 01-Mar-14 13:59:32

I'm South Manchester. That's very reasonable. I might have to get his number off you!

bootsycollins Sat 01-Mar-14 14:00:25

My dh is a painter and decorator and we're local to you Lagoona, I can pm you his number if you fancy another quote smile

80sMum Sat 01-Mar-14 14:00:57

That sounds incredibly cheap to me! Are you sure he's any good?? I would expect it to cost at least £200 per day in labour alone!

InsertUsernameHere Sat 01-Mar-14 14:01:49

Seems reasonable about 150 quid per day. Check whether it includes paint, from the price it's not clear.

Lagoonablue Sat 01-Mar-14 15:24:06

No it includes paint. He is good. I have used him before for smaller one off jobs. I think he has given me a discount this time as it is a good few rooms.

Thanks for the offer of another quite btw. I will bear on mind for next time as think I am going with this one. Cheers all!

bootsycollins Sat 01-Mar-14 20:42:05


needtobediscreet Sun 02-Mar-14 16:07:29

Sounds reasonable. We have someone who comes recommended doing work at ours soon. We have a 1960s semi. To do hallway, stairs and landing including skirting, bannister and stair post things, eight interior doors, and a small bathroom (half tiled already) - all prep and then emulsion / wood paint as appropriate. He's quoted £1000 and thinks it'll take about a week. Sounds comparable to yours?

Lagoonablue Sun 02-Mar-14 19:05:45

Yes thanks. It does sound comparable.

Wibblytummy Sun 02-Mar-14 19:07:41

Blimey that sounds fab. Here in the South East we've been quoted around that mark for just our living room/dining room hmm

ShoeWhore Sun 02-Mar-14 19:16:20

That sounds pretty reasonable to me.

We've just had our living room, master bedroom, hall stairs and landing done - to be fair, big rooms with high ceilings and about 13 days work - and it cost just over £2k.

dannydyerismydad Sun 02-Mar-14 19:18:27

South East - most quotes come in at £400 a room. Looks like you have a great deal.

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