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Cost of Decorator to Wallpaper and Gloss hall, stairs & landing

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Phillipahenson Fri 10-Feb-17 11:40:42

I have just been quoted £800 to wallpaper my hall, stairs and landing, paint the ceilings and gloss the skirtings and stairs (with spindles), this does not include the wallpaper or paint. I have been told it should take him about a week if its done sooner then he will reduce the price, does this sound a fair price?

hollinhurst84 Fri 10-Feb-17 11:43:03

If it helps I've just been quoted £900 for painting an open plan kitchen/living room, includes paint and will take 3 days

SunnySomer Fri 10-Feb-17 11:52:37

Depends on the size of the space, but it does sound reasonable to me because it's an awkward job (or would be in my house at any rate). If you feel it's excessive, get several quotes.
I like to get personal recommendations for decorators - do you know anyone who could recommend you a second person to quote?

Phillipahenson Fri 10-Feb-17 12:07:01

I have had the same decorator paint and gloss my lounge and paid him £300 not including the paint, he did a good job. Just was a bit of a shock when he said £800, I know they charge more to wallpaper and it is a matching wallpaper so probably not that bad a quote afterall.

hangingoutthewashing Fri 10-Feb-17 12:13:31

To give perspective, last Feb I was quoted ( 3 separate quotes) £4-4.5k to paint new large 5 bed house with open plan living / kitchen inc paint - week to 10 days work

hangingoutthewashing Fri 10-Feb-17 12:15:24

I should have added it was very straight forwards all white emulsion & water based satin woodwork

NotJanine Fri 10-Feb-17 12:21:33

A week sounds like a long time to do the work, but I guess it depends on the size and what preparation is needed.

Phillipahenson Fri 10-Feb-17 12:25:13

He did say it was worse case scenario, the gloss on the stairs will need an undercoat and some preparation, the walls are just painted white at the moment and shouldn't need any prep. It is an average size hall and landing but with high ceilings and he will be working on his own.

ILoveCheeseMoreThanYou Fri 10-Feb-17 12:28:09

I've always gotten a price per day, usually £80-£100. I think this seems a bit much and it taking a week is taking the piss a bit, but I suppose it depends on the size of the space and area you live in.

Mummyme87 Sun 12-Feb-17 21:56:00

We were quoted £1100 for this. Waiting on a second quote

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