How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Decorator?

Hiring a Painter and Decorator can be a great way of avoiding DIY disasters and saving time and energy.

The difficult part is finding out exactly what decorators charge. There are so many variables to take into account when pricing decorating work.

But help is at hand! You can use our handy guide to figure out roughly how much you should be paying to paint the walls in your house. Then use our tips and tricks below to cut the cost of decorating your room.

What we quote to redecorate a room vary’s enormously, however looking through past prices the average room size of approximately  3.3m x 3.3m with decorating to the walls, ceiling, 1 door, 1 door frame and skirtings painted with 2 coats of emulsion and the woodwork undercoated and topcoated is between £450 to £900

To make this easier to understand this best way is to convert this to a square metre cost, which works out at between £42.00 and £83.00 a sqm. To help you calculate your room sizes please click the link below.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/room_area.htm

Ways to save time and money

Clear the Room and Storage

Clear your room of as much stuff as possible: take down curtains or blinds, and pile furniture in the middle of the room Give everywhere a good vacuuming and make sure all surfaces are dust-free. Use a dampened cloth to remove dust from sills, skirting boards and door and window frames. If you are struggling with places to put everything, we can supply plastic storage containers to store your items in for the duration of the decorating. We will then collect them once you have put your room back together.

Quality Materials

Of course, once your room is completely painted, you want it to last as long as possible. It’s tempting to skimp on the paint, as many budget options are available.  Yet, in the long run, this will only end up costing you more, as you will have to repaint your walls much sooner. Also some budget paints require more coats to achieve a solid quality finish, meaning more time is spent on labour costs. Always select a quality branded of paint such as Dulux, Farrow and Ball, Crown or Johnstones and you will be saving yourself money in the long run.

Discuss Problem Areas

Large undisclosed issues may set your project back, and send your budget spiraling. You don’t want to use paint to cover up water damage or a stain.

January and February are the best time to save money

As spring and summer arrive, many people revamp their homes to get rid of the winter cobwebs. This also applies to interior painting. .

This means that we are in high demand during this summertime, and the increased demand can lead to higher prices. So, if you’re willing to wait and book early, a lower cost to paint a room can be found during the first two months of a new year.

What effects our prices the most

All the jobs we carry out vary enormously, however we have found these four factors effect the price the most.

  • The size of the room
  • The condition of the ceiling, walls and woodwork
  • The quality of materials (this is why we supply our own materials)
  • Accessibility to the room (how much furniture etc is left in the room)

You may think that all you need to paint a room is a paint brush and a tin of paint. But, as professional Painters and Decorators we will use many more quality materials.

Preparation before decorating is key to reducing the cost of painting your room.

If you have any questions or decorating problems just contact us for a chat Office 01420 88 9 10 or call Trevor on 07532 77 88 61 trevor@tjdecor.co.uk