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Painting and decorating FAQ

We've tried to answer a few questions that we're frequently asked about our painting and decorating service.

What do I need to do before the decorator starts work ?

We can, of course do everything. But to keep the cost down, the best thing you can do to help is to clear the room of furniture, lamps and any breakable items. If you don't have the space to move them out of the room, then the next best thing is to store them in the middle of the room. We'll cover them to protect them from the paint.

Can you strip the old wallpaper from my walls ?

Quite simply - yes we can.

Will I need to fit a new carpet ?

Only if you want a new carpet! If your rooms are empty we can cover the carpet to minimise any dirt getting through.

What does 'Blown Plaster' mean ?

This is plaster that doesn't have contact with the wall anymore. It is just managing to 'hang' on the wall. It can be recognised by knocking with your fingers. You will hear a louder and hollower sound from the blown plaster than from healthy plaster. Blown plaster should be knocked out and patched up to make it level with other wall before it is skimmed.

Do you provide quotes for insurance work ?

Yes. We have many years experience providing quotes for insurance claims. We can provide you with a written quote to present to your insurance company. Unfortunatley, it is usually the decision of the insurance company as to which quote they accept. This is usually the cheapest quote. They don't usually take into account the company's reputation or credentials.

How long will it take to paint my house ?

Not an easy question to answer without seeing the property! Rooms are different sizes and may have different painting and decorating or plastering requirements. The amount of time taken will depend on what services you require i.e. Plastering, painting or hanging wallpaper. We always state the estimated amount of time a job will take when we supply you with a quote for the work. We try very hard to get that timing correct - obviously if we go over that time it costs the company money. However, sometimes there are unforseen circumstances that make a delayed finish to the painting and decorating project inevitable.

Will you clean up after you have finished ?

Of course. We pride ourselves on a professional job. We want your room to be transformed after the painting and decorating has taken place. And we don't want that to be spoiled with dust and old paint tins around the house!

Are you insured ?

Yes, we hold full public liability insurance and damage insurance.

Will you come out to give me a quote ?

Yes, we will be happy to visit your property to make an assessment. We will then provide you with a written quotation. We aim to get out quotations to you within 48 hours of the first visit.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to Call us on 020 8798 9250 to speak with a Customer Account Manager or contact us with your questions by email.

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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing model. Our painting and decorating quotations are free, fully specified and give you a full breakdown of the costs involved, including materials and labour. The daily rate is usually cheaper if we undertake the work as part of a project over several days. If your job is smaller, we can usually supply a professional tradesperson on a daily rate basis, as shown below:

DAILY rate pricing

Border Service Price Border
PaintingPainting and decorating £160.00 per man per day
WallpaperingWallpapering £180.00 per man per day
PlasteringPlastering £15.00 per square metre
Wallpaper strippingStripping wallpaper £100.00 per man per day
QuotationsQuotations FREE

Points to note:

  • All prices exclude VAT
  • However your quotation will contain all the relevant information and prices

TestimonialI'm very pleased with the painting and decorating. The job was run really well. Please say thanks the boys for such a good job. [Painting inside a flat]

Gemma Anthony, Hampstead NW3

TestimonialThanks for a great job. Really helpful and friendly guys. [Painting and decorating interior of an office]

Andy Mack, Great Portland Street W1

TestimonialI must say I was very happy with the way the work was conducted and I'd be happy to recommend your company. [Painting and decorating a flat]

Michelle Pritchard, Stamford Hill N15

TestimonialThe wall looks great. Really stands out. A great job. Well done. [Painting a feature wall in a house]

Trevor Simmons, Cricklewood NW2

TestimonialThe room looks great. James did a wonderful job on the plastering [plastering and skimming a room]

Brian Howard, Highgate N6

TestimonialI'm very happy with the work. I'd be happy to provide you with a testimonial. [painting the exterior of a house]

Julie Mason, Wimbledon SW19

TestimonialThe rendering is fantasic. It looks so much better. [Rendering outside a house]

Rachael Pickford, Clapham SW4

TestimonialVery good job. Very smooth finish. The painters were very happy with the walls. [Rendering and skimming]

Alan Johnson, St John's Wood NW8

TestimonialBrilliant job. The wallpaper looks fantastic! [Wallpaper hanging]

Roland Downing, Fulham SW6

TestimonialOutstanding work. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends.. [Interior painting and decorating]

Anthony Peck, Hackney E9

TestimonialThe standard of painting has been very high. I've been very impressed with all the painters. [Painting and decorating an office]

Martin Potter, Liverpool Street EC2

TestimonialVery professional. Everyone is thrilled with the results and we're ready to open next week. Good work. [Painting and decorating a shop]

Christopher Brehm, Bayswater W2

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