How Much To Paint A Room?

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How Much Do Painters and Decorators Charge?

This question has so many variables it is not possible to give a definitive answer. The size of the room, the difficulty of the actual job, the amount of preparation needed, the type of materials to be used or installed, the expertise of the person(s) you hire, all can have a significant impact on the final cost.

Also, prices can and will vary not just from country to country, but also from region to region. If you live in a large metropolitan city such as London for example, you will be paying higher prices for almost everything. 

Taking into account regional price differences, here is a guide that can be used to give you a general idea of what you might need to pay for a professional decorator in 2021, to either paint or wallpaper an average sized room in the following countries.

Should I DIY ?

Painting: Most people feel painting is well within their range of capability, and so this is typically their first attempt at DIY. You should absolutely give this a go. We have plenty of ‘How To’ articles on our website to guide you through the different steps required to complete a great painting job.

Wallpapering: There is a general perception that wallpapering is difficult and should be left to a professional installer. Whilst there are some specialized wallpapering jobs that are better left to a professional, the majority of wallpapering projects around the home can absolutely be DIY projects.

The WallpaperBuddy™ tool holds wallpaper away from the wall at an ideal angle for aligning and smoothing, and helps to reduce bubbles and creases. It’s telescopic design allows you to progress down the wall easily and efficiently, working with both hands free the entire time. At a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional, why not give WallpaperBuddy™ a try.

How To Use WallpaperBuddy™

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Did you find this interesting? Try these:

Beginners Guide to Painting A Room

Painting & Decorating: Tools Needed

Wallpapering Tips for Beginners