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« on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 14:27:06 »

Will they do just a room? I want my bedroom painted. Did the bathroom myself and it wasn't such a tidy finish! If they could do it how much should I be looking at? It's a fairly average sized double room.
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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 14:32:07 »

Yes, most would do a single room. Just walls and ceilings, or woodwork too?
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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 14:33:36 »

Just buy some masking tape for the edges and DIY. A lot cheaper.
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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 14:57:54 »

I would get a quote as every time I have used a painter and decorator its been considerably less than I expected it to be.
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:14:20 »

Paid ours 120 a day - was for 4 weeks work so a bit different but shouldn't be more than a couple of hundred.

The finish is so so much better. Definitely worth it I think.
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:19:11 »

Paid ours 120 a day

In London? Cash?
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:34:33 »

Paid ours 120 a day - was for 4 weeks work so a bit different but shouldn't be more than a couple of hundred.

The finish is so so much better. Definitely worth it I think.

4 weeks decorating work, do you live in a bloody mansion in Westminster!
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:36:20 »

4 weeks decorating work, do you live in a bloody mansion in Westminster!

We completely renovated our house and he helped us with a lot of prep work too - basically a handyman that specializes in painting.
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:40:07 »

Just buy some masking tape for the edges and DIY. A lot cheaper.
Got Frog Tape and it worked great in the kitchen but in the bathroom it took half the paint off the ceiling. I realise that's probably not the Frog Tape's fault.
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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:42:11 »

Yes, most would do a single room. Just walls and ceilings, or woodwork too?

Is it much more to get skirting & door frames done too? If not I guess they may as well whilst they're there.
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:46:45 »

Is it much more to get skirting & door frames done too? If not I guess they may as well whilst they're there.

About half a day, the only awkward thing is to do it properly you need to undercoat and gloss, and you can't do both on the same day.

It should be possible to do walls and ceilings in a day, as long as there aren't any holes where the filler would take a long time to dry. Edit - and as long as you aren't going for a lighter colour on the walls than you have currently.
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:52:29 »

Going dark. Dark blue on the walls. Would probably get a grey on the woodwork but might leave that.
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 15:53:22 »

I reckon you should go red and white  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 16:16:54 »

I reckon you should go red and white  Smiley
That, I feel, would be as popular as a French kiss at a family reunion.
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 17:07:04 »

Going dark. Dark blue on the walls. Would probably get a grey on the woodwork but might leave that.

Get a mirror on the ceiling, voila no need to paint it and save a few quid?
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