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Average Day rate for a painter / decorator ?

RickTRickT

Average Day rate for a painter / decorator ?

Does anyone have any figures on how much to expect to pay a painter/decorator to paint internal plasterboard walls?

Very minimal prep work is required, its just a case of painting (roller'ing) the walls over an existing magnolia base colour.

(Prices based on northern england, in a town rather than city)

Thanks

Rick

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    D_G
    D_G3 years, 6 months ago #1Show comment tools Reply
    Surely you can do that yourself?
    moose109
    I asked this very question recently and got told for a room which is roughly 4m x 3m and 2.2m high, about £120-£150 for the days labour. That was the Leicester area though.
    RickT
    DangerGod
    Surely you can do that yourself?


    Time = money...

    Don't have much time to do it myself, hence why i think its cheaper to get someone in to do it. (3 floors to do including high staircases.)



    Edited By: RickT on Mar 13, 2011 21:19
    numptyj
    yeh probs ton fiddy for a day
    RickT
    I have got a quote which im happy with, (a local guy) which will work out at £100 per day if it takes the full 3 days to do the work. (I think it may take around 2.5 days for 1 person to do.)

    Does that sound about right ??

    To be honest i was expecting it to cost a lot more...
    Rick



    Edited By: RickT on Mar 13, 2011 21:22
    D_G
    D_G3 years, 6 months ago #6Show comment tools Reply
    RickT
    DangerGod
    Surely you can do that yourself?


    Time = money...

    Don't have much time to do it myself, hence why i think its cheaper to get someone in to do it. (3 floors to do including high staircases.)


    Fair enough, won't be much bother for a team of 2. So probably 100 a day roughly not including materials
    slamdunkin
    That sounds reasonable considering they have business overheads to pay.
    Naeem786
    Do the easy room yourself and staircase for the workers?
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.

    Edit to say: I have some decorators working on a project in the North (manchester area) atm if you need any help finding any.

    Edited By: snowflake on Mar 13, 2011 21:32
    D_G
    I'm from the south west and my dad works away in London through the week. Is on 100 a day compared to roughly 50 he was getting when down here
    snowflake
    DangerGod
    I'm from the south west and my dad works away in London through the week. Is on 100 a day compared to roughly 50 he was getting when down here

    That sounds spot on DG, it's no surprise they have to go to London, as with most trades, as seems the only place to get a half decent days pay ;-)
    Lulu'sMammy
    I need to know this too...how much we talking to wallpaper a 8ft wall. At most 6 strips.
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.


    £6.50 an hour lol....

    http://www.ukjobsnet.com/painter-decorator-jobs

    and those rates are for employees, not a business rate where they have to pay for there own insurance (indemnity and liability) Marketing and all other associated costs.
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.
    £6.50 an hour lol....http://www.ukjobsnet.com/painter-decorator-jobsand those rates are for employees, not a business rate where they have to pay for there own insurance (indemnity and liability) Marketing and all other associated costs.


    It's the going rate here slamdunkin, i know it sounds harsh but there are so many guys out there (and women) who literally just want to earn a wage and have done this for years, as per Dangergods post, it really is the going rate!

    Edited By: snowflake on Mar 13, 2011 21:43
    yozzman1234
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.
    £6.50 an hour lol....http://www.ukjobsnet.com/painter-decorator-jobsand those rates are for employees, not a business rate where they have to pay for there own insurance (indemnity and liability) Marketing and all other associated costs.


    It's the going rate here slamdunkin, i know it sounds harsh but there are so many guys out there (and women) who literally just want to earn a wage and have done this for years, as per Dangergods post, it really is the going rate!

    dont make me laugh , am a site manager , and have been working in construction for the past 20 years , £6.50 !!!!!! i live in the north and the rate would be £9.50 an hour min , you can get £7 an hour working in asda . so the rate down south would be better ,
    snowflake
    yozzman1234
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.
    £6.50 an hour lol....http://www.ukjobsnet.com/painter-decorator-jobsand those rates are for employees, not a business rate where they have to pay for there own insurance (indemnity and liability) Marketing and all other associated costs.
    It's the going rate here slamdunkin, i know it sounds harsh but there are so many guys out there (and women) who literally just want to earn a wage and have done this for years, as per Dangergods post, it really is the going rate!
    dont make me laugh , am a site manager , and have been working in construction for the past 20 years , £6.50 !!!!!! i live in the north and the rate would be £9.50 an hour min , you can get £7 an hour working in asda . so the rate down south would be better ,


    Really? I guess I make bigger profits than your boss then ;-) it really is the going rate here!!
    leecroot
    You get what you pay for! I live in Devon and I would say the going rate is £100 a day. For £7 you will get a jack of all trades master off none.

    The last time a paid for a decorator it was £450 for 4 and a half days work. I got him to price the job rather than pay for the hour.
    yozzman1234
    snowflake
    yozzman1234
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.
    £6.50 an hour lol....http://www.ukjobsnet.com/painter-decorator-jobsand those rates are for employees, not a business rate where they have to pay for there own insurance (indemnity and liability) Marketing and all other associated costs.
    It's the going rate here slamdunkin, i know it sounds harsh but there are so many guys out there (and women) who literally just want to earn a wage and have done this for years, as per Dangergods post, it really is the going rate!
    dont make me laugh , am a site manager , and have been working in construction for the past 20 years , £6.50 !!!!!! i live in the north and the rate would be £9.50 an hour min , you can get £7 an hour working in asda . so the rate down south would be better ,


    Really? I guess I make bigger profits than your boss then ;-) it really is the going rate here!!

    you would not get top tradesmen for that rate , just clowns or illegal s . and the company is making more than a million profit a year in these bad times , and i make a nice 46 grand year plus bonus, so am happy ,the company is happy and guess what the decorators on site are happy too on £9.50 an hour, have a nice life
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    yozzman1234
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    snowflake
    In the world of building/interior design it is considered the lowest profession along side labouring, it isn't considered to be 'qualified' i.e. anyone can do it and when I hire decorators I pay £6.50 an hour in the South of England, I hire them frequently so you can look to pay around this rate.
    £6.50 an hour lol....http://www.ukjobsnet.com/painter-decorator-jobsand those rates are for employees, not a business rate where they have to pay for there own insurance (indemnity and liability) Marketing and all other associated costs.
    It's the going rate here slamdunkin, i know it sounds harsh but there are so many guys out there (and women) who literally just want to earn a wage and have done this for years, as per Dangergods post, it really is the going rate!
    dont make me laugh , am a site manager , and have been working in construction for the past 20 years , £6.50 !!!!!! i live in the north and the rate would be £9.50 an hour min , you can get £7 an hour working in asda . so the rate down south would be better ,
    Really? I guess I make bigger profits than your boss then ;-) it really is the going rate here!!


    So you didn't even bother to look at the rates of pay on the link I posted then?
    databar
    The going rate in south west (somerset) is between £8.00 and £10.00 for employees and £10.00 to £15.00 for subcontractors hope this helps. ps. dangergod, where are you based in the south west.


    Edited By: databar on Mar 13, 2011 22:09

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