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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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    pinkleponkle
    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!!


    Maybe you live in the 1980's, you aint going to get a proper qualified decorator for £6.50 an hour, unless you are talking illegals.

    Edited By: pinkleponkle on Mar 13, 2011 22:10
    snowflake
    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?

    I didn't need to, I have several people I use who I employ at this rate, as Dangergod said, in the Southwest his Dad was only on £50 a day, I'm in the SW also and I dont know about you, but don't need to pay the 'internet rates' when I have people who are reliable and are happy to work for that, I think if we all search 'our jobs' on the internet we will find unrealistic levels of pay, those jobs are often there just to draw 'banks' in for recruitment agencies, nothing more. ;-)
    slamdunkin
    Your employing odd job men....not qualified P&D's luv.
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    Your employing odd job men....not qualified P&D's luv.


    Lol, thank you!.., tell them that! ;-)
    Problem is I employ guys who have years of experience and may be not 'qualified' in your eyes, but they get regular work very rarely unboken and are happy with that as opposed to 'spectacular' jobs advertised offering £3 an hour more, for possibly a 2 week contract.. if they can way that up I am sure you can too!
    slamdunkin
    OK your right £6.50 it is then...everyone else in the industry is making it all up.

    So when someone on here employs some £6.50 an hour jobber on your advice, who then dabs paint on their £3000 carpet and £5000 duresta sofa....who pays for the damage. surely not the £6.50 cowboy with no insurance?
    lumoruk
    qualify as a painter and decorator are you serious? X) lol

    not laughing at you...just the thought of being taught how to paint by a teacher!

    Edited By: lumoruk on Mar 13, 2011 23:24
    slamdunkin
    My 20yr old nephew is earning 2 grand a week in dubai painting and decorating, he wouldn't have got the job without a certificate.
    belly1066
    I'm a decorator in northumberland . I advise you to make sure it's going to take three days as some may take advantage and make it last longer. I put a quote for a job were I live and I was going to do the job in 5 days. Some one else came and said they would do it in 3 days at a £100 a day. So the customer put away £300 and on the 8th day wen he left she had to find another £500. She has never spoke to him again. Just a bit of advice for you get a full price.
    paulac1961
    It is true that anyone can decorate / paint .... just like anyone can saw a plank of wood or place one brick on top of another: Even a low`ly decorator like myself can saw a piece of wood and stack bricks. I would n`t say that I am I joiner or brick layer though ! Indeed, you could even train a monkey to do all three to a certain extent; but it would never reach a professional standard. People who believe thay are decorators because they`ve just managed to apply paint to a door using a brush they`ve just bought from the pound shop, are deluding themselves. People who work for £6.50 per hour are deluded people, providing the lowest standards whithin the profession. Their painting skills are limited, so they should only be used on low grade work such as garden sheds and the like. However, I must admit - because of much ignorance - both whithin the building trade and the general public, people are far too willing to accept these crap standards; even in thier own homes. What these people do is nothing short of abuse. Professional decorators look on them with contempt. They`re just a shower of counter jumpers. A real decorator can spot these cowboys even before they start painting, since their unprofessionalizm stands out like a bulldogs ball - bag !

    Edited By: paulac1961 on Apr 15, 2011 17:51: spelling
    csiman
    paulac1961
    It is true that anyone can decorate / paint .... just like anyone can saw a plank of wood or place one brick on top of another: even a lowly decorator like myself can saw wood and stack bricks. You could even train a monkey to do all three, but it would never reach a professional standard. People who believe thay are decorators because they`ve just managed to put paint on a door with a brush they`ve just bought from the pound shop are deluding themselves. People who work for £6.50 per hour are deluded people providing the lowest standards in the profession.Their painting skills are limited. so should only be used on low grade work such as garden sheds and the like. However, I must admit - because of ignorance - that people are far too willing to eccept these crap standards, even in thier own homes. What these people do is nothing short of abuse. To a professional decorator they` re looked upon with contempt.They`re just a shower of counter jumpers. A real decorator can spot these cowboys even before they start painting, since their unprofessionalizm stands out like a bulldogs **** !

    Spot on!

    LOL at the capitalists proud they get away with paying slave wages of £6.50 for muppets!

    Edited By: csiman on Apr 15, 2011 05:00
    Marty1981
    snowflake
    slamdunkin
    Your employing odd job men....not qualified P&D's luv.


    Lol, thank you!.., tell them that! ;-)
    Problem is I employ guys who have years of experience and may be not 'qualified' in your eyes, but they get regular work very rarely unboken and are happy with that as opposed to 'spectacular' jobs advertised offering £3 an hour more, for possibly a 2 week contract.. if they can way that up I am sure you can too!


    So you employ unqualified odd job men do they have cscs cards and pl ins?

    My dads a painter/decorator and a ton a day is about right.
    AJL
    I get sick of hearing " If you can **** you can paint" I just repainted an exterior that was only painted two years ago by two firemen who apparently can paint. It was in a shocking state as clearly
    prep didn't come in to it. Pay peanuts you get monkeys!!!! I'm in the North West and dont know a self employed decorator charging under £130pd. My mates in the south at least £150pd.
    crowman6
    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.
    tt Edit to say: I have some decorators working on a project in the North (manchester area) atm if you need any help finding any.

    Unfortunately you seem to of confused decorators with the unqualified people you are exploiting, who in turn give qualified decorators such a poor name. I earn 40k easily and am never out of work. I know many many excellent painters who would put your opinions and exploitative nature to shame. Clearly you have no idea of the knowledge and experience real painters must possess. I'm forever having to put right the 'bodged' work of cheap labour, which I don't enjoy.' Buy cheap buy twice'. Quality decorators are prized, believe me I know!

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