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    Whats the average cost for a decorator ??

    What's the average cost for a decorator ??

    Just looking at wallpaper today and decided im going to get some "modern" wall paper for one wall in the Living room, and one wall in our bedroom

    Living room wall will require 5 drops and the bedroom will require the same.

    The walls don't need any prep work as its a new build, (12 months old now) so its just a case of hanging the paper..

    I was thinking of doing it myself with the assistance of "dad", but then thought wonder how much it would cost to get someone to do it, as i would expect they could do it really quickly!

    Any one what sort of cost this would be for a non "city" decorator??

    Im going to give a few a call tomorrow but just thought I would ask here first if any one had any ideas..

    ps.. i would be supplying wallpaper, then decorator can chose to supply own paste or i will supply.

    Any thoughts ?

    Cheers

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    i would say approx £100 per day

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    Competition high for low end decorators, shouldn't be paying more than a tenner an hour for that sort of work.

    I'm no great paperer but I could hang 10 sheets in about 3 hours.

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    adgames

    i would say approx £100 per day



    I was thinking around that price if not less for something as easy as paper hanging for a pro,

    I was thinking that for just hanging wallpaper they should be in and out in a few hours!

    Best bet will be for me to ring a few up tomorrow.

    Cheers

    £12 - £15 per hour depending on skill and supply of materials i.e. paste as said above. Your paste will prob be of a better quality.

    So £96 - £120 a day would be reasonable, if hes clean (at his job)

    You said about prep, is it going onto lining paper or painted platerboard.

    even if it's just a few hours work whoever you get will want a days pay.

    I've been wondering the same,so people reckon a ton a day,the paper i've bought was 20 quid a roll so i'm not letting my OH loose on it lol

    Hanging paper is a doddle, the key is preparation and having truly flat walls especially when using a fine paper, sharp knife and good scissors are a must.

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    Geezso

    You said about prep, is it going onto lining paper or painted platerboard.



    Its going onto painted plaster board. -- (which is very smooth)

    I will give a few a call tomorrow and see what they are wanting to do the job.

    Rick

    I have been wondering about a decorator but do they do the sanding etc as well. Also I have one piece of skirting cut to size but not yet stuck on. Is that the sort of thing a decorator would be prepared to do or would we have to do it ourselves.
    I would imagine a room could be done in a couple of days if it was average size with pretty good walls and only needed painting and glossing or am I wrong.

    Why don't you try it yourself first?

    Go for it. DIY. Learning a new skill that you will use again and again. You will be proud of yourself. Even if you have to replace a couple of rolls(if you make a pigs ear of it!) that is still cheaper than getting a decorator in.

    There is ALWAYS some form of prep to do. Had several decorators over the years. The end result looks good but within a short time it deteriorates (eg poor prep, paint flakes). My own fault, I never appreciated the skills involved. My own standards are far higher when I DIY but then time is the factor, hate living in chaos. Mine were much bigger jobs than your situation.

    You can only go on reputation if you want to get one in.

    Goofeys Girl

    I have been wondering about a decorator but do they do the sanding etc as … I have been wondering about a decorator but do they do the sanding etc as well. Also I have one piece of skirting cut to size but not yet stuck on. Is that the sort of thing a decorator would be prepared to do or would we have to do it ourselves.I would imagine a room could be done in a couple of days if it was average size with pretty good walls and only needed painting and glossing or am I wrong.



    They should do whatever you pay them for. They can do a whole room in a day but the result won't last. In theory, if you are prepared to pay them the extra time required for good preparation you will get a better result. Problem is, you could pay a lot but a cowboy will still do bad job!

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    Goofeys Girl

    I have been wondering about a decorator but do they do the sanding etc as … I have been wondering about a decorator but do they do the sanding etc as well. Also I have one piece of skirting cut to size but not yet stuck on. Is that the sort of thing a decorator would be prepared to do or would we have to do it ourselves.I would imagine a room could be done in a couple of days if it was average size with pretty good walls and only needed painting and glossing or am I wrong.


    do the skirting yourself with Hard as Nails. Will take all of 2 minutes. Then use decorators filler to caulk out any gap.

    iglimpse

    Go for it. DIY. Learning a new skill that you will use again and again. … Go for it. DIY. Learning a new skill that you will use again and again. You will be proud of yourself. Even if you have to replace a couple of rolls(if you make a pigs ear of it!) that is still cheaper than getting a decorator in.There is ALWAYS some form of prep to do. Had several decorators over the years. The end result looks good but within a short time it deteriorates (eg poor prep, paint flakes). My own fault, I never appreciated the skills involved. My own standards are far higher when I DIY but then time is the factor, hate living in chaos. Mine were much bigger jobs than your situation. You can only go on reputation if you want to get one in.



    I disagree,i don't think everyone has the aptitude for wallpapering ,i know i dont and when my ex did a room in my house it was a right state,so that's why i'd rather prep the walls myself then pay a decorator to do it.

    Make sure you cross line the walls first as it will hang far better and won't compress as much when dry.
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