How much should you spend?

The price range for hiring a painter and decorator is predominantly determined by the size of the surface for instance bedrooms or internal doors to be painted. Note the following estimate breakdown:

For a small room like a bathroom (up to 100-125 square feet), expect to pay between £225 and £475.

A medium-sized room like a bedroom (around 100-200 square feet) may cost anywhere from £300 to £900.

Larger rooms such as a living room (over 175 to 250 square feet) could range from £500 to over £1,400.

Please note that these estimates exclude preparation costs, which can significantly impact the overall quote. For example, painting a 3m x 4m room, including ceiling work and preparation of existing surfaces, internal walls, architraves, skirting boards, and door linings, might cost around £800. A slightly smaller room (3m x 3m) with similar prep work could cost about £800. The final cost is therefore subject to complexity as much as it is based on surface measurement.

Before hiring anyone for any type of work especially in London, it is very prudent to request a direct visit, in order for the worker to view the work and to facilitate direct communication. This will also assist you to engage in direct communication and a better understanding the overall work required for the project. If you are looking for a London local painter decorator you should contact PAINTJOBS.

PRICES: Estimates for common painter & decorator jobs in London

The following prices are estimates that showcase highest price point to the lowest budget required per job. However over 95% of the quotes provided by PAINTJOBS typically fall within the Low Estimate or under the Average Estimate. The Higher Estimate illustrates complexity of certain jobs subject to shape, size or design of surface requiring a paint or decorating job. The best approach is to coordinate a visit by PAINTJOBS for an estimate, but also to assess prices for painting and decorating to be certain. In addition you may consider that certain jobs are subject to hourly or daily rate.


You are also able to engage in independent budget of materials or request for it to be included in the overall cost by PAINTJOBS. However, the cost of materials are shared with you with directly.


All jobs carried out are based on a 30% deposit first, and 70% payment at the point of hand over.



JobLow EstimateAverage EstimateHigh Estimate
Cost to decorate a bedroom£550£625£700
Cost to paint a bathroom£380£440£500
Cost to paint a ceiling£130£165£200
Cost to paint a front door£350£600£850
Cost to paint and decorate a 1 bedroom flat or a house interior£1,655£2,077£2,500
Cost to paint and decorate a 2 bedroom flat or a house interior£2,500£2,950£3,400
Cost to paint and decorate a 3 bedroom flat or a house interior£3,250£3,825£4,400
Cost to paint and decorate a 4 bedroom flat or a house interior£4,450£5,275£6,100
Cost to paint and decorate a 5 bedroom flat or a house interior£5,250£6,125£7,000
Cost to paint and decorate a living room£750£825£900
Cost to paint and decorate a room£400£500£600
Cost to paint house exterior£1,250£1,675£2,100
Cost to paint kitchen cabinet doors£400£500£600
Cost to paint office, business premises or warehouse£1,200£1,600£2,000
Cost to paint or stain a fence£235605£370
Cost to paint soffits and fascias£600£750£900
Cost to paint the garage£550£725£900
Cost to paint the hallway, stairs and landing£525£687£850
Cost to remove wallpaper£350£425£600
Cost to sand down and repaint interior doors£130£170£210
Cost to sand down and repaint skirting boards£150£200£250
Cost to stain or oil decking£120£160£200
Cost to wallpaper a room£350£425£500

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PRICES: Exterior painting & decorating jobs in London

If you’re considering painting the exterior of your home, the cost can vary based on several factors including your location, accessibility of the walls, and the condition of your exterior walls. In addition it is prudent to consider scaffolding cost that can either be priced within the agreement or you can coordinate independently.


Here’s a general overview of average prices for external painting based on property size:


Size of propertyAverage cost
2-bedroom house£3,000-£6,000
3-bedroom house£4,000-£8,000
4-bedroom house£5,000-£10,000
5-bedroom house£6,000-£13,000

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Our Motto : Surface preparation is the key to an excellent finish!

PAINTJOBS is focused on understanding you first, that is to clearly listen to your intent and overall request for your project, encouraging open communication, where you are offered ample opportunity at every stage to inspect and make suggestions. As a London local painter decorator we find your involvement and communication to be fundamental to a satisfactory finish.

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We work With

PAINTJOBS offers both residential and commercial painter decorator services covering interior and exterior surfaces. Our process combines a high focus on surface preparation, craftsmanship and quality of materials. There are very few companies that provide exceptional paint technology that is both durable and pleasing to the eyes. For instance one of the key paint brands we employ is Dulux, by AkzoNobel. Below are a selection of key companies that we regularly utilise in painting and decorating both commercial and residential for any interior exterior project.

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