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"Great work very happy with the effort and the final outcome . Attention to detail . Thank you "

Painting the shop front


"Great service, very professional and a fast worker."

Strip off wallpaper and sand walls


"Excellent work! Fais did a really good job sanding my chairs, he was kind and friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with him. I definitely recommend him and will be happy to use his services again."

Sanding 4 chairs to remove varnish


"Very helpful and quick !!"

Paint a patch


"Great job. Nurr was very helpful and professional he finished the job quickly and efficiently. A excellent experience."

Wallpaper removal


"Quentin is one of the hardest working and the most detail oriented tasker that I have worked with in 10 years in London. Great work ethics too. "

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Why book a local painter through Airtasker?

Paint plays a much more important part in our lives than many people realise. Whether it’s in your home, office or shop, the difference between a room that’s been freshly painted and one that has peeling paint on the wall can dramatically affect your mood and wellbeing.

Painters can transform a space in less than a day, and without huge expenses. Whether you want the exterior of your building painted, a room given a new lease of life or you just want a bit of help with paint stripping and other prep work, there are professionals on Airtasker who can help. We even have a section for graffiti artists and mural painters in case you want something a bit different!

Our system lets you find painters to fill your needs, no matter how big the job. Once you’ve posted your task, we’ll share it with the best painters in your area who can apply for the work. You can then review their profiles, check ratings on their previous jobs and get in touch with them to see if they’re a good fit.

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Top Painting related questions

What does a painter do?

Professional painters apply paint to surfaces, like furniture, internal walls, external walls and features, and fixtures. Most painters will paint using one flat colour, although some create a murals or graffiti art.

How often do interior and exterior surfaces need repainting?

Exteriors need to be repainted every 5-10 years. Harsh weather/climate, or low quality materials could mean you need to paint more regularly. You’ll need to repaint walls and ceilings inside more frequently - as often as 2-4 years, especially in high-traffic areas.

Why should I hire a professional painter vs doing it myself?

You might be tempted to DIY your painting but unless you’re experienced, this can make your project take a lot longer, cost more (due to purchasing new equipment), and lead to a less professional result. Professional painters come with the tools, skills, and experience to get your painting done quickly and professionally.

Will I need to supply paint and equipment to my painter, or will they bring their own?

Many professional painters have access to trade discounts, plus they know the best brands and equipment, so it can be worth ordering your paint supplies through them. However, if you already have paint and supplies on hand, you can let your painter know.

How long does it take to paint a room?

Minor painting projects may take an hour, while whole-house paint jobs can take a week or more. An average 12m2 room would take a professional painter around 4 hours to complete, including preparation, cleaning, taping, and several coats of paint.

How much does professional painting cost?

The cost of exterior house painting normally ranges from $800-$6000. However, interior painting ranges between $150-$500 per task when you hire your painter through Airtasker. The exact price will depend on the condition of the surface, size, access to the area, the number of coats needed, and how long the job is likely to take.

Do I need a specialist licence for painting services?

For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant painting service licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

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What does a painting service include?

Usually, painting services will include the full process from setup and preparation to painting and final clean up. Some common painting services include:

Interior wall painting

Painting your room or interior walls will give your space a fresh new look, help reduce cooking smells, control mould, and remove fingerprints and marks. A professional painter will choose paints to suit the style and function of your office, house, bedroom, apartment, or bathroom. 

Preparation for the paint service starts with removing or covering furniture and putting down drop sheets, along with washing any wall surfaces. Your local painter will repair any surface holes then sand rough areas and prime if needed. To paint walls and ceilings, your painter will start by cutting in with a small brush, before covering the remaining surfaces with a roller brush. They may apply 2-3 coats to create a smooth, even surface. Finally, your painter will clean up by washing out the brushes and rollers, folding up drop any cloths, and removing the tape from windows and outlets.

Exterior painting

It’s important to maintain paintwork for your home’s exterior, not only for your home’s value and first impressions but because it’s constantly exposed to the elements. You’ll need to repaint weatherboards every few years, plus fences, gutters, window-sills, and doorways every 5-10 years to maintain a fresh look. 

When you hire a painter, they’ll usually sand back and prep the area, taking off any cracked or peeling paint, and then prime and paint the surfaces. They’ll choose a paint designed for your climate and structure to ensure it lasts. Once they’re finished, your painter will inspect for any missed spots and check the edges are all neat.

Graffiti and murals

Your business, nursery, or feature wall will stand out from the crowd with a graffiti mural, or larger-than-life artwork. If you have a design ready to go, your painter can enlarge this onto your walls, or design a custom piece for your home or office. 

Your painter will prepare the surface by cleaning it carefully, putting down drop sheets, and painting a base colour if needed. Then they’ll get to work on your artwork, using a ladder to reach each part of the painting. They’ll likely reference an existing drawing or photo throughout the process to ensure they have every detail right. Once they’re finished, they’ll pack up their equipment, wash out any brushes used, and remove the drop sheet. Some artwork may be finished in just a few hours, while larger, highly detailed pieces may take weeks.

Paint stripping

Many painters are experienced in paint removal, too. Since paint stripping is generally a messy and time-consuming job, it’s a good idea to outsource it to a professional. Some common reasons for paint stripping include new colour for your interior doors, removing wood stain from kitchen cabinets so you can update the colour, or stripping cracked paint from a surface so it’s ready for repainting. 

Your professional painter can also help with graffiti removal and repainting, as well. Depending on the surface, they’ll use a mixture of scraping tools, sandpaper, and chemicals to remove as much paint as is needed, ensuring proper safety and ventilation throughout.

Recent Painting tasks

Headlining two cabins for small boat SE16


Tavern Quay, Greater London

25th Sep 2021

Require experienced fitter to supply and fit headlining material to either cover carpeted ceilings and window sides or carpet removed and replaced with insulated headlining in white or off white. to two small cabins, kitchen window area and wc . Can supply photos. South Dock, Canada Water

Painting the living room


Blackwall, Greater London

24th Sep 2021

I need my living room to be painted. I have the paint , and have a few old paint brushes.

Paint 2 bedrooms


Holland Park, Greater London

24th Sep 2021

Plastered rooms ready to be painted (walls and ceilings). Recently plastered. Just need a quick wipe down for dust and painted. All materials supplied. Rooms 4x4m and 5x4m Will require 3 coats minimum. Sand and fill imperfections. Alcove to be painted as well. Flexible on start but the sooner the better. Thank you!

Painting my living room


Stockwell, Greater London

3rd Sep 2021

Living room walls and ceiling to be painted.

Fantastic job painting my living room. Very high standard, and enjoyed his company for a day too! Thanks Collin.

Door painting


Brixton, Greater London, SW9

18th Aug 2021

I need the doors painted. Already have the paint. Will require an invoice.

Karim was great, we had to use specialist paint and he was very good at his job. Came when agreed and worked very hard. Highly recommend.

I need mould removal


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

3rd Aug 2021

Remove mould from a 10 sq meter room

Rashid was puntual, respectful and did his job perfectly. He was very careful to clean all the mould and paint the walls. He even clean carpet. You could tell he was invested in doing his job well rather than quickly. He was truly fantastic - I would highly recommend him if you are having any mould problems or even just need your house repainted.

Handyperson needed


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

14th Jul 2021

Hey there, my name is Bruno. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Elephant And Castle, Greater London. What do you need done? Painting What is the type of property? Apartment Which areas of the property need work? Damage on the wall done by sticky hooks What would you like the handyperson to work on? 6 spots on the wall that need painting

Bart did great work painting the walls in my flat! Definitely would recommend

Log cabin/garden office build


Doversgreen, Surrey

25th Sep 2021

Erecting a 3m x 2.5m cabin on already built base in garden. Possible that painting interior and exterior will be required as well.

Decorate kitchen


Notting Hill, Greater London, W11

24th Sep 2021

kitchen is empty, has approx 60 percent tiles and just partial wallpaper we already started taking it off, please remove wallpaper , skim cracks with plaster at least  x 2. painting needed ceiling, wall & 1 door. redo silicone around window.  Paint supplied. Please note budget is final and not negotiable on the day. Please only apply if you are skilled in painting decorating including skimming walls and provide link or photo of your work. The day can be changed but work needs to start from early morning. Thanks

Put up wallpaper on damaged wall


Maze Hill, Greater London

8th Sep 2021

Would like to put up wallpaper on the walls, the walls are not in the best condition meaning they’re holes and scabs in the wall. The wallpaper is very thick therefore the walls wouldn’t need that much plastering.

Very respectful and got the job done to a high standard Thank you very much!!

Painting and some extra bits


Stepney, Greater London, E1

24th Aug 2021

Hello, I need someone to paint this room with magnolia it shouldn’t take to long. Also I need to repair this door maybe with filler and then paint it white. I can bring the necessary paint and material but if you want to bring it yourself is fine just mention it in the quote. PLEASE NOTE I HAVE ATTACHED 2 OLD PICTURE OF THE ROOM SO YOU CNA SEE THE SIZE on the corner there is a building wardrobe that does not need painting.

Great job I will definitely contact Matt again

Patch walls


Temple Fortune, Greater London

17th Aug 2021

I need some holes in the walls to be filled/patched

Great work

I need wallpapering services


Charing Cross, Greater London

27th Jul 2021

1 x bedroom wall (<25sqm) Wallpaper provided, no equipment Need in next 2 weeks

Awesome job!!! Beautiful wallpapering. Thank you!

Paint my place


Purfleet, Essex

25th Sep 2021

The whole flat need painting

Painting - 1x Bedroom Room


Leyton, Greater London, E10

24th Sep 2021

Hello, I need someone to paint 1 bedroom: - 1x Bedroom - Walls + Ceiling Minimal furniture in the room. It is an old house and I am just looking to refresh the area until building starts. Job would involve: - Painting 2x coats - walls, skirting + ceiling Looking to start ASAP

Current paint has peeled and repainted


Brook Green, Greater London, W6

24th Sep 2021

Bathroom needs painting I painted it myself last week but think used wrong ain’t or something and it’s started to peel away So needs correcting Can accept price or view if think it will cost more I’m advertising on here because I’m a naturist male so people are aware that I live naked and if you are not comfortable with that please not waste my time or your own.

Help with painting


Barnsbury, Greater London, N1

5th Sep 2021

I need help with painting doors and skirting boards

Really enthusiastic and committed team of two. They are hardworking and reliable and are very willing to help out wherever they can. I would highly recommend Deborah and Troy. They are great

Handyperson needed


Shadwell, Greater London

21st Aug 2021

Hey there, my name is Zeal. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Shadwell, Greater London. What do you need done? Assembly, Patch painting What is the type of property? Apartment Which areas of the property need work? Second coats over patches around sockets. Small area in toilet sanded & painted.small area filling in holes from previous mirror sand & paint. assemble 2 x small tables. Hang a bathroom mirror. What would you like the handyperson to work on? Second coats over patches around sockets. Small area in toilet sanded & painted.small area filling in holes from previous mirror sand & paint. assemble 2 x small tables. Hang a bathroom mirror.

Pleasant, meticulous & polite worker. Don’t hesitate to book him!

Dismantle wall fixtures and paint over them


South Hackney, Greater London

13th Aug 2021

I recently moved into a new bedroom with some shelves that were originally attached to the wall. They have been partially removed but I need them to be fully removed and then painted over. I can supply the paint. The two areas I need help with are attached.

Thanks jay for the great repairs

A day with us with few small works mostly painting


Temple Mills, Greater London

20th Jul 2021

Hello! We are looking for someone that could stay with us Saturday to help with few small task around, we provide all paint and brushes/caulk etc... ^_^ - give a refresh coat to our stairs - Some caulk around - a refresh coat on a cabinet doors - fix a loose fence - some touch paint touch ups around We are looking for a daily rate more than a specific task set since there are a lot of small stuff Thanks in advance Barbara

Derek is extremely nice and great at his job, VERY precise and clean! We did a lot of painting, fixing jobs around the house and all of them were absolutely perfect 😍 We will work with him again for sure!!!