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Holes in the wall


Brilliant service. Very professional, great communication and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Paint bedroom


Manas is a hard working man, painted my house beautifully I was impressed, VERY HELPFUL! He does his job with 100% love and care, I would definitely recommend him!!! And would definitely use him again !!

Paint my flat


Great job on a short notice. Would hire again. Window looks like new

Repair and paint Bay window


Really helpful. Communicated well and did a great job!

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Why hire painters in my area 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.

Experts with a lot of painting experience 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

The cost of exterior house painting normally ranges from £800-£6000. However, interior painting ranges between £900 to £6,000 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.

  • House painting- In general, painting an entire house from top to bottom can take anywhere between three to five days. The exact time frame will boil down to the condition of your walls, ceilings, and other surfaces, as well as weather conditions in case there's exterior painting involved.
  • Bathroom painting- Thoroughly coating an average-sized bathroom should only take a few hours, longer if it's larger than a usual home bathroom. Also, keep in mind the recommended drying time of your paint since it will determine how long you'll have to wait before applying a second coat.
  • Ceiling painting - It depends on how big the ceiling is, how many rooms or areas need painting, and how intricate you want your paint or design to be. On average, it takes 30 to 45 minutes to paint a ceiling with the initial coat. If a second coat is necessary, you'll need to wait for at least two hours for the first coat to dry before doing another round of paint application.
  • Kitchen painting - Prepping an average-sized kitchen can take around an hour or two. But, the time can still vary, especially if your kitchen needs a lot of fixing before the painting application begins. You'll need another two hours for the actual painting, and 30 minutes to an hour for finishing and clean-up.

Typical home painting work lasts between five to ten years, depending on local climate and weather conditions and the quality of the paint used. Other signs to look out for include cracks, peels, chips, and flaking paint. If not repaired right away, these issues can lead to further trouble down the road. You’ll need to repaint walls and ceilings inside more frequently - as often as 2-4 years, especially in high-traffic areas.

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

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.

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.

Not necessarily. If you need to attend any urgent tasks or more essential responsibilities, your Tasker can just proceed with painting. All you need to do is provide them access to your property and leave specific instructions if you have any. You can also drop by or stick around if you want to monitor and check the progress.

Flat finish is best to hide the flaws of a textured ceiling. It doesn't reflect light at you, which is perfect for diffusing light in your room. Compared to other types of sheens, you can easily touch up a flat paint finish. Keep in mind, however, that it can be tricky to clean due to its porous surface. It's also easy for a flat sheen to trap debris and dust. Make sure to look for high-quality variants with scrubbable surfaces that can be easier to clean.

Both paint and wallpaper can bring out the best in your kitchen, but if you want efficiency and looking to save time, painting your kitchen might be a better option. Also, since wallpapers require adhesive upon application, it can easily peel away from your high-moisture kitchen walls. With kitchen repainting, you can also save up on repairing damaged sections since there are paint varieties that are mould-resistant and can deal with humidity as well.

House painters can monitor the weather forecast before and on the day of your painting project. It's always best to avoid painting work during rainy or even dry and sunny days. However, in case it suddenly rains, or there's excessive humidity in the middle of the painting job, house painters can pause the painting work and continue as soon as weather conditions improve.

There are many ways to prepare beforehand for your house painting job. Take out any bulky appliances, wall hangings, and other fragile furniture items, so they are safely out of the way. You can vacuum or sweep away any loose fur or hair, especially if you have dogs or pets around. You can also remove any minor stains on your baseboards gently with a damp cloth.

First, check if the house painter has the relevant experience for the specific painting work you need. Have they painted homes before or are all their previous projects restricted to commercial properties? You can ask them about their past work and if they can meet your deadline if you have any. On Airtasker, you can compare ratings and read reviews so you can make sure you're hiring someone who's a brilliant fit for the job.

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:

House painting

House painting services involve a range of tasks to transform both the interiors and exteriors of your home. Expert house painters can walk you through the entire painting process–from colour consultation and surface preparation to paint application.

  • Interior painting - Painting your interior walls will give your space a fresh new look, help reduce cooking smells, control mould, and remove fingerprints and marks. A professional painter with a Certificate IV license will choose paints to suit the style and function of your kitchen, bedroom, ceiling, or bathroom. Preparation starts with removing or covering furniture and putting down drop sheets, along with washing any wall surfaces. Your 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 an exterior 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 with the help of a painting software. 

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

Painter needed


Willesden, Greater London

1st Oct 2023

Painter needed for small room - Due date: Flexible

Paint 2 Bed flat


Elstree, Hertfordshire

1st Oct 2023

Paint 2 bed flat with open plan kitchen/living. Around 7 Walls, white washable paints. 1 wall has coloured scribble as attached and a little patch work on a plaster board. - Due date: Flexible

Kitchen cabinet paint stripping


Islington, Greater London, N1

1st Oct 2023

Stripping paint off kitchen cabinets (16 in total). Should take a day - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Skim ceilings


Alconbury, Cambridgeshire

1st Oct 2023

I am looking at skimming all the ceilings on a 70sqm house (besides the kitchen one), and I would like a quote The house comprises 1 living room, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 landing - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

Paint bedroom


Primrose Hill, Greater London

1st Oct 2023

Paint a bedroom walls and ceiling. this includes 2 coats of undercoat and 2 coats of white paint. The room is 11ft by 11ft. - Due date: Flexible

Paint kitchen cupboards


South Leigh, Oxfordshire

1st Oct 2023

We have a cream kitchen and would like the cupboards painted - Due date: Before Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Painting a climbing frame and a garden fence


Greenford, Greater London, UB6

1st Oct 2023

We have a climbing frame in wood that needs to painted. We have four fences to paint. We need 3 Olive trees to be planted. - Due date: Flexible

Painting our kitchen (paint provided)


Blackheath Park, Greater London

1st Oct 2023

Painting our kitchen which is 4 x 4.25 Metres. There is minimal wall space to actually paint, but we have high ceilings so will need a ladder/ equipment to get above the kitchen cupboards. - Due date: Before Sunday, 31 December 2023

Finish painting one room and paint another


Tooting Bec Common, Greater London

25th Sep 2023

Reposting as cancelled by mistake. Finish cutting in on one room and fully paint another room. Both rooms approx 4.7 x 4.4 metres. 2nd room needs mist coat first as well as standard paint. Must be good at cutting in or use tape. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Great guy who puts the effort in.

To paint my room and fill some small holes from nails


Finsbury, Greater London, WC1X

19th Sep 2023

I need to repaint and fill some small holes in the wall of my room before moving out to get my deposit Wall needs to be white. I have no paint or filler. This is urgent if you can do today that would be appreciated. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 20 September 2023 - Due date: Before Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Amazing attitude and even better craftsmanship!

Painting a section of wall and two pieces of furniture


The Mews, Greater London

19th Sep 2023

We had a damp issue which has no been sorted the wall needs repainting and possibly replastering (see pictures). I also have two pieces of furniture that need painting white. All paint will be provided. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Good job, thank you

Paint 3 rooms and featured wallpaper


Streatham Park, Greater London

9th Sep 2023

Paint 3 rooms and add wallpaper - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Really helpful team. Quick and efficient. They asks relevant questions also. They done a great job. They'll be expecting to see again me again.

Apartment painted


Hackney, Greater London, E8

31st Aug 2023

It is a modern apartment about 65 square metres. Height around 2.5 metres. Walls, ceiling, skirting boards and doors to be done in French grey, and off white for the skirting boards. Estimate about 5 -6 days work Paint provided - Due date: Flexible

Delighted with Luis work Thoroughly recommend

Painting fresh plaster


Putney, Greater London, SW15

27th Aug 2023

White Mist coat and main coat on a fresh plastered wall and ceiling + make good of any loose wallpaper that connects to the ceiling You’ll require to bring ladder, paint and leave place clean. Small job - Due date: Flexible

Great job painting fresh plaster thank you

Professional decking cleaning


Bermondsey, Greater London, SE1

11th Aug 2023

Professional deep clean of an old roof terrace decking, ready to be stained. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Brilliant guy, just got on with it and went above and beyond. Thank you

Wallpapering and painting


New Southgate, Greater London, N11

10th Aug 2023

Putting up thermal wallpaper on one wall in bedroom. It's very thick and not easy to work with so only people with significant experience please. Then painting the rest of the room: one feature wall, the other walls a light grey. Ceiling painted white. Two coats. Skirting, door frame and window sill painted with satin wood paint. The wallpapered wall will also need painting - a day after it has been put up, as can't be painted whilst glue is still drying. In between first and second coat, gaps in wallpaper joins need filling and sanding so not visible. Please only give a quote if you are experienced. Had to take down the wallpaper after a previous tradesperson did a poor job. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Jamie worked really hard, and I'm really pleased with the job. Would highly recommend

Painting of bathroom walls and ceiling and touch ups in storage area


Bernards Heath, Hertfordshire

8th Aug 2023

Painting white small bathroom. Walls and ceiling as well as touch ups in small storage area. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Good painting job done by Colin. Highly recommended.

Mist Coat and Prime Skirting Boards


Streatham, Greater London, SW16

5th Aug 2023

I've recently had my hallway plastered and I'm looking for someone to do the mist coat on the walls and ceiling. Also looking to have my skirting boards primed too. I can provide paint and primer. I do have a roller but happy for you to bring your own kit too. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 6 August 2023

Nice guy. Completed the job really quickly and to a high standard. Really pleased with the work and would definitely work with him again.

Strip Wallpaper from one Wall and paint


Custom House, Greater London

2nd Aug 2023

I need someone to strip of wallpaper, prime and paint wall. Just one feature wall only You will need to bring tools and primer to do the job as I don't have any. I do however have the colour paint I need the wall painted. Open to offers - Due date: Flexible

Jamie was so quick and efficient. He did an amazing, clean,and professional job. 100% would recommend 🙌

Repainting 2-bed flat


Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

31st Jul 2023

Repainting a small apartment - two bedrooms, the open plan kitchen/sitting room, and the hallway. Just needs one coat of Matt white emulsion. Cost to include all materials and paint - Due date: Flexible

Excellent exoerience