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Thomas was very professional, patient, friendly and quick. He was a pleasure to work with and I would use him again.

Wallpaper Living room - One wall (updated)


Highly recommended. Amar is very honest and genuine. He went an extra mile and hardworking and very attentive to detail. After completing the work, he spent a lot of extra time making sure he left the room in perfect order. He was also very flexible to adapt to any specific request that we had. Overall very highly rated!

I need someone to paint my wall


Jamie and Jack were fantastic. Meticulous and patient in all they did. They listened to my directions and closely followed my vision. I will certainly be calling on their assistance again and feel confident that I'll be just as happy with the next project. Thank you, guys!

Decorate Living Room & Mount TV


Cleaning done to an acceptable level, checks had to be made in person. Work task completed in full.

Cleaning Renovated House *Updated*


Super friendly and professional! Will definitely call him again!

Paint my bedroom in white


James did a brilliant job for us. He's friendly, diligent, and cares about the quality of his work. He was very careful with the work area, makings sure the surrounding areas don't get stained in the process and he tidied up once the job was complete. I would highly recommend James for any decorator jobs.

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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

Repair and treat wood plus window frames


North Hillingdon, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

I ned wood treated and protected, plus window sealed as waters seeping through and causing mould

Plaster hallway stairs & two rooms


Pilgrims' Hatch, Essex

3rd Dec 2023

Looking to get my hallway, stairway, foyer and living /dining room plastered. How much do you charge ( per room or area?) - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 December 2023 How much do you charge per room?

Prime a spot on the wall for painting


Earl's Court, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

I need someone to prime a spot on my wall that has damage and peeling paint. I can manage the colour paint, I just need the wall properly cleaned and prepped. The area is approx 50 cm wide by 22 cm tall. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023

Paint bathroom and hallway wall and other small handy jobs


Maidstone, Kent

3rd Dec 2023

Paint bathroom. Paint wall in hallway and ceiling. Reseal shower screen. Paint inside built in wardrobe. Supply & fit new Duel flush syphon seal to bathroom toilet. Reposition sash window lock. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 December 2023

Need 2 bedroom, hallway and living room painted


Childs Hill, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

Bedroom 2 has wallpaper that needs removing and painted, skirting boards to be evenly painted too - Due date: Flexible

Ensuit painting


Bradford, West Yorkshire

3rd Dec 2023

Re paint Ensuit & bathroom - Due date: Flexible

Paint my front room, and all woodwork


Upper Holloway, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

Paint all walls, ceiling, and woodwork - reposting due to time wasting! - Due date: Flexible

Painting a 3 bedroom house


Bennetts End, Hertfordshire

3rd Dec 2023

To paint a 3 bedroom house including hallway, living room and dining room to start tomorrow maybe?

Painting outside wall


West Harrow, Greater London

22nd Nov 2023

Hi, I’d like the lower walls repainting on the outside of my house. - Due date: Flexible

Petra did a brilliant job of painting our outside walls. They look fantastic, thank you so much

Touch up 6 small round side tables on top


Poverest, Greater London

11th Nov 2023

We have 3 sets of small round tables that has got a bit of paint gone on top. It just needs a touch up with one more coat of paint (just the top, not the legs) - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday 13 November or Tuesday 14th November

Great job, will call again

On Nov 16 or 17, I am hoping to find a painter to paint a doorway


Newtown, Cambridgeshire

9th Nov 2023

Hi On November 16 or 17, I am hoping to find a painter to come and paint a new doorway (to be installed Nov 15) in my home. In place will be a new door lining with no primer and a primed architrave. Off road parking available. The photo is what the doorway will look like (once painted) as the builder is adding a doorway near identical to the rest of the flat. The finishing paint to match would be Dulux Trade Satin Wood - White. Plenty of tea and biscuits! Flexible re time of day. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 16 November 2023

Excellent work. Attention to detail, thorough, careful, time-efficient, very experienced, professional, kind and agreeable. Did a great job. Left place spotless. Highly recommend!

Mould proof and paint my hall


Moulsham, Essex

5th Nov 2023

My hall has been cold and needs someone to apply some mould resistant paint and then paint the hall with a further coat of normal emulsion - Due date: Flexible

Wonderful eye for detail, friendly and punctual and did a really good job. Will use again :)

Mist coat communal areas of house.


Tooting Bec Common, Greater London

3rd Nov 2023

Looking for a TEAM to mist coat our hallways, landings and ceilings of the communal areas of the house that has just been plastered. Painting work available possibly available after. - Due date: Before Thursday, 9 November 2023

Great guys good communication and fast

Refurbish bedroom: refinish walls + new carpet


Haggerston, Greater London, E2

2nd Nov 2023

- clean off mould in corner of room - where the walls and ceiling have holes or damage, refinish - repaint walls and ceiling - in a couple of places the skirting has been removed, (about 370cm total). Either replace skirting or make good on wall, whatever's more economical. - new carpet for whole room. Dimensions are 350x261cm - take away and legally dispose of old carpet Please supply all your own materials and tools. Paint to be white and carpets to be light grey. Cheapest possible. This room needs to be a usable bedroom for 6 months only. It does not have to be perfect, it just needs to be clean and tidy. Preference for early availability.

Great communication, friendly and polite. Aidan helped me redecorate my spare bedroom: he refinished and painted walls, fitted new carpet and removed all waste. He also fixed a leaking drainpipe. The finish on his work is very good and I would recommend him with pleasure.

I need to paint my wall


Cann Hall, Greater London, E11

30th Oct 2023

I need to repaint my wall colour beige, only 1 side - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 31 October 2023

Very helpful and fid the job as described

Paint purple wall in office back to white


Shoreditch, Greater London, EC2A

30th Oct 2023

We are leaving our offices on November 4, and we need to put it back in the original colour (all white). We painted one wall in deep deep purple. The office will be emptied on November 2nd between 9 AM & 3 PM so the painting would have to happen either Nov 3rd or worse case over the weekend. it is likely to take 4-5 coats! Please specify if your offers includes paint+equipment. It would be a lot easier for me to have an all inclusive offer. - Due date: Before Saturday, 4 November 2023

Elodie was great! She did the task in record time, communicated well, helped us source materials as we were short on time. I would definitely recommend her and hire her for other paint jobs in the future! Thanks Elodie!

Door & Frame Painting & Small Chip Repair


Bayswater, Greater London, W2

25th Oct 2023

The door frame and door it self needs painting in same colour. Probably egshell please let me know what brand you use also let me know what your quote includes. - Due date: Flexible

Thank you would definitely suggest for painting works.

Paint bedroom 4m x 4m. 2.4m ceiling. brilliant white.


Festubert Place, Greater London

25th Oct 2023

Bedroom 4m x 4m painted. Walls only. Wall height 2.4m. Colour brilliant white. Dulux paint. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 7 November 2023

She painted a room for me, great communication with arranging the task.

Paint 1-bedroom flat


Parliament Hill, Greater London

24th Oct 2023

I have a 49 sqm flat in North London that needs painting. The walls are in good condition so shouldn’t need too much preparation. I will supply paints.

A genuinely great guy who you can trust. Bogdan spent several days in my flat while I wasn’t there and he did his work diligently and respectfully. I came home to see the work completed and everything in my house exactly as I left it. Can’t ask for anymore than that! Thank you, Bogdan.

Paint my 3 bedroom house and wood


Creekmouth, Greater London

22nd Oct 2023

Need someone to paint some spots and woodwork in the rooms in my house today please - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 22 October 2023

Amazing ! My house looks stunning ,they are the most professional traders ive used ,like to thank both men for their attention to detail, I know it was a difficult job ,will use again