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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 in Reading Borough

Paint a 3 bedroom house

£1,000

Hemdean Bottom, Berkshire

19th Oct 2022

Need a living room, dining room, entrance hall, 2 x medium bedrooms, 1 x small bedroom and stairwell painted. Will also need a few strips of wallpaper liner putting up, just over the damaged areas from putting new switches and sockets in. Needs completing by lunchtime Tuesday 25/10. Paint will be supplied. Wallpaper will be supplied. Painter/decorator will need to bring paint brushes and rollers as well as the tools and glue to put up wallpaper. FAO John - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 21 October 2022

Ceiling plastering

£200

Tilehurst, Berkshire

1st Jul 2022

Ceiling plastered/skimmed, 8m x5m. - Due date: Flexible

Home refurbishment

£120

Reading, Berkshire

28th Apr 2022

Home renovation walls repair/skim, painting, flooring, tiling, and other general jobs. Daily rate - Due date: Flexible

Odd jobs including plumbing, plastering and painting

£150

Reading, Berkshire

26th Mar 2022

Looking for someone to help spruce up the kitchen and bathroom in a house that is being readied to welcome Ukrainian refugees. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 April 2022

To paint bathroom wall

£200

Coley, Berkshire

29th Jan 2022

Small job. Bathroom wall needs painting - Due date: Before Wednesday, 2nd Feb 2022

Using Tyrik’s services again for sure..

Table repair

£100

Whitley Wood, Berkshire

5th Jan 2022

Circle stain maybe 3inches - which has stripped the colour - Due date: Flexible

Caulking and painting 3 bed house

£5

Hemdean Bottom, Berkshire

14th Jun 2021

I need some help caulking a recently installed carpentry (skirting, architraves) and painting on a 3 bedroom house.

Professional Decorator for Wallpaper

£800

Horncastle, Berkshire

4th May 2021

DETAILS I require wallpaper for 2 rooms to be prepared and decorated. We require an outstanding finish: Room 1: 4 metres x 3.5 has been freshly plastered and sanded, prepared, wood painted and is ready to have paper hung on walls and on ceiling. Room 2: small bathroom is freshly plastered, you must prepare the walls and woodwork and put wallpaper on 3 walls as well as small ceiling (2 metres x 3 metre room) Must have good examples of your work

I need wallpapering services

£70

Horncastle, Berkshire

28th Apr 2021

Need Wallpaper pasted on two Living room walls and reception area

PROFESSIONAL Decorater and Painter

£2,000

Horncastle, Berkshire

22nd Apr 2021

I require for 4 large rooms to be prepared and decorated. We require an outstanding finish, so you must prepare the walls and woodwork, Easifill or similar to even out the plastering lines and paint. Materials will be provided, rooms are large and square with some panelling and architrave/new skirting to decorate too.

Plastering bathrooms

£450

Horncastle, Berkshire

7th Mar 2021

This is to plaster the necessary areas in 3 bathrooms. The budget for this is £225 per day and the walls have been boarded ready to do. Start is this week ideally.

Bedroom painting

£95

Reading, Berkshire

10th Feb 2021

I need my bedroom painted and the doors glossed.

Paint walls in house

£500

Reading, Berkshire

19th Feb 2020

- multiple rooms to paint in Dulux Egyptian cotton

Paint several rooms

£1,000

Horncastle, Berkshire

27th Jan 2020

I need the following tasks completed in Dulux Egyptian Cotton: - Paint hallway upstairs and downstairs - Paint 4 rooms - Paint 3 ceilings - Stain front door and banister rail - Paint front metal gate - Wallpaper one bedroom This will require removing curtains and filling small holes from nails/curtain rail.

Paint a room

£100

Hemdean Bottom, Berkshire

20th Oct 2019

Paint a medium sized second bedroom matte black (around 3 m by 3m). Including skirting boards, radiator and ceiling. This will be used as a cinema screening room. Cream carpets need to be expertly avoided. Thanks you!

Painting. Revamping the bathroom.

£250

Whitley, Berkshire

17th Mar 2019

Wallpaper, cleaning the garden, painting the rooms