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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 Chelmsford Borough

Sand and Repaint windows x10


Chelmsford, Essex

30th Sep 2022

Sand and repaint windows Black x10 -

Painting outdoor building


Newney Green, Essex

2nd Feb 2022

Painting external garden room - Due date: Flexible

Painting in small room


Blasford Hill, Essex

28th Oct 2021

To Paint small office room. All Black. Paint provided. Equipment not provided to paint - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 8th Nov 2021

Handyperson needed


Chelmsford, Essex

28th Feb 2020

Hey there, my name is Advance secured solutions . I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Chelmsford, Essex, UK. What do you need done? Painting What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? sitting room What would you like the handyperson to work on? painting skirting boards and walls

Painting and bathroom


Moulsham, Essex

3rd Mar 2019

Probably a couple of days work just tidying up the bathrooms bit of painting and masticking a couple of windows

Painting and decorating


Chelmsford, Essex

21st Nov 2018

Hey everyone is there any painting decorating jobs in East London. i am self employed with my own tools looking for new build or refurbishment price work only I am currently working with mullaley and my job finishes soon please contact me asap

Paint a small bedroom


Chelmer Village, Essex

22nd Sep 2022

Paint a small bedroom Single room -

Decorating walls emulsioned


South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

8th Jan 2022

We have a few rooms one is about 17’ x 9’, one about 12’ x 10’ and one about 6’ x 4’. Ceilings and walls. All good conditio apart from a few tacs pulled out where there were photos hanging up. - Due date: Flexible

One wall wallpapered was a feature wall


Springfield, Essex

26th Aug 2021

One feature wall - approx 3 rolls of paper

I need outside of my bungalow painting


Broomfield, Essex

10th Feb 2020

The outside walls need a bit of repair then painting same colour (magnolia) The walls have UPVC windows within them which cuts down the area to paint

Re Seal Conservatory roof windows


Sandon, Essex

6th Jan 2019

The seals around Conservatory Roof Window have degraded - so dirt, grim and old sealant needs to be cleaned away and new sealant applied ! We will supply sealants /tape if needed .

Paint patio


Chelmer Village, Essex

28th Oct 2022

Looking for painter Primer and paint - Due date: Flexible

Painting and wallpapering bedroom


Wickford, Essex

20th May 2022

Bedroom decorating 3 walls to be painted white Skirting board, 2 x window sill and door trim to be be painted white Ceiling painted white 1 wall to have wall paper Curtain rails put up 2 x Floating shelves to be put up - Due date: Flexible

3 panels painted and one room


Blasford Hill, Essex

29th Nov 2021

I have three rooms that have panels on one wall to be painted. Then I would like another room Painted. - Due date: Flexible

The two gentleman were very kind. I appreciated that they painted to my satisfaction and ensured I was happy with the job. They painted all of my intercit panels in which the designs were very complicated. I’m happy that I went with these guys.

Bedroom Painting


Springfield, Essex

17th Aug 2020

Bedroom needs to be painted, paint will be supplied.

Someone to paint my small lounge and small bathroo


Chelmsford, Essex

24th May 2019

Easy job as small place. Dates don’t matter when but this app makes me have to select something

Paint 6 Bedroom house (Full House)


Chelmsford, Essex

15th Dec 2018

I would like someone to to paint my full house 6 rooms and en-suites.

Really happy with the quality of the work, but particularly impressed with how they kept us informed and up to date at every stage of the job. They were a pleasure to have working in the house and was respectful of our things, making sure everything was clean and tidy before leaving. He also offered to do a few small extra jobs for us, which is greatly appreciated. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely hire Taj and his colleague, Gibz again - thank you!