There comes the point in every homeowner’s life where they decide to redecorate. As much as they loved the home at first, tastes change, and so they will redecorate. But before getting started, you should ask how much does it cost to paint a room? Several factors affect the price, and we’ll cover them all in this post.
Condition of the Wall
Before getting started and even encouraging with decorating companies about quotes, you must check the condition of the wall. This will include looking for gaps, cracks, and holes; all of which can affect the quality of the paint job.
If you identify any, you must make the necessary repairs. You may need to clean grease from the walls as well as fill in the gaps and sand it down. Finally, cover light switches and skirting boards with masking tape to protect them from splattered or spilt paint.
You can do all of this yourself, or you can hire a professional. Regardless, it will cost you around £125 for the materials as you’ll need to source them yourself and then add on any labour costs.
Size of the Room
It doesn’t take an experienced painter and decorator to realise that the larger a room is, the longer it will take to paint. This also means you will need more paint. To save time, it’s best to get all the necessary materials ready before starting.
Type of Paint
You need two types of paint for your room: emulsion for the walls and glossy top coat for doors and skirting boards if you want to paint those, too. You may be tempted by cheaper paint, but this is thinner than quality paint and means you will need to do more layers for a consistent effect. When weighed up, you may spend more money on budget paint than you would on a single tin of quality paint.
Patterns or Not?
If you want to give your room some additional style, you may want to stencil patterns around the centre or at the top. While this can look good, it will add to the overall cost, especially when you factor in time, additional materials, and different colour paints. As the work can be so intricate, it will demand an experienced and professional decorator to ensure a job well done.
How Long Will It Take?
The amount of time it will take will depend on the size of the room, and how many rooms you need decorating. Generally speaking, an average-sized room (16.3 square metres) will take at least a day to complete, and may often take a day and a half. This will include the cost of labour as well as VAT. Before investing in professional decorators, consider your budget to ensure you can afford it, especially for larger jobs.
Adding Some Colour
According to AP Decorators in Kent, you can expect it to cost anywhere between £200 and £1000 to paint a room. But even this will depend on several factors listed above. Before planning anything regarding redecorating your room, make sure you understand the details behind each of these points so you can budget accordingly.