hire decorator

How Do I Hire a Professional Painter and Decorator?

Full article with thanks to: housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/news/a1602/how-to-find-a-good-decorator

You’re giving your home a makeover and after planning, research and mood boarding, you’ve got a vision of what your room transformation will look like. Now all you need is a decorator – but how do you go about finding one and how do make sure they’re right for the job?

Follow these top tips for guidance:

1. Get Recommendations

Start by asking local friends and family for recommendations. Posting a request on local Facebook groups is also a good way of finding people who neighbours have used.

2. Use Reputable Sources

You can search for reputable decorators and see feedback from previous clients at checkatrade.com and trustatrader.com. At duluxselectdecorators.co.uk you can search for local Dulux-approved decorators, and at ratedpeople.com you can send out a detailed job request, including your budget, to approved local tradespeople to ask any who are interested to contact you.

3. Quotes, Quotes, Quotes…

Get at least three quotes for the entire job and be clear about the work you need doing, including any preparation, for example making good cracked walls. For large-scale projects get this broken down so you can easily see what things cost and when they will be completed.

4. Ask Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – can they bring dust covers for furniture and floors? Will they move furniture? Can they give you references from previous clients? As painting and decorating specialists, you can ask us questions before accepting us to paint your home or office.

5. Clarity

Be clear about who will provide materials and the cost of these. If you’re providing everything, make sure it is all on-site at the start of the job to avoid wasting time and money.

Full article with thanks to: housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/news/a1602/how-to-find-a-good-decorator