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Getting the best painter at the right price is not so difficult if you follow the sound advice of someone in the trade. Decorators rates vary a great deal throughout the British Isles. So what is the cost of a painter, This will take a little time to answer so bear with me.

Scotland, The north, and the Midlands, are much cheaper than London. SE and Kent also the SW are cheaper than London but not always. Lets look at different wages painters currently sell their work for, The apprentice when first entering the building industry to learn the trade of painting and decorating usually its there first taste of work since leaving formal education. Trainee decorators work with the older qualified painters most of the time learning the practical side of the work. This typically involves knotting and priming skirting board architrave quadrant and so on. They are put to work doing all kinds of preparation work, but most of the time it will be priming or rubbing down old woodwork or dusty walls. Sounds exciting doesn't it! The starting wage for these trainees ranges between £7,500 to around £13,500. If you can contact one of these lads or lassies they would be only too pleased to do your work for a cheap rate and the experience.

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When they become fully qualified after 4 or 5 years and are capable of turning out first class work in both painting and paperhanging, they will earn around £25,000 per year. As the trainees, get more skilled after a couple of years their salaries will start to rise to between £7,100 to £13,000. Another two years later they will start to earn a good wage from £16,600 upwards. Experienced Painters and decorators often earn much more than £25,000 a year.

Its very hard to arrive at a average wage for painters, most of the on-line survey site seem to arrive at very different figures One states that the hourly rate for a painter is £9.50. or for 8 hours work £76.00 a day. Another site, says the average wage for a painter is £15.00 per hour or £120.00 a day. And yet another say £19.00 per hour or £152.00 a day.

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Most painters prefer price work anyway, which means they give you a quote or estimate for a certain job.This may or may not include materials. I think this is fair to both parties, because if the decorator takes longer than expected to do the work, he could be working for less than his normal hourly rate. On the other hand if he finishes the job quicker,then he make a little extra than his normal hourly rate. So price work is a fair system.

When you need a good painter its a sound idea to ask a friend or relative if they have had work done recently. Ask if they were happy with the finished work, if yes ask for a quote. In the event of you not being happy with the price try someone else, Free newspapers which every area seems to be covered by is a good source. Most of them have tradesmen advertising for work at reasonable rates. They are well worth a try. One other place were you should find a painter close by, is on the many notice boards that are outside all shops in the high street.
I hope this short article will help with you in finding a great decorator that suits your needs

Advice on Painting

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