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Thinking of doing some home improvements? Need a reliable, local painter and decorator to do a clean and professional job? Just let us know what you need decorated and we’ll connect with you the best decorators in your area.

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Once you’ve provided us with the details of your home improvements, we’ll compile a list of painters and decorators that meet your criteria. From touch ups and repairs to stencilling and murals, we’ll find the right decorator for you.

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Each decorating service will be listed with a tailored quote relevant to your criteria. In addition to the free decorating quotes, you’ll be able to review each decorator’s profile and customer reviews. This way, you can be confident you’ve made the right choice.

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Save yourself the stress of redecorating by hiring a painting and decorating expert to do the job right. Whether you want to update your living room or plan on giving the entire interior of your home a refresh, Bark can help you to find a trusted painting and decoration company to bring your design dreams to life.
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Mike Bravo Decorators

Mike Bravo Decorators is a professional painting and decorating company with years of experience decorating private homes, renovating office spaces and restoring historic buildings. Competitively priced and highly recommended, they offer a skilled and pristine service.

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How long have you been painting and decorating?

Mike Bravo Decorators has been in the decorating trade for nearly seven years now. It has grown into a family business, consisting of my son and eight other decorators. I have been painting and decorating for over 30 years, having started decorating from the age of 16 when I left school. Now, I’m putting all my years of decorating experience into my company and investing back into my growing workforce to keep delivering the best service possible. I can proudly say that we now have hundreds of satisfied customers across the UK who can attest to our decorating skills and professional finish.

Do you specialise in any particular area of decorating?

We specialise in all aspects of interior decorating, from wallpapering and plastering to graining and mural painting. No interior decorating job is too big or too small. We have experience touching up paintwork in government buildings in big cities, to full makeovers of tiny cottages in the countryside. The Mike Bravo team includes two qualified plasterers as well as a fully trained carpenter. These boys come in handy with larger renovations that require more than just a lick of paint on the walls. It’s better for the customer too, as they don’t have to spend the time and money looking for another tradesperson, as my team can do it all as part of the same job and budget.

What are the biggest challenges you face when decorating a home?

Each decorating job is different and they all come with their own challenges. However, there are some issues that can rear their head on a decorating job. The majority are minor and can be mitigated with proper planning but some are unavoidable. For example, accessibility to certain public buildings such as government property, schools and hospitals often requires a higher level of security. Fortunately, all of my staff are fully vetted and DBS checked. Weather is never really a challenge for us either because, as interior decorators, we are very rarely working outside exposed to the elements. As I’ve said before, if the job is properly budgeted, your objectives are clear, and you have a great team behind you, you should encounter very few challenges.

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How much does it cost to hire interior painters? Though the figure can vary slightly depending on where you are based, there are some simple day rate figures you can use to calculate roughly how much you should be looking to spend.

The difference between an interior specialist and an exterior specialist comes down to skill sets, materials and the tools involved. Exterior painters may specialize in things like the outside of large buildings, bridges and other structures.

On the other hand, interior decorators focus on the interior aspect of living, commercial or hospitality spaces. While some companies will offer both commercial interior and exterior painting, it is a good idea to search for a specific indoor specialist to suit your project’s brief.

There are a number of interior decorating styles to choose from and after a little bit of research, you can be sure to find one to suit your space’s needs. Before hiring your decorator, it helps to have some ideas of the look you wish to create.

  • Transitional - Transitional designs are elegant and give a balance between elegant existing features like fireplaces but also more modern accessories with clean lines. Simple colour schemes are often used.

  • Art Deco - Most people have heard of this style of design. It originated in France in the early 1900s and features graduated motifs as well as Egyptian and African designs and more exotic accenting styles.

  • Classical - Classical is another design style that will often have a minimal colour scheme, as well as a lot of sophisticated features like columns and architectural features. This interior style has its roots in Greek and Roman cultures and ancient civilizations.

  • Contemporary - Of course, what is contemporary and popular at the time can change, but contemporary interior design involves clean lines and modern style. Both finishes and colour schemes are often simplistic.

Depending on where you are based, it can be tricky to check the credentials of your painter or decorator. An interior decorator certification can be a good indicator. For example, if someone advertises that they are a Certified Interior Decorator (CID) then this shows they have a qualification.

Any tradesperson you are involving in your house’s interior decoration should be able to provide you with proof of insurance. It’s a good idea to check reviews from previous customers and examples of past work. Not only will this help you get fresh inspiration for your interior project, but it will also help you make an informed decision on what decorator to hire.

Before you work with a painter and decorator, consider the following:

  • Quotes - Are they happy to provide you with a quote with no obligation?

  • Testimonials - They should be able to provide you with proof of other happy customers. A website or social media profile is a good place to look for images of past projects, too.

  • Memberships and accreditations - Check if they have the CID qualification or are a member of other painting and decorating bodies specific to the area.

  • Specialist expertise - They may have a specific ability or reputation of working with a specific style of interior design that you are looking for.

When you are looking for interior decorating services you will find both interior design and interior decorating services advertised. What is the difference?

The role of an Interior Designer
An interior designer is skilled in curating the look and feel of a space, including the planning of the design, fittings and furnishings. Though they might also offer decorating services, they are usually employed for their expertise when it comes to making a space look beautiful and stay functional.

The role of an Interior Decorator
So, what does an interior decorator do?
An interior decorator will not be involved in the design aspect. Simply put, a painting and decorating specialist will be carrying out the legwork but not necessarily doing any of the planning and consulting. They don’t provide the interior decorating ideas, instead, they put the ideas into action. This may include preparing walls for paint, removing and hanging wallpaper and painting walls.

The average price of a Painter & Decorator is £550

Region Great Value
Average
Premium
Nationwide
£270
£550
£1,500
East Midlands
£285
£475
£1,200
East of England
£320
£700
£1,800
London
£270
£600
£1,600
South East England
£250
£485
£1,650
South West England
£200
£420
£1,150
West Midlands
£240
£450
£900

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