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More than just a lick of paint

Painters and decorators often do a lot more than just sprucing up the spare room. The very best can transform your house from top to bottom. Painters and decorators are no strangers to a full refresh of the house and can undertake a whole variety of jobs. Painting aside, they’ll likely have a knack for knowing exactly what your home needs to stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s minor household repairs, stripping paint or wallpaper, or work on skylights and conservatories.

Fitting the work around you

Having a large piece of decorating work done can be a stressful time. Time constraints and messy homes mean that a lot of people are put off having work done, even when they know it’s needed. We want you to be happy with the service you receive from our painters and decorators before they start work. Bark gives you the opportunity to read reviews, and even directly contact any workmen before they start painting. A full design job takes time, but our painters and decorators will always do their best to fit their schedule around you.

No half-measures

A great painter and decorator will ensure that no part of your home is left untouched. They’ll pay close attention to skirting boards, fix cracks in tiny alcoves, or give your bannisters a necessary waxing. The goal is always to leave your house or flat with a beautiful refreshed interior.

If you have any special requirements, Bark’s Edinburgh-based painters and decorators are happy to oblige. They’ve worked in every kind of property, from new-build terraces to grand listed buildings. You may not always know exactly what you need, but our fully-qualified, experienced professionals can help you along the way.
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PJ’s Painting & Decorating

Patryk has been a painter by trade for 14 years. Having moved to Edinburgh in 2010, he started his own painting and decorating company operating primarily in Murrayfield.

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What are your favourite types of jobs?

While I started working as an exterior painter, my favourite jobs involve working with beautiful interiors. Sometimes that’s touching up murals and other artwork on the walls, other times it’s working with furniture. Antiquing and distressing an old chest of drawers or updating an old sofa with a fresh coat of paint is always fun. Having furnishing that pops out is such an important aspect of home improvement and can refresh any room, that’s why I love it.

Are there any rooms you won’t work on?

Of course not! I’ve done home-wide renovations in my time, a full floor to ceiling, top-to-bottom job. I’m just as happy to lay tiles in the kitchen or bathroom as I am to take out the paint and rollers for a bedroom refresh. It’s worth mentioning that I am, primarily, an interior decorator and plasterer, although I am also able to work on exteriors if needs be.

How can you ensure you won’t interrupt my daily routine?

I always try my best to adjust my work to your convenience. I’m based in Murrayfield, but have no trouble travelling anywhere in Edinburgh to get my painting and decorating work done. I’m accredited with all relevant trade institutions and fully insured, so I hope you’ll have no trouble welcoming me into your home. I’m a stickler for perfection.

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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.



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