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Daniel

5.0
13 reviews

10 years in business

12 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent E6

Prabhat R. said "Daniel was exceptionally great person, professional and skill-full. Normally I don't write many reviews but Daniel painted few doors in my new flat and I was there and saw first hand how much hard work he put into, what I thought was a simple job. My flat looks exceptionally good wi

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Splash ! Master painters and decorators and General household maintenance

5.0
3 reviews

5 years in business

18 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SE14

Maha A. said "Excellent clean professional work! Very impressed and highly recommended. Ian’s prices are reasonable and he was able to work within my budget understanding my needs and even went beyond. Has excellent knowdge about interior design and even recommended the type of paint for the kitchen

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Mario Painting & Maintenance

4.9
16 reviews

29 hires on Bidvine

Colindale, London NW9

Jenny P. said "Mario did a great job at painting some walls in the house and redecorating the inside on our front door. very easy and responsive in terms of communication. extremely efficient and was helpful in terms of providing advice to other maintenance issues we have in the house. I would high

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VIBRANT Painting and Decorating Services

5.0
1 review

14 years in business

2 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent NW8

John L. said "The best painter I've ever seen. I would say it was my pleasure to meet this friendly guy and will definitely notify him for next jobs."

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Rudolph Appiah

4.8
5 reviews

5 years in business

6 hires on Bidvine

Eltham, London SE9

Michele R. said "Rudolph did a great painting job including carefully repairing damaged plaster and woodwork. He arrived punctually and worked methodically and professionally. Rudolph also offered helpful solutions to any snags encountered and was excellent at planning his time - he took on other

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Kaps Dosaj

4.5
2 reviews

10 years in business

3 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent W12

John A. said "Great work by the Kaps and his team. Sent out a scope of work and stuck to it within budget, even doing some extra bits we needed. Will definitely hire again"

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Marius Pisaltu

4.9
12 reviews

35 hires on Bidvine

Maida Vale, London W9

Dalia S. said "The best option I took, very positive people, they know what they are doing. Very good job and resealable price, finish on time very hard workers no jokes no breaks or time wasting. The important thing you won't feel them around or make you feel not comfy very clean finishing and not

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BRomania Solutions

5.0
5 reviews

2 years in business

6 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent NW10

Dumitru R. said "I hired Bromania Team to paint my "great room" in Burnt Oak. They got it done in one day. I gave the field supervisor in charge the colors I wanted then I went to work and by the time I came home they had everything painted, the furniture was put back and the walls didn't smell like

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Antonio de Carvalho

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Camberwell, London SE5

Hyunjo H. said "This was my first time to call a professional painter. He was really friendly and has done really smooth and clean paint job. When my new tenant visited my flat, she was satisfied with what Antonio has done. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a paint job."

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Alex Stoychev

5.0
1 review

7 years in business

1 hire on Bidvine

Waltham Forest, London E17

Emily H. said "Alex did a great job. I had a hallway to paint and it looks really nice. He was communicative and professional I definitely recommend:)."

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BYGREGORY

4.8
9 reviews

4 years in business

10 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SE16

Sarah G. said "The ByGregrory team painted 3 bedrooms and 6 set of doors to a high standard. They went above and beyond the tasks I asked by moving furniture around, installing sheets on beds, touching up other areas. I was impressed by the dedication to achieve a high quality result. It was a pleas

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BEGC Developments & Maintenance

4.7
19 reviews

7 years in business

34 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent W7

Jake H. said "Tadeusz replied to my initial email promptly and even though the job was a huge one, he was happy to come out and quote for this insurance job. Some tradesmen won't even consider the insurance jobs, so this was much appreciated. My recently renovated rental flats had water damage from

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Quick House Refresh

5.0
1 review

3 years in business

3 hires on Bidvine

Barking, London IG11

Has it been a while since you’ve last painted and your walls could do with a new fresh coat? This professional Painter and Decorator will help you with your wall painting needs. Book now.

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Bartek Pajak

4.8
6 reviews

8 hires on Bidvine

Wembley, London HA9

Emily R. said "We are so thrilled with our experience with Bart. From our initial discussions to the final product everything was exemplary. We will need more painting done in the near future and I won't bother looking for anyone else - Bart's workmanship and work ethic make him my go - to guy for p

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Mario Tiago

4.9
8 reviews

13 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent N14

Monika N. said "It’s the first time I had to employ painter decorator. I employed Mario who gave me a sensible quote for the work, saved me a significant amount of money as he is able to do all the work required in a cost effective way. Mario was very tidy, helpful, always on time. He pays great att

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A Stewart Building Services

3.7
3 reviews

6 hires on Bidvine

Catford, London SE6

Craig A. said "Hired for extensive residential redecorating and repair of wall plaster/wood work/water stains following a leak. Incredibly high standard of work, took real pride in the finish and detail, a true professional. Very customer-oriented and accommodating, I would not hesitate to recommend

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MIA DECORATING LTD

5.0
2 reviews

2 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent NW11

Stacey P. said "Fast communication , good quality work. Punctual, professional and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Zoltan"

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Painter

5.0
8 reviews

13 years in business

8 hires on Bidvine

Bethnal Green, London E2

Gillian B. said "Rui was fantastic! Hired him to paint my whole flat and he gave me a very fair and reasonable price. His standard of work was very high, and he’s very knowledgeable about the industry and was able to give me tips and advice! Worked very quickly and was highly professional, all round

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Excelfinish.co.uk

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Notting Hill, London W11

James C. said "Andrew and his team refurbished my flat, including some plastering and full redecoration. It was completed on time to a very good standard, was professional and organised, and good value would recommend definitely!"

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EK Decorators

5.0
7 reviews

11 hires on Bidvine

Lewisham, London SE13

Andrew R. said "Great work by Edvinas and his team. Very high quality and at high standards better than expected. Great advice also, as I wasn't to sure what would look better and how it could make the rooms look impressive. Was very happy as he provided all the paint and tools for the job. Made my

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4E Construction Ltd

5.0
5 reviews

1 year in business

5 hires on Bidvine

Parsons Green, London SW6

Nathan R. said "Highly recommend Emre and his worker who works for 4E Construction. Such a lovely friendly guys who clearly are an expert in their field. So unbelievably clean, neat and tidy work. They arrived on time and worked continuously. I’m really delighted with 4E for also keeping me updated

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Falcon Decorating Ltd

5.0
2 reviews

1 hire on Bidvine

Acton, London W3

Mikael B. said "Mat and his team did great job in my house. Stripped old wallpaper in the hallway and skimmed walls. The result was beyond my expectations. I recommended his company to my other family members. Very professional and quick job."

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David Connor

5.0
19 reviews

19 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent W1D

A trusted and reliable Central London based Painter and Decorator with 8 years experience working on both residential and commercial properties. I work quickly and efficiently to very high standards with numerous references on hand upon request. A friendly individual who is professional and consider

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Angel

3.7
6 reviews

5 years in business

7 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent E10

María L. said "Angel and Gary have done a wonderful job at my home again. This guy's are amazing!!! I've contacted Angel and 2 hours later he was at my door ready to start."

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Daniel Brown

5.0
2 reviews

2 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SE11

Helen T. said "Good quality service, attention to detail and a fast worker. Would def recommend and use again ourselves."

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VAL Painting & Maintenance

5.0
1 review

2 hires on Bidvine

Colindale, London NW9

Rosalie M. said "Great work"

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Owen Knowles

5.0
2 reviews

14 years in business

1 hire on Bidvine

Wanstead, London E11

Danusia S. said "I had my kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living spaces redone. Owen did all the paintwork to an extremely high standard, consulting with me on the best colours and advising me on other design features. He was punctual, polite, very reliable and finished the work ahead of schedule. He

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TOMYC Services Ltd.

1.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Stratford, London E15

Is your home startling to look a bit frayed around the edges? Would it benefit from a fresh coat of paint, new tiles in the bathroom, or new flooring throughout? Maybe you’ve already bought the lovely furniture you need to update your living room, but can’t seem to find the time to assemble and inst

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Ovidiu Floare

5.0
2 reviews

3 hires on Bidvine

Merton, London SW19

Arabella K. said "Excellent painter. Very efficient and professional. Thoroughly recommend."

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London Decor Company

5.0
12 reviews

12 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SW8

Jacqueline M. said "Have used London decor twice now. The first time they refurbished the exterior of my property. This week they have painted my living room and upstairs hallway area. Really professional each time and they tidy up at the end of the day before they leave!!Will be having them back ag

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Dimi G

4.9
13 reviews

13 years in business

13 hires on Bidvine

Streatham, London SW16

Konstantin K. said "I hired a lot of builders in my life and it was my best experience ever. You can consider Avantgarde Renovations Ltd as friends always ready to help. They repainted the entire house (walls, ceilings, floors, woodwork, masonry). Outstanding quality. Very professional and polite. I

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Lukas

5.0
1 review

10 years in business

1 hire on Bidvine

Streatham, London SW16

Roya E. said "He was very fast, efficient, on time and well priced."

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Viorel painting-decorating

5.0
1 review

5 years in business

1 hire on Bidvine

Streatham, London SW16

Poly C. said "Good quality of work, good value, did what he said he was going to do in the time frame agreed, transparent, no faffing."

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AM Builders and Refurbishments LTD

3.7
3 reviews

6 hires on Bidvine

Eltham, London SE9

There are times when you need a skilled plumber to help with any leaking pipes or faucets or you might need a diligent painter who will deliver a flawless finish. Wouldn’t it be great to deal with only ONE reliable company instead of several different specialists who are not always available when yo

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Steve Power

5.0
12 reviews

10 hires on Bidvine

Hammersmith and Fulham, London W14

Caroline O. said "I cannot say enough good things about Steve, and his work. He is incredibly professional and trustworthy, and always goes above and beyond to make sure we’re 100% happy. He has been excellent at communicating with us despite us not being at the property, and also helped and advised

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Gabor Fazekas

5.0
3 reviews

3 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent CR7

Alan W. said "Gabor made a good job of fully repainting our 1-bedroom flat in Greenwich. He asked to come round and see the flat, then gave a very reasonable quote. He was able to start the job quickly and finished the job to a high standard, thank you!"

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Peter Kirby

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent WC1X

Do the interior or exterior walls of your home look a bit dated and in need of a fresh coat of paint? Painting can instantly uplift a room, making it seem brighter and more spacious than it actually is. Or perhaps you’d like to change the style of that wallpaper so that it’s more modern, echoing you

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Professional Painting Team

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Ilford, London IG1

Neeraj S. said "Professional, punctual and keeps the promise"

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Paint4Less

4.8
8 reviews

1 year in business

6 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent W1T

Marianne S. said "Gary painted our lounge/dining room perfectly-we’re really happy with the result and the extra work he also did for us. Very clean and tidy- left the place looking cleaner than before he started! Real value for money as he quotes for daily rate only so you are not committed to his

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Ionut Penisoara

4.8
16 reviews

29 hires on Bidvine

Stratford, London E15

Qin L. said "Lonut is very punctual and professional. He arrived perfectly on time. He had continued working very efficiently from 10:00 to 19:30. He did an excellent job of hanging the wallpaper and also painting the wall. Will definitely hire again if there are similar jobs."

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Taro Decor

4.8
4 reviews

1 year in business

3 hires on Bidvine

Canary Wharf, London E14

Aure D. said "Very good experience using Taro Decor from start to finish. Giedrius was punctual, professional, honest and gave a fair offer. I can't think of any negatives about him or his work therefore I can rate him 5 stars without a doubt. I will definitely be using his services again."

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Adrian Boboc

5.0
2 reviews

3 hires on Bidvine

Edmonton, London N9

Safia H. said "Spoke to him and tunrned up to discuss further about what we wanted and quoted us very good."

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Gheorghe Valentin Fedorovici

5.0
1 review

13 years in business

1 hire on Bidvine

Stoke Newington, London N16

Gile B. said "I think that's reasonable time for the scale of the job. He was happy to do long days and stay late so that he completes everything before my new tenant moves in. I had only 3 days available for the job, between tenants, so I appreciate him doing long hours! He charges £15 per hour, wh

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DEVONS DECORATION

5.0
4 reviews

1 hire on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent E3

Kathryn M. said "Ilhan painted for us during and after some building work. This included walls, ceilings, skirting boards, door frames, metal work, repairs and surface prep. We found him to be hard working, conscientious and reliable. He was very reasonably priced and did a great job, he was also ve

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Dimitar Raev

4.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent TW8

Dimitar Raev has been providing interior and exterior painting services for over 2 years. He also does installations, paint removals, and more. Book an appointment today.

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Stilyan Bakardzhiev

5.0
7 reviews

2 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent EN1

Steve F. said "Stilyan did a fantastic job on my two bedroom cottage with the hassle of two small dogs in the house. He came on time every day and worked solidly throughout each day. He got the job done very efficiently, to a high standard and cleaned up every day. Would highly recommend and will de

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Tomas Gobe

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Eltham, London SE9

Jing C. said "We are very pleased on Tomas’s great work. He promptly responded on our requests and advised precisely based on the wall condition. The room now looks completely different and modernised as expected. We certainly will put his name down on our contact list for future painting/building w

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L D Lee

4.9
15 reviews

9 years in business

21 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SW10

Let the pros of L D Lee handle your wall painting needs. Their services also include bathroom tiling, furniture assembly, and cleaning, among others.

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Antonio

5.0
18 reviews

30 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SW9

Maria P. said "He also was really nice and at all times was concerned on asking how was the paint and work looking and if there was something we wanted to change. Overall really great experience, super nice guy, and really good price for the job done. Definitely will hire him again to do some more j

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GeLeo LTD

5.0
1 review

1 year in business

3 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent EC1V

Giada Q. said "Amazing work, professional in every possible way Thank you"

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S Citan Painting & Decorating

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Stratford, London E15

Isabella S. said "They were so professional , punctual, kind, fast and the attention to detail was wonderful. I am so impressed with the service and problem solving I received. Great job, will definitely be using this service a again, definitely found a gem."

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General Builder

4.9
14 reviews

19 hires on Bidvine

Merton, London SW19

Jonathan C. said "Both worked from 0830 to 1630 6 days a week to get the job done. I had just moved into the flat and it was full of boxes and dismantled furniture. The lads moved it around as needed and there were no complaints. In summary, trustworthy, excellent work rate, very good finish, trus

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Eugen Dobos

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Colindale, London NW9

Jinwin S. said "Eugene had taken up the task to repaint our new home. And he did an exceptional job of it. Not only was he punctual but his crew was just as effective and careful with the work that they did. I will be calling on him if I need anything similar done in the future."

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PMG Site Solutions LTD

4.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent E16

Rosa B. said "We had an initial consultation with Michael and he was very thorough and precise in outlining the works to be carried out. He also advised on a few extra things we would require to complete our paint job most efficiently, which we appreciated. We look forward to working with him on our

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P&K Construction

4.8
28 reviews

12 years in business

67 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent N17

Giuseppe R. said "Julian has done an impeccable job. We contacted him and after only 24 hours we had already decided on price and what to do. Julian has a great attention to details, excellent initiative, he is very trustworthy, he in fact had the keys of our flat all the time, and he is also willin

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Redha Latrouci

4.5
2 reviews

2 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent E1W

Colin T. said "Great job, was very professional. Would highly recommend."

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Magnificent Murals

5.0
3 reviews

2 hires on Bidvine

Streatham, London SW16

Lynette C. said "From consultantation through to final outcome, Sarah has been very professional. She kept me fully informed all throughout the process. She was thorough in her approach and kept every as tidy as possible when finished at the end of the day. I am very pleased with Sarah's work and lo

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Yahia Omare Decorating

4.0
6 reviews

4 years in business

7 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent NW2

Team B. said "(This review was taken over the phone by Bidvine) Customer's Name: Ckierts Angles Review: Yehya finished 2 jobs for me. A painting and flooring wood with a full kitchen change. I'm impressed with the work he's done. I would like to say that he's very professional and I was able to trus

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Ionut Burlacu

4.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent HA3

Mustafa S. said "Good job and they were not messy. Came on time and finished job in time. 4 stars."

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ProPainting UK

5.0
3 reviews

9 years in business

4 hires on Bidvine

Edgware, London HA8

Triantafyllos T. said "Extremely professional!He knew what he was doing and finished the job in time!"

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Samuel

4.9
8 reviews

5 hires on Bidvine

Harrow, London HA1

Janet C. said "Sam is very trustworthy and reliable and a perfectionist in his painting, tiling and decorating skills. He fitted a whole new bathroom and kitchen for me and painted the whole flat. I can also leave the door keys with him as he is very trustworthy"

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Valdis Berzins

5.0
3 reviews

6 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SE8

Grace A. said "Valdis did an excellent work.Was on time and very professional. I will recommend"

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Ioan Moloci

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Colindale, London NW9

Samantha S. said "We found that Adrian was able to deliver great results in a short amount of time, moreover we felt confident enough to let him work unattended which was great bonus. He has paid great attention to detail and we are very satisfied with the work. We feel as if we have a brand new pro

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Alex Brothers Interior Solutions

5.0
2 reviews

3 years in business

3 hires on Bidvine

Newham, London E13

Shaffi K. said "He was very polite and very proffessional He come on time and we are very happy with his work he has put the under cought on the walls and is duo to come back tommorow to finish the paint but do fare so good we are happy we will write a further review when he finishes the job"

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Magic Painter

5.0
2 reviews

3 hires on Bidvine

Merton, London SW19

Martin M. said "Maciej is a friendly and hard working professional. He did his research, gave us facts and information before quoting for the job. He made several comparisons so we could chose the best price. He carried out the work to very high standards. Maciej ensured he cleaned up every day and

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Gospodin Enchev

4.8
4 reviews

4 hires on Bidvine

Wandsworth Common, London SW11

Charles U. said "Gospodin arrived at my property for the initial meeting, I was very impressed at how well he present himself. We discussed the work needed and he quoted me a very competitive price. He purchased all the paint and other necessities and arranged it to be delivered. He finished all th

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Painter and decorator

5.0
6 reviews

1 hire on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent W5

Dervla C. said "My apartment as painted to a high standard. All prices were provided upfront. A very affordable and reliable Painter and Decorator and I would highly recommend."

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Pavel Mitkov Decorating

5.0
1 review

1 hire on Bidvine

Eltham, London SE9

Dominique E. said "Pavel was by far the most experienced painter we have had, extremely professional as well as friendly. His eye for detail is fantastic and we couldn’t be happier with our newly painted hallway. Will definitely be hiring him for any future works needed."

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George Leca Interior Refurbishments

4.3
3 reviews

2 hires on Bidvine

Catford, London SE6

Carlos F. said "Good work. Very professional."

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SAFE HANDS!!

4.1
9 reviews

22 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent SE11

Angela A. said "Richard was very professional and good time keeper. I had extensive painting in a large property and he talked me through the project. He made time saving suggestions and i was amazed at the finish and he was very tidy. As a property investor I would use his skills again. His charge

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Buzard

5.0
6 reviews

4 hires on Bidvine

Folkestone, Kent E3

Lisa A. said "Akbar and his team did an excellent job with our paintwork, they’ve really transformed the house. They were extremely hard-working, cheerful and meticulous and also very straightforward to deal with – the quote they gave us was pretty much spot on in terms of cost and time. Can’t reco

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Revival Painting

4.7
6 reviews

11 years in business

20 hires on Bidvine

Parsons Green, London SW6

Felix N. said "Committed and concerned for the slightlest details, doing and redoing until reaching perfection. Thank you very much. You did a great job within scheadule. Felix"


Hiring a Bidvine Painter and Decorator

Painting and decorating is an economical way to give a room a fresh look for residential and commercial projects. There are countless different colours to choose from which can each create a unique atmosphere.

When it comes to interior painting, latex and oil paints are the two most common types of paints used for walls. Choosing the right one will depend on the finish you want and what you’ll use the room for. Interior paint should resist stains and be easy to clean, hide imperfections and touch up easily.

Choose Paint to Suit Your Interior Surfaces

Paint is also formulated to suit different types of surfaces. Selecting the right one will give a quality finish that lasts. Here are some of the most common surfaces and paints used for them:

Ceilings: Use special paint for ceilings to prevent yellowing.

Woodwork: When choosing paint for your woodwork, use wood Latex or oil-based paints. For an easy to clean finish, go with semi-gloss or if there is modest wear and tear a satin finish will touch it up nicely.

Metal: When painting metal, latex paint is applied directly to the surface. If using oil/alkyd paints, your painter should prime the metal beforehand.

Concrete and Brick: When painting concrete or brick, select a latex paint designed for masonry surfaces.

Floors: Floors need to stand up to heavy traffic. So, it is important to use paint that will withstand abrasion and regular cleanings.

Compare Paint Samples For The Best Results

Before buying a large quantity of paint for your painting and decorating project, you should get small samples to test out on your walls. It’s possible to buy paint and find that it’s not right for your surface or it’s not the right colour.

Professional painter and decorators use a wide variety of tools to complete their painting jobs. Some include drop cloths, mask tape, paint rollers, and paintbrushes. If a room is particularly tall, a paint sprayer might be needed.

If you would prefer your house painter and decorator to use environmentally friendly products, just let them know! The right painter and decorator has experience you can rely on to help you make the right choices.

Effectively Prepare Your Interiors For Painting

Surface preparation is the key to having a beautifully finished paint job. Here are some easy steps to follow when preparing to paint a room:

  1. Remove furniture from the rooms, and cover any remaining furniture, including the floor.

  2. Strip the walls of art, paintings, mirrors, décor, window and door treatments.

  3. Clean the walls. Dirt, dust and oils that have collected on your walls will make it difficult for paint to adhere.

  4. Prime areas that have stubborn stains so that they don’t ‘bleed’ through the paint.

  5. Dull glossy areas and removing any loose paint as this will also prevent the paint from adhering.

  6. Use a spackling compound to fill in holes in the walls and around window and door trims.

Ready to hire a local painter and decorator? Simply click above to submit a free request and get bids from top painting decorating professionals.

Surfaces to Paint: Walls, Ceiling (textured/smooth), Door(s), Cabinetry, Trim

Number of Rooms to Paint: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


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Common Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about Interior Painting from the professionals that are using Bidvine.

What is the best paint for interior walls?

Painting the walls in your house can give them a much-needed refresh. But there are so many different types of paint available. How do you know which ones to choose? A good place to start is by making sure you have an interior paint in hand. Exterior and interior paints are often sold closely together, yet they have very different textures. So be sure that you have an interior paint. Then consider the sheen of the paint. You’ll need to decide on whether matte, gloss, semi-gloss, or egg-shell is the best option based on the room you are painting. These options are described further below.

What is matte paint?

Matte paint is the most common type of paint to use on interior walls. It doesn’t have any shine to it so is better for rooms like bedrooms or the living room where you don’t want any light shining off the wall to distract you. It is also good to hide imperfections on the walls in older houses. Matte paint is easy to apply but also it marks easily, so it is not best for rooms like the kitchen where you want to be able to wipe down the walls.

What are gloss and semi-gloss paints?

Gloss and semi-gloss are also commonly used. They have a high shine, are durable and easy to clean. These paints highlight imperfections in the wall so make sure you prime your walls if you are going to use any kind of gloss paint. It is often better for skirting boards and doors.

What is eggshell paint?

Eggshell is a great paint for interior walls as it has a shine, but this is subtle. It’s easy to apply and can cover large surface areas. This paint is excellent for kitchens as it is easier to clean than matte paint.

What paint colours make a small room look bigger?

Paint colour is essential to a great interior look and smaller rooms can be challenging to decorate. If you have a small room and you want it to look airy and bright, choosing the right paint colour is essential. It might seem like white would always be the best option to paint a room to get the maximum light reflection. However, in a north-facing room, this can make a room seem colder. Use white for small, south-facing rooms or rooms with lots of natural light. Colours like beige, off-white, and cream can help to off-set any coldness by giving warmth to your room, as well as make sure that your room still looks bright and spacious. The added bonus of colours like these is that they won’t clash with your furniture, allowing you the freedom to style your room how you want. Then light, pastel colours like sky blue can be peaceful in rooms like bedrooms and also great for making your room feel airier.

When is it best to choose dark colours for your interior paint?

Darker colours tend to absorb the light. This can close in the feeling of a particularly open room and create a cosy atmosphere. It’s best to avoid dark colours for small rooms though, as these can make a smaller room seem cramped. A great work around to add a splash of colour in a small space is to choose one wall for an accent wall. Paint this wall in a bold colour and then the other walls in light tones to keep things bright and spacious.

Should all rooms in a house be the same colour?

Having different colours for different rooms can influence your mood and also help to inspire you. Why not make your environment at home work for you by giving each room its own unique personality? The first thing to note if you are painting your rooms different colours is to check which rooms are visible from the others to make sure that the colours are complementary. For example, if you have a bold colour in your living room, you may wish to pick a more subtle colour for an adjoining dining room. There is no single answer to which colour you should paint your rooms. Think about what effect you are going for! For an inviting living room, vibrant colours like oranges and yellows can make a room feel welcoming. You could also make a statement with bolder colours like green, grey or dark blue. If you want to make your room feel bigger and more relaxing, opt for lighter, neutral colours. Dining rooms can look gorgeous in green, especially if you are overlooking a garden. Reds and oranges are lively colours and promote socialising – perfect for entertaining! Bedrooms are better with softer, pastel colours to help soothe and promote a great night’s sleep. Productivity is key in your home office. Choose colours that make you feel more productive, such as blues and greys, teal, off-white, pastel yellow, or purple. In your kitchen, you want to feel energised and productive. A warm colour such as yellow can help you feel bright and ready to start the day.

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