Painter / Decorators in London
When you hire a painter, you want to be sure that they will do top quality, long lasting work. If you end up hiring an unskilled candidate, you may as well have done the job yourself! Finding a local painter in London can be a chore, with so many options and buzzwords floating around that you might just be tempted to hire based on price alone.
With Plentific, you can be sure that you’ll find a top quality candidate in no time at all. The Plentific website can put you in touch with some of the best tradesmen in your local area, and comparing them will be a cinch: each and every Pro on Plentific has a profile page where you can view their qualifications, customer reviews and past projects. Each and every job booked via Plentific will also be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
A local painter in London can follow leads in and around Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth and Westminster.
To find a painter in London, there are two things that you will need to know. First of all, London is a very big place. If you search for painters in the Greater London area, you may find that some businesses are unwilling to take on jobs outside of their own area; a painter based on the Isle of Dogs might not take a job in Ealing, and so on. Start by focusing your search on your own local area; if you want, start by asking your neighbours for a recommendation!
Secondly, you should not estimate your costs based on national averages. Tradesmen across the UK charge different rates based on their region, and London is one of the most expensive regions there is. To get an idea of the average cost to hire a painter in London, you should collect quotes from a minimum of three candidates. This will also allow you to spot unfair quotes and make sure that you get a fair and competitive price for your job.
While being a painter may not require specific qualifications, it is still important to make sure that your candidate is prepared for your job. They should have several years of experience under their belt at the very least, and they may have completed an apprenticeship or similar industry course. If your job involves woodwork or metalwork painting, it is worth making sure that your candidate knows about the requirements for this kind of work. It might sound silly, but you don’t want someone turning up with inappropriate paint for your job!
You will also want to make sure that your candidate has positive reviews from their previous customers. What do their clients say about their work: Did they act professionally? Were they happy to answer any questions?
One final thing to make sure of is to check that your painter can offer a warranty for their work, in case you are unsatisfied with the results. They should also have active public liability insurance in case of any accidental damage or injuries.