Last updated 27th October 2019
All you need to know about painting skirting boards, including all costs of paint, labour for painting skirting boards and time frames.
The skirting boards and door/window frames are often forgotten when people think about redecorating, but having freshly wallpapered or painted walls need freshly painted skirting boards to make them look their best.
There are a number of factors to consider when you're thinking about the cost of painting and decorating. First of all, remember that most of the quotes you will receive will be for labour costs as painting is a labour intensive job and the materials only account for a small percentage of the overall price. Painting skirting boards are even more labour intensive as it is a fiddly and slow process when compared to painting an entire wall. This means that the prices you will be quoted will vary considerably around the country due to your location and the skill level of the painter.
It is no big surprise to learn London is the most expensive area to hire decorators, closely followed by the surrounding Home Counties. Even in other areas which are traditionally cheaper, prices can still remain high for skilled and experienced professionals who will always be busy and have to be booked well in advance so can, therefore, charge higher prices. Remember, anyone can splash a coat of paint on, but getting a consistent finish isn't always easy. Plus there's the mess to think about; professional decorators are much more likely to leave your home the way they found it, rather than taking your money and leaving you to deal with paint drips on carpets and flooring. You should also take into account that painting quotes will usually just include the basics, any additional work required such as filling in any gaps or cracks will usually cost extra.
Below are some estimated costs of painting skirting boards.
|Job Description||Avg. Cost||Duration|
|Gloss skirting boards and other woodwork in one 3m x 3m room||£200||1-2 days|
|Same job but with poor existing woodwork needing a lot of filling||£300||2 days|
Costs of painting skirting boards (and any other woordwork) in one 3m x 3m room - Total Cost: £200