Average Labour Cost/Price to Paint/Emulsion Bathroom Walls

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Paint Bathroom Walls?

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Job 1
To prepare the walls and apply 2 coats of paint to the walls of a normal sized bathroom, should be 1 days work for 1 man. So with the paint that’s……..£180.00

Job 2
To prepare and paint a ceiling in a normal sized bathroom, should be one man for half a day plus paint. Call it.....£85.00

Job 3
To prepare and paint skirting, door and frame, should be one man for half a day plus paint. Call it.....£85.00

Job 4
To do the lot above, call it one and a half days….£295.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Painting Bathroom Walls

If the correct paint is used and the walls are prepared properly, the job is no different to any other room. In fact it’s a lot easier: there’s no furniture to move and usually no carpets to cover, just wipe clean surfaces. He can be as sloppy as he likes.

Preparation should include removing any
mould, which may be present (up in the top corners usually). Bleach or fungicide will do this. Then he should sand off any old runs and “snots” he can see and away he goes. Snots are builder’s terminology for little pimples and bumps contained within dried paint. It’s not a very genteel word but then it’s uttered by not very genteel people!

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