do people seriously register on this site just to post dodgy recommendations which are clearly not unbiased recommendations but mere plugs for their own/other businesses?
However, if anyone does genuinely need a painter and decorator, I can highly recommend a chap called Darren whom we recently had do some decorating work for us. Darren painted a huge shelving unit (see my post on here when I recommended the carpenter who built it) which had lots of cutting in and which needed undercoating and priming. He achieved a very good finish and I was more than happy with the work he did and the price. I am hopeless at these things and would much rather pay someone else to take the hassle and he did a very good job. He was very tidy and covered everything. I would make the distinction though that you get what you pay for. I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but you can obviously get decorating done at a cheap price (£80 a day or thereabouts) or you can spend a bit more (£110). What you pay is reflected in the finish, believe me, as I have used cheap and slightly more expensive decorators.It all depends on the quality you want.
Darren's prices are reasonable and you get a very good finish for your money. I would highly recommend him.
I'm a local painter/decorator.I'd be happy to come and give you a quote.I've already done work for other forum members.If you go to the 'living' section at top of page,then click on trades,then painting and decorating and finally to the thread 'getting recommended' you can see.