Is a Professional Decorator worth the money?  The cost versus benefit question

When it comes to hiring a professional to decorate your home, there are many factors that you may want to consider before making a decision.  In this article, we weigh up the cost of putting your home in the safe hands of an experienced decorator against the benefit you’ll get over many years.

We’ll take a look at:

  1. Experience
  2. Time
  3. Technique
  4. Preparation
  5. Expense
  6. Training
  7. Insurance


A good, professional decorator will undoubtedly come with many years’ experience in his craft.  They’ve worked on many projects and have the knowledge and creativity to find solutions to problems that most people simply wouldn’t know.  Experience is at the heart of everything that’s done well, and professional decorators are no different.

Their knowledge and experience is paramount in transforming your home into the beautiful living space you have in your mind’s eye.  And the vision that a professional decorator can bring to the party is undoubtedly worthy of a few quid!

2. Time

Realistically, how long would it take you to transform one room?  Sure, a coat of paint may not take all that long, but if you’ve just spent out a king’s ransom for your brand spanking new kitchen, then a quick lick of paint just won’t cut it!  Preparation is key to making your new paintwork look a million dollars, and professional decorators don’t scrimp time on this fundamental.

3. Technique

A professional decorator has had years of experience mixing and tweaking colours to their clients’ exacting specifications.  They’re also trained in painting techniques that can transform your living space.  The many years of experience that a professional decorator has can’t be learned overnight and you’re never going to get the same finish if you do it yourself!

4.  Preparation

Professional decorators have been using their tools of their trade for years and have developed very specific techniques to be able to give you what you want.  They’re Masters of their craft and techniques such as ‘cutting in’ by a professional is, put simply a far superior job! They can offer advice as to what would look fantastic even when their clients hadn’t thought about it.  Their preparation is everything to ensure a great paint finish – they know what to do and how to do it!

5.  Expense

A professional decorator can offer up advice when they see potential problems, such as damp or mould.  They can also treat these areas with specialist paints to help reduce the problems.  The cost of hiring a professional decorator far outweighs the potential cost of not picking up on potential repairs or replacements further down the line.

6.  Training

As with any profession, decorators have undergone many years of training on the job.  And it shows in the outcome of their work.  New techniques emerge every so often and they keep themselves ahead of the game by learning these also.  Spray painting is becoming popular as it gives an incredibly smooth finish.  It can be tricky to apply, so it’s best to leave it to a professional!

 7. They’re insured

Heaven forbid, if anything went wrong or there was an accident, you can rest assured that professional decorators have the insurance cover to rely on in these situations.

So, in conclusion, the cost benefit of hiring a professional decorator outweighs the cost of doing it yourself.  It doesn’t make sense to restyle your living space with expensive items such as kitchens, bathrooms or furniture, if the canvas on which they’re displayed is second rate!  It simply wouldn’t do them justice!

If you’re looking to hire a professional decorating service in the Gloucester, Cheltenham or surrounding areas, then take a look at our services at  We’re highly experienced, highly sought after and highly recommended!  You won’t be disappointed!