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Painting and Decorating in Manchester

Hello and welcome to our painting and decorating services section! Now we shall assume that you are here because you have either bought a brand spanking new house that you want decorating, that you’ve suddenly realised that your home was outdated 25 years ago and desperately needs a decoration overhaul or you’ve a huge commercial office that needs a spruce up to get it looking dapper? Well you’re in luck because we just happen to be one of the best (probably!) painters and decorators in the Manchester area – not that we’re fond of blowing our own trumpet! We can tackle any decorating job you care to throw at us; from livening up small family homes to large city centre offices. No commercial or domestic painting and decorating job is too big or too large for our team of super decorators!

We operate in and around the Manchester area, so if you live a little further out just give us a call and we’ll do our best to get to you. Our reputation is growing fast within the Greater Manchester area so we are used to travelling a little further afield for clients!

Not only are we friendly and helpful, but we have years of experience and offer a professional, guaranteed, top notch service that you’ll be recommending to friends and family. In fact it’s through recommendations that we get most of our business, which says a lot about the type of decorating service we offer.

Painting and Decorating Services

So what will we do? Well really you should be asking what we don’t do! Here are just a few of the services we cover:

  • Woodwork stripping
  • Wood staining
  • High glossing
  • Emulsion applying for walls
  • Wallpapering – including standard and hand printed paper
  • Patch Repairs for Existing Decoration
  • Ceiling painting
  • External painting (using Dulux Weathershield)
  • Coving fitting
  • Feature walls
  • Woodcare Window Repair System

Our creative streak means that we take a real pride in our work and can offer you advice and inspiration on themes and decor for your home. Our painters are artists when it comes to feature walls and can create children’s room themes, wall characters and stunning designs that will bring your room to life!

One thing we won’t do is to charge you for any advice, consultation or estimates. We understand that deciding on the right decor for your home takes time and so we are more than happy to leave the information with you and give you time to plan your dream home or office.

If you have a job that requires plastering and are looking for a professional plasterer, then see our Plastering Page.

Painting and Decorating Quality

What also comes as standard with us are:

  • Full appraisal and advice before work is carried out
  • Dulux paint product recommendations
  • Staff members who are fully qualified within their specific field
  • 12 months guarantee on all work we do
  • Excellent customer care

We don’t just want to provide an adequate painting and decorating service, we want to go above and beyond your expectations – after all our business depends on recommendations from happy customers! Our professionalism shines through everything we do, from the day we enter until the day we leave.

For our commercial clients we understand the need for minimal disruption to the workplace, so our workers will aim to get the job done as quickly as possible at times to suit you and wherever possible we will adhere to any deadlines.

So why not give us a call now and find out what we can do for you! Or take a look at our sister company…. just type manchesterdecorating.co.uk!

We’ve added a new service..

Well, we’ve always offered it, but thought it was about time we put it on our website.

Handyman Manchester now offers TV Wall Mounting anywhere in the Greater Manchester area.

We thought with Christmas rapidly approaching and TVs being quite a popular present that we would let everyone we know we are able to wall mount any size or brand of television on most types of wall, whether brick, block or stud.

Book us in today and we’ll make sure you don’t miss out on your festive viewing.

Have a great Christmas

Expanding from North Manchester

We are please to welcome Ken onto our team. Ken is an experienced handyman with years of experience within the building and joinery trade.

Covering Greater Manchester is not a problem but Ken will also be covering areas closer to home such as Whitworth, Rossendale and also being a handyman in Bacup.

So welcome to Ken from everyone at handyman manchester and we’re glad we have such an experienced and talented tradesman covering those areas.

Saving Money with your Manchester Handyman

We touch on this in our Handyman Charges page but though we would expand a little bit here.

We get asked to look at handyman jobs across a lot of the North West aswell as just Manchester. No matter where abouts we go, whether it be to people’s homes or offices we always meet people, probably a couple of times a month, who we know could save money on a handyman.

The reason they could save money is they are using alot of the Handyman’s time on wasteful tasks, i’ll list some below to try and help people who would like to save a bit of cash.

Know what you want doing (or at least an idea)

This one sounds pretty simple but can easily happen. People sometimes get caught up in what they want doing. They may call in a handyman to change their taps but then ask for sperate quotes on changing taps, changing taps + tiling a splashback, changing the sink, changing the sink and retiling the bathroom, changing the whole suite and a retile, retiling the whole bathroom in slate, retiling the whole bathroom in porcelain. From the handyman’s point of view, preparing 7-8 individual quotes for a job which will most likely end up and changing a tap (the first job called in for) is quite nonsensical. 7-8 quotes will take an hour, this time will have to be made up on the job so the quote will be high.

To avoid spending this money unnecessarily,decide on what you want doing, or a choice of two options and discuss it with your handyman.

Keep your appointment

We are happy to see customer’s jobs most evenings and at weekends but please, if you make an appointment, don’t ring at the appointment time and tell us you’ll be half an hour late.

Tidy the area, room, house

This is something we don’t mind doing but can save you money if you do it yourself. We recently decorated a whole house and the cost could have been halved if we didn’t have to tidy up each room , move furniture, then vacuum before starting the job.

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How to find and keep a Fantastic Handyman

Once you’ve found him you’ll want to keep him. With all the stories from friends, family and programmes on the television such as Watchdog and Cowboy builders you should know just how few and far between honest, reliable and professional tradesmen are. Thos e which won’t create extra work, charge by the hour then work like a sloth and even break things further to increase their income. These cowboy tradesmen are all over the UK and ever more prevalent in the Handyman sector.

Unlike a plasterer, a plumber, or even a locksmith, a handyman doesn’t have to be time-served or learn a trade, they don’t have to qualify or pass any exams and as such a lot of people turn their hand to it, even though they may not be very good. Cheap entry such as a few tools and an advert in the newspaper means they can get work straight away and put their few ‘skills’ they have learnt from watching 60 minute makeover to good use.

Now, here at Handyman Manchester, we are all for free enterprise and people using their initiative but we also believe that whatever services someone offers, advertises or promotes, they should be able to carry out competently, to a high standard and be adequately insured for the work they are undertaking. Insurance for handyman businesses is available from as little as £60 a year, this is a minimum outlay and provides you, the customer, with peace of mind that if anything does go wrong, they you can claim to get it put right. If your handyman isn’t even willing to invest £60 in their business then you should be asking yourself how much time and effort they are spending on the jobs you are paying them to do.

Standing out as a Great Handyman

Any handyman worth their salt will have public liability insurance as a minimum, ask to see their policy certificate and check it is date. What other things should you look out for?

Portfolio – A conscientious Handyman should have a portfolio full of before and after pictures of work they have carried out. They should show you projects similar to yours they have worked on before.

Testimonials – Happy customers are a great sign of a good handyman. Handwritten testimonials will give you an insight into how the chap works, how he treats his customers and how happy they were with the jobs carried out.

Helping your Handyman

Once you have found a handyman who has done a great job and you are happy with it is now your turn to repay the favour. With advertising becoming more and more expensive and more people competing for handyman work a recommendation can go a long way. Recommending your handyman to friends, family and work colleagues will help the handyman to keep busy and your acquaintances to be safe in the knowledge they are using someone reputable. I’m sure your handyman will be so pleased that they give you a discount on your next job, I know Handyman Manchester does.