How much does it cost to paint a room: Should you hire a pro or DIY?

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Finding out how much it will cost to paint a room before starting this routine maintenance job will help you decide whether you can afford to get a professional in or will need to take the DIY route.

A common part of owning a house, this is a job many people want to tackle themselves, but how much more does it cost to get a pro in to take the hard work off your hands? 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.