Painting or wallpapering - which is cheaper?

Is it generally cheaper to wallpaper or paint a room? I'm thinking about the cost of labour rather than the materials.

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Building Tigers
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hello,
Price will be depend of wall condition.

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2nd Apr 2016
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Is much more cheap to wallpaper a room (labour) .
22nd Nov 2015
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mr and mrs painters and decorators
3 Reviews, 100% Positive
it is cheaper to paint a room as wallpapering takes longer a decorator will charge more to paper than paint you are paying for a higher skill
4th Jan 2016
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EXPRESS BUILDING SERVICE
3 Reviews, 100% Positive
Painting is more cheaper and faster
30th Jan 2016
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ionut stefanov
0 Reviews
painting is cheaper
5th Mar 2016
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CM Prestige Heating & Plumbing Ltd
10 Reviews, 80% Positive
Painting is cheaper
17th Nov 2015
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All builders
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Paint
16th Nov 2015
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C Day & Son Ltd
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Generally speaking, it is cheaper to paint a room as wallpapering is more labour intensive.
12th Jan 2016
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Young's Decor
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Painting a room is cheaper regarding labour costs as there more expertise needed in wallpapering
9th Jun 2016
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Ella Finley Decorators and floor fitters
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
It all depends on the materials,condition of the walls and the area size .For example a hall, stairs and landing would be cheaper in materials to paint than it would paper as you would have the drop in a stairwell etc.
2nd Feb 2016
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dcdecor
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Its cheaper to paint but a qualified decorator will paint a room in a day and there are painters who work on a day rate any where between 80 and 100 depending on exp
25th Oct 2015
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Painting, it costs much less.
20th Apr 2016
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Inside-Out
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Both paint or Wall covering are roughly the same cost in labour, ranging anywhere from £55 per room.
31st Oct 2015
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FINE LINE DECORATORS
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
It's always cheaper to paint a room . Wallpapering is time consuming and is very skilled work so expect to pay 50% more for a full room to be wallpapered
7th Dec 2015
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VIP Decorators
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Depending off walls condition.
If the walls are poor condition better and cheaper put wallpaper on walls
5th Dec 2016
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Beenrecommended
38 Reviews, 97% Positive
Paint is cheaper
15th Oct 2015
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painting is certainly cheaper unless the walls are cracked this wallpaper will be a better option for painting white or in color as the finish. Regards PNZ
6th Jan 2017
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DIYStressBuster
3 Reviews, 100% Positive
For labour costs only, painting is usually cheaper.
18th Jan 2017
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Stan's tiling
0 Reviews
To paint is it cheaper and the cost for materials as well!
4th Oct 2016
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Hi, that depends on what state the walls are like to be honest, plus some traders prefer to paint others paper and for around the same price normally.
6th Jan 2017
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claus
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Depending how much you could spend for wallpaper. I think painting is more cheaper
1st Nov 2016
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DC professional painting
2 Reviews, 50% Positive
Painting 100%
9th Mar 2017
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It is cheaper to just paint.
6th Mar 2017
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T.M.DECOR
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Painting is cheaper
24th Mar 2017
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Pukka painting
0 Reviews
Painting a room is cheaper
15th Mar 2018
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Style Decor
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
As the cost of materials is not the deciding factor, then I'd personally say that painting is much quicker so would work out cheaper in relation to labour.
14th Aug 2019
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