6) Be precise with your paints
Give your decorator the exact colour name of the paint you want them to use, along with the product code to avoid any chance of confusion.
Include a list of paints on your decorator’s to-do list so they can refer back to it whenever they need to.
7) Get the right paint type and finish
A paint’s finish can make a big difference to the way it looks on your walls or any furniture you’re having painted. Make sure your decorator knows exactly which finish you want on each surface and write it down on their to-do list.
Bear in mind that you may need to use special type of paint in certain rooms, such as mould-resistant paint in bathroom, stain-resistant paint in the kitchen or light-reflecting paint in a dark room.
8) Check the work before they leave
Once the work is done, have a good look around while your decorator is still there. Are you completely happy with the finish? Are there any last little bits of paint you’d like touching up? If so, let your decorator know before they pack away their paint brushes.
Sketching a small plan of the room you want decorating is a useful way to avoid mistakes creeping in. You don’t have to be a talented artist – just include the most important features like the walls, the door and the windows with arrows showing which colour and finish you want on each.