£2k your having a laugh! Take the paper off yourself Get a plasterer to reskim the room......I would expect to pay no more than £500 Buy the paint and paint it yourself, or at least get the skim coat on. Painters around me would charge £200 labour only to paint a room. Paint would cost you £100. I actually asked a painter and decorator (dulux award winner according to the dulux site as that's where I found him) to quote for painting a lounge, hallway, 2 landings and a bedroom. That was walls, ceiling and all woodwork expect doors and that was £600. Due to the lockdown I ended up doing it myself.