Something really unique? Or just a smarten up of your old bike? Your call. I'll happily do either for you. Cost of each spray job is going to be different. They’re all unique after all. Cost is based on an hourly rate, which is currently £60. This includes all painting materials. Some examples below to give you an idea (prices updated October 2023)
This is for a framset (frame and fork), in a single colour. Assumes that the existing paintwork is in reasonable condition and can be painted over after a bit of prep. Also assumes that all components have been removed. If there's the odd bit you can't remove we can do that for you. May be an extra charge for this (see below).
All frames will be primed, base coated, and then lacquered, before polishing to give it a shine.
Obviously this one isn’t a single colour, but it is a frameset.
As for a frame set, but this is for the frame only i.e. no fork
Same as the others, but just for a set of forks.
Stripes would be extra, but it’s a good photo, and more interesting than a plain black pair.
We don't deal with the mechanical side of things anymore, but we know people that can. So if you need your bike dismantling and rebuilding after painting we can put you in touch with a local mechanic. He'll dismantle the bike and deliver the frame to me.
Every frame is different. Some techniques are easier than others. Masking takes a long time. Spraying a fade less so. Tell us what you’re after and we’ll tell you how much time is involved.
Chromacoat paint is colour changing depending on the angle you look at it. It is a bit more expensive, and needs to be applied over a basecoat, usually black. It’s amazing stuff though, and there are quite a few colour combinations available.
We can mask and spray logos if you want to keep the manufacturers name on your frame. Or we can put something else on there. Your name? Company branding?We can also do multi-coloured logos or even gold leaf.
A single colour downtube logo and headbadge would be around £60.
We’ll always lacquer a frame with gloss. It gives a better build, and is harder wearing. If you want a matt finish then we’ll apply a matt lacquer over the top of that. Bit extra for the trouble.
This is an extra coat of lacquer that’s added after the base lacquer has been flatted. It’s applied nice and wet so it flows, hence the name. Adds an extra layer of lacquer obviously, and more shine ✨
This should probably go at the front of this section, but it's a bit boring. It is however the thing that could make the most difference. Generally I'll spray over the top of existing paint if it's in good condition. If your frame's in poor condition then we can get it grit blasted back to bare metal. I use a specialist firm to do this for me. Really makes a different to the finished product.
Unfortunately you can't grit blast carbon frames (not yet anyway, but there are plans afoot), so if paint needs to be removed then this needs to be done by hand. It's a slow tedious process, and takes a long time. A very long time. Fortunately I don't do it very often.
If you want to do this bit yourself we can do the fine finishing before spraying.
Flat price for a kids bike. includes dismantling, spraying, and reassembly. Up to a 20" wheel.
Hopefully you’ll think that the above prices are competitive. They’re really just a guide so you can get an idea of how much your design will cost. Every project is obviously different though, and requires varying amounts of work. There are also guide prices on some of the photos in the gallery to help. We’ll agree the price for each job before booking it in, at which point we ask for a 10% deposit so we can order paint etc.