Take a look at these facts:

  • Britons spend £244 a year per head correcting DIY disasters adding up to a staggering £6 billion for the nation annually
  • There are currently 31.7 million unfinished DIY jobs in the UK
  • One in ten Britons has injured themselves carrying out DIY jobs

These are some of the conclusions from a survey of 2,000 households carried out by Armstead Trade, a professional paint brand.

The study found that 67% of home owners now avoid basic decorating with one in ten worried that they will repeat a past bodge and 16% admitting to feeling stressed about carrying out DIY projects. Some 36% of those interviewed confessed they did not have the required skills to do decorating jobs and 12% of men reported their partner did not trust them to do it successfully.

So what are the jobs that go so wrong? Painting walls and ceilings top the list (32%) followed by hanging wallpaper (15%), putting flat pack furniture together (14%) and putting up shelves (12%). A fifth of those surveyed admitted ruining carpets or furniture by spilling paint on them and some confessed to spilling paint on pets (4%) and even children (1%).

12% have drilled a hole too big for the task, 7% used the wrong paint entirely (eg gloss instead of emulsion) and 6% have watched as their shelves have fallen down. In desperation, 7% of men have hired a professional to do the job whilst claiming the credit for doing it themselves.

Seriously though, just hire a professional. Call me now on 01453 835249.

 

Take a look at what our customers have to say ...

  • "Once again, the work your team did at our Salon was excellent. We really appreciate the fact that you managed to carry out the work with minimum disruption to our business."

    Mrs W | Debonhair Salon | Nailsworth


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  • "Lloyd Decorators have just completed painting my whole house, which I was rather dreading – the process not the end result! The house was shabby, and complex with repairs to be made and fiddly woodwork to be painted too.Mr. Lloyd was most helpful from the visit to quote for the work, kept to the estimated time plan for doing the work, and supervised his team while they were working. The men on the job were helpful, discrete and very skilled – making the process of moving furniture etc as easy as possible. And, to top it all, I love the end result. They have transformed my house, and I am delighted – so I am delighted to recommend the company.My sons recommended the company to me – and I am very glad that I listened to them!"

    Mrs M | Stroud


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  • "Thanks, your team did a great job and were a pleasure to have around."

    Mrs S | Direct Experience | Stroud


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  • "Thanks for doing a great job again, can you do the exterior."

    Mrs C | Bisley | Gloucestershire


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  • "With thanks for your prompt service and high quality of workmanship."

    Mrs M | Nailsworth | Gloucestershire


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  • "We would like to thank you for doing such a good job, and keeping everything so clean and tidy. Please pass on our thanks to your colleagues"

    Mrs Harris | Minchinhampton | Gloucestershire


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  • "Good job, your advice on papers and colours was 'spot on' we are very pleased. Have no hesitation in recommending Lloyd Decorators."

    Mr Smythe | Berkeley | Gloucestershire


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