Having been coaxed into decorating (only painting) hall stairs and landing this weekend I wondered how many Accountants get their clients to do it.
I do mine myself - it may not be perfect (okay, it definitely isn't perfect) but it's my handiwork. I even managed to do the wall up the stairs and the ceiling above the stairwell. That needs more practice (it was my first attempt & I had to get a bit creative) but it's a good feeling when you finish. But I am soooooooo glad I moved to a house with UPVC windows - no more window frames to gloss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm hoping to be asked to do the Sistine Chapel next year :)
I've taught my wife all I know!
women make the best decorators? My wife will be helping me. Tea, bacon sarnies etc.
This is patently not true.......she is just not allowed to paint badly by me.
Since she claims she isn't allowed and I don't want to do it and am too stingey to pay a professional there's a bit of a stand off in "Chez D".
... but hate others doing it too as they never do it as well as me!
Flash, best thing I bought was a combination ladder thingy from Wickes http://www.wickes.co.uk/professional-5-way-combi-ladder-and-deck/invt/170008/ (£120, very cheap to save a broken neck!). It has two seperate ladders that can be used as a step ladder, as short extending ladder, or most brilliantly, has a "plank" that fits between the two so you can make a platform for stairwells (i.e. put on a low rung of one ladder and a high rung of the other, so it makes like a terrace up the stairs so you can do the long drop in safety! (or you can offset the step ladder to do the stairs too - one of the best things I ever bought
I have just spent the last three days decorating the bedroom and am fed up! We do a little bit every year, and I hate it even more each time.
Will be checking out my clients for next time...
our clients.If you cost it out we can earn a lot more by not having days off or do we secretly think that we can do most things? The contrast between the mental and physical can be attractive. My brother-in-law is a plasterer but when he comes home loves tinkering with computers.
... is the lurving kind - lol
I don't mind the painting, it is the 90% preparation that gets on my moobs!
(which is the bit a decorator will "gloss over" and why I do it myself)
That said, I would love to learn plastering, everything else needs so many tools it takes longer getting everything together than actually doing the task!
accounts together. 90% preparation. I'm glad to see you don't "gloss over" the prep.
I think being an accountant means you pay more attention to detail so I do the decorating as I could not stand anybody else doing it and not doing it properly. The husband does not get a look in either, but he's pleased with that ;)
Just don't have enough time
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