DIY Mars style!!

Posted May 26, 2011

One in two blokes will botch a decorating job around the house this weekend according to a new study carried out on behalf of FrogTape.

Researchers have revealed millions of men cut corners when it comes to DIY – and decorating seems to be the biggest bone of contention.

One in five men have been in such a rush to get the job done they have painted around shelves and not bothered to even remove pictures.

Staggeringly some Dad’s even use their kids paint to touch up marks on the walls according to the poll of 2000 adults.

Other faux pas include having bits left over after putting together flat-pack furniture without reading the instructions and not using spirit levels to put up shelves.

Not painting behind cupboards and not carpeting under furniture are also common shortcuts for DIY dunces up and down the country.

Alan Murray, Head of Marketing, FrogTape said:  ‘’Decorating doesn’t come naturally to everyone and some men are bound to find it easier than others.

‘’Brits work very long hours and lead hectic lives so it’s understandable why some people feel the need to cut corners to get the job done more quickly.

 Saying that, there is a difference between saving time and doing a botch job – there is no excuse for painting around furniture or using your kids paint to do touch ups.

 ‘’In the long run it does pay to do a job properly – a half-hearted attempt at decorating won’t do your home any favours.’’

A sentiment we have been advocating here for a long time now and with  one in five men saying they have 'no idea' about decorating so 'make it up as they go along', thank goodness is there to lend a paw!

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