Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Its Women's Work, Isn't it?
In our household DIY tasks like painting in all its forms (internal, external, fence, wall etc) mainly falls to me. I'm very experienced and have developed a technique whereby I line the paint tray with aluminium foil before pouring paint into it, thus saving me LOADS of time cleaning. Except myself as I inevitably end up covered in paint from head to foot.
Last year whilst balancing baby Ned, I somehow managed to redecorate our halls, stairs and landing. It wasn't a total success I must admit as the paint hasn't gone really hard on the doors and keeps chipping off. The lesson I learnt from this is that gloss paint is ten million times better than satin. Anyway, job nearly done its time to move onto the lounge this summer, if only I could decide on the colour!
One of the husbands first ports of call to replace his DIY stuff is Maplin and they have produced a really interesting infographic detailing the nations DIY habits. I must say I'm shocked that 51% of women don't feel comfortable using power tools!