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Decorating Tips

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:26 pm
by Henrietta
I'm just making enquiries for quotes on decorating and having a heart attack on the first figure to be thrown at me. I am contemplating doing it myself but very rusty. What I should prefer is to find someone who can work alongside me and share the labour.
Looking for tips on anything and everything please :idea:
What tips do you have to cut labour , save money , recruit workforce etc .

Thanks

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
by MrsAverage
YouTube for learning. There's how to videos on anything. (I love the one that showed me how to get rid of black mould on my bathroom sealant! The secret is toilet paper)

Then how about local colleges asking about work experience/practicals or charities wanting jobs for young people. D of E needs the kids to do community works but whether a single person would count as a community I don't know

. Or going to evening classes to learn and offer to reciprocate with fellow student

Or asking companies to quote for shared job? Always get several quotes

Our council has handy man services, would that be any good

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:32 pm
by Henrietta
Hi Mrs A
Thanks for suggestions , our council give out a leaflet on services they provide for carers and other people to so I thought I would try my luck thinking they would be reasonable. The decorating price was £25 per hour and when the room has been done before it is well over a weeks work. That seemed a lot to me for a service recommended to carers.

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:58 pm
by bowlingbun
Definitely contact your local college, I've just checked, if you go to the website, you will find a decorators course in the "Construction" Department. One of the tutors might point you in the direction of a good student, or one who has recently completed the course, or use your place for "work experience" as unless I'm very much mistaken, you must be very near the college.

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:47 pm
by Henrietta
Thank you BB - I will check that one out. :D

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:49 pm
by hamsterwheel
MrsAverage wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
YouTube for learning. There's how to videos on anything. (I love the one that showed me how to get rid of black mould on my bathroom sealant! The secret is toilet paper)
OK, I can't get this out of my mind! What's the secret? :lol:

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:38 pm
by MrsAverage
hamsterwheel wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:49 pm
MrsAverage wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
YouTube for learning. There's how to videos on anything. (I love the one that showed me how to get rid of black mould on my bathroom sealant! The secret is toilet paper)
OK, I can't get this out of my mind! What's the secret? :lol:
:lol:
Roll it up length ways like a tight cigar, put it on the sealant then cover with bleach and leave overnight! The bleach stays in place rather than running off and toilet paper is just the right size. Simples

I'll expect pictures if you try it :lol:

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:03 pm
by bowlingbun
Where would we be without the forum?!

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 pm
by MrsAverage
I'm sure most of the carers on here have more conventional uses for toilet paper and bleach, !

Re: Decorating Tips

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:21 pm
by Melly1
hamsterwheel wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:49 pm
MrsAverage wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
YouTube for learning. There's how to videos on anything. (I love the one that showed me how to get rid of black mould on my bathroom sealant! The secret is toilet paper)
OK, I can't get this out of my mind! What's the secret? :lol:
I was intrigued too and had to look online to see what the secret was.

Henrietta- I'm watching this thread carefully as I'm not very knowledgeable about decorating, painter decorators are like gold dust and our house is DESPERATE.

Pete, such a shame you retired ... we'd keep you in business!

Melly1