Christmas Decorating Poem – by David Hickey

Updated May 24, 2024 | Posted Jan 5, 2022 | Professional insight, Miscellaneous | 0 comments

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

The dust sheets were thrown all over the couch.

The prep needed doing, caulking and filling,

Zinsser those stains all over the ceiling’

The client bought paint, it’s cheap and it’s nasty, but at least she makes brews and for lunch it’s a pasty.

I’d priced for two coats, but it’s going to need four, and I’ll mask up those skirts to protect their new floor.

I’ve run out of scratch. 80, 120… but I’ll go check the van I’m sure I’ve bought plenty 🤔.

The brush-mate fell over, the bungee has snapped, the scuttles need cleaning the insides have cracked. To peel out a kettle “in one” is a treat, the van looks a right mess and it needs to look neat.

From Festools to Graco, to sash brush to fitch, from Purdy to Blackfriars, those “backpacks” are sh*t (lol) from steamers and hop-up’s, ladders and steps, it’s all just thrown in from one job to the next.

There’s not much time left as we’re all in a rush, so this goes to every bro & sis of the brush. May your walls be smooth, and your woodwork be bright:


Christmas Decorating Poem – by David Hickey

Updated May 24, 2024 | Posted Jan 5, 2022 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.


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