Fixing Another “Decorator’s” Work

Updated Jan 7, 2023 | Posted Feb 8, 2020 | Professional insight, Miscellaneous | 2 comments

Fixing another decoraor’s work is probably one of the worst things I’ve been asked to do since picking up my first paintbrush.

A mate of mine called me up the other to say a friend of his had had a decorator do his lounge, but ended up sacking him off due to bad workmanship. So, I was asked if I’d fix this botched job.

I couldn’t believe what I saw. £300 this joker charged, and he’d done the whole room in 5hours! 😡 the client was extremely upset.

I don’t normally like the ‘name and shame’ posts and luckily, I have no idea which decorator made this mess.

I was shocked when I saw this. Apparently the “decorator” had used cheap masking tape everywhere! No cutting in at all.

I’ll be going in during the week to sort it out. I felt bad having to charge him again to sort it out. Look at some of these pictures!! I can’t believe any professional would leave a job like this!!Could you imagine how hard faced you’d need to be to carry on like this in business? Going from job to job leaving carnage? What happens when they come to decorate an elderly lady’s house and she’s too scared to say something? It turns my stomach just thinking about it.

You must always be credible in this game.

Fixing Another “Decorator’s” Work – by Tim Cummings 

Fixing Another “Decorator’s” Work
Fixing Another “Decorator’s” Work
Fixing Another “Decorator’s” Work

Updated Jan 7, 2023 | Posted Feb 8, 2020 | 2 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.


  1. Steve Marley

    Im not surprised Tim, I see this quite a bit. But they have excepted this as well sometimes and say that was a few years ago, but can not get hold of the guy now

  2. Nick

    Tbh I can’t believe the customer actually parted with any money at all in the first place for the original job…. That’s the worst crime there


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