Undervalued Decorator

By Garry Hale

Right!

Plasterers? Are you cleaning the snot and glue off that wall and patching under the plugs? Nah, decorators will sort that …paid!

Plumbers? Are you filling the holes that you miss drilled and plugged! Nah, decorators will sort that …paid!

Sparkies? Are you filling around the holes you cut too big for the switches? Nah, decorators will sort that…paid!

Chippies? Are you filling and sanding them joints and screw holes? Nah decorators will sort that…paid.

Floor fitters? Are you getting the glue of those skirting boards and filling them slice marks? Nah decorators will sort that…paid.

Decorators…here’s me quotation !

Client…Jesus!!! It’s more expensive than I thought, you’re going to have to drop the price a bit. I paid all the other contractors and over spent, it’s only a bit of painting!!

No thanks BYE!!

Can’t see why I have to put others work right at a reduced rate.

Who else is fed up of this?

I agree wholeheartedly with this spent a morning today filling and touching up locks and keeps on every single door/frame in a five-bed house because the joiners has bodged them all.

Lee Fraser

I 100% feel your pain, I’ve priced up loads of jobs in the past and had the same problem. Same old story, every other trade comes in gets stupid money and can’t even do their trade properly. They expect painters to get around it and if we don’t it’s our fault. Plus, the fact that by the time other trades have finished there no money left on the job for painter, so they decide to do it themselves and then completely ruin the whole job. Why waste all that money on a project to then ruin it by trying to paint it yourself? Coz they think painting is the easy bit 🤣 Yeah good luck with that mate 👍🏻

Gaz Lucas

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