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Apologies for quality of pics, my phones lens cover is broken.

This is absolutely typical of the standard of work you see all over the place.

Amazingly, over fussy Alex Polizzi said the door looked great!

Some people will put up with anything.

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:dunno: Didn't see it Fitzy

And you are right the photos are.... taken with a potato.

Sometimes I watch "homes under the hammer" and see such sh1t deccying and silicon round the bath laid on with a shovel and tiling that has been done by a blind man with one arm who has used a cat to apply the grout... :hiding:

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No expense spared on that brush - was it from a pack of ten for a pound ?


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wine~o wrote:
:dunno: Didn't see it Fitzy

And you are right the photos are.... taken with a potato.


But they are pictures taken of a TV screen, so will that will be Fitzy who has the potato?

But also bear in mind most programmes on TV are based on one thing "Entertainment"
A programme has to gain an audience and keep them, so they will only show the highlights of anything, and anything that is "not so good" is either not mentioned or its said to be ok.(Unless its a programme about same)

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Today I'm watching one called "getting the builders in" (I'm having the week off)

There is a husband and wife team working in a kids bedroom.

They've painted the walls, and she's cutting in using a George.

Next she's papering the ceiling diagonally in different papers, but in true amateur fashion she's using pieces of paper far too big for the area and having massive pasty flaps of paper to trim. She's now painting some picture rails, dipping straight into a full litre tin.

Bloody shocking practices, but the public will think it's the norm.

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Today I'm watching one called "getting the builders in" (I'm having the week off)

There is a husband and wife team working in a kids bedroom.

They've painted the walls, and she's cutting in using a George.

Next she's papering the ceiling diagonally in different papers, but in true amateur fashion she's using pieces of paper far too big for the area and having massive pasty flaps of paper to trim. She's now painting some picture rails, dipping straight into a full litre tin.



Just watched on catch up for the hell of it. I reckon that was a 2 1/2 litre tin, the picture rails were nicely balanced between the customers wheelie bin and garden wall as well... :? :shock:

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Bloody shocking practices, but the public will think it's the norm.
Seen similar here. 99p roller and trying to apply paint in any direction on the wall ... cutting in was left for later. That was a video someone here had followed and then came asking questions.

If people are happy with the end result of their efforts it is a good result. I saw my neighbour's attempts at decorating I made quickly for the door before I said much but he was happy. I was looking today at the job done by the builders (a couple of years now?) on my friend's kitchen which I had painted last with yadda yadda too shiny Crown trade eggshell white. The builders had a large bucket of Dulux trade matt, it has no fecking opacity, and it was too much to wipe a drip from a brand new oak veneered door.

There is so much crap around and people are happy with it. Lost cause...


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fitzy wrote:
Today I'm watching one called "getting the builders in" (I'm having the week off)

There is a husband and wife team working in a kids bedroom.

They've painted the walls, and she's cutting in using a George.

Next she's papering the ceiling diagonally in different papers, but in true amateur fashion she's using pieces of paper far too big for the area and having massive pasty flaps of paper to trim. She's now painting some picture rails, dipping straight into a full litre tin.



Just watched on catch up for the hell of it. I reckon that was a 2 1/2 litre tin, the picture rails were nicely balanced between the customers wheelie bin and garden wall as well... :? :shock:
Everything just looks so set up and amateurish.

You could see all the holes in the wall units where they had screwed them together as well.



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Oh.. and the bathroom in the same programme... what the F3ck was the reason for the 150mm plus step up to the shower? Luckily the owners were quite short and could fit under the showerhead. :lol:

Admittedly it looked good (superficially) I wonder about function though...

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