D. Barrett Decorating - The Blog

Life of a tradesperson

Speaking to previous customers, they were unaware beforehand how much effort and work go into to providing a quality finish and once they see what I do they understand more and really appreciate it, maybe this is why some people believe prices are too high as after all, it's only a bit of painting.

Prices rising, quality dropping?

Everyone is feeling the pinch with the cost of living rising. Food costs more. Fuel is ridiculous and energy prices are about to hurt a lot of lower income families. Across the board we are all facing increases. Same is with decorating products.

Under the Influencers

While I work I like to listen to audiobooks and podcasts, something I've mentioned before, and while listening to one podcast in particular my eyes were opened. They were opened to the rise of so called influencers on social media within the decorating trade

Cost cutting or creating problems

The main takeaway from all this is to just weigh up what you are being offered as a service. Although I am a part of several organisations and do invest in tools and training to better myself, that doesn't mean I'm any better than others. All I can do is show you, as a customer, is what I offer.

Look Outside Your Window

Summer is coming! Well, it will be soon. Right now I'm watching a nice bit of sleet drive down in between sunny spells. Anyway the summer brings in the exterior decorating season, one which causes a lot of pleasure by being able to work in glorious sunshine with fresh air to despair at finding yourself rained off to a unforeseen shower that on your weather app had no chance of happening!

End of the longest year

Well here we are, finally the longest year we have known has come to an end! It's unlikely any of us foresaw what would happen this year 12 months ago and to say it has been a huge landscape change to us all would be a understatement