D. Barrett Decorating - The Blog

Covid-19, Our current situation

Due to the school closures and subsequent Government Guidelines, I have no other option to but to suspend trading for the foreseeable future. As most my work is domestic based I do not feel I can guarantee the safety of my customers and my own immediate family by continuing to work through this

2019 Thoughts and Thanks

It's when you sit down over the Christmas period and you finally have a bit of time to reflect on everything that has happened over the last 12 months that you can see how much that has happened. Often you think nothings changed or I've accomplished nothing but when you look at it it can be quite impressive.

Depression Revisited, it does get better trust me

This time of year is hard for a lot of people especially men, the emotional and financial burdens we put ourselves through can be overwhelming for some. Relationship breakdowns, being completely alone, not having their kids Christmas day or even at all over the whole period is truly heartbreaking and mentally tough. Especially when all we see for weeks are those picture perfect Christmas family scenes on tv and people posting on social media what they've got.

Dulux Select

On my website possibly more links showing the scheme, same on social media but the big selling point I should emphasise is the two year guarantee. Moving onwards on job visits I will be armed with my leaflets and information for customers.

Spraying -The Course and Aftermath!

So in my last post I mentioned I was attending a spray course with the Dulux Academy. Well I did and it was brilliant! Trouble is now I have the spray bug! I came away from the course with several bits and tips, all that will help me immensely moving forward, yet it will also hit me hard in the pocket!

New To Spray

Using new materials or methods of work is always an exciting yet scary time for trades. You spend years working in one way, honing those skills and then something comes along which makes you question what you did before. Sometimes the old ways are still the best way of working but more often than not, the new ways enhance and improve your skillset.