Our local ‘DIYer of the Year’ competition which DIY Doctor have launched in Frome, Somerset has been featured in the local newspaper, The Frome Times, with a lovely photo of our own Mike Edwards with Steve Cox who runs Sergeant Ironmongers and who is sponsoring the competition.
The closing date for applications is 31st May and the three top finalists after this date will be invited to battle it out at a live final in the town on the 4th June. There is £200 worth of equipment up for grabs and of course the title of Frome’s ‘DIYer of the Year’!
After a couple of days work on her front door, it seems like Karen took us at our word – and spent the last two days of the Easter Bank holiday weekend on the beach!
Well, not on the beach exactly, but family commitments meant that Karen was unable to complete her project of stripping and repainting the front door in the original timescale.
Luckily, thanks to the wedding of a certain young Prince on Friday, and May Day we have another 4 day weekend coming up.
A recent survey showed that although most of the working population are grateful to have an extra day off because of the Royal Wedding, DIY is not top of their list of things to do. This is not true for Karen however, as she has promised to leave the TV switched off until after the final brush stroke!
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Here we are at the end of another beautiful day, we hope you are enjoying the weather as much as we are.
After an early start, Karen has made excellent progress on the door today. We think it was the comment about going to the beach that has spurred her on!
As the door had so many coats of paint on, a second application of the eco friendly paint stripper made light work of the remaining paint.
After carefully washing the door and letting it dry thoroughly, Karen gave the door a light sanding, then it was time for the undercoat
Here’s the result:
Painting (or undercoating) a panelled door is best done in a particular order. This applies to any type of panelled door as it enables you to stop if necessary – to have a cup of tea for example! Have at look at this project to see how.
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So, here we are at the end of the first day of the Easter Weekend, and what a lovely day it’s been!
We have been enjoying the weather and taking it easy.
Karen tells us she has been hard at work stripping paint and preparing her front door ready to redecorate…………………….
But, as they say, every picture tells a story. After a few hours of real work, Karen has almost completed stripping the old paint from the door. Just a little bit more to do on all those fiddly bits……………………………..
From this…………………To this
Fuelled by several cups of tea through the day, real progress was made on Day One!
Karen tells us she is looking forward to a shower, another cup of tea and an early night – ready for tomorrow! We are also looking forward to tomorrow - another day of sunshine, relaxing in the garden or maybe even the beach!
Let us know how your first day of the Bank Holiday weekend has gone.
Here at DIY Doctor, we like to practise what we preach – and Do It Ourselves! New Sales Manager Karen Arter, who joined us at the beginning of April, has taken on her own DIY challenge for the upcoming Easter bank holiday weekend.
First impressions count, and as the front door to Karen’s house is looking very tired and faded, with several layers of chipped paint, stripping and repainting the door is the task to be undertaken.
Preparation is the key with this type of job, and stripping the door will provide a sound base to work from. Karen has purchased an eco friendly paint stripper as suggested on our stripping paint project, thereby avoiding the need to rub down the door manually and wearing herself out at the first stage!
Here in the office we hope the weather stays good – for Karen to complete her door and for the rest of us to enjoy a relaxing weekend! Let us know what DIY projects you are planning this weekend.
Karen has identified several projects around her house that need attention so keep an eye on the blog as she works her way through the list over the coming months.
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