Take a look at these facts:
• Britons spend £244 a year per head correcting DIY disasters adding up to a staggering £6 billion for the nation annually
• There are currently 31.7 million unfinished DIY jobs in the UK
• One in ten Britons has injured themselves carrying out DIY jobs
These are some of the conclusions from a survey of 2,000 households carried out by Armstead Trade, a professional paint brand.
The study found that 67% of home owners now avoid basic decorating with one in ten worried that they will repeat a past bodge and 16% admitting to feeling stressed about carrying out DIY projects. Some 36% of those interviewed confessed they did not have the required skills to do decorating jobs and 12% of men reported their partner did not trust them to do it successfully.