Christmas is round the corner, my year in review

As the year draws to a close, and I am on my last couple of jobs for the year, I thought it would be nice to look back at the year that was.

As usual its been a very busy year. Looking back at the jobs I have done, this is the first year without using any oil based finishes on interior work, and only a couple of times on exteriors.

This is a great achievement. Not only is it better for the environment, but also for mine and my customers health. I've been able to achieve this due to some great, little known products, that are on the market. Bedec aqua advanced satin/gloss has been used a lot, and more recently, Mythic black label satin.

I am currently looking into another brand called Benjamin Moore, recently launched in the UK. They are well known in the U.S. for being a quality product, and from my first tests throw all competition out of the water.

I have continued to use my sander and dust extractor with great success again this year, resulting in less dust around peoples houses and a higher quality finish. In the new year I hope to upgrade my extractor to improve this service.

If you have been a customer this year or in the past, thank you for your custom and I hope to continue to produce work that keeps my customers coming back and recommending me to their friends and families. This year I have worked for over 40 new and repeat clients.

Just for fun I thought I'd count up the rooms that I have decorated this year, so here it is:

35 Bedrooms, 20 Bathrooms/en suites/toilets, 19 Kitchens, 18 Hall stairs & landings, 14 Lounges, 13 exteriors, 4 Dining rooms, 3 Utilities, 2 Conservatories, 1 swimming pool and 1 piece of furniture.....and a partridge in a pear tree