'Never skimp on prep': Avoid the most common DIY renovation painting mistakes

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According to Georgina, who often appears on ITV’s This Morning to dispense her expertise, failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

On average DIY jobs take £3,208 to fix. Just making sure you do your research can avoid this cost.

She told readers: “I’m all for DIY, but a lot of people underestimate how long a task will take and then skip vital preparation stages.

“You need to put far more time aside than you imagine it will take.”

READ MORE: Painting mistakes to avoid – or devalue your home ‘always the wrong way to go’

Of course, calling a professional is a safer way of getting a job done at home.

After all, we can’t all be decorating experts and our homes are important spaces.

Georgina said: “If you just don’t have the time or simply don’t trust your skills, then invest in getting a professional in.”

Professionals are called in to fix botched DIY jobs all the time, but which are the most commonly hired to put right? Which published a list based on their own research.

Which painting mistakes can devalue your home most? 

Choosing the wrong colour of paint can especially put buyers off your home.

Leaning into a trend will leave your home feeling guilty very soon.

Georgina advised: “I think simply going for a fashionable colour or style is always going to be the wrong way to go.

“A room needs to make you feel good and you are unique.”



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