Colin Davies

This week on ‘An interview with a decorator’ is Colin Davies of CD Decorating services

How and when did you start decorating?

I started decorating in 1997 when I left school went to college for 3 years

What’s your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part of the job is when you can see it all taking shape towards the end

What’s your least favourite part of the job?

Glossing frames 😬

What’s your favourite decorating tool / piece of kit?

My favourite bit of kit is my laser level

Tell us a funny/memorable story about a job:

I used to do a lot of work on the cruise ships and one day we were applying strata flex to a stage bulkhead. All of a sudden the music started playing and I started dancing like I was on my own 😂low and behold half of the dancers were standing behind me 😅 let’s just say I went a bit red

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made on a job? The biggest ‘oh sh*t’ moment?

Stepping down off ladders into a full scuttle of oil based Zinsser

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would be the first 3 things you’d do with the money?

Take over my reign so I can retire 😂😂

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

To see through gaffers bullshit stories of why my paper hasn’t arrived on time

If you weren’t a decorator, what would you be?

Male porn star

If you could change one thing about the industry to improve it, what would it be?

Stop the bull on site and tell it like it is

What do you get up to when you’re not on the brush? Any hobbies?

My kids take up all my time so not got any hobbies really

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice to make you a better decorator, what would it be?

Don’t do it 😂😂😂😂


Thanks again to Colin for answering my questions.

I am looking to talk to as many decorators as possible over the coming months so we can share knowledge and hopefully raise the profile of the industry as a whole.

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