Woof woof, men with tins! One pats me but the others keep moving away. They put stuff on the house. One of the men climbs up three ladder things. I watch him near the roof. Stop, I feel dizzy. He moves a roller up and down, up and down. The one with the hat cuts a branch from a Cypress tree. It used to scratch on a big window. When he was on a ladder he cut it. She went “Hooray.” He smiled. The one with the brush strokes me now. Can I sniff the tin? He shuts the balcony door. Why? Venus has a small bit of the stuff on her white coat. I like watching them from inside. He makes them hot drinks. They sit in a circle to eat.
Ways to keep the external decorators happy-
First ensure you agree on what you want painted, any preparation, number of coats, the correct colours, correct type of paint, equipment, the cost.
During work-Keep out of their way, give them old sheets, try to keep them outside so you have less mess inside, give them snacks/drinks, show interest and check on their work each day, give complements for their hard work and expertise. Keep pets away!