I’ve been an amateur DIY-er for all my adult life (now 69), a gene I must have inherited from my father who lived in the make-do-and-mend days and learnt many a good trick whilst working in the dockyard. My projects have ranged from garden fencing & landscaping to kitchen renewals and even some upholstery, as well as the usual decorating and so on. I’ve always been a sucker for tools, on the basis that if you spend £50 on a tool which helps avoid employing a pro for £150 then it’s a good deal, within reason that is.
The problem with reading articles by experts such as yourself is that it sounds so easy! But I am now fired to have a go at furniture painting, thanks to your web site.