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Ronseal launched ‘Knotflicks’ after conducting research which found 43 percent of Brits admitted to making a drama out of DIY tasks – with painting skirting boards, filling holes and painting fences likely to cause the biggest scenes. Now home improvers can take a break and enjoy drama-free tutorials such as The Staining, Goodfillers and Avengers: Endgrain. Other reimagined titles include, It’s a Wonderful Fence Life and Back to The Furniture.

It comes as research of 2,000 adults found that of those who make a drama out of DIY, 21 percent do it to get others to notice the work that has been done, while 19 percent are looking for praise.

It also emerged people typically feel daunted (28 percent) and stressed (18 percent) before even starting a job.

And if things don’t go to plan 44 percent get annoyed and a further 27 percent discouraged.

As a result, more than two thirds turn to ‘how-to’ videos before contemplating a task to try and ensure they know what they are doing.

But of those who wouldn’t watch them, 23 percent said they are boring and 19 percent find the content too long, according to the OnePoll figures.

Jonathan Greeno, from Ronseal, said: “Knotflicks combines our two lockdown loves: DIY & films.  

“The research shows getting started on your DIY jobs can be a bit daunting, so Ronseal is literally taking the drama out of the job and putting it into our ‘how-tos’.

“I promise you there has never been a more entertaining way to find out how to paint your fence.”

The study also found almost half of adults admitted they take a long time to do seemingly simple DIY tasks – with changing a lightbulb typically taking 33 minutes and the job of putting up shelves lasting 82 minutes.

And 38 percent make more of a drama out of DIY when doing it with someone else, although 36 percent feel their other half is more likely to make a fuss than themselves.

Brits were found to typically put off DIY tasks for an average of eight weeks before tackling it and more than a quarter are currently living with unfinished renovations which they started during lockdown.

Jonathan added: “Ronseal takes the drama out of DIY as our products do exactly what they say on the tin, but sometimes people just need a few more tips before they get started.  

“Our new range of videos delivered by our Ronseal experts will help everyone get the job done with no fuss.”

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