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Survey shows 30% of mums planned DIY for Mother's Day

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Three in ten mums (30 per cent) will be rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck into a DIY project this Mothering Sunday.

The poll*, by home improvement specialist Wickes, reveals that instead of putting their feet up and being pampered, these dedicated mums will spend on average two and a quarter hours (2.27) working on their home or garden.

Painting not pampering

Top of the list of must-do jobs is spring cleaning (37 per cent), followed by painting (30 per cent) and mowing the lawn (27 per cent).

Despite this time often being set aside to treat our lovely mums, nearly one in ten of those doing DIY will be tiling (7 per cent).

The perfect present

Whilst flowers, chocolates and breakfast in bed are classic presents on this special day, nearly two in three Mums (64 per cent) can name at least one project they would like finalised as the perfect present. Painting the ceiling represents the one DIY task most mums would love to be completed.

Top 5 DIY tasks Mothers would like done for them for Mother's day

1.Paint the ceiling
2.Sort out the dodgy fencing
3.Grout the bathroom
4.Build a garden shed or summerhouse
5.Re-tile the kitchen

For anyone thinking of treating their Mum this Sunday, Wickes has a huge range of products that will help complete the tasks that will make them happy.

To help your mum paint her ceiling, this professional roller on a pole will help you get to those hard to reach places, priced at only £12.99 and available alongside an extensive range of paint so you can pick your mum's favourite colour and make her day.

If it's your mum's dodgy fencing that's in need of desperate repair, you can choose from a range of fencing panels, trellis, and arches at Wickes. Why not choose this sturdy, autumn gold panel to get you started, priced at £18.00.

No mum wants to be grouting on Mother's Day, but it's a job that needs to get done. Why not help her out by picking up a tub of Wickes waterproof tile grout from £6.99, Tile Grout Squeeze from £2.99 and a Grout Finishing Tool from £0.99.

Head of Brand Communications, Matthew Gaunt, said: "We know our customers like to take every spare opportunity to complete their DIY projects and improve their homes and gardens, but perhaps Mother's Day should be the one Sunday a year every Mum in the country allows themselves to be treated and take it easy?

"We see and hear every day what pleasure a completed project brings to the lives of our customers; from the smallest tweaks to major building works. I'm not surprised to hear so many Mums say the perfect present this Sunday would be a job well done and finished."

Source : Milton Keynes

15 March 2015

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