Britons’ increased enthusiasm for DIY is proving to be of benefit to one Norwich-based firm.
Impress, a metal packaging firm which produces cans for the paint industry, has revealed it has seen orders rise by some 15 per cent over the course of April.
This, it states, has been due to a rise in demand for paint from home improvement retailers as increasing numbers of people look to decorate their own properties.
“Maybe it’s the combination of Easter and better weather, maybe there are signs that people are willing to spend, but the DIY stores have seen more customers coming and buying paint,” Matt Sykes, UK sales manager for Impress, tells the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press.
As such, staff at the firm are now doing overtime for the first time in 12 months to help keep up with the demand for paint.
Meanwhile, recent B&Q research showed that a third of Brits are using bold, vibrant colours and prints when decorating.