sounds like he really didn't want to do that painting if done the other things to hopefully get out of it!
hubs hates diy, I don't insist on much, better if he chooses to do it, he works on urgency to prioritise.
think it's hard when don't do stuff v often. I was meant to redecorate the bathroom sometime, got all the gear, it will be out of date by time I get round to it lol
was going to do it last year but bad shoulder and not so keen this year. Waiting for it to warm up a bit, was originally going to be april... then sealant, filler, pva, paint will dry quicker.
there's so much prep needed, only did it few years ago and it all peeled off cos didn't seal it, the sealant was faulty and made right mess of it. think dodgy filler too cos paint flaked off that.. wish hadn't touched it.
made scones the other day, they were more successful! cook every day, quite like cooking but not washing up (he does that)