In the late 1980s, my family experienced three house painting disasters that were a record. They all occurred to the same person, who will remain anonymous.

They all refer to summer roof-painting projects. The first was a disaster because the DIY painter failed to contact the power supply company and temporarily cut off the power.

Instead of climbing down from the roof to make the call to Auckland roof painting, the DIY artist STEPPED OVER live power lines above the villa’s front veranda roof with a paint tin and a brush in one hand. This is what I saw, and I believe it. He survived to tell the story, but kept his bout of stupidity to himself.

He fell on the roof, causing his second catastrophe. He was stopped by an old brick chimney, but he still lost one tooth. This was more expensive than his life.

The DIY painter balanced a 10-litre paint can on the roof’s edge. This caused the third disaster. It fell off, and all of the charcoal grey paint was splashed over the two cars below. One was a BMW brand new that he didn’t own.

This was all perfectly legal. He was entitled as a homeowner to ignore the safety rules at work that apply to contractors.

It’s possible that we are actually killing ourselves.

Wilkinson states, “If you’re looking to paint your house, you can do what you want.” While Work safe may suggest that you take some precautions, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can run across your roof.

When I think back to my youth, many of us took risks and ran around the roof without being tethered. I just finished painting a roof on my beach house without a harness and it was not as easy as I remember when I was younger. It’s likely that you will learn more about the risks associated with taking on risk as you age.