Inspiring the Next Generation - Tam Weir

18 May 2021


For the first video in our Inspiring the Next Generation series we spoke with Tam Weir to find out what he thinks it takes to be a professional decorator. 

With a wealth of experience under his belt, Tam Weir has worked on a number of different projects over the years including private and commercial properties, residential homes, housing estates and large boats. Having started his career at 16 after taking a course in college to learn about different construction trades, Tam found he had a knack for decorating. Developing his craft over the last 10 years, Tam believes that to become a skilled professional decorator, tradespeople need patience, resilience, an eye for detail, and most importantly, a love for the job. 

Tam also says it is vital that professionals know their tools. Having a good understanding of what each tool can help to achieve will ultimately improve on-site efficiency and productivity – and ensure that the best results are achieved every time. 

Finally, Tam is a strong believer in always striving to improve and build on your skillset. Throughout his career Tam has turned his hand to a whole host of jobs – some more unique than others – and has shown that painting and decorating is a very diverse career choice and offers numerous opportunities to those considering joining the trade. 

Check out our video with Tam below.