- Wallpapering is the DIY job Brits most struggled with in 2020 with 129,600 online searches for ‘how to wallpaper?’ – the equivalent of 10,800 searches per month
- A significant proportion of Brits were trying to master the delicate task of painting this year with 126,240 online searches for ‘how to paint a room?’
- ‘How to plaster a wall?’ (81,120) and ‘how to lay carpet?’ (76,200) were among the other DIY jobs which received more than 70,000 online searches in 2020
- Overall, the combined online searches for the top ten DIY question in 2020 equate to 723,000 – 83% came from Google (602,400) and 17% came from YouTube (120,600)
Various Covid-19 restrictions and limited access to professional help has forced many to carry out DIY jobs on their own this year and those new to DIY have had to rely on the internet for guidance with their projects.
PriceYourJob.co.uk found that wallpapering was the DIY task that Brits found the toughest this year with an astonishing 129,600 online searches for ‘how to wallpaper?’. 108,000 of those searches came from Google whilst 21,600 from YouTube.
In second position is painting as there were 126,240 online searches for ‘how to paint a room?’. From the 126,240 online searches, 102,600 came from Google – the equivalent of 280 Google searches per day!
Plastering is in third place. This year there were 81,120 online searches for ‘how to plaster a wall?’. From the total online searches, a considerable sum (18,720) came from those seeking plastering tutorial videos on YouTube.
In fifth position, a significant number of people lacked the know-how to fit a door independently as exemplified by 61,200 online searches for ‘how to hang a door?’. Google was the source for 84% (51,600) of the 61,200 online searches whilst the rest came from YouTube (16% – 9,600).
Bathroom tiling (‘how to tile a bathroom?’ – 58,080 online queries) and radiator removal (‘how to remove a radiator?’ – 53,640 online queries) were among the other challenging DIY jobs which received more than 50,000 online searches this year, respectively ranking sixth and seventh.
On the other end in tenth place, a considerable proportion of Brits this year were clueless about sealing the gaps between their tiles, as shown by the 41,520 online searches for ‘how to grout tiles?’. From the 41,520 online searches, the majority were from Google (98% – 40,800) – comparable to 3,400 Google searches each month.
Overall, the combined online searches for the top ten DIY questions in 2020 equate to 723,000. From this total, 83% came from Google (602,400) and 17% came from YouTube (120,600).