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to not understand the crying shed advert?

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Katz Sun 31-Mar-13 15:43:28

every time this cupronol advert comes on i think, i don't get it.

Shed don't cry and don't take bottles of milk, if its supposed to be a baby, we don't paint babies when they cry


MakeNoResolutions Sun 31-Mar-13 16:27:15

I didn't know what you were talking about so youtubed it. A match would have solved all their problems.

5Foot5 Sun 31-Mar-13 17:29:41

Can I go against the grain here and say that I do sort of get it. People get very, very fond of their sheds. I discovered last year that there is a whole shed sub-culture out there. I had a BIG birthday and DH bought me (at my request) a summer house. I wanted to paint it and make it special and my search for inspiration led me to to sites like Readers Sheds which is where people post pictures of their sheds and summer houses and discuss how they customised them. I spent hours on that site until DH started calling it my "shed porn"!

Oh and I did use Cuprinol in then end and painted it in willow and country cream and it is so lovely. The Cuprinol website even has a little application where you can choose sample structures and click on the colour chart to see what they would look like in different shades.

Katz Sun 31-Mar-13 17:31:17

chickens - i agree although i thought a box of matches rather than an axe!

WMittens - nope don't get it - what am i missing?

ThePinkOcelot Sun 31-Mar-13 17:34:07

I hate it! Its shite! Someone got paid to come up with a shite idea like that!

Katz Sun 31-Mar-13 17:34:15

5foot5 - its a whole other world!

twinklesparkles Sun 31-Mar-13 17:39:36


I find it kinda creepy hmm

5Foot5 Sun 31-Mar-13 17:49:33

Katz Probably! But there seem to be enough of us out there to make it understandable, to me at least, that they thought this advert would hit the spot

5Foot5 Sun 31-Mar-13 17:51:58

BTW has anyone else noticed that some of the adverts popping up at the side and top of this page are shed-related?

WMittens Sun 31-Mar-13 17:53:38

WMittens - nope don't get it - what am i missing?

It's a protective product - the advert is a metaphor for care and maintenance of an item that many people would effectively abandon to the elements. It's hardly cryptic.

5Foot5 Sun 31-Mar-13 18:12:39

Wmittens I think there is a bit more to it than just protection. There are plenty of woodstains and preservatives in natural colours that would fulfil the protective role. But I think the fact that this product has a range of such delightful colours appeals to those of us who want to indulge our shed and personalise it.

Treating your shed like a baby might be a bit far fetched but when you have become a proud new shed (or summer house) owner youself you might understand how this idea works at a certain level.

Am I sounding weird now?

Katz Sun 31-Mar-13 19:10:18

okay, not sure i'll ever get so attached to my shed that i feel the need to nuture it.

TroublesomeEx Sun 31-Mar-13 19:16:13

I think it's a stupid advert. I get it (I think!). But it's still stupid.

FreeButtonBee Sun 31-Mar-13 20:40:29

5Foot5 yes,but it's kinda cute grin

themaltesecat Sun 31-Mar-13 21:34:42

My toddler laughs maniacally at this ad.

I'm scared to get pregnant again.

bevelino Sun 31-Mar-13 21:41:05

The advert is kinda silly but dd's and my niece who is only four laugh their heads off when it comes on.

GreenEggsAndNichts Sun 31-Mar-13 22:47:36

eduCated grin

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