Last exterior of the year? - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > General Painting Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2015, 12:17 AM   #1
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default Last exterior of the year?

Today, we loaded out from what I had planned to be our last exterior of the year. Yesterday, two A-list clients called with other ideas. Each one with Hardi repairs and repaint. My WAG* for them is 2-3 weeks each.

I know we need the snowpack, but this makes me hope that the forecasters are right about this El Niño. We've been able to paint exteriors all winter in some previous El Niño years, so maybe it'll work this year as well. If push comes to shove, we can first coat the Hardi before installation and give everything a final coat next summer.

The hardest part for me is making the mental transition back to exteriors. I was looking forward to the next 8-9 months in the shop or working out at the Tree Farm.

*WAG=preliminary estimate.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-18-2015, 12:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Auburn, Wa
Posts: 1,900
Rewards Points: 6
Thanks: 2,956
Thanked 1,359 Times in 791 Posts
View lilpaintchic's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gough View Post
Today, we loaded out from what I had planned to be our last exterior of the year. Yesterday, two A-list clients called with other ideas. Each one with Hardi repairs and repaint. My WAG* for them is 2-3 weeks each.

I know we need the snowpack, but this makes me hope that the forecasters are right about this El Niño. We've been able to paint exteriors all winter in some previous El Niño years, so maybe it'll work this year as well. If push comes to shove, we can first coat the Hardi before installation and give everything a final coat next summer.

The hardest part for me is making the mental transition back to exteriors. I was looking forward to the next 8-9 months in the shop or working out at the Tree Farm.

*WAG=preliminary estimate.
Good luck with that. I'll be inside, nice and warm. Painting some easy walls off a 4ft ladder. lol sipping coffee of course (out of my bullet proof sippy cup of course)sorry dude, I couldn't help it. I sooo feel your pain. Sooo ready for a slow down.
lilpaintchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 01:04 AM   #3
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpaintchic View Post
Good luck with that. I'll be inside, nice and warm. Painting some easy walls off a 4ft ladder. lol sipping coffee of course (out of my bullet proof sippy cup of course)sorry dude, I couldn't help it. I sooo feel your pain. Sooo ready for a slow down.
I look at it this way, it could be worse. We could be stuck painting inside. At least we dodged THAT bullet.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gough For This Useful Post:
lilpaintchic (10-19-2015)
Old 10-18-2015, 01:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Auburn, Wa
Posts: 1,900
Rewards Points: 6
Thanks: 2,956
Thanked 1,359 Times in 791 Posts
View lilpaintchic's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gough View Post
I look at it this way, it could be worse. We could be stuck painting inside. At least we dodged THAT bullet.
Hahaha! I'm enjoying it so far. I'll get bored with it in another month or so...always do. Hope the weather cooperates with you. I still have 1 exterior side job to get done for a friend. We're doing it for free so the only pressure that's on it is from me. Crappy weather is keeping us grounded though.
lilpaintchic is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to lilpaintchic For This Useful Post:
Gough (10-18-2015)
Old 10-18-2015, 09:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,390
Rewards Points: 286
Thanks: 1,997
Thanked 1,024 Times in 634 Posts
View I paint paint's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gough View Post
The hardest part for me is making the mental transition back to exteriors. I was looking forward to the next 8-9 months in the shop or working out at the Tree Farm.

*WAG=preliminary estimate.
What species?
I paint paint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 12:36 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by I paint paint View Post
What species?
It's mixed softwoods: Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, mostly.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gough For This Useful Post:
I paint paint (10-19-2015)
Old 10-18-2015, 04:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
TrueColors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 405
Rewards Points: 160
Thanks: 35
Thanked 281 Times in 131 Posts
View TrueColors's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I envy the guys that live in areas where you can paint outside all year round. Where I live it's below freezing 8 months of the year.... Our exterior season is so short it's always a cluster fuk


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TrueColors is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 05:18 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Delta Painting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,234
Rewards Points: 754
Thanks: 4,150
Thanked 677 Times in 466 Posts
View Delta Painting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I have 2 exteriors to get wrapped up I hope we have a few warm stretches here hate leaving that money sitting till spring...
__________________
http://www.deltapaintingmi.com/
Delta Painting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 05:23 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Pete the Painter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Gloucester, MA
Posts: 1,383
Rewards Points: 6
Thanks: 1,339
Thanked 727 Times in 382 Posts
View Pete the Painter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I had a condo that I was supposed to do in the middle of the summer. Because the condos are summer vacation condos, and there is a store on the first floor that depends on its summer sales they asked me to paint later in the year. Since I have painted in similar situations later in the year I told them no problem..late September. Well, it rained for a week, which delayed until early October. Now the darn shingles are not drying at all. The shingles are on the north side of the building. And, I have painted north side of buildings on the water into November...had to wait until the dew dried. But, this building just is not drying. Had to tell the customer that I will most likely have to wait until the Spring. He luckily had no problem with the situation. However, ironically, the other condo owners who were the ones that requested that I wait seem be the ones having an issue with me not being able to paint this year.
__________________
Ancora Imparo (I'm Still Learning)--Michelangelo
www.petethepaintergloucester.com
www.petethepainterrockport.com
www.paintercapeann.com
Pete the Painter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 05:24 PM   #10
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrueColors View Post
I envy the guys that live in areas where you can paint outside all year round. Where I live it's below freezing 8 months of the year.... Our exterior season is so short it's always a cluster fuk


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Typically, we can rely on our exterior season running from 1 July to 15 October. Some years, it's a lot longer than that. I'm hoping this is one of those years.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gough For This Useful Post:
Cricket (10-19-2015), lilpaintchic (10-19-2015)
Old 10-18-2015, 08:22 PM   #11
Moderator
 
Wildbill7145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,715
Rewards Points: 310
Thanks: 3,413
Thanked 3,809 Times in 1,954 Posts
View Wildbill7145's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I drove through blowing horizontal snow this morning to get to work. Thus, no.
__________________
February is coming. Please yield to oncoming traffic.
Wildbill7145 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 09:04 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
PACman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North central Ohio
Posts: 6,751
Rewards Points: 416
Thanks: 2,984
Thanked 4,088 Times in 2,673 Posts
View PACman's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildbill7145 View Post
I drove through blowing horizontal snow this morning to get to work. Thus, no.
Wuss!
__________________
"One who dares not offend cannot be honest." Thomas Paine-patriot

"Screw you guys! I'm going home!" Cartmann
PACman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to PACman For This Useful Post:
lilpaintchic (10-19-2015), Wildbill7145 (10-20-2015)
Old 10-19-2015, 10:33 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Auburn, Wa
Posts: 1,900
Rewards Points: 6
Thanks: 2,956
Thanked 1,359 Times in 791 Posts
View lilpaintchic's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gough View Post
Typically, we can rely on our exterior season running from 1 July to 15 October. Some years, it's a lot longer than that. I'm hoping this is one of those years.
We were banking on that here as well. Summer hit really early (like in April) and I thought we'd be good through the end of Oct. August 30 it was 90 degrees and sunny. August 31, it started raining for a week and a half straight and that was just the beginning. September sucked trying to get what was in progress finished, and get a few other small things finished and keep to the schedule.
I started moving jobs to next year's calander just to make it work. A couple of customers were bummed but agreed that they'd rather wait for higher quality than a rushed job. I'm just trying not to lose $ by working between raindrops...
lilpaintchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 11:13 AM   #14
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpaintchic View Post
We were banking on that here as well. Summer hit really early (like in April) and I thought we'd be good through the end of Oct. August 30 it was 90 degrees and sunny. August 31, it started raining for a week and a half straight and that was just the beginning. September sucked trying to get what was in progress finished, and get a few other small things finished and keep to the schedule.
I started moving jobs to next year's calander just to make it work. A couple of customers were bummed but agreed that they'd rather wait for higher quality than a rushed job. I'm just trying not to lose $ by working between raindrops...
Spring was like that here. If our other businesses hadn't been so busy, we could have started on exteriors in March or April. We're not on the Wet Side and I think we've only had 2 Rain Days since Sept 1, which is 2 more than typical.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Auburn, Wa
Posts: 1,900
Rewards Points: 6
Thanks: 2,956
Thanked 1,359 Times in 791 Posts
View lilpaintchic's Photo Album My Photos
Default

What's it like?....it'll rain through next June here...usually anyway.
lilpaintchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 04:29 PM   #16
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilpaintchic View Post
What's it like?....it'll rain through next June here...usually anyway.
We plan on in raining through June. I don't count on starting exteriors until after the Fourth.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 11:06 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,390
Rewards Points: 286
Thanks: 1,997
Thanked 1,024 Times in 634 Posts
View I paint paint's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gough View Post
It's mixed softwoods: Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, mostly.
Do you hunt on your land? Do you allow others to hunt on your land?

If so, what game?

(I find timber more interesting than scheduling paint jobs.)
I paint paint is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to I paint paint For This Useful Post:
lilpaintchic (10-19-2015)
Old 10-19-2015, 11:26 PM   #18
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by I paint paint View Post
Do you hunt on your land? Do you allow others to hunt on your land?

If so, what game?

(I find timber more interesting than scheduling paint jobs.)
We don't, it's not that far from our neighbors.

We've got deer, elk, moose, bear, turkeys, and at least one cougar.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gough For This Useful Post:
I paint paint (10-19-2015)
Old 10-19-2015, 11:44 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,390
Rewards Points: 286
Thanks: 1,997
Thanked 1,024 Times in 634 Posts
View I paint paint's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gough View Post
We don't, it's not that far from our neighbors.

We've got deer, elk, moose, bear, turkeys, and at least one cougar.
Do you take dogs with you when you tend to the timber?

Seems idyllic to me: A guy, his four legged companion, and a long day in the woods.

(A flannel shirt-jac would complete the scene.)
I paint paint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2015, 12:15 AM   #20
Moderator
 
Gough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Intermountain West
Posts: 10,477
Rewards Points: 6,716
Thanks: 11,586
Thanked 10,419 Times in 5,692 Posts
View Gough's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by I paint paint View Post
Do you take dogs with you when you tend to the timber?

Seems idyllic to me: A guy, his four legged companion, and a long day in the woods.

(A flannel shirt-jac would complete the scene.)
We're just recently dog-less, so it's just me.
__________________
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
Gough is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gough For This Useful Post:
I paint paint (10-20-2015)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First lead job this year. cdpainting Lead Paint Discussion 10 09-09-2015 11:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com