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Old 08-28-2018, 11:56 AM   #61
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Fyi, 10 out of 10 paint companies surveyed say wash the walls.
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Fyi, 10 out of 10 paint companies surveyed say wash the walls.
10 out of 10 paint companies will also tell you they have the best paint.
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So you're saying you don't wash the walls in the kitchen and bathroom when painting at home?
As sop? Heck no. If theres a spot or three that need some 409 or whatever, sure. Then a bomb can of cs or bin maybe depending on what the deal is. But no,i absolutely do not go around washing all walls prior to painting. I do pole sand all smooth walls,bump sand smooth lids as needed, and usually give textured walls a quickie also.it literally only takes a few minutes per room. And wete talking about a repaint. But i only wash if theres something on the wall that will telegraph through the finish.

And yes,that is true also in my home though i suspect there was a typo in your post...

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10 out of 10 paint companies will also tell you they have the best paint.
and every painter is the best painter!
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As sop? Heck no. If theres a spot or three that need some 409 or whatever, sure. Then a bomb can of cs or bin maybe depending on what the deal is. But no,i absolutely do not go around washing all walls prior to painting. I do pole sand all smooth walls,bump sand smooth lids as needed, and usually give textured walls a quickie also.it literally only takes a few minutes per room. And wete talking about a repaint. But i only wash if theres something on the wall that will telegraph through the finish.

And yes,that is true also in my home though i suspect there was a typo in your post...

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Let me clarify, I don't wash all the walls just my kitchen and bathroom at home! The kitchens I've washed for customers were in lieu of painting, back in another time I painted kitchens and baths with semi oil, so most of the time they would look like new after a good wash!
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Let me clarify, I don't wash all the walls just my kitchen and bathroom at home! The kitchens I've washed for customers were in lieu of painting, back in another time I painted kitchens and baths with semi oil, so most of the time they would look like new after a good wash!
do you do toilets if the money is right?
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What is this...a convention of Merry Maids?

Carpenters don't wash walls, nor do plumbers, electricians, HVAC guys, landscapers, etc.

If you want to do it, more power to you, but I'll put to you that this is probably one of the reasons that painting as a trade is so disrespected. How can you argue that painting is a skilled trade when you are cleaning customers' toilets?

Get some self respect.
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I have occasionally washed grime of the wall where the dog slept but no more than that
Dog in the pic?
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Show me the money, dude!
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What is this...a convention of Merry Maids?

Carpenters don't wash walls, nor do plumbers, electricians, HVAC guys, landscapers, etc.

If you want to do it, more power to you, but I'll put to you that this is probably one of the reasons that painting as a trade is so disrespected. How can you argue that painting is a skilled trade when you are cleaning customers' toilets?

Get some self respect.
The old timers that I started with back in the mid-70's, were used to washing or dry cleaning every surface, in the residential market before ever touching a brush!

If you would have called them Merry Maids, you'd be missing a few teeth.

I never said anything about cleaning a customers toilet, is that your job at home?
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No, I don't wash walls. Rather, I clean it up.
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Many moons ago I worked for a company that painted mansions in Newport RI.They washed everything interior and exterior.Everything was to the 9's.It made no difference imo they were just super rich and got there house scrubbed and painted every year.
Me I don't even touch a wall until it has a coat on it.unless it has some serious damage paint,pole sand,paint.Its amazing what that first coat will make you not care about...
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Many moons ago I worked for a company that painted mansions in Newport RI.They washed everything interior and exterior.Everything was to the 9's.It made no difference imo they were just super rich and got there house scrubbed and painted every year.
Me I don't even touch a wall until it has a coat on it.unless it has some serious damage paint,pole sand,paint.Its amazing what that first coat will make you not care about...
So you're saying some people don't like you to paint over $hit?
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