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Old 06-28-2010, 11:10 AM   #21
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...this guy has held a brush....add a little "cha cha cha", and you may find yourself a little niche market?
You mean this Gal...
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #22
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I have gotten better qualifiers since I changed my ad to be more specific in experience.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #23
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I have devised a test for weeding through your potential CL applicants. Forget a resume! Just ask the right questions and be willing to provide INCENTIVE for quality and speed. Just because a guy doesn't want for you to call his last employer doesn't mean he's not qualified... there are a MESS of incompetent painting companies as well as "painters."

Things a painter should know:

1- What is the key ingredient in acrylic paint thinner?


2- What is a church key and what are it's different functions?


3- put these five things in the correct order: Painting- Priming- Puttying- Caulking- Sanding.

4- What range of PSI do Grayco sprayers cover?

5- Rac__ (?) or Rac__ (?)

a-Which color is which?
b- which one has fine finish tips?

6- Which has a wider fan, a 417 or a 515?


7- What color tape should you use for taping interior walls?

a- What color should you use for exterior in direct sun?
b- What's the only tape that really sticks to brick?

8- What is the old school method for the problem of "frog eyeing" paint?

9- Are all painters alcoholics or are roofers and plumbers much much worse?

10- How do you get the fat boy on the job to shut up and start swinging a brush?


I'll be back to answer these later.

I failed your test...... except #9; all the above
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I have gotten better qualifiers since I changed my ad to be more specific in experience.
The one time I placed an ad on CL, I got 80 responses in 8 hours. Had to delete the ad.

Ended up hiring a 21yo gal w/very little painting experience, but one hard worker that listened and wanted to learn.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:40 PM   #25
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I have devised a test for weeding through your potential CL applicants. Forget a resume! Just ask the right questions and be willing to provide INCENTIVE for quality and speed. Just because a guy doesn't want for you to call his last employer doesn't mean he's not qualified... there are a MESS of incompetent painting companies as well as "painters."

Things a painter should know:

1- What is the key ingredient in acrylic paint thinner?


2- What is a church key and what are it's different functions?


3- put these five things in the correct order: Painting- Priming- Puttying- Caulking- Sanding.

4- What range of PSI do Grayco sprayers cover?

5- Rac__ (?) or Rac__ (?)

a-Which color is which?
b- which one has fine finish tips?

6- Which has a wider fan, a 417 or a 515?


7- What color tape should you use for taping interior walls?

a- What color should you use for exterior in direct sun?
b- What's the only tape that really sticks to brick?

8- What is the old school method for the problem of "frog eyeing" paint?

9- Are all painters alcoholics or are roofers and plumbers much much worse?

10- How do you get the fat boy on the job to shut up and start swinging a brush?


I'll be back to answer these later.

I passed with flying colours....what a smart way to hire!

I'll be on the job site 10AM sharp! I would get there earlier, but I'm taking the bus ever since my DUI.

I usually leave early Friday's as I'm selling crack on weekends to get me car out of the compound.

It's so awesome to know so much about painting...it shows I'm a great employee!

Thanks for hiring me.
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The key ingredient in acrylic paint thinner. That's easy. Paint thinner.
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Thought it was kerosene.
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Primer makes everything better...
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No,..no....NO
It's Xylene based Acrylic borne, west-side brew..
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