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Old 05-01-2017, 11:49 AM   #2941
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I hate when a customer gets pissed off at me because i have no idea what colors or what paint she used on a house she painted "2 or 3 years ago" when she bought the paint from a dealer that went out of business 3 1/2 years ago that i have no affiliation with. "well you're the Pratt and Lambert dealer aren't you?". Yeah, but how does that mean anything? I'm not psychic because i'm a Pratt & Lambert dealer i'm afraid.
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I hate when a customer gets pissed off at me because i have no idea what colors or what paint she used on a house she painted "2 or 3 years ago" when she bought the paint from a dealer that went out of business 3 1/2 years ago that i have no affiliation with. "well you're the Pratt and Lambert dealer aren't you?". Yeah, but how does that mean anything? I'm not psychic because i'm a Pratt & Lambert dealer i'm afraid.


Even better is the "Can't you tell on the wall what paint, and color it is"? I have heard that one many times.
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I hate when a customer gets pissed off at me because i have no idea what colors or what paint she used on a house she painted "2 or 3 years ago" when she bought the paint from a dealer that went out of business 3 1/2 years ago that i have no affiliation with. "well you're the Pratt and Lambert dealer aren't you?". Yeah, but how does that mean anything? I'm not psychic because i'm a Pratt & Lambert dealer i'm afraid.


Even better is the "Can't you tell on the wall what paint, and color it is"? I have heard that one many times.
I just got that one today. Customer asks me about a color, I say I have to match it to a paint chart, she says "Oh you don't know what color that is? My old painter knew". I went out to my truck and grabbed 7different fan decks and said this is one reason I don't know what color it is. I first have to know what company made the paint. Then look it up to find the exact match. She then says " I'm going to Ben Moore website to create my room with these colors I have and they will know the exact color".
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I just got that one today. Customer asks me about a color, I say I have to match it to a paint chart, she says "Oh you don't know what color that is? My old painter knew". I went out to my truck and grabbed 7different fan decks and said this is one reason I don't know what color it is. I first have to know what company made the paint. Then look it up to find the exact match. She then says " I'm going to Ben Moore website to create my room with these colors I have and they will know the exact color".
Kind of like when they say "It's antique white, dumba55!". How many antique whites are there? Thousand's maybe?
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Kind of like when they say "It's antique white, dumba55!". How many antique whites are there? Thousand's maybe?


The stuff we deal with is amazing! After almost 30 years of being in this business I often ask myself how much longer am I willing to deal with the nonsense. I had one potential client tell me her husband could do the job. I just thanked her for the opportunity to give her an estimate and I excused myself.
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They have a scanner now that you can use to get the closest matches to any surface. It helps anyway...

I hate when you have to strip popcorn and wallpaper on the same job... or ever. This is me on the next job.
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I hate when I have a months worth of jobs that all require an insane amount of prep work. I wanna know who the genius was that decided popcorn ceilings were a good idea.

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Never figured that one out either. Especially when they put glitter in it. Every time I walked into a house that had that combination, I looked for the disco mirror ball.

Had to do an insurance resto patch on one with the glitter. She definitely let me know she wanted the glitter. "No one else has it". "There's a reason for that"....
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Never figured that one out either. Especially when they put glitter in it. Every time I walked into a house that had that combination, I looked for the disco mirror ball.
I had one a year ago that I painted and added glitter throughout the entire house. It was clear almost like glass shards so it wasn't too bad, but still, why?

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I will never apply popcorn to a ceiling. There is already too much evil in the world.
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With all the crap you smooth texture guys give us out west about our textures... visiting friends in West Palm Beach and walk inside their home and sure enough; smooth walls. BUT, there are popcorn ceilings!!! WTH? In my book that ceiling totally wiped out any so called "better look" that the smooth walls might have imparted.
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I hate when someone says they'll meet me at my shop at 10:30 to pick something up and they call me at 11:00 to say they can't make it till 1:00. Good thing I had a lot of office work I could catch up, but still very annoying.


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With all the crap you smooth texture guys give us out west about our textures... visiting friends in West Palm Beach and walk inside their home and sure enough; smooth walls. BUT, there are popcorn ceilings!!! WTH? In my book that ceiling totally wiped out any so called "better look" that the smooth walls might have imparted.
Are you talking "knock down texture"? I always referred to that as ghetto texture. lol
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I used to sell a little goofy tool that was a glitter applicator. It had a small hopper, a crank, and a tube that you could rotate and spray the glitter upwards. We used to have a blast sneaking up on fellow employees and showering them with glitter. That was almost as much fun as cattle prod sword fighting.

Oklahoma is a weird place........
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Are you talking "knock down texture"? I always referred to that as ghetto texture. lol
Knockdown, orange peel... it abounds out west. We also have our share of popcorn ceilings but almost always in places from the late sixties or earlier. Our friends' place in WPB was built in late eighties and has the crap.
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I don't mind texture as long as it is on the walls and sealed properly.
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Knockdown, orange peel... it abounds out west. We also have our share of popcorn ceilings but almost always in places from the late sixties or earlier. Our friends' place in WPB was built in late eighties and has the crap.
Around here they popcorned ceilings until the late 2000's. Some builders didn't take it that far but anything 2000 and earlier has it.

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Oklahoma is a weird place........

I used that tool a lot around 1985 or so.
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I bet I'm the only one here whose ever had to broadcast glitter on those ceilings.
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I used that tool a lot around 1985 or so.
Damn I'm getting slow.
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