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Old 04-30-2018, 10:46 PM   #3841
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Hate it when the owner hangs around to watch you work. Make sure you don't steal any switch plates. Just go to work people.
Most of mine do just go to work. I had one older guy in an empty condo, he pulled an easy chair into the center of the room and just watched me. I must have given him an inquiring look be cause he explained: "You know, I've worked hard all of my life. It is nice to watch someone else do the work, now." I think I chuckled and continued the job. Eventually he got bored and left.
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Most of mine do just go to work. I had one older guy in an empty condo, he pulled an easy chair into the center of the room and just watched me. I must have given him an inquiring look be cause he explained: "You know, I've worked hard all of my life. It is nice to watch someone else do the work, now." I think I chuckled and continued the job. Eventually he got bored and left.
It’s bad enough to be the source of entertainment for some preschoolers, or even the occasional dog or cat, but an adult that should know better? Nope.
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It’s bad enough to be the source of entertainment for some preschoolers, or even the occasional dog or cat, but an adult that should know better? Nope.
So'K, I was well paid and I almost think that may be why he hired someone. I was not so very entertaining because after he went out I did not see him again until I was wrapping up. Over time, we get to see all kinds of people. Too bad more of us can not do long distance writing!
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I took a lawn chair and some beer and watched some friends pour concrete on a June morning. I personally don't like concrete work but it is fun to watch others play in the mud.
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"It's a nice day out, I'd like you to come paint a bedroom in our home today."

First day of good weather brought out some of the worst phone calls yesterday, and it carried on until well after I got home.
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"It's a nice day out, I'd like you to come paint a bedroom in our home today."

First day of good weather brought out some of the worst phone calls yesterday, and it carried on until well after I got home.
It's always been said, You know it's spring because all the screamers are out on the streets. Spring is the season when nut cases strut their stuff!
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i sat with a scotch and watched the Amish plant corn for two hours last night. Why? It was better than what was on TV.
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Dark brown over a light color, more like 3 coats to look good!
You would be amazed at how Aura, even reds, will cover in 1... or 2 quick ones for the best coverage
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Most of mine do just go to work. I had one older guy in an empty condo, he pulled an easy chair into the center of the room and just watched me. I must have given him an inquiring look be cause he explained: "You know, I've worked hard all of my life. It is nice to watch someone else do the work, now." I think I chuckled and continued the job. Eventually he got bored and left.
It's the paranoid ones that bug me... worried you might skip a coat maybe. But they have good reason: I have heard the paint store rumors saying some painters will buy crappy paint and put it in BenMoore cans etc... Give us all a bad rep.
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You would be amazed at how Aura, even reds, will cover in 1... or 2 quick ones for the best coverage
I doubt that would be true with my methods. I thin my paint 10-15% so it has a smoother finish. (Except the jobs that want quick & Cheap.)
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I doubt that would be true with my methods. I thin my paint 10-15% so it has a smoother finish. (Except the jobs that want quick & Cheap.)
I did a job a short while ago which had Calliente accent walls over a pale yellow. Aura took 3 coats not thinned just to make it acceptable.
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Hate when a customer who owns a local business asks me why his red store awning has faded badly in three years. Says he paid "a lot of money" To get it painted.

I watched them paint that awning. I know what paint they used. (not telling as it is irrelevant).

All i could come up with was "because they used 5hitty paint."

I guess people are used to the paint stores handling things like this a little more delicately. But a fact is a fact. Sorry. I'm not going to sugar coat it anymore. That's for the people that are ripping people off and covering their a55es to do.
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She could approach it from the "when we need to sell..." angle. I once had a similar couple and demanded a sit down & clear up or you find another painter. To much of a risk as I saw it. No one was going to be happy. We did work it all out and then when SHE came to try a round about I just said "Go talk to hubby about it." Still, one of the worst situations I ever worked. I got a call for more work from them and it was a flat out "NO!"


When both husband and wife meet you and show you the work to be done...you have to ask Clint Eastwood one question. Do I feel lucky.... with just that one? Maybe give a price so high that a bad scene is still worth it.
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I hate when I go to work in the morning, work all day then go to work again.

Now I'm home and I'm all stinky. I don't even want to take my boots off.
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I hate when I go to work in the morning, work all day then go to work again.

Now I'm home and I'm all stinky. I don't even want to take my boots off.
Preach. Twice this week I fell asleep in my paint clothes without getting a shower. Got up the next day, didn't change, and went right back at it. When I get home, I have a garage full of doors (about 40) to work on. Nice to be busy. I guess.
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Preach. Twice this week I fell asleep in my paint clothes without getting a shower. Got up the next day, didn't change, and went right back at it. When I get home, I have a garage full of doors (about 40) to work on. Nice to be busy. I guess.
Yeah, it’s nice to have a space where you can work on things like doors. The problem is, you then have a space full of doors needing work.
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I hate when I go to work in the morning, work all day then go to work again.

Now I'm home and I'm all stinky. I don't even want to take my boots off.
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Preach. Twice this week I fell asleep in my paint clothes without getting a shower. Got up the next day, didn't change, and went right back at it. When I get home, I have a garage full of doors (about 40) to work on. Nice to be busy. I guess.
Just think: Both winter and Christmas are coming!
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Just think: Both winter and Christmas are coming!
Hi Mom!

Just kidding. My Mom always used to say that whenever I mentioned that I wanted to buy something.
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I hate when I hear: "I'll get you on the vendor list, I'm on the board. Buuuut I need a better deal". I replied "I'm already giving you a better deal, just because you're carpenter chooses to do a $300-$400 job for $100 which he did in a little over an hour, I unfortunately can't. That wouldn't make business sense".

Don't get me started on the comment, "You are getting a lot done quickly, does that mean it should be cheaper"?
My reply: " That means I'm working harder, and faster than the other contractors you are accustomed to dealing with, why would I penalize myself financially for my efficiency and effectiveness. It seems reasonable that we should reward me for my efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of work".
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Just kidding. My Mom always used to say that whenever I mentioned that I wanted to buy something.
I was just thinking the over abundance of work will look pretty good when we hit slow months.
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