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Old 11-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Need help painting level 5 drywall finish.

For a year in a half I've been painting some duplex condos for a builder (all 1 color ceilings and walls) so it's pretty easy. FYI we have texture on our walls here in Texas.

A few months ago the builder pre sold one and the client wanted 8 colors plus a white ceiling. Prior to other trades I sprayed the ceilings and all the wood work. The builder built, prior to turning it in I had painters cover the finishes and 2 drywall guys on stilits mask the ceiling in a matter of a couple of hours, than sprayed the walls 8 different colors. It came out great and no touch ups.

Someone in the area saw the final product and wants me to paint for them BUT they want me to paint it all prior to the finishes. They don't want back roll at all.

I'm afraid that after all the other trades put their hands on the walls I will have to repaint all the walls by spray. How do I handle the touch ups??

Anyone have advice??? Thanks
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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PDCA 01-04 Touch Up and Damage Repair Financial Responsibility.

Reading what they want I don't see how you can spray finish (impossible to t/u) wall colours and have other trades behind you installing.... I would 1st ask WHY, then do it but collect 100% payment while you put your sprayer away and tell them not to call touch up because........ I TOLD YOU SO!

I would make sure you spell out in contract that once you done, you are done. PERIOD. A trip back = $$$$.
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Always Backroll drywall IMO. Why someone would insist you do a substandard job and they were paying you good money would be a mystery to me. I'd think that person to be ignorant of the process and maybe educate them if I could.
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Always Backroll drywall IMO. Why someone would insist you do a substandard job and they were paying you good money would be a mystery to me. I'd think that person to be ignorant of the process and maybe educate them if I could.
I agree ODEN, but the walls would look sweet sprayed on a level 5!
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Level 5 or texture?
We spray texture and touch up with a proshot every day, no problem.
Level 5 gets tricky, but doable
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I agree ODEN, but the walls would look sweet sprayed on a level 5!
I can roll them where they would look like they were sprayed. Depending on the colors and sheen, smoth walls rarely touch up good anyways.
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I can roll them where they would look like they were sprayed. Depending on the colors and sheen, smoth walls rarely touch up good anyways.
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I hate smooth wall finish. I backroll it also.Here in western colo.its mostly texture for n.c residential .Lately a lot of architects on commercial jobs have spec'ed out level 4 smooth wall with sheen finish paint.Of course it looks like dog s... on a white rag but convince the architect of that.Their answer is ,put on another coat.Lots of disclaimers on proposals and contracts
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I love this site, I cant believe its taken me so long to join. Thanks for all of your help.

As much as I want this client because they are so high end , I've decided to propose the way I know how to do it and hope they agree.

Thanks again!
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I love this site, I cant believe its taken me so long to join. Thanks for all of your help.

As much as I want this client because they are so high end , I've decided to propose the way I know how to do it and hope they agree.

Thanks again!
I believe that is fine.........your the professional painters after all, you are the one who should be advising them on the way your going to conduct your business to achieve an optimal result.
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I've lost count of how many jobs I've lost because the customer had an idea of how they wanted it (process) that went against my experience and professional opinion, after trying my best to explain to them why their stupid idea was stupid...

But I haven't had hardly any jobs where it ended with a falling out or they were unhappy, and I, unpaid.
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This thread reminded me of something that is still inspirational to me in this industry. This would be something worth taking the time to level 5 and spray.


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