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Old 01-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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I just started my own painting biz and just wanted to say hello. I know that this is a tough economy but I'm going to try and do a good job and not cut corners. Any advice? Where should or shouldn't I buy paint?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Have you painted professionally before?
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Not professionally. Just on my own home or relatives. I'm going to try and be a high end painter not a blow and go guy
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Not professionally. Just on my own home or relatives. I'm going to try and be a high end painter not a blow and go guy
You're not ready! You need experience.Get a job with a good contractor and learn all you can.I'd say you need at least five years experience.The more the better.I worked for one of the best contractors in this area for 15 years before starting a business,been in business myself for ten years and I'm still learning.

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You're not ready! You need experience.Get a job with a good contractor and learn all you can.I'd say you need at least five years experience.The more the better.I worked for one of the best contractors in this area for 15 years before starting a business,been in business myself for ten years and I'm still learning.
Good advice. Thx
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Not professionally. Just on my own home or relatives.
How did mom like your work?
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It takes a lot of time in the bucket to be considered high end. Like stated above go out and work for the best painter in your area and get some experience.

You can learn a lot from this site, but reading about painting and actually doing it 40-50 hours a week are totally different animals.
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You can learn a lot from this site, but reading about painting and actually doing it 40-50 hours a week are totally different animals.

you ever wonder how many actual hours at the wall you have?.... Its crazy when you think about it
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It's also crazy to think one year.. Wow I really have a solid grasp on this painting gig. And the next year you look back and think. Wow I really didn't know nearly as much as I do now.

If you keep going with painting never ever assume you know everything and close your mind to learning. That's when your experience stops and your ego grows.
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Seems like a troll thread to me. Buy an ad or push your bear paint somewhere else Ryan.
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