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Old 03-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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I was painting on a custom house at PGA Norman Estates. Cam back from lunch. Drove up to the shack, talked to the guard about a min, drove on in. I approached my job but had to do a U turn, since it was on the other side of the street. I pulled into another drive way And as I was backing out I saw one of these.



I thought "man some one f *cked up. Then it hit me "OH Sh!t". There you go a half a mile in a PGA, It started right from the entrance. I was power washing the next day

Most painters have made that custom paint stripe going down the street before. What your paint spill story?
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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I hada spill in the bed of my truck. A can had opened and drifted to the back of the bed. I was on the highway and lost it all. I didn't see what all I covered but the paint was gone by the time I noticed. All that was left was a spot on the bed and it had painted the rollpan of my truck as it drained out the back.. oh well I guess.
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Using my Wife's van when mine was in the shop. Hit a bump and a 5'er with 30% water and the rest paint sloshed all over the back...



Knew an idiot painter once that drove all over an apartment complex dripping a slow flow of paint onto the freshly coated black top.
Looked like yours does.
But you cannot be as big an idiot as this guy was...
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Man, that is messed up!!! The worst I ever had was having a hose break while spraying lacquer. And it was on hardwood floors. I looked like I was on meth cleaning that stuff up. Amazingly it didnt do anything to the floors. I still havent figured out that one yet.

One time I picked up a gallon of latex from a local paint store and set it on the front seat of my truck. Took it out and had a puddle sitting there. Wondering WTH?!? I look on the bottom of the can and the guy at the paint store had taken a piece of masking tape to cover a hole. Had a nice little chat with him about it and got a new factory seat cover installed. We laugh about it now.
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Yikes. I haven't made one of those yet thankfully.

When I first started painting, I had a cut bucket filled with close to a half gallon of paint hanging from a hook off of a gutter. I was standing on a steep pitch using one hand to brush and the other to hold on to the house.

The foreman was spraying down at the other end of the gable, and he grabbed the gutter to move around a corner.

He pulled the gutter down, and when he released it it shot up a couple inches, dislodging the bucket hook (and the half gallon of paint), which then fell down onto the cedar shakes, bounced/rolled down the roof, fell down to the new exposed aggregate driveway, splashed on the house when it hit, then proceeded to run half way down the new exposed aggregate driveway.

It took me and 2 other greenhorns with a box of rags, wire brushes, and the foreman with an airless paintsprayer filled with water an hour or so to clean up.

Of course it was oil paint back then and was a total PITA. Back then we didn't think twice about rinsing it into the storm drain.

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What did I learn?

Only carry as much paint as you need in your cut-bucket.

A lot of times if I am going into a finished house, to touch up little areas, I put less than a half inch of paint in the bucket.

This has saved me a few times when I accidentally tipped the bucket over and the paint didn't have enough time to run out, or very little made it onto the drop/carpet creating a mess.

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I know a guy that dripped a 5'er for miles all over town ....right to his shop. Was easy to find him.
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Like I said in another thread ....some guys think high end custom work is totally different from others. Nice custom neighborhood ....is that a sheep on the right?
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Like I said in another thread ....some guys think high end custom is totally different from others. Nice custom neighborhood ....is that a sheep on the right?
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Like I said in another thread ....some guys think high end custom work is totally different from others. Nice custom neighborhood ....is that a sheep on the right?
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Yeah, pretty much like that...

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Using my Wife's van when mine was in the shop. Hit a bump and a 5'er with 30% water and the rest paint sloshed all over the back...
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NEPS and other MA guys,

didn't some Bozo spill something for a few miles on 495 a few years back. Warn't the roadway orange for a few days?

What is my mind trying to remember?



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didn't some Bozo spill something for a few miles on 495 a few years back. Warn't the roadway orange for a few days?

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I'm not sure ...sounds familiar ..I lived off 495 in the 90's. There was a nice on on rt3 northbound in Weymouth this weekend.
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I'm not sure ...sounds familiar ..I lived off 495 in the 90's. There was a nice on on rt3 northbound in Weymouth this weekend.
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nope ... was dry when I got there. I think Slingah did it.
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Like I said in another thread ....some guys think high end custom work is totally different from others. Nice custom neighborhood ....is that a sheep on the right?
LOL The gated communities look a lot different here. I think that is one of those plastic deers.
I have never had that happen but I have seen the mess and trails before.
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Like I said in another thread ....some guys think high end custom work is totally different from others. Nice custom neighborhood ....is that a sheep on the right?
Dude! Google PGA west Norman estates.
That pic is from a google image search.
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If those are estates I'd hate to see the golf course.
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Dude! Google PGA west Norman estates.
That pic is from a google image search.
Dude, you dont have to prove anything here. Did you paint the house on the left....red trim with yellow columns? Nice! McDonald's theme in da' hood.

That sheep looks scared too ...he must know you!
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