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Old 01-14-2012, 08:11 AM   #21
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If all the contractors run into problems and the job is $20k higher than thought, he gets the additional $2000!! This is what is happening in this very case.

If I were the HO, I'd take OFF 10% for every $100 the job goes over.

Here's insult to injury. This job was to be completed before Thanksgiving. I know there are hurdles on jobs, but guys were just not showing up. There was no accountability. I am doing stuff to all the rest of the house, that she has decided to handle herself, since he's been worthless.
That's just a friggin crime!. The decorator I work with is a little "off" and has "visions" but would never think of trying to schedule subs. Feel bad for ya man!
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #22
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These guys prey on home owners like this.Then all contractors get the reputation of being rip offs.
I could not morally participate in this mess.
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These guys prey on home owners like this.Then all contractors get the reputation of being rip offs.
I could not morally participate in this mess.
I have to agree, I'd have to "have a little talk" with the HO and part ways.
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Honestly, she's not upset with the all the subs, with the exception of the electricians who slowed others down in the beginning construction stage.

She does feel the designer should have seen to it the subs were there when expected, since she has nothing to do with that.

I agree, it's a bad setup.

Truth is, I rarely ever work in these projects. Usually, I am just repairing and painting homes and there are no other subs because that's all that is being done.
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Honestly, she's not upset with the all the subs, with the exception of the electricians who slowed others down in the beginning construction stage.

She does feel the designer should have seen to it the subs were there when expected, since she has nothing to do with that.

I agree, it's a bad setup.

Truth is, I rarely ever work in these projects. Usually, I am just repairing and painting homes and there are no other subs because that's all that is being done.
Helluva way to get your feet wet !. A bunch of subs around the job can get nuts soemtimes even with a good coordinator.
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Probably a dumb question ( I have a lot of them) but why is the Int decorator scheduling subs?. I would think the GC or HO would look after that.
Interior designers can take on a role as a project manager/contractor with residential projects. As scary as it sounds, it’s pretty common. Interior designers generally have a 4 year bachelor degree that is closely related to a degree in architecture. A lot of the classes are the same. Most people don’t know this. A decorator is much different than an interior designer. A decorator could have a 2 year diploma to no education. Interior designers that have formal training should know, how a building is built in terms of the material used to the mechanics of the building. They must know building codes and many other things. Oh ya….they should have an idea of what looks good and what doesn’t…but….this is a very small part of design.
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Interior designers can take on a role as a project manager/contractor with residential projects. As scary as it sounds, it’s pretty common. Interior designers generally have a 4 year bachelor degree that is closely related to a degree in architecture. A lot of the classes are the same. Most people don’t know this. A decorator is much different than an interior designer. A decorator could have a 2 year diploma to no education. Interior designers that have formal training should know, how a building is built in terms of the material used to the mechanics of the building. They must know building codes and many other things. Oh ya….they should have an idea of what looks good and what doesn’t…but….this is a very small part of design.
Good points!
This designer is at least 50 and is well-known, but I have no idea of his formal training. It seems to me he would have go-to guys for each project and get calenders coordinated before tearing in to a house at $30,000!
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BTW-who here can advise me on glazing white woodwork? A loyal customer wants me to do it, even though I told her I have never tried it!

You need some glaze and some universal tints. What color tints you use is dependent on what your customer wants.You need to figure out what she is envisioning, does she want it to look dirty and old or ???You need to do a sample, or two or twelve....get her to approve it. As for techniques , you can do a dry brush effect which is done as follows- sparingly apply glaze with a brush, working it out nice and even. Or you can do a glaze and wipe- apply glaze, working it into all the nooks and crannies, then wipe it back with a cotton rag, leaving the glaze in the crevices.

I guess the hard part is breaking everything into workable pieces, glazing a 12 foot long handrail is a little more challenging than say a mullion on a window. You have to work fast to avoid lap lines.

Here are two books I can recommend that are pretty much the Faux Bibles of the trade- Professional Painted Finishes by Ina Brousseau Marx and The Art of Faux by Pierre Finkelstein
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