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Old 02-28-2014, 03:05 AM   #21
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On one commercial job, we had a basement room set up for spraying, explosion-proof fan and all. I shot a load of doors and left. Right after I left, sparky shows up, pulls down the visqueen and starts pulling down ceiling panels, dropping crap all over all of the freshly painted doors. He got all bent out of shape when I called his boss to let him know what happened...and how much he was going to get back-charged.
In that instance, I might have come unglued...I detest the messes they leave behind. I usually hit the outlets with a shop vac, because I have to.

My all-time favorite grumble is the time I was refinishing floors for a client. I had the doors blocked off, with "Do Not Enter" signs Everywhere. I was working my way to the other exit when I heard footsteps...The carpenter had walked across my freshly coated floors.

I'm pretty sure he withered with the look I gave him. lol And then I called the HO. (sigh)
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:18 AM   #22
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. A must have while filling nail holes.

Good for the occasional unset nail, and easy to carry.
I just picked one up two days ago. Had been wanting one forever, decided to put it on the GC's bill. Although I'm being deducted materials, I figured a back charge was in order. T&M
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Mandi, as said, you are not alone. We all experience this shoddy crapsmanship and disrespect for those that come after who like a good nurse maid is supposed to clean up their mess. And you are allowed to bitch about it. You are relatively new here, so I'll re-express my love for sparky. Is it not enough that he leaves his boxes full of crap so when we refinish the walls, the dust, dirt, and other sh1t jumps put and into our coatings? Hell no. We were working in one of the newest and highest rent building in Boston's Back Bay hanging the hall, kitchen, and a powder. Sparky walks in to install the powder's wall sconces and put a new outlet in the hall. Would it be so much to sweep up his sh!t ? I guess so: and obviously the new sink had his wire clippings and other flotsam and jetsam in it. DESPICABLE !!! Someone here suggested that we sweep up messes like this, put it in a box, tape it up, and give it to the HO, "You're electrician left this behind, I think he may need it"
Wow Sparkies do that in OZ aswell looks like they don't give a crap world wide
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We did a 2200 sq ft house years ago and the genius redneck old fart carpenter had used staples for all the trim. Regular 2 1/2 inch colonial. I lost count at 500 unset staples. I warned him next time it will be $5.00 for staple/nail I have to fix. He was off the project before the next house.
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Save it for the painter-forumrunner_20140228_202847.jpg

Shabby ass.....Oops :-) stucco boys

They also had thumb size holes around new window bands eek....they all have that same mentality calk and paint will make it what it anit. And there carpenters are hacks too!! Base boards higher in corners and lots of nails to reset....save it for the painter...cause anybody can paint ;-) not!! just saying

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I just picked one up two days ago. Had been wanting one forever, decided to put it on the GC's bill. Although I'm being deducted materials, I figured a back charge was in order. T&M
cool! Keep an eye on it though, they are easy to lose.
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cool! Keep an eye on it though, they are easy to lose.
I thought carpenters were suppose to have them in there pouch :jester
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Well, here is a different point of view, and I know this doesn't pertain to anyone here.

For us faux painters, one of our biggest issues with painters is that they sometimes think that one quick heavy coat will do because after all the faux finish will cover it up.Right?

Wrong.
So, just a little education here, please no offense intended-- the basecoat I spec for the faux/decorative finish is very important. It must be as specified- two nice finish coats. Faux finishes do not hide imperfections in the base coat, they accentuate them.

Carry on.
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Well, here is a different point of view, and I know this doesn't pertain to anyone here.

For us faux painters, one of our biggest issues with painters is that they sometimes think that one quick heavy coat will do because after all the faux finish will cover it up.Right?

Wrong.
So, just a little education here, please no offense intended-- the basecoat I spec for the faux/decorative finish is very important. It must be as specified- two nice finish coats. Faux finishes do not hide imperfections in the base coat, they accentuate them.

Carry on.
same with wall paper
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