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Old 02-20-2019, 06:16 PM   #21
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:08 PM   #22
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Yeah, all the color specifications , sheens, and locations of said accent colors is already committed to paper and initialed by both the customer and myself. Extra costs associated with the accents was addressed at the bid and is also in the contact.

As for talking them out of a color and then recommending a different one, that is a hugely riskey move. For now, Iím just going with their choices and weíll see how it goes. Bottom line, once Iím done, I donít have to see it anymore - but I wonít be at all surprised if I am back within a few months.
Yup. "Cant see it from my house".

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Old 02-20-2019, 10:06 PM   #23
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Yup. "Cant see it from my house".

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Well, if the accent colors they chose were any brighter, you just might.
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I did a house years ago, and this is a true story, that you could see from the highway from a mile away. My guys only had half of it done when I got a call from them and said the neighbors were complaining about the color .I was a couple miles away and when I got around a corner it was visible on the side of the hill like a great green orb. We re-painted it the next day.
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Twice I've painted for wealthy people that did not use chips or samples. They wanted us to paint the whole room and see if they liked it. One room I painted four times different shades of white. The fifth time, I told my boss I couldn't paint it anymore and she had to take over! At that time I got paid by the hour so I don't know how the money was resolved, but I don't think it was a problem. T&M no doubt.

I avoid giving color advice unless they are trying to sell the house and are really clueless.
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I'd rather have them be wrong about the color than me. I'm painting that sucka'. Quickly. Before they change their mind!
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Twice I've painted for wealthy people that did not use chips or samples. They wanted us to paint the whole room and see if they liked it. One room I painted four times different shades of white. The fifth time, I told my boss I couldn't paint it anymore and she had to take over! At that time I got paid by the hour so I don't know how the money was resolved, but I don't think it was a problem. T&M no doubt.

I avoid giving color advice unless they are trying to sell the house and are really clueless.
I've done the same. We painted a bedroom four times, two coats each. It's annoying from a repetitive perspective, but it paid the same as anything else, so what are you going to do?

My major annoyance with it is more along scheduling lines...it throws everything behind when you are endlessly messing around on one job, even though it pays.

I don't care what colors they want. I tell them as much, unless they're asking about generic color trends.
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I was working for a contractor who had the contract to paint all new and released units in two 56 story twin apartment towers in Chicago. I was given a 2 bedroom unit to repaint that had 11 total colors, it was like every wall was a different color, they even had accent walls in the closets, go figure.
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Ouch. I hate those houses that have a million colors, but accent walls with 90% tint of the other walls. REAL fun come touch up time.....
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I was working for a contractor who had the contract to paint all new and released units in two 56 story twin apartment towers in Chicago. I was given a 2 bedroom unit to repaint that had 11 total colors, it was like every wall was a different color, they even had accent walls in the closets, go figure.


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Had a psychiatrist customer once who, after we had painted his private residence, asked us to do his office. It was the living room of a house from the thirties that had been converted to office spaces and like many from that era had many little odd spaces and niches throughout every room. He had a decorator involved in picking the colors and turned out to be 16 different ones in just the one room - almost one for every wall surface. I thought it would turn out to be horrible but it actually looked pretty neat. The effect was far from calming however, something that I thought he might have felt was somewhat important to his more “excitable” patients.
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He needs to keep those patients excited....job security!^^^
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Painted a interior of a newer home in the country a few years back and had me paint very wall in the house different color.Was definitely a house of many colors.
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Painted a interior of a newer home in the country a few years back and had me paint very wall in the house different color.Was definitely a house of many colors.
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