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Just the idea he had intention to screw over the buyer is infuriating enough. I probably would not have been so polite. I'm starting a large project today where the customer seems really nice and understanding, but am wary for one "hmmmm" moment when I was looking at the project; Were going all over this place looking at everything as she is also putting up the house, and arrive at the kitchen. Cabinets are very nice, and are not getting painted. She showed me where she tried to get the grease off and there was soap residue, and then implied I should give her a price on cleaning them. Not to prep for paint, just clean them like I have a side business. It's an enormous job and that is just small part of it so I think I'll save that part until last and then offer her a discount to exclude it.
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Of course before i get too judgmental, i'm pretty sure after i die they'll be wondering why i needed so many unused paint brushes.
I would like to be willed those brushes please and thank you
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Had a homeowner that a friend was asked to give a quote to - peeling disaster of an exterior - my buddy asked how long it had been since it was painted and the homeowner said "Last year, I did it myself and used that Behr paint..." as the conversation went on, the homeowner confessed that, because the paint was so thick, he decided to wet the section he was painting down with his garden hose first, to get it to spread better! 🤣🤣🤣 My buddy skied the estimate...😉
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Had a homeowner that a friend was asked to give a quote to - peeling disaster of an exterior - my buddy asked how long it had been since it was painted and the homeowner said "Last year, I did it myself and used that Behr paint..." as the conversation went on, the homeowner confessed that, because the paint was so thick, he decided to wet the section he was painting down with his garden hose first, to get it to spread better! 🤣🤣🤣 My buddy skied the estimate...😉

I hope your buddy got the gig! That HO needs his head examined. At the very least he should have read the label where it says the surface must be clean and dry. He deserves to pay top dollar! Stupid HOs!
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had a homeowner that a friend was asked to give a quote to - peeling disaster of an exterior - my buddy asked how long it had been since it was painted and the homeowner said "last year, i did it myself and used that behr paint..." as the conversation went on, the homeowner confessed that, because the paint was so thick, he decided to wet the section he was painting down with his garden hose first, to get it to spread better! 🤣🤣🤣 my buddy skied the estimate...😉
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Huh is right! The guy wet the dang walls down and then brushed the paint onto them. His reasoning was that it made the paint spread better...! 🤪 My buddy did NOT take the job, but he did leave an estimate that was so absurdly high that it would guarantee not getting hired to deal with that calamity...
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Just the idea he had intention to screw over the buyer is infuriating enough. I probably would not have been so polite. I'm starting a large project today where the customer seems really nice and understanding, but am wary for one "hmmmm" moment when I was looking at the project; Were going all over this place looking at everything as she is also putting up the house, and arrive at the kitchen. Cabinets are very nice, and are not getting painted. She showed me where she tried to get the grease off and there was soap residue, and then implied I should give her a price on cleaning them. Not to prep for paint, just clean them like I have a side business. It's an enormous job and that is just small part of it so I think I'll save that part until last and then offer her a discount to exclude it.
I feel the same way.
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Client of a customer comes in-"he said to let you look at this and tell me what is happening. My interior trim on house is "shedding" it's clear coat."

Sure enough, shedding is the only word i can come up with!

Me-"do you know what stain and clear coat your old painter used?"

Customer-"i don't know what it was but i think i have the cans. I'll check and if i do i'll bring them in tomorrow."

Me-"that's be perfect."

So tomorrow-(which is today btw) customer brings in the stain and clearcoat the...(cough,cough) "painter" used on bare wood.

exterior semitransparent Woodscapes.......and Polyacrylic.

HUH?

Me-"why did your painter use an exterior stain?"

Customer-"that's what Sherwin Williams told him to use"

HUH? Can they be that stupid? Or was it a communication breakdown? Either way........
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Client of a customer comes in-"he said to let you look at this and tell me what is happening. My interior trim on house is "shedding" it's clear coat."

Sure enough, shedding is the only word i can come up with!

Me-"do you know what stain and clear coat your old painter used?"

Customer-"i don't know what it was but i think i have the cans. I'll check and if i do i'll bring them in tomorrow."

Me-"that's be perfect."

So tomorrow-(which is today btw) customer brings in the stain and clearcoat the...(cough,cough) "painter" used on bare wood.

exterior semitransparent Woodscapes.......and Polyacrylic.

HUH?

Me-"why did your painter use an exterior stain?"

Customer-"that's what Sherwin Williams told him to use"

HUH? Can they be that stupid? Or was it a communication breakdown? Either way........
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so i'm driving to work this morning and pass a couple of painters (who work for a company that advertises themselves as being a highly reputable company btw) who are painting unpainted split face block on a building........in the rain. Kind of a heavy drizzle, but with heavier rain obviously coming in the next half hour. It did. It poured for 5-10 minutes about 20 minutes after i drove past them. Now, it is foggy as hell. In their defense they were using some superpaint, and there was at least an 18" overhang. With no primer.

I can hear this convo in a couple of years-"i don't know why the paint is peeling off! We use Superpaint all the time. Must have been a bad batch!"
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We were missing 10 gallons of epoxy on a job. Wondered who and why someone would take that but not the part b? A couple days later the friendly electrician on the job kinda sheepishly tells us he used the same product to paint his barn. He asked why it was taking so long to dry...
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We were missing 10 gallons of epoxy on a job. Wondered who and why someone would take that but not the part b? A couple days later the friendly electrician on the job kinda sheepishly tells us he used the same product to paint his barn. He asked why it was taking so long to dry...
I actually had a "professional" painter do that with some two part floor epoxy once! What an idiot!
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I actually had a "professional" painter do that with some two part floor epoxy once! What an idiot!
At a different company, the riding-superintendent gave a guy the go-ahead to spray a wall with the "A" thinking they could spray the "B" the next day- if they found some. To the kid spraying's credit, he didn't think that sounded right but, the boss disagreed.
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At a different company, the riding-superintendent gave a guy the go-ahead to spray a wall with the "A" thinking they could spray the "B" the next day- if they found some. To the kid spraying's credit, he didn't think that sounded right but, the boss disagreed.
My previously mentioned painter called us to complain because the cans were only half full! That's how we found out what he did. Uh, DUH!
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My neighbor catches me pulling in, asks me if i would take a look at his deck...

"i stained it last fall and it's faded away to almost nothing and it is peeling in spots."

"what stain did you use?"

"behr semi transparent"

"use a better stain."

"but i thought it was rated #1!"

"it is, in discount home improvement warehouses!"

"do you have anything better?"

"oh yeah. much better. But you need to do the prep right."

" i used the Behr deck cleaner!"

"It's about 1/10 as strong as it needs to be, you could probably drink that stuff without getting sick."

"well how much is you stain?"

"Probably around $40 with a discount."

"WHAT! I only paid around $28 for this stuff!"

really......"use it again then!"

Some people just don't get it.
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This had me on the floor. Haha

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My neighbor catches me pulling in, asks me if i would take a look at his deck...

"i stained it last fall and it's faded away to almost nothing and it is peeling in spots."

"what stain did you use?"

"behr semi transparent"

"use a better stain."

"but i thought it was rated #1!"

"it is, in discount home improvement warehouses!"

"do you have anything better?"

"oh yeah. much better. But you need to do the prep right."

" i used the Behr deck cleaner!"

"It's about 1/10 as strong as it needs to be, you could probably drink that stuff without getting sick."

"well how much is you stain?"

"Probably around $40 with a discount."

"WHAT! I only paid around $28 for this stuff!"

really......"use it again then!"

Some people just don't get it.
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My neighbor catches me pulling in, asks me if i would take a look at his deck...

"i stained it last fall and it's faded away to almost nothing and it is peeling in spots."

"what stain did you use?"

"behr semi transparent"

"use a better stain."

"but i thought it was rated #1!"

"it is, in discount home improvement warehouses!"

"do you have anything better?"

"oh yeah. much better. But you need to do the prep right."

" i used the Behr deck cleaner!"

"It's about 1/10 as strong as it needs to be, you could probably drink that stuff without getting sick."

"well how much is you stain?"

"Probably around $40 with a discount."

"WHAT! I only paid around $28 for this stuff!"

really......"use it again then!"

Some people just don't get it.
*UPDATE*
He used "some new Thompsons stuff that they said was the best"

Who said? The guy at Lowe's, of course.

Told him he would only need a gallon for that small of a deck.

He used a gallon just on the stairs.

and now it has been 10 days and they still can't walk on it because it is tacky enough it is trapping dirt from their shoes.

So now he wants to know why? Really?

Because it's crap! That's why!

It's like the UFC fighters that get the crap beat out of them and think because they can still stand they should keep fighting. Just keep putting your face out there buddy! WHACK! Down again.
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