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Old 04-24-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
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How come sports and music always glorify certain individuals why can’t painters? 😂 so I wanted to hear who everyone thinks is the greatest of all time.
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Just ask one they will tell you they are the greatest painter to ever hold a brush...
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I'd like to nominate my old boss, 162 IQ Lou. While a sliver of a slim thread of modesty would prevent him from declaring himself the greatest of all-time, the rest of him was near constantly promoting himself, pretty much as such. I've got a million 162 IQ Lou stories but thousands of them are pretty much him lining a couple of us out on a job, telling us it would take him about a half a day to do it but, us, probably three days. Stuff like that. He was our Superintendent because his brother was VP of the company. Everybody pretty much accepted that- except him. So, he'd come up with fantastic stories of painting accomplishments that made him qualified to be our boss. Annoying but, we had to live with it and deal with it because, we were in the presence of greatness...
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It's like who isn't the greatest painter out there. I've always considered myself average, yet its kept me employed for way too many years.
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Dieter Plunke, master of faux. Travels the world painting fake wood so realistically it fooled me. I’m hard to fool.

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I'd like to nominate my old boss, 162 IQ Lou. While a sliver of a slim thread of modesty would prevent him from declaring himself the greatest of all-time, the rest of him was near constantly promoting himself, pretty much as such. I've got a million 162 IQ Lou stories but thousands of them are pretty much him lining a couple of us out on a job, telling us it would take him about a half a day to do it but, us, probably three days. Stuff like that. He was our Superintendent because his brother was VP of the company. Everybody pretty much accepted that- except him. So, he'd come up with fantastic stories of painting accomplishments that made him qualified to be our boss. Annoying but, we had to live with it and deal with it because, we were in the presence of greatness...
When I worked for what at the time was the largest PC in Chicago, one of their 3 Supers was a lifelong old-timer Jim Herdemann.
Every time he came out to a job he would regale us with his stories of what and how much he could do when he worked with the tools, he would then go on to tell us we were a dime a dozen and he could replace the whole lot of us with wino's from Madison St. which was the old Skid Row!

I'm staining a crap load of 8ft solid core oak doors on a new office build-out when he walks in and tells me about the time he stained and sealed 120 doors in an 8 hour day. All I could do was break out laughing hysterically until he finally left. So I guess Old Jim was the GOAT!
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My work has often been compared to the likings of van Gogh, often being called Van Goin’-Nowhere, so I’m certain it’s not me!
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When I worked for what at the time was the largest PC in Chicago, one of their 3 Supers was a lifelong old-timer Jim Herdemann.
Every time he came out to a job he would regale us with his stories of what and how much he could do when he worked with the tools, he would then go on to tell us we were a dime a dozen and he could replace the whole lot of us with wino's from Madison St. which was the old Skid Row!

I'm staining a crap load of 8ft solid core oak doors on a new office build-out when he walks in and tells me about the time he stained and sealed 120 doors in an 8 hour day. All I could do was break out laughing hysterically until he finally left. So I guess Old Jim was the GOAT!
I feel like I know him! I know the type... I'm a firm believer that the qualifications for superintendents are:

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I've worked for the trifecta too many times. Let's face it- if you're good, they want you in the field, producing. I can think of several that were the biggest heads and first to *call it 8 and head for the house when they were in the field*. Their old buddies would tell on them for that but it kinda showed because that was usually their biggest pet peeve- someone doing what they used to do.
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That dude in Idaho that can paint an entire house interior and exterior in a single day! He's gotta be the best! AND he only uses Behr! AWESOME PAINTER! Watch his videos and he will tell you ALL about how great he is!
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How come sports and music always glorify certain individuals why can’t painters? 😂 so I wanted to hear who everyone thinks is the greatest of all time.
I can't tell if you're for real, or if you're a troll.
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Paul Burns was a test, by the way, to see who has been on painter boards for faaaarrrrrrrrr too long.
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That dude in Idaho that can paint an entire house interior and exterior in a single day! He's gotta be the best! AND he only uses Behr! AWESOME PAINTER! Watch his videos and he will tell you ALL about how great he is!
Actually, I live in Oregon.
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Actually, I live in Oregon.
I guess that makes you the "Oregon Painter" then!
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I guess that makes you the "Oregon Painter" then!
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I feel like I know him! I know the type... I'm a firm believer that the qualifications for superintendents are:

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I've worked for the trifecta too many times. Let's face it- if you're good, they want you in the field, producing. I can think of several that were the biggest heads and first to *call it 8 and head for the house when they were in the field*. Their old buddies would tell on them for that but it kinda showed because that was usually their biggest pet peeve- someone doing what they used to do.
Most of them got there by being what we called Pushers, always telling everyone to do more, be faster, up the quality of you're work, yadda, yadda, yadda.

We always told the ones who bragged about the ridiculous amount of work they used to produce, that just like you said if they were that good the shop couldn't afford to bump them up to management!

And finally, family members. The saying that blood is thicker than water is right on. Relatives were the first to move up the ladder and it was like they could walk on water, and never ever did anything wrong. Most of the time they didn't do diddly.
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I nominate my old foreman.
"I run with the gun"
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There were two guys in my little town that were outstanding painters, well-respected for their craft. Glenn Rankin and Dale Brick were their names, they have now passed on to that great Paint warehouse in the sky. I followed behind much of their work, 10, 20, 30 years after they had painted a home.......their skill level was top notch. They often used OIL-based velvet finish on walls and they were just indestructible. I just re-did one of their homes, painted in 1969 and never touched until now. Just a remarkable finish that held up for 50, yes, 50 years!!!
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