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Old 03-30-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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How goes it everybody?!

Ive been painting for years off and on and for the past three years professionally in Northern NH. Glad to be part of this community- have already gained valuable insight. Thanks in advance to everyone! Looking forward to meeting y'all..
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Thanks DaveMac!
Economy is slow up here and it's difficult to get hired by local paint contractors. Don't know how it happened but I became the exclusive painter for custom remodeling contractor( thank god!) and while he gets good work I hear often from him,"now don't go crazy!" I.e. don't need to make it perfect. And sometimes he won't pony up the one more gallon I need to do it right..
I get caught up just thinking the homeowner would want it done right cause they are paying for it but I don't want to argue in the name of perfection. I am gaining confidence in my position. At this point even though I'm a sub(hourly) for him he is still in the 'boss' position - he bids the entire job and gets the materials. I just paint.
Any advise on how to deal with sometime stubborn contractor and get them to always trust your word?
Thanks
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Thanks DaveMac!
Economy is slow up here and it's difficult to get hired by local paint contractors. Don't know how it happened but I became the exclusive painter for custom remodeling contractor( thank god!) and while he gets good work I hear often from him,"now don't go crazy!" I.e. don't need to make it perfect. And sometimes he won't pony up the one more gallon I need to do it right..
I get caught up just thinking the homeowner would want it done right cause they are paying for it but I don't want to argue in the name of perfection. I am gaining confidence in my position. At this point even though I'm a sub(hourly) for him he is still in the 'boss' position - he bids the entire job and gets the materials. I just paint.
Any advise on how to deal with sometime stubborn contractor and get them to always trust your word?
Thanks
A faithful contractor is priceless, I know what you mean about feeling caught between the HO and the contractor. Early in my carrier I made some mistakes insisting on the highest quality when it wasn't in the budget. You have to maintain your standards, but it can be a fine line to walk. I have found that I rarely get to do the absolute best job that I can, it's more doing the best you can in any given situation. If the situation makes forces me to do sub-standard work, I just have to let that one go. I try to focus on efficiency, and finding ways to save my contractors money. They certainly appreciate that!
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How goes it everybody?!

Ive been painting for years off and on and for the past three years professionally in Northern NH. Glad to be part of this community- have already gained valuable insight. Thanks in advance to everyone! Looking forward to meeting y'all..
Welcome from rainy Columbia Mo!!!
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Welcome to PT from NS Canada ! I like the dog in your avitar, how bout a good pic in the "pics of your dog " section ?
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