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Old 12-30-2015, 12:53 AM   #1
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Greetings, Im from New Zealand.
I have been painting for close to 13 years.
Recently went out sole trader over a year ago. thinking of changing to LTD in new tax year... before that I was manager/site manager etc for various companies.brush hand, journeyman, laborer etc...

I am not new to 17 hour days, long travel times and hard work.

I Love my job. Tried many many jobs in my time and none of them gave me satisfaction such as painting. money's not bad either...

Keen to share and learn.
I try to be progressive, yet im not affraid of telling you when its sh*t..

I rely heavily on high performance from paints, i tear a part the competition with my agility and dexterity and push myself to achieve more than most on an average day... I am hard on my tools which is why I usually have to buy trade tough gear. again. if its sh*t. i'll let ya know.

Dont know why I didn't sign up earlier.

Nice to meet ya'll
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What tools do you like and what paint do you use
What to see since your a man with high expectations
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What to see since your a man with high expectations
I reserve the right to progressively upgrade to a superior product as it comes along, however i have my goto's as do we all. bare in mind. in NZ our UV is so extreme. you cannot put FLAT paint outside, anywhere. a lot of companies sell LOW sheen for exteriors. but even this is a joke and will be dead after 4 years. especially in coastal conditions. you need minimum satin.
and water enamel in semi minimum. and oil only gloss (not that i use it) just for your painting to survive your guarantee..

SANDPAPER.
norton - backing paper is nice and fine and flex's well
klingspor (but only 120/80/60) the finer stuff the papers to thick.

GAPPING (or as u call it caulking?)
DAP ALEX - its so inert, goes exactly where u need it, easy to clean. after a whole day of it you dont have mega build up on your hands. the tube is not rigid as hell ( thats why your gun leaks. its not your gun) (if i need tough rather than pretty, XM3 Selly's <--- eek, curse word? but it works)
SIKAFLEX modified silicon isn't to bad either.

FILLERS
DAP Crackshot of course. (sure there are times when u need a contract series or a 2 pack builders bog, but leave that for the builders. lol ) I dont like using oil based products much, and being able to get by without them means i dont need a 2nd kit.

Solvent Products.
ok. yes i have to use these products in some situations, I have cut down to being able to do almost all my situations on a daily basis with these two.
Zinsser Coverstain for galv,soakers,steel,smoke dmg etc - its just a decent goto. pity it dries a pale ochre. recently moved from carrying tins to just cans. I dont carry oil kits. also zinny BIN is a great shelac product for when dick head project managers try to write messages to instruct tradesmen in marker pen or ink on the walls. always great.... Bin sealer, cant be beat imo. also swapped from the tin to the can. ( i would use tins if im pigy' stripped wallpaper for plastering etc )

I use German blades. tungsten etc. cant remember the name right now...

brushware

monarch is my goto. tasman are cheaper (same bristle manufacturer, but poly finish) but i prefer oval 3" soft. have been known to settle for 2" most the time. i have boy's that love what i call "the muppet brush" = as big as they can get... meh... I used to carry wooster but recently all i see in their synthetic range after 1 use carry some chalky / dry feel for me, another cheap as but awesome brush is the OLDFIELDS proval
I keep all my brush's active in water i change every day and hang from rings in their respective buckets.

tray's and sleeves / handles
wooster sherlock tubs? (cant remember the name but they hold a ton) and i roll 355mm sleeves on the wooster cages/handle , i usually always roll out with microfibre 10mm nap because i love the result. sometimes when i contract they dont like it when im handing them over 2-3 pales left over because i didnt "THROW" it on. so i am asked to use a standard pro-dooz 10mm or 12 on ceilings. largest length possible = only way. and handle clips..

spray gear
Graco 695 ultramax 2 - its a beast.
im excited next interior i get to be a noob again and try a wide RAC 1121 - gonna sealer bomb like crazy.

pretty much every other little tool or thing i use are american/german.
although yeah my brush's are from aussie.

paint.

i use a company called PAINT+ they are little known around the world im thinking, but sell a lot to film/television industry with scenic paints. but they do a complete range of high performance paints for trade/commercial/industrial .
there are lots of companies in NZ that claim to be "greenest" or "best" but seriously they aren't this company I use doesn't compete or boast about that sh1t, their paint speaks for it's self. is remarkably cheaper, and is literally better in every way you can think of, you can instantly tell they marry well together with each other in mind...also there is 1 paint for everything (1 interior wall paint, 1 enamel paint etc) so not trying to memorize all this stupid names and baffle clients for sh1t when its a different name because its semigloss, but the satin name is something else...
also the company is carbon neutral. do not make or sell oil's (the resell zinny) and all their paints are less that 1% voc.
recently they gave me this crazy new paint they just developed.
you can paint @ 0 degree's. self priming and can take rain/adverse weather after 2 minutes... .. and is water cleanup.
so yeah only took me 13 years to try/test all the main ranges of paints here in NZ but i'm keen to challenge any other companies paint and get them to paint a black fencepost white in 1 coat ... sure go ahead.
max coverage. the best silky smooth finish and best of all. thrash's the competition. literally. ive pissed off a few people by challenging their paints too.. and im not even a stockist or seller. im just someone who's has used their sh1t and now i use this sh1t and now im telling you "this sh1t is better". if you can show me something better. Im all for it.

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