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Old 02-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Hi folks! Greetings from chilly VB! I'm new to this forum and look forward to learning some things from you. I am a pressure cleaning contractor, I also do some deck and fence staining but mostly pressure cleaning.

I got my start in this business in the mid eighties cleaning and re finishing cedar siding. I took to the pressure cleaning right off and its been something I have always come back to. By 1987 I started my own pressure cleaning business and moved more to cleaning commercial jobs, mainly supermarkets for a big chain here in VA. Long story short, I got out of it because the night work no longer fit my lifestyle and I took a job painting cars at the biggest Chevy dealership around. I stayed there for about 5 years rising to the level of paint team leader. To this day, when confronted with a difficult task, I tell myself "I used to paint Corvettes" : ). It was commission work and I had to move on eventually. I really loved painting cars, but longterm...its not that good for you. I've done all kinds of painting with all kinds of equiptment. I once painted 1,600 long chairs with a Titan HVLP ..
Now I pressure clean mostly vinyl sided houses and prep them for others to paint. Perhaps some of you. I work for a couple of painting contractors in the area. I run a sole proprietorship and work alone for the most part. As my handle would indicate, I like to camp and backpack. I would welcome any questions you have concerning pressure cleaning or camping, the only two areas where I consider myself an expert.

Thanks! Look forward to meeting you!

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Hey thanks, love that Groucho! So quotable..

" I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx"

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Hi folks! Greetings from chilly VB! I'm new to this forum and look forward to learning some things from you. I am a pressure cleaning contractor, I also do some deck and fence staining but mostly pressure cleaning.

I got my start in this business in the mid eighties cleaning and re finishing cedar siding. I took to the pressure cleaning right off and its been something I have always come back to. By 1987 I started my own pressure cleaning business and moved more to cleaning commercial jobs, mainly supermarkets for a big chain here in VA. Long story short, I got out of it because the night work no longer fit my lifestyle and I took a job painting cars at the biggest Chevy dealership around. I stayed there for about 5 years rising to the level of paint team leader. To this day, when confronted with a difficult task, I tell myself "I used to paint Corvettes" : ). It was commission work and I had to move on eventually. I really loved painting cars, but longterm...its not that good for you. I've done all kinds of painting with all kinds of equiptment. I once painted 1,600 long chairs with a Titan HVLP ..
Now I pressure clean mostly vinyl sided houses and prep them for others to paint. Perhaps some of you. I work for a couple of painting contractors in the area. I run a sole proprietorship and work alone for the most part. As my handle would indicate, I like to camp and backpack. I would welcome any questions you have concerning pressure cleaning or camping, the only two areas where I consider myself an expert.

Thanks! Look forward to meeting you!
Hey camper, I'm just up the bay in millers island Balt co., I just went out of rudee about a month ago and caught my biggest striper ever....44lbs and 45" long it was a slob
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Hey you could've won the tournament with that one this year! I think the winner was less than 20lbs..
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Hey you could've won the tournament with that one this year! I think the winner was less than 20lbs..
We fished the very next week. I fished with the captain that won a few years back. The fished weighed 30.55lbs and it paid $217,000. That's crazy!!!!!
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I got my start in this business in the mid eighties cleaning and re finishing cedar siding. I took to the pressure cleaning right off and its been something I have always come back to. By 1987 I started my own pressure cleaning business and moved more to cleaning commercial jobs, mainly supermarkets for a big chain here in VA. Long story short, I got out of it because the night work no longer fit my lifestyle and I took a job painting cars at the biggest Chevy dealership around. I stayed there for about 5 years rising to the level of paint team leader. To this day, when confronted with a difficult task, I tell myself "I used to paint Corvettes" : ). It was commission work and I had to move on eventually. I really loved painting cars, but longterm...its not that good for you. I've done all kinds of painting with all kinds of equiptment. I once painted 1,600 long chairs with a Titan HVLP ..
Now I pressure clean mostly vinyl sided houses and prep them for others to paint. Perhaps some of you. I work for a couple of painting contractors in the area. I run a sole proprietorship and work alone for the most part. As my handle would indicate, I like to camp and backpack. I would welcome any questions you have concerning pressure cleaning or camping, the only two areas where I consider myself an expert.

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Agree!Good place to camp!
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