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Old 02-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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I'm Christy and I've been a painter since the mid 90's, and a licensed contractor since 2001. I'm in Sacramento, CA. I specialize in drywall finishing/texture/patches and interior painting. I prefer residential jobs where I work directly for HO's. I've been burned too many times working for GC's. In recent years I've scaled my business way back to where I basically work by myself. The economy in this town sucks. I also do a fair amount of acoustic ceiling removal/retexture. I am not a cheap painter. I sit at home a lot because I refuse to low-ball & charge $799 to paint an complete interior. How do people warranty work like that? And where do you find paint cheap enough to turn a profit? I spend nearly that much on materials on a typical job. Anyway, I'm here to gain some perspective from other painters as well as offer my input here 'n there. I stumbled upon this site while googling for advice on flashing. Flashing has plagued me on my last 2 jobs. I'll be posting soon for some advice on that one...
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Christy, look forward to hearing more from you.
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Welcome Christy, don't be shy now !
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Welcome Christy.

The best way do deal with flashing is to not try to laugh or show shock. That is what they are after.

Now if it you doing the flashing then you may want to consult with a Professional.

No for real now. Many of us are having problems with the newer paints flashing.
Someone will be along soon with some suggestions I am sure.

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Welcome Christy.

The best way do deal with flashing is to not try to laugh or show shock. That is what they are after.

Now if it you doing the flashing then you may want to consult with a Professional.

No for real now. Many of us are having problems with the newer paints flashing.
Someone will be along soon with some suggestions I am sure.

Again welcome to PT
Hey no fair giving the newbies warnings about us !. we wanna trap em first !
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Hey no fair giving the newbies warnings about us !. we wanna trap em first !
Oh man, I am sorry.

Hey Christy, disregard what I said about laughing or showing shock.
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I'm Christy and I've been a painter since the mid 90's, and a licensed contractor since 2001. I'm in Sacramento, CA. I specialize in drywall finishing/texture/patches and interior painting. I prefer residential jobs where I work directly for HO's. I've been burned too many times working for GC's. In recent years I've scaled my business way back to where I basically work by myself. The economy in this town sucks. I also do a fair amount of acoustic ceiling removal/retexture. I am not a cheap painter. I sit at home a lot because I refuse to low-ball & charge $799 to paint an complete interior. How do people warranty work like that? And where do you find paint cheap enough to turn a profit? I spend nearly that much on materials on a typical job. Anyway, I'm here to gain some perspective from other painters as well as offer my input here 'n there. I stumbled upon this site while googling for advice on flashing. Flashing has plagued me on my last 2 jobs. I'll be posting soon for some advice on that one...
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Hiya, Paint flashing does suck. Although I've been flashed on occasion and didn't mind so much.
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Wink wink nudge nudge.... I wish it was that kind of flashing! I posted a cry for help under surface prep...

https://www.painttalk.com/f6/newly-te...lashing-17956/

Yeah, and the repeated reformulation of paint has really thrown a monkey wrench into things, but I've been managing. Don't get me started on that rant.
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