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Old 08-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Greetings fellow paint pros! I am thrilled to have found your fabulous site and look forward to picking your big brains on all things paint related.

I've been with my employer for 20+ years, starting out in wallcovering and window treatments. I was cross trained into our paint dept a few years ago, but I've learned that not a day goes by that I don't learn something new about coatings. Every situation is different and presents an opportunity wrapped in a challenge, and for that, I am grateful. I love the problem solving required, and especially love when the end result is fantastic.

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Welcome to the forum, love your screen name! So do you do color consulting for customers?
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Good morning RCP, yes, I do color consulting as part of my schtick. When the economy started to tank, I approached my manager about being cross trained into our paint dept (for job security). So now I can do darn near anything at the store. I still have a lot of technical stuff to learn. Seriously, how many primers do we really need?

Not super happy about ruining clothes/shoes/manicures due to paint spills, but hey, what are you gonna do?
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Good morning RCP, yes, I do color consulting as part of my schtick. When the economy started to tank, I approached my manager about being cross trained into our paint dept (for job security). So now I can do darn near anything at the store. I still have a lot of technical stuff to learn. Seriously, how many primers do we really need?

Not super happy about ruining clothes/shoes/manicures due to paint spills, but hey, what are you gonna do?
Welcome from mass.

I'm assuming you work retail - we have a few others here doing that also. What paint brands to you sell?

I install wallcoverings only (no longer paint) - you sell just the average home owner brands (FSC, York, Blonder, Brewster, etc) or some higher end stuff (Osborne and Little, Farrow & Ball, Brunschwig et fils, etc)

Also, can I assume by "manicure" we have another lady in the house? (Always good to add balance)



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Thanks for the nice welcomes

Yes, I am a retailer selling Hirshfields, Ben Moore, Devine, some Glidden, Modern Masters, and I have access to Ralph Lauren.

I am seeing an uptick in wallcovering sales. Sanderson & Seabrook seem to be the hot brands at the moment, but I sell all those brands you mentioned. Large graphic patterns done strategically seem to be all the rage.

That, and flocked. Yes, I said flocked.

I LOVE wallcovering! Always have, always will.

I am a lady, though lifting fives is hardly ladylike I just can't seem to make it look feminine no matter how hard I try. Could be all the grunting I do while tinting those bad boys. I do not enjoy that part of the job. At all.
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Thanks for the intro and welcome to the forum, I look forward to your contributions.
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Good to have you. I would have named you "Liquidcoatingsselectiontechnician". Much catchier in my opinion. LOL
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Thank you for the nice welcomes PaintTalkPeeps! I like that name A+, very creative!

Have a great day! Improve the world, one coat of paint at a time
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Thanks for the nice welcomes

Yes, I am a retailer selling Hirshfields, Ben Moore, Devine, some Glidden, Modern Masters, and I have access to Ralph Lauren.

I am seeing an uptick in wallcovering sales. Sanderson & Seabrook seem to be the hot brands at the moment, but I sell all those brands you mentioned. Large graphic patterns done strategically seem to be all the rage.

That, and flocked. Yes, I said flocked.

I LOVE wallcovering! Always have, always will.

I am a lady, though lifting fives is hardly ladylike I just can't seem to make it look feminine no matter how hard I try. Could be all the grunting I do while tinting those bad boys. I do not enjoy that part of the job. At all.
Yup, wallcovering is on the upswing again. And just tell those FLOCKED customers to get the FLOCK out of here. I FLOCKIN hate that stuff.

I was just thinking today, after hanging a Ralph Lauren chart wallpaper, that I have hung four map/chart wallpapers in the last three months. B&F, Nation'l Geo, Ralph, and Environmental Graphics World atlas. And another customer may soon.

Is this some trend I'm seeing?

As far as lifting those 5's and being "ladylike", just don't accidentally pass gas and no one will think less of you.



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