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Old 10-17-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. My area is getting busy. Here's a little about myself.

I was big into painting cars in high school, then I got a job painting railroad cars and tanks before I went to College. Using those Graco air-assist spray machines was scary as heck, a desk was a lot more fun with chicks next to me.

The fun only lasted for a while though and when I graduated I went out there and worked in the Oilfield for a while for all the big names. Got tired of that and went on my own when I opened a little paint shop and started renovations on cars and pickups.

Now I am working in the industrial biz again for a company {I can't name them} and painting the heavy iron. Drilling rigs, etc. need a lot of paint for one coat !
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to PT. Spray on..
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Thanks for the intro woody, we are mostly house painters here but welcome.
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Welcome...sounds like a good gig.
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I've painted interior and exterior. The homes were mostly rolled, but spraying is so much faster. I was wondering how to even price a job for a home actually. It seems like some people are making good money at it.

Just bought a HVLP gun and painted a shed with a half gallon of paint ! A roller would have used 5 gallons.

I am only making around 4 K a month, it would be nice to go back to the money from autobody. I could clear a thousand in a couple or three days and party for a week back then.
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Deckers are you working for SAS? I know you said you can't say but I know they are a big outfit that does offshore and heavy industry. Welcome to the forum.
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welcome to the forum-

I would imagine you are a great sprayer. I think automotive is the most critical and once worked with an automotive painter gone residential and he was the bomb.

hope you share more good stories, cause it is always fun to have a good story.
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Just bought a HVLP gun and painted a shed with a half gallon of paint ! A roller would have used 5 gallons.
Never used HVLP myself. I assume this is hyperbole?
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Welcome to the forum, mate.

I think it was mentioned above but I've only ever really come across domestic house painters etc, it certainly sounds like you've got a good gig going on there!

It's tough for people to find a niche nowadays let alone become quite adept within that niche!

Spray on indeed!

All the best, mate!

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Hello, what's an airless?
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