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Old 03-19-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Hey Fellow Wall Warriors,

First post here on painttalk. I have been visiting this site for about a month now on and off to see what it was all about. I am kinda glad I did because now I know not to start a new thread about everyones favorite paint brush, or washing vs. tossing roller sleeves LOL. My name is Jay I live outside of chicago with my kick ass wife and my amazing little 2 year old son Travis. I started my own business about 8 years ago. I will be 29
at the end of the month. Long story short- My Father, Uncle and Grandfather are in my professional opinion 3 of the most talented master craftsman I have ever worked with. (I didn't realize this until I had been on my own for several years, sure some of you here can relate) I was taught to operate like them of course since I was eleven when my dad put me in a half bath to wash wallpaper paste. I thought it was the most awful task in the world. I am A solo operator and I couldn't love it more. I am always improving, evolving, and learning. I have loved art since I can remember so that makes it even sweeter. 50% of my business is custom faux, some of which I developed. I like to think of myself as an innovator. I have many creative methods, tools and ideas to share.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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I have enjoyed reading many of your posts.

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Welcome to PT Jay! (I have a "kick-ass" wife too but in my case it ain't a good thing).
Good intro post.
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Welcome to the forum, nice intro!
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Ditto, Welcome to PT from Michigan Jay! Great first post!
Keep up the good work!
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Hi Paul,

Many thumbsup on your many awesome posts. Hope your enjoying this sweet weather in Chi-Town. I look forward to talking with you more.

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Welcome Jay - Interesting website - what is your Super Stain...
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Hi Roominaday,
Thanks for the feed back. My superstain is something that my father has done for years. When my dad use to box stain or adjust colors there was always a small percentage of high quality exterior paint in the solid stain mix. Usually a duration or manor hall. The paint adds a little more filling power and in some cases can flatten a shiny stain. Not really anything magical. Over the years it has always held up beautifully and covered like a champ. Maybe everybody does it or maybe no one does it. Just the way I have done it for years.

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Welcome Jay. Nice intro. Looking forward to hearing some of your ideas. Philly suburbs.

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Hi Roominaday,
Thanks for the feed back. My superstain is something that my father has done for years. When my dad use to box stain or adjust colors there was always a small percentage of high quality exterior paint in the solid stain mix. Usually a duration or manor hall. The paint adds a little more filling power and in some cases can flatten a shiny stain. Not really anything magical. Over the years it has always held up beautifully and covered like a champ. Maybe everybody does it or maybe no one does it. Just the way I have done it for years.

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I would be too chicken to try that, sounds like it would work...I still check on exteriors I did 5-6 years ago here to make sure they are holding up! I have called BM a few times in the past and they would drill me..Did you add any water/ conditioner, stir it, did you leave the paint can unattended at anytime, what was the ambient temp, surface temp of the substrate, wind speed, barometer reading, prep steps, moisture readings, dew point calculation, conditioner etc...if you were not bang on with your replies.. theirs was ! I now fully understand why.
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Roominaday,

I hear you on that man. I personally have never gotten burned by my actions. I have never worked a project that I had to have material warranties honored. I always check out my own jobs too over too. It is easy because usually 95% of the time I work for my customers over and over again. I would never custom mix my stain if there was a chance that I would have to bend over because of a warranty issue. I do a fair amount of solo commercial work that I keep basic and clearcut with out any fancy changes. I can say for sure though that some of the restaining I am set to do this summer will be custom mixed and will look beautiful.

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