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Old 03-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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I think I am posting on introductions? Im Josh, been posting on here for a couple days. This is my first forum so I'm learning etiquette as I go. I'm one of those guys who has resisted technology, until recently I didn't even know how to get on the Internet. I am enjoying this forum tremendously.
I apprenticed at age 15 to a old union trained master, my father. I am the youngest of his six boys and the only one to follow him in the trade. He passed five years ago, I still think about him and his training every day, and I feel lucky to have had a formal apprenticeship. Dad always said painters were the Rodney Dangerfields of tradespeople, no respect. In these times, with the lack of organized labor,all trades are suffering. We desperately need a way to preserve trade knowledge, like this forum. The biggest mistake I have ever made was thinking I knew it all. Some things about painting may never change( like applying at the proper thickness) but my goal is to stay open to new ideas and never stop learning. Glad to be here
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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I think I am posting on introductions? Im Josh, been posting on here for a couple days. This is my first forum so I'm learning etiquette as I go. I'm one of those guys who has resisted technology, until recently I didn't even know how to get on the Internet. I am enjoying this forum tremendously.
I apprenticed at age 15 to a old union trained master, my father. I am the youngest of his six boys and the only one to follow him in the trade. He passed five years ago, I still think about him and his training every day, and I feel lucky to have had a formal apprenticeship. Dad always said painters were the Rodney Dangerfields of tradespeople, no respect. In these times, with the lack of organized labor,all trades are suffering. We desperately need a way to preserve trade knowledge, like this forum. The biggest mistake I have ever made was thinking I knew it all. Some things about painting may never change( like applying at the proper thickness) but my goal is to stay open to new ideas and never stop learning. Glad to be here
Glad your here and also glad you have that mindset. By the way nice work in those pics you posted.
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Good intro. Welcome aboard Josh!
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Welcome to the group, nice intro!
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Welcome Josh...very nice intro.
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I think I am posting on introductions? Im Josh, been posting on here for a couple days. This is my first forum so I'm learning etiquette as I go. I'm one of those guys who has resisted technology, until recently I didn't even know how to get on the Internet. I am enjoying this forum tremendously.
I apprenticed at age 15 to a old union trained master, my father. I am the youngest of his six boys and the only one to follow him in the trade. He passed five years ago, I still think about him and his training every day, and I feel lucky to have had a formal apprenticeship. Dad always said painters were the Rodney Dangerfields of tradespeople, no respect. In these times, with the lack of organized labor,all trades are suffering. We desperately need a way to preserve trade knowledge, like this forum. The biggest mistake I have ever made was thinking I knew it all. Some things about painting may never change( like applying at the proper thickness) but my goal is to stay open to new ideas and never stop learning. Glad to be here
My run in the painting industry is like a dream . I remember being at the tale end of smelly paint that could kill you . They had some nasty product out in the 80's even when the first non oil alternatives showed up, the ammonia was kicking . I think now what i am seeing is amazing to me, paint products with low VOC. at first i saw it as a demon now I see since painters are the ones who smell the stuff new technology is for our benefit . If being healthier cost $65 per gallon I am going to sell it.What I see about the paint industry they do build a better mouse trap as the saying goes . AS to the ( like applying at the proper thickness) seems to me that each brand of paint from each company has there sweet spot. I am very used to Ben Moor but like Sherwin Williams as much .
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With all due respect I realize in the industrial market stink killer paints are still about .

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Welcome,
We might be the Rodney Dangerfields of tradespeople, but when we walk off the job, the final product is our work. I've always said the carpenters best friend is the painter on the job. We're the last one's off the job, and a nice feeling when you take that last look with your grip in your hand.
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Hey all, after being around a little while, I've changed my screen name to be consistent with my name in other venues. (Too hard to remember more than one)

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