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Old 03-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I'm a professional paperhanger for too many years.
I know, I know... whenever I tell people I'm a paperhanger they say, "Hitler was a paperhanger!"
What they don't say is that Hitler was also a vicious mass murderer, look it up.
Another thing people ask me when I tell them I'm a paperhanger is, "Oh, so you write hot checks?"
Yes, I write hot checks but you can't tell that from what I do for a living, that's stereotyping, it's just plain wrong.

Here's a photographic self portrait so you can see what an average day looks like for me:



This seems to be a painting forum and I do paint also, just not as much as I hang wallpaper. I repair walls and float walls solid to get them smooth. Can't really tape and float, don't know why actually, just can't get a feel for it.

I texture some but not very often. After about two or three cans of the stuff I pass out and my helper has to pull the rope I have tied to my ankle to get me out of the room I'm texturing.

Other than that I enjoy photography and photoshop. I like to write essays and short stories but then I immediately burn them. I have a hard time telling the difference between irony, coincidence and sarcasm but now I think I'm getting into the area of too much information.

Just found your site here so I'm off to check out the other sections.

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! There's more than a few hangers here, so you'll fit right in.
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It's a painting and related trades forum. I used to paint but have decided to concentrate my skills to just the papering trade.

welcome.

Am I correct in seeing (from your IP) that you are in San Antonio ? I've had some paper hanging friends down there when there was an NGPP chapter in S.A. Some of them very talented.



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Welcome to the forum. Awesome work!
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Thank you both very much. I love murals. Here's mural installation my brother and I did a few years back:


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It's a painting and related trades forum. I used to paint but have decided to concentrate my skills to just the papering trade.

welcome.

Am I correct in seeing (from your IP) that you are in San Antonio ? I've had some paper hanging friends down there when there was an NGPP chapter in S.A. Some of them very talented.
You are correct sir. You probably know Terry for sure. I was a member under his presidency. He's retired now.

I guess we're a shrinking group down here.

We lost a really great guy this year, Steve Blair. A genuinely decent guy.
"My Wallpaper Guy" is what he went by.

Here he is installing a movie poster at an Alamo Drafthouse:
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Welcome to PT ! Awesome looking work and a personality to fit right in with this crowd. Look forward to your posts!
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You guys make that mural install look easy.


Sorry to hear about Steve. I let my NGPP membership "lapse" so I hadn't heard.

The two I remember the fondest from SA are Bill Reimers (what a forever class act) and Joe Gonzalez (especially the leather install for the Spurs many years ago)



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Sorry to hear about Steve. I let my NGPP membership "lapse" so I hadn't heard.

The two I remember the fondest from SA are Bill Reimers (what a forever class act) and Joe Gonzalez (especially the leather install for the Spurs many years ago)
Actually Bill Reimers passed away last year too. I wasn't able to go to the funeral so that may be why I forgot about him.
He taught Steve how to hang on cheesecloth and Steve was the only one locally that I knew that still did.
Bill even wrote a how-to manual for going over shiplap walls.

I haven't seen Joe since we were both going to the NGPP meetings years ago.

Small world.
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Welcome from another paperhanger. I met Bill, Steve, and Joe before. All great guys.
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Seems like all paperhangers are a quirky breed.
That works here, welcome.
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Actually Bill Reimers passed away last year too. I wasn't able to go to the funeral so that may be why I forgot about him.
He taught Steve how to hang on cheesecloth and Steve was the only one locally that I knew that still did.
Bill even wrote a how-to manual for going over shiplap walls.

I haven't seen Joe since we were both going to the NGPP meetings years ago.

Small world.
I thought Bill had passed, but wasn't going to say anything until I was sure. Very good man, very gracious man. He brought a lot to the industry, especially that booklet.

Yah Joe sorta disappeared. Had VERY funny times with and stories about him at the Columbus 2003 convention. His recounting of the scavenger hunt and a lady in a movie ticket line had me on the floor. We nicked named him Zorro after that. (don't ask)

"small world" indeed,. but wouldn't want to paint it



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Nice to have a connection, thanks for the welcome!




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Ha... hadn't read this til after I made my avatar. It's not photoshopped, it's my neighbor's 4 horned sheep. They're kinda rare.
Quirky is good... usually.

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Yes, he really cared about his craft, the trade in general, and the people involved.

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welcome underdog. looks like you and your brother are putting a hurtin on that plank
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Lol... yeah, like I said, I'm from South Texas. I blame it on the authentic Mexican food.
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Ok, my thread got pushed on to the second page and that just seemed wrong on so many levels.

Firstly, I don't have enough views.

This guy here:
https://www.painttalk.com/f3/door-jam...chnique-22523/
has almost 2,000 views and it isn't even an introduction. It's a technical question and everybody got roped in.

This guy:
https://www.painttalk.com/f3/hi-i-hav...uestion-22419/
Isn't really a painter, now while I give him a pass because it IS an introduction, he tricked you and he has more views than me.

Now this one I don't get at all... 2 posts, 13 replies...3,031 views!!!
https://www.painttalk.com/f3/cheers-all-1266/
Does he have a big family? Is he a high tech computer guy who figured out how to scam the system? What IS the deal Camille?

Now this one is classic. Talk about a hijacked intro thread. https://www.painttalk.com/f3/hurry-ge...ainters-21812/
But still, 3 pages and over 1,500 views and I can't even access his profile.

But just so you don't feel cheated for coming back here, here's a couple pics from my personal PS files:









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I work on PT during the weekends. Ill keep your dream alive.


Texas hijack question. I've been trying to replicate a green sauce. Straight roasted jalepenos in oil and blended till it's creamy. I can't get it just right. What am I missing? Gawd I love that stuff...
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