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Old 01-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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I've always wonder what age did a painter start painting when you see simple mistakes. Like, not knowing that primer is needed to cover old dark paint with a lighter color. I don't know everything but experience is a quality every painter needs. At what age did you start painting?
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I've always wonder what age did a painter start painting when you see simple mistakes. Like, not knowing that primer is needed to cover old dark paint with a lighter color. I don't know everything but experience is a quality every painter needs. At what age did you start painting?
Um, you don't need primer to cover an old dark paint.
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I started in the paint thing when I was 26, I am 39 now.
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I think I was 19
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started painting 55 drums,they used them for trash containers in the state park i was volunteering at....i was 17, in high school still, im 48 now,i regret nothing!!!! i try to still learn one new thing every day

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Does reaching into one's diaper and finger painting with "Tempoopstra" count?

If not then I earned my first dollar by slinging some paint on a surface in the Summer of Love, or maybe the year before.



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I think I was 7 or 8 yrs old when my Father started showing me how to paint and hang paper 42 now, professional experience about 25yrs

What is primer ?
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43 when I started, 53 now.
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My old man used to take me to projects where the homeowners weren't home to paint closets and such starting when I was 15. I was working on exterior projects all summer long when I was 16 with the "team"-I loved it! Muscling 40' wood wooden ladders around I got rid of the baby fat in a hurry! I always had a few bucks in my pocket and felt great about myself. I loved the time spent with my old man and learned a lot quickly. After High School it was full time and I never looked back. Seen a lot of changes...... turning 54 next week.
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Started helping my dad paint apartments @ 13.
For a living when I was 45.
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Started at age 10..painted a fence for my neigbors. helped paint my dads house at 13. didnt start to take it seriously unitl i turned 18..its been almost 4 years now. are you not supposed to lock yourself in the closet with oil based kilz?
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Joined the Army Reserves right after high school, and came back from training in December of 84. Started with dad in January of 85. God I'm getting old....
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Started working summers for a painting company when I was about 16 - old enough to drive to job sites. Would have been 1969.
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Bought my apartment bldg at 19, then had to learn how to ain't apartments. Now I'm 47

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Um, you don't need primer to cover an old dark paint.
I've been painting long enough to know the above quote is true.
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Bought my apartment bldg at 19, then had to learn how to ain't apartments. Now I'm 47

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Occasionally (kept me busy while my father was watching me) when I was little. During the summer and some weekends when I was 12.
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Age 7 helping-hand on family business, properties and rentals, by the age of 10 i knew a thing or two about applying paint. I'm 43 now. I did pretty good with a shur-line pad (the one with wheel guides). I remember snipping the fibers off one end so I can make cleaner lines.
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