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Old 01-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #21
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Should have asked, "painting" or working for a painter, there is a difference. Normally us boys got the crappiest jobs the old man could find. He went out of his way to prove he showed no favoritism to his kids.

It was a good thing. (took me years to learn that)
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #22
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16, holding a belt sander up to some 1800s clapboard with no respirator for $6 an hour 10 hours a day, 6 months straight.

Then while trying to move on I realized it's all I know & what I know, so made the best of it. 12yrs later not much I would trade it for at this point.
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Started when I was 18. I started my own business my first summer painting, while in college.

Now I am doing it full time.
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Started for real at 21. Finger painting since age 3 though...
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My son got in trouble at school so his punishment was scraping and sanding about 24 old wood shutters.

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My son got in trouble at school so his punishment was scraping and sanding about 24 old wood shutters.

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:28 AM   #27
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17 painting apartment's. Started my own business @ 26... 48 now.. I love what do no regrets...
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My Dad gave my two brothers and I some paint, some brushes one summer and told us to go paint the garage. It was white oil for the clapboard siding and a hunter green for all the trim. We even signed our names in the corner when we were finished. And I still have the red bandanna I wore to keep my hair clean, it has little spots of hunter green on it. I was probably ten or eleven.
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That is an odd punishment.
prepping shutters - sounds like cruel and inhuman punishment to me.
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prepping shutters - sounds like cruel and inhuman punishment to me.
In Alabama they have to do time on the chain gang.
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In Alabama they have to do time on the chain gang.
They should make them prep shutters - I shudder at the thought of shutters.
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Did a few different jobs through a temp agency when I was a pup. Then got hired on as a bucket licker by a large local painting concern. Sanded, humped buckets, and masked for a year before they let me touch a brush. Some of the best days of my life. Taught me a lot about hard work.

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When I was 14 a friend of my Dad's got me to scrape his house with ...now get this , and I kid you not....an EGG FLIPPER !!! He went the next day and bought me a real scraper . I did that for a month...you would think that would have sickened me by then ! I remember my toes being numb for a month after I finished because of standing on the ladder since they wanted me to concentrate on the high stuff .

2 years later at 16 I was hired by a construction company to help unload trailers while they were building our new High School . The company kept me on for the Summer doing sweeping and Caulking and I would caulk for days on end and the pay was fantastic for 1978 around here at 8.00/hr. I got to know the painters on the job quite well and the next Summer the guy hired me .

I worked with him in the Summer and went to school in the Winter . I done that off and on for a few years and then I ran a Summer project that ended up doing a lot of painting only because they knew I had done quite a bit of it...I enjoyed the project because we had some hot looking women on the crew hehehehehehehehehe and it was a HOT Summer !

After 2 years of University and getting over a broken heart I left for Toronto for a short time...hated the city life . I then went back and took an Electronics course and was there for 2 years and just actually not accomplishing much and having a lot of disinterest and 1 day my instructor called me into his office and asked if there was anything else that interested me....and I answered " Painting !" Well...to make a story shorter...I went out and got hammered that night and all the other good things that a 23 year old single fellow does LOL . I went home and broke the news to the folks...called up a buddy of mine and we went into the painting business and have been at it ever since and that will be from Apr 0f 85 up till now...so I guess it all worked out albeit there was some tough times for us with 1 of them being that we had to wait 6 weeks before we cashed our 1st pay check . I also remember how a lot of el cheapos took full advantage of our cheap labor ....and I have a long memory LOL !!! The End...for now . Oh...and in between the 90's somewhere I took the time off to start a couple of other ventures that were a lot of fun and a much needed break from painting . One was legal...and the other was kind of Grey LOL .
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I was 12, scraping, sanding, all that good stuff - exteriors only. Worst was when 16 we did a bunch of NC taping filling and paint. No pole sanders and no dust mask, cause only sissys used em. I always wondered if dad was just trying to encourage me to find another path. Been at it now for 38 years.
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