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Old 06-04-2018, 09:58 PM   #1
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Catching a lot of flack for being a DIYer for my post earlier.. not sure what to make of that, been in this trade for 13 years and far from a DO IT YOURSELFER. It was my understanding that this is a place where painters talk about all things related to paint. Can an administrator please let me know what about my post is wrong? Thanks 🙏
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:28 PM   #2
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I think it was some kind of perfect storm where weíve had a deluge of DIY posts lately. Maybe some thought you were in that category and jumped the gun. Though I have to think Delta was trolling you in post #4.

Donít take it personally. Believe it or not, this place is way tame compared to years ago. The amount of flack I got at first was surprising and confusing to me also.

Iíve always been a proponent of a Ďkinder, gentler Painttalk. The truth is, as this place has mellowed the active membership has plummeted. Maybe some more random, nonsensical ball busting is what we need to turn things around, get people interested. IDK, just musing.

Anyway, nothing wrong with your post except that it came out of thin air. Nothing wrong with us either except weíre a bunch of bored painters posting on a trade forum.


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THanks jmays! I figured it was just that, just didn’t expect to catch it on my first post. No worries, I ain’t sad��
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Your first post is supposed to be in the introductions. Who are you, what do you do, how many years, etc.


Your first post was pretty much a DIYish type that we have been getting around here lately. DIY's are not allowed to post and are pushed to the DIY site for all construction related ?'s not just paint.
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and you wouldn't believe how many people have come in to my store claiming to be a "local paint pro" just to try to get a contractors discount! I guess a couple people just jumped the gun a bit.
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THanks for the quick reply mike.. I will certainly make an introduction for myself. I canít believe I never stunbled on this site earlier, probably could have saved me some time and money with this wealth of information. Donít worry about the smack talk guys, a little hazing never hurt anyone🤣
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You won't get any shortage of opinions on here either. For example your first post...primer no primer what type of primer, how many coats etc. Which is good...there is usuaally several ways to do it RIGHT. One thing I have found is that the original poster almost never lets us know what they did and how it came out let alone longevity of the work. I am fairly new too...have learned a bunch...I have gotten taken to school a few times on here and it has saved me a bunch of time and money. One such schooling was by @PACman on saponification...if you look closely almost all those traffic lights are peeling!
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You won't get any shortage of opinions on here either. For example your first post...primer no primer what type of primer, how many coats etc. Which is good...there is usuaally several ways to do it RIGHT. One thing I have found is that the original poster almost never lets us know what they did and how it came out let alone longevity of the work. I am fairly new too...have learned a bunch...I have gotten taken to school a few times on here and it has saved me a bunch of time and money. One such schooling was by @PACman on saponification...if you look closely almost all those traffic lights are peeling!
cheap alkyd quick dry enamel on galvanized metal. Happens every time. Eventually they will update the 1950's era spec but i wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Especially since the paint is 1/3 the price of something that would actually hold up for the life of the light.
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Catching a lot of flack for being a DIYer for my post earlier.. not sure what to make of that, been in this trade for 13 years and far from a DO IT YOURSELFER. It was my understanding that this is a place where painters talk about all things related to paint. Can an administrator please let me know what about my post is wrong? Thanks 🙏
There was nothing wrong with your post.

What happened to you occurs occasionally but wish it didnít. As was mentioned, there have been a slew of DIY posters lately and discussions about not responding to them with replies. Since you didnít post an introduction giving a bit of background on your experience level and business, you just got caught up in that. Hope you stick around and discover that this really is a pretty good place.
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Catching a lot of flack for being a DIYer for my post earlier.. not sure what to make of that, been in this trade for 13 years and far from a DO IT YOURSELFER. It was my understanding that this is a place where painters talk about all things related to paint. Can an administrator please let me know what about my post is wrong? Thanks 🙏

I remember before the internet and social media, the measure of a painter's aptitude and potential was objective and present rather than subjective and remote. We were measured within our geographical locations and rated on our procedures and practices locally. You could determine who was the real deal and who wasn't.


Now, with the social reach, obscurity, anonymity, and video tutoring afforded to the painting trade, opinions about what constitutes a professional painter runs rampant. Particularly on this site. People are so quick to judge others without having a clue who they're dealing with.


The bottom line in this labor intensive trade is, if you're fast, efficient, and organized enough, (and humble enough), to sustain it as a career, you're a professional. No matter what anyone says.

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Well said @CApainter...I enjoy your posts...
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I think he was showing off...
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Basically, we can't see your fingernails (a painters nails are always hammered...lol)so we gotta rely on the choice of words for the newbs. Not much to go on there in your first post.
Yes, We're a trigger happy lot. Boot the diyer before they get too cozy.
Anywho, welcome to the group you non diyer. I prefer loxon but if it's old brick you could probably just drive right over it with duration or???? Ever try to clean paint off brick? Can't even get the cheap stuff off....samples are your best teacher though.

Edit: and grab a sprayer. If you don't own one, rent one. Great project to learn on as you'll be back rolling it all anyway.

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Yeah, these Mods are a touchy bunch. Except for me. I'm not. Take no prisoners is my outlook.

Anyway, a mistake was made which we apologize for. Welcome to the group. And, I never welcome any new member unless they make it about 2-3 months. Once they understand who everyone is, everyone's posting style, and sense of humor,(If they have one.), you're good with me.
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Unless of course, it's a newbie of the fairer sex....
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ROFLOLOL. And I thought we were supposed to shoot the prisoners, no? jk
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