Just popping in to see if this might be an interesting way to learn and potentially share some insights. Fully ethical by personal uninfluenced choice, and a tryhard, that's something. Better methods, better results, happier clients, I can do that.
To avoid any confusion, I must say that I am not a professional painter: I'm actually a [mechanical] engineering student at Tufts University. My final design project is to build some sort of robot/device to make professional painters' lives easier.
I joined this forum so I could...