I agree completly. What goes around comes around, it just don't go in a straight line.See my answer if the other thread...
Again... these people come out of the woodworks because they are just regular guys who are trying to survive and feed their families. As Americans have become greedy and elevated their need for cheap stuff over buying American made products that support American jobs, unemployed American manufacturing employees have become painters, and handymen... etc.
The best way to remove these painters from your field is to support companies the keep them on the production lines of America. It's funny how helping others always comes back to help ourselves!
$72k Canadian? I have never heard of a truck costing that much. :blink:I agree in part, theory is good. But.. ahh don't you like the "But's" I went out last fall and started looking at trucks, I wanted a quad cab long box, leather Int, diesel 4x4. Now MSRP on the Silverado was $72,000. I'm sorry they don't make a machine worth that much to me. I ended up buying an 05. with all the options, diesel etc for $35,000. To be honest if I had of been hell bound on brand new, I would quite possibly ended up buying a foreign make. I'm all for supporting my country and my local business. But sometimes they make it impossible to justify.
I agree in part, but, it seems to me that a lot of painters have skipped over the basics and gone right to the brush, roller or sprayer.After the screening and the interview process, if they actually show up to paint the door its probably a good sign about their attitude and personality.
I've been doing it close to 25 yrs. Still insecure when I work with someone new for the first time. Would I not get hired if I didn't use any floetrol? On just one door? How about if I just dust the door and blow into the corners to make sure nothing is there? What if it appears that I didn't dust well enough, but the door is still dust free? I'm just curious and I always worry that people don't see what I see and vice versa. .Interviewing should perhaps be one of our next threads here. In a nutshell, people are amazingly adroit at telling you what you want to hear in the interview. In our last round of interviews, after initial screening, phone conversations and at least one face to face interview we had our finalists come to our shop. We wheel out a cart with everything a painter might need to paint one door and have them paint one side of one door. Watching how they use the resources available, do the brushwork and how the finished product looks tells us exactly what their professional level is. This way you can accurately determine starting pay.
I think you are overthinking it! Just paint the damn door!I've been doing it close to 25 yrs. Still insecure when I work with someone new for the first time.
Would I not get hired if I didn't use any floetrol?
If you could get latex to brush out nicely and level without I would be impressed.
On just one door? How about if I just dust the door and blow into the corners to make sure nothing is there? What if it appears that I didn't dust well enough, but the door is still dust free?
Not sure how this is possible. If it is dust free it would appear that you dusted well enough.
I'm just curious and I always worry that people don't see what I see and vice versa. .
Good point. Over time we all develop an eye for detail, some more developed than others.
In reality, you'd have to get a slomo camera to even see my hands.
I've not run into this problem.