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Old Yesterday, 10:14 PM   #21
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Coverage of the area you're working on...

If they're paying you to paint the wall, it's up to you to figure out how to paint the whole wall or find out how if you don't know when coming across an obstacle (like trying to paint around a radiator that you can see behind)...


There's LOTS of potential things a project can sometimes present that you may have to get creative on... painters tape and a new blade to trim off the excess before painting could have taken care of that rope problem fairly quickly...
That's an easy one.
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That's an easy one.
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My expectations ALWAYS exceeds the customers. That approach needs to be done on every job. It really is that simple.


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The title of your thread is "Ugly Jobs".

You don't even like it, FerFuxAche.

And now you're whining because you got told that you should have done better work?

Big difference between asking for pointers on accomplishing a difficult task, and asking how to get away with s#!tty work.

Would you have paid what you charged, for what you gave, and been happy?
You got all your wires crossed there, Chief. The "Ugly Jobs" were hypothetical, remember?

Today I spent way too long and felt like a doofus, but the customer was fine. The only reason I mention today's job is because that's what got me thinking.
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You got all your wires crossed there, Chief. The "Ugly Jobs" were hypothetical, remember?

Today I spent way too long and felt like a doofus, but the customer was fine. The only reason I mention today's job is because that's what got me thinking.
Some of us were reading between the lines a little bit. It happens from time to time, right or wrong.
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painters tape and a new blade to trim off the excess before painting could have taken care of that rope problem fairly quickly...
I thought about it. I might have been able to tape it, but oh boy if that didn't work and one drop got behind there, there would have been no way to ever clean the paint out of the roping.
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KAP your pic got me to thinking.
General question to all,
Do you remove the toilet tank and paint behind it?

I can't stand it when I'm repainting someone's bathroom and the last painter didn't paint behind the toilet.

Just a pet peeve of mine.
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Hot dog roller if possible.


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KAP your pic got me to thinking.
General question to all,
Do you remove the toilet tank and paint behind it?

I can't stand it when I'm repainting someone's bathroom and the last painter didn't paint behind the toilet.

Just a pet peeve of mine.
I'm listening.
Carry on.
Me, too.

Remove lid only, put plastic (kitchen trash bag is good) over the tank, and jam a hotdog roller in behind it.

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