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Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By Gumshoe
I would really vote to replace, but, since you...

I would really vote to replace, but, since you can't (everyone has a budget) get as much of the loose stuff off, prime with Gardz, and skim coat. That's about all you can do short of replacement. ...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-19-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Gumshoe
Rare is the day you don't have to sand before...

Rare is the day you don't have to sand before applying your bonding primer. Why chance it? Would be so much messier if you have to go back after the paint starts coming off after the sweeper bumps...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By Gumshoe
40 years ago when I started my painting business,...

40 years ago when I started my painting business, I was in the same boat. Had to take every "junk job" that came along just to keep from starving. You attract every tight wad in the world when...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-05-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By Gumshoe
In those situations, I use 5 Minute hot mud. ...

In those situations, I use 5 Minute hot mud. Push it firmly into the holes with a PLASTIC 1" putty knife. The plastic does 2 things. It flexes a bit more than a flexible metal blade so you can...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-04-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,498
Posted By Gumshoe
I love my 1/2" roller sleeves for interior walls....

I love my 1/2" roller sleeves for interior walls. I like Purdy Marathons or Purdy Golden Eagles. Just good, solid sleeves for a fair price. Lots of painters use the microfiber sleeves but I have...
Forum: Electrical 03-30-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By Gumshoe
Agree with this post. Take classes at your local...

Agree with this post. Take classes at your local career center. My neighbor did that very thing. He's 20 years old, got a great job with a big local electrical contractor and bought a house, yes,...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-30-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,425
Posted By Gumshoe
You'll be bankrupt in 6 months with...

You'll be bankrupt in 6 months with bottom-feeding prices like that.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,240
Posted By Gumshoe
I know as a sub the last thing I want to be doing...

I know as a sub the last thing I want to be doing is scheduling an interview with the GC's POTENTIAL client, then finding the time to go to the interview.......ugh, what a waste of valuable time.
Forum: Business 03-13-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,972
Posted By Gumshoe
Yeah, this customer is an "under my thumb" kinda...

Yeah, this customer is an "under my thumb" kinda guy. You know, the one who wants power and authority over someone they deem to be underneath them in knowledge and know-how, so they nitpick things...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-03-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,450
Posted By Gumshoe
Not one mention yet of, "You know what I mean?" ...

Not one mention yet of, "You know what I mean?" Mostly women use it, and, in some instances, they use it after every sentence.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-28-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Gumshoe
I think this is what Ohio Painter mentioned. If...

I think this is what Ohio Painter mentioned. If not, this is what I use a lot of in nursing homes where BM, urine, puke, you name it gets splattered on walls and needs cleaned regularly. Seems to...
Forum: Business 02-26-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,010
Posted By Gumshoe
After 40 years in business, I can tell you that...

After 40 years in business, I can tell you that taking on that other project for them is going to end in disaster. You might get paid for your initial job, but, I bet that 2nd project will produce...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,299
Posted By Gumshoe
I didn't want debt either, but, after all the...

I didn't want debt either, but, after all the years of being in the painting business, I wish I would have taken out a $10,000 small business loan to get started with the right equipment such as new...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-24-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gumshoe
I've been a Sherwin-Williams painter for 40...

I've been a Sherwin-Williams painter for 40 years. I can tell you that every paint company has bad, good, better, and best versions of their paint, well, most do anyway. It's corporate so you...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-23-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By Gumshoe
I will keep mine till they die. I bought extra...

I will keep mine till they die. I bought extra batteries and kept adding to the 18v collection until I had just about every 18v tool DeWalt made. Then, of course, they came out with the 20v stuff...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-23-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,332
Posted By Gumshoe
Blackhawk Down, Hamburger Hill, and a recent...

Blackhawk Down, Hamburger Hill, and a recent documentary from Peter Jackson called, "They shall never grow old." The work his team did to restore some WWI footage and make a stunning film out of it,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By Gumshoe
This is the classic "RED" flag job we talk about...

This is the classic "RED" flag job we talk about so often on here and elsewhere. #1 It's a "small" job, yeah right. #2 He contacted you more than once to come take a look which means no one else...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-16-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Gumshoe
As someone who has chronic bad teeth and problems...

As someone who has chronic bad teeth and problems with my teeth arise quite regularly, I am going to try this garlic remedy.
Forum: Featured Articles 02-13-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Gumshoe
I'm finding that clients that eat up all of your...

I'm finding that clients that eat up all of your time are the ones you begin to cut from your regular customer list. I mean, many times they are great people, etc. but they tend to become...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-11-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,686
Posted By Gumshoe
Ugh, can't say as I've ever had that happen. ...

Ugh, can't say as I've ever had that happen. Once I told a painting client of mine that I would be at the house tomorrow at 8:30. He said the door would be unlocked. It was not. No way to reach...
Forum: Remodeling 02-08-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,620
Posted By Gumshoe
A classic case of "ghosting."

A classic case of "ghosting."
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-07-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,178
Posted By Gumshoe
It has been a good winter for reading, at least...

It has been a good winter for reading, at least for me.......some good reads have been Hidden Figures, Enduring Courage (Eddie Rickenbacker's WWI ace's story), a book about the sinking of the sub,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-07-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By Gumshoe
Gives fresh meaning to "don't sweat the small...

Gives fresh meaning to "don't sweat the small stuff." Wow, a fight over grout with a bit of attitude thrown in = recipe for disaster.

I have a degree as do many of you. I would never, ever...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-01-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,491
Posted By Gumshoe
Count me as someone who keeps any leftover paint....

Count me as someone who keeps any leftover paint. I have some cans that are at least 20 years old. I know, I know, the complaint is that there no place to store it. I keep mine in a cool spot in...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-28-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,255
Posted By Gumshoe
I thought this was going to be my solution for...

I thought this was going to be my solution for sanding of ceilings that I skim-coated. Without the proper "feel" this heavy and somewhat overrated tool, is causing more harm than good. It's just...
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