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Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
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 04-05-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
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: General Discussion 03-22-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,258
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: 3,991
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: 3,459
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: Business 02-26-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
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: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-16-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
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: 853
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: Remodeling 02-08-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
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: 2,181
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: Business 01-13-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By Gumshoe
Jelly of the month club is always top notch.

Jelly of the month club is always top notch.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,785
Posted By Gumshoe
Had a young kid helping me paint one summer. We...

Had a young kid helping me paint one summer. We are doing some routine aluminum soffit and fascia. We're two stories up. Anyway, I hear a blood curdling scream from the other side of the house...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,211
Posted By Gumshoe
Funny how a long work day causes you to hit the...

Funny how a long work day causes you to hit the "stress relief button" and you end up watching a mindless comedy to release the stress of the day. For some reason the movies that do it for me are...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-06-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Gumshoe
SW's Snap Dry sets up quickly. About a 1/2 hour...

SW's Snap Dry sets up quickly. About a 1/2 hour with heat and/or a fan hitting it and you could close it shortly after it dries.
Forum: Drywall 12-27-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,409
Posted By Gumshoe
I'm doing a WHOLE house just like that right now....

I'm doing a WHOLE house just like that right now. I have resorted to scraping with a carbide-bladed scraper to get the high points down to a manageable level. Then, I either use my orbital with 80...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,407
Posted By Gumshoe
You had me at "defensive thievery." Pure genius...

You had me at "defensive thievery." Pure genius I say.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,193
Posted By Gumshoe
I have a local Hardware Store that is the best...

I have a local Hardware Store that is the best anywhere. Knowledgable staff. Great line-up of products although their paint line is average. In some cases, the prices are LOWER than the big boxes....
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-15-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,705
Posted By Gumshoe
I've enjoyed this thread. We have a lot of these...

I've enjoyed this thread. We have a lot of these type of discussions over on Painttalk.com.
I'm 40 years into it........I have a 4 year business administration degree......you can imagine the grief...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-09-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By Gumshoe
Ohio Painter, that is some rock solid advice. ...

Ohio Painter, that is some rock solid advice.
I don't post here on ContractorTalk very much, but I learn a lot from other pros on here as well as on Painttalk.com.

I will say that the paint...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-27-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,748
Posted By Gumshoe
To add, it sure helps if you can diversify your...

To add, it sure helps if you can diversify your skill set. Learn to do drywall, skim coating, texured ceilings, tile work, small electrical/plumbing work, etc. It's hard sometimes for a customer to...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-26-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,748
Posted By Gumshoe
I've been in the painting business since 1978. ...

I've been in the painting business since 1978. Yes, there are lean winters, but, many times winter is the best time of year for getting work. I do save up a "winter fund" to cover my bills should...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,110
Posted By Gumshoe
I would say for me, not to be afraid to try...

I would say for me, not to be afraid to try anything. Yes, some things are over my head (especially electrical/plumbing) but even if you give it a shot and can't get it done right, at least trying...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-14-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By Gumshoe
I've tried all kinds of lighting and I still like...

I've tried all kinds of lighting and I still like the Tripod halogens best. Yeah, they get hot, yeah, they're a pain to set up, but, they give the best, most intense light for painting. I've tried...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-10-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By Gumshoe
Like Ohio Painter, I line up winter work starting...

Like Ohio Painter, I line up winter work starting in the summer months. And, drum roll please, I DO offer a discount of sorts. I tell them if they are willing to wait until my exterior work is...
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 11-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Gumshoe
Rusty, it was a confusing mess over there to be...

Rusty, it was a confusing mess over there to be sure.........I kept having trouble as well. I requested a new password because I forgot my old one which was needed to create a new one, ugh. So I...
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