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Offline Faron79

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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2008, 09:23:20 AM »
Fun-C,
(I can't resist this...)
Would this situation qualify under your "One Hot Mess" heading :D :-*?!??!?! (hee-hee)

That painter wouldn't be in MY house for long!

Faron
Hmmmm, people spend $$$$$ on furnishings...
BUT, Oh my God, that paint is $40/gaL!!
It's the most noticeable part of an interior!!

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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2008, 09:37:11 AM »
I'm considering merging this thread with the "What Makes a Pro Painter" thread...

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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2008, 01:19:45 PM »
Ha! :D

faron, it wasn't quite a hot mess.  He was actually pleasant and nice enough.  He just had some goofy habits and he didn't understand the *service* part -- the fact that he held the fate of a person's worldly goods and belongings and ability to function as close to normal as possible in their home thru a paint job literally in his professional hands.

The trick is to make it look easy and unimposing, right?  It's a big deal to paint.  It's messy and creates chaos.  Big ladders, ladders of all sizes, lots paint cans and misc.stuff, and often lots of people in a few thousand sq. ft. or maybe less room than that.  Part of the reason people hire a professional painter is for mess and chaos management.

Painting neatly and neatly painted is beyond a lot of people's ability.  That's one of the biggest benefits of paying a pro. They have the process of painting down to a detailed science so mess and imposition is as minimal as possible.

I did mention I think Ben Moore's Super Spec is the ugliest finish I've ever seen, didn't I?  Talk about a hot mess...  ;)
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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2008, 02:59:58 PM »
Auuuuggghhh ;)!!!
I can't get that phrase out of my head now....
"One Hot Mess"...
OK...OK...I'm drifting OT now...

See-Ya 'round Fun-C :-*!
Faron
Yes...the Super-Spec isn't exactly a "top-notch" look!
Hmmmm, people spend $$$$$ on furnishings...
BUT, Oh my God, that paint is $40/gaL!!
It's the most noticeable part of an interior!!

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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2008, 05:04:12 PM »
now wait a minute, you talkin SS flat or egg? Before BM matte came along I really liked SS egg...
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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2008, 10:56:18 PM »
Flat.  It's sooooo flat, no visual dimension or richness to it whatsoever.
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Re: Am I being unreasonable? Long...
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2008, 09:16:22 PM »
Dead flat looks...well, dead..

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