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World's worse painter award goes
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kraigWY    Posted 01-23-2004 at 10:36:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
to the idiot that painted my bathroom. I was puting the molding back up and I saw him in the mirror. Wife sees it and says take the light bulb out and no one will notice. Maybe she has the right ideal. No wonder my neighbor told the doctor to put the cateracs back in after he got home and seen his home repairs.

Patria    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:38:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you finaly got lucky and find the immigrant you so wished for? Just wondering..

Ron/PA    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:05:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
As Donna always asks me, "If you weren't you, would you hire you to do that job?? I didn't think so!!"
Now then is there any chance that you can sue this guy for damages and win?? I'd contact a good lawyer, but not your own, as he'd have a conflict of intrests!
Ron, who's been waiting for 3 years to put up a few hidden pieces of molding to finish a job.

dave 50 8n    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:28:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's funny! Just about everytime "I'm on the throne," I see that small gap where molding needs to go next to the door (which I forgot to do when I remodeled.)

I also need to figure out whether the wall or the molding gets

dave 50 8n    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:30:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
...trimmed w/paint. I mean, do you slop over on the wall and then come back w/a fine touch molding, or do you slop on the molding and come back w/a fine touch on the wall? It's so confusing. :-)

deadcarp    Posted 01-23-2004 at 16:39:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you're painting enamel on both (like in a bathroom or kitchen) it doesn't matter much. but if for example you're using oil-base on the doors and water-based on the walls, then paint the doors and trim first. for one thing it's easier to cut-in on a flat surface and for another thing, if you slop over water-based onto oil-based, it wipes off with a damp paper towel and doesn't leave marks. as a freebie bonus there's often a gap behind door trim, making it easier yet :)

Gary, done it many times    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:54:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
ditch the slop, paint the moulding before installed then fine touch up the hammer marks

Gary, Mt Hermon, La    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya know Ron, the worst part about putting up moulding is driving in those 3d,4d, or 6d finish nails. Since buying the pneumatic brad nailer, I've finished lots of pesky little jobs.

big fred    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:11:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You remember the staircase in "It's a Wonderful Life" where the newel post top always comes off in Jimmy Stewart's hand? I got a piece of trim above my closet door like that. About twice a year it falls down and Mrs Fred picks it up and lays it on my side of the bed. I didn't nail it because it needed another coat of Varathane. Well, it's been about 5 years, and last night I put that extra coat on it. It'll get nailed up this weekend, gosh willing.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:12:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure, set a bad example for the rest of us! Soon they'll expect all of us to finish that fast.

Fern(MI)    Posted 01-23-2004 at 10:53:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm thinkin' I may just be relating to this.

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