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Old 11-22-2011, 10:41 AM   #21
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I should have the building painted by the weekend!!!

All the bay doors are 100% done and I just need to touch up the trim around the one I painted yesterday. The building itself has less than 2 hours left of painting to go, then its just our office door that needs to be painted red.

Although I said I would throw all my supplies away once I finished, I'm thinking that I may try and line up another one to start in the spring. I'll miss looking forward to the large chunk of cash I've been working toward once this building is finished.

Here's a quick before shot to show just how bad the doors were. 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint on each one. I pray the rust doesn't manage to poke through.

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Great job man. That is a heck of an improvement. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #23
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Great job man. That is a heck of an improvement. Keep up the good work.
Thanks!

The landlord called me today and I told her I'm about 1 day away from having it done and she said just email her the final bill when I'm all set. Then she asked me if I'd be interested in painting the whole inside of the house that's on the property (which her son lives in and is my age). I told her to please consider me her own personal painter and whatever she needs I'm there.
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This is how I spent my black Friday.

Using a scraper I removed 95% of the blue paint, then used our compressor to blow off the rest of the little ****. Sanded and cleaned X2. Got 2 coats of primer on and while I was in between coats I was working on the side of the building, finishing that up. Problem came when it was time for the 2 coats of red. The sun was going down fast and the temp was dropping 2deg every time I looked at the thermometer.

I closed up the shop and got our kerosene heater out to help me. It worked great, but I had to keep going outside to have a beer to keep away from the air inside the shop. By 8 I had the 2 coats on and dry. Door is hung and I guess I'll see how it looks when I pull in today. These pics are from yesterday.

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Last picture is an older before shot. Ill update the after shot later today.
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Hope ya remembered to alternate left/right..

[Miyagi returns from fishing as Daniel is painting the house] Oh, miss spot.
Daniel: What spot? Hey, how come you didn't tell me you were goin' fishing?
Miyagi: You not here when I go.
Daniel: Well, maybe I wanted to go, you ever think of that?
Miyagi: You karate training.
Daniel: I'm *what*? I'm bein' your goddamn *slave* is what I'm bein' here man, now c'mon we made a deal here!
Miyagi: So?
Daniel: So? So, you're supposed to teach and I'm supposed to learn! For 4 days I've been bustin' my ***, and haven't learned a goddamn thing!
Miyagi: You learn plenty.
Daniel: I learn plenty, yeah, I learned how to sand your decks maybe. I washed your car, paint your house, paint your fence. I learn plenty!
Miyagi: Ah, not everything is as seems...
Daniel: Oh, bullshit! I'm goin' home, man
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^^^^

After brushing the entire building by hand I certainly feel like it was training me for something. If anything though, my legs got the biggest workout from going up and down the ladder 100 god damn times a day!

If I ever decide to take this seriously and maybe start looking for more jobs, I'll be investing in some type of scaffolding and a sprayer for sure.

I went over all my receipts from Sherwin and totalled up all the extra labor and came out with $2500 in extras. So the final invoice is sent and now I just await a response.

Tomorrow I'll take pictures from the front of the building to show how the red door actually came out. I think it looks **** personally. Once I get our new CFC sign up it'll all come together.
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