They came, they saw, they painted

United States
March 15, 2016 11:39am CST
The painters showed up yesterday morning, just 5 minutes late, not bad at all! They worked until about 3:15. They took a lunch break and a few cigarette breaks, but other than that they worked! Quite different from painters we hired 5 years ago for a different home. Today they showed up about 10:15 or so, finished up and left about noontime. The young man, the assistant, had a lot of fun with our fancy vacuum cleaner sucking up dog hair from behind some of the furniture that hand't been moved since we moved in. That's one way to get spring cleaning started! They did good work, the price was very fair and I would certainly recommend them. I need to go on Home Advisor and provide my glowing comments. All's well that ends well! Photo:pixabay.com/en/brush-paint-blue-can-color-293943/
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Mar 16
My painters worker for free. Me, my oldest son and my grandson did the whole house inside and outside.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
My husband's grandson is only 4 - he finger paints only LOL!
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• United States
15 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Aw so cute!
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby That was cute.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
Judging by the discussion title it sounds as though Julius Caesar was the painter. This would be quite appropriate since today is the Ides of March.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
Julius Caesar - his guy is originally from Ohio so I don't think so LOL
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Surely there are many US residents who are descended from Italian immigrants. In fact, Julius Caesar visited England, so he may have met a local girl and one of his descendents could have been on the Mayflower.
• United States
16 Mar 16
@Asylum Was Ceaser very tall? This guy is so short he has to stand on a ladder to reach the baseboard!
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@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Mar 16
I am glad it all worked out great for you.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
Thank you - and the paint smell wasn't bad.
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@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill That is good. I remember in my younger days, helping to paint a room and the smell of paint affected me.
• United States
17 Mar 16
@LeaPea2417 Some paint is worse than others, I think they have improved it.
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@LadyDuck (157308)
• Switzerland
16 Mar 16
Did they finish the work already? This is greet news, I am sure you are satisfied with them.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
They finished yesterday at lunch time. Our house got lighter with all the dog hair they sucked up along the way LOL! That's one way to get some spring cleaning done. Now we have other cleaning and putting rooms back together - they moved all the furniture to do the baseboards. We have to go out soon so we're putting off doing that for a day. they did a good job and for a reasonable price.
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@LadyDuck (157308)
• Switzerland
16 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill You have a long and hard job to finish, but the house is better now.
@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
5 Apr 16
Oh I thought you were about to paint a donkey - he he Glad your painters have finished their work
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• United States
5 Apr 16
Paint a donkey?
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@gudheart (12752)
16 Mar 16
My dad just painted our bathroom ceiling. Can't use the shower for few days until it is dried properly. At least it was done for free :D
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• United States
16 Mar 16
Free is good, but we don't have any relatives to do it for us.
• United States
15 Mar 16
Sounds like a successful story of the painters painting. Did you paint the inside of your home?
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• United States
15 Mar 16
One bedroom, repaired one wall in the garage and painted it and removed a few 'decals' the original owner put up and fixed those walls. Today was fixing the baseboard..the baseboard is wood, was never sanded and sealed so dust/dog hair sits/stick to the top of it - they sanded it all down and sealed it. That was today's job.
@Corbin5 (106278)
• United States
15 Mar 16
I am sure your painters will be delighted with the positive review you post on the site. After 4 house, I have never hired painters and have done it all on my own. One of these days I will no longer be able to handle all the walls and ceilings, but for now all is well for this retired lady.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
We painted - we made a mess - we gave up painting!!! Our last house was 3,000 sq. feet, no way were we even attempting that especially with 20 foot high ceiling in living room. I value our lives, so we hire....they can move much faster and easier than we can.
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Mar 16
oh I wondered if that was done yet
• United States
15 Mar 16
All done, now we have to clean all the rooms since the dust has been re-arranged...
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill I decided I had prob start with one room and one corner and start cleaning as I go, I got the desk done, will get the table cleaned off later
• United States
16 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt Good for you!!! It's the 'starting' that sometimes is the hardest. Did you see all the new stuff on Crowdtap?
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@sueznewz2 (9991)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Mar 16
Good i'm pleased that it's done fairly quickly for you...and with some free vacuuming too... and that you are pleased with it
• United States
16 Mar 16
They picked up quite a lot of 'hidden' dog hair.
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@sueznewz2 (9991)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill yeeeyyyy one less job for you... or hubby... ?!
• United States
16 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 That's right! But now we have to clean and dust everything else. boo hoo
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@MarymargII (9760)
• Toronto, Ontario
16 Mar 16
And you end up with freshly painted walls and a brand new outlook! I love the difference paint makes in a room!
• United States
16 Mar 16
Especialy going from white to a dark-ish brown...quit an impact.
• Toronto, Ontario
16 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill OOh yea that would be kind of rich looking- nice!
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Mar 16
Great! Glad to hear all went well. Sounds like it take them too long too. That is always nice. I'm sure they will be pleased with your positive feed back on Home Advisor.
• United States
16 Mar 16
We also need some flooring work done and he gave us the name of man he knows who does good work, so that will be the next project, once we put this house back together! I need relaxing time between destruction!
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill ....Yes, relaxing time is nice.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
16 Mar 16
We have always done our own painting. It's good that you were pleased with their work.
• United States
16 Mar 16
We're old and we rather pay a pro - it wasn't that expensive.
• United States
16 Mar 16
Glad to hear your painting is all done and that you have rave reviews for them.
• United States
16 Mar 16
I would recommend them in a New York Minute!
@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 16
That's good that it's all done and finished - and even better that they were so efficient.
• United States
16 Mar 16
We are very happy - and I found him on my own.
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
That's great. Painting is done as they worked well.
• United States
16 Mar 16
Thanks, it looks better every time I look at it.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
15 Mar 16
if your happy with it.Thats all it counts.One project out of the way.
• United States
16 Mar 16
Yes, it's done and we're happy.
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
15 Mar 16
Glad that it is over and that you are satisfied which is the best thing.
• United States
15 Mar 16
Thanks, yes, it was a real pleasure dealing with this painting company. And he loved Ruby she got a lot of attention too!
@lilnana1111 (2341)
• United States
18 Mar 16
It's nice when you hire someone and it all works out.