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by billathome65
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Starting back up
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Starting back up

Cheers for that I think we all like a good ramble every now and then and glad we got things sorted. I hope things pick back up on here as the stuff I've read and the support most of the time has been great but you can't do it all yourself. You take care.
by billathome65
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Starting back up
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Starting back up

Hi I was not and would not ask what guys are charging as it differs from one guy and one place to another. I'm currently trying to take on jobs when I'm not in work or before work to build up the speed again and try new things. I'm doing two jobs hoping to cut the other job. The 8x thing was basical...
by billathome65
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Starting back up
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Starting back up

Cartiers the jewelers and Alfred dunhills London plus was asked to jump on a crew painting Harrods. Ive done house bashing and worked with other painters and decorators was in the trade for a long time but never had to price jobs for working for others and on house bashing you get a price and either...
by billathome65
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Starting back up
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Starting back up

No one got any advice for an old decorator getting back into the trade?
by billathome65
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Help waterbased bubbled
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Help waterbased bubbled

Update: I went back to sort this issue out and was informed that when it was raining the window was left open this was days after I had been there. And the sill was swimming with water. The sill was dabbed dry and once fully dry all the bubbles went? I have given the top coat a light sanding and put...
by billathome65
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Health & Safety
Topic: CSCS
Replies: 0
Views: 126

CSCS

A mate of mine was telling me that the CSCS test for site work was being replaced. I was thinking of going house bashing as there are loads of new builds going up round my way. However if the test is being replaced is it worth paying to do it?

Cheers Bill
by billathome65
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Help waterbased bubbled
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Help waterbased bubbled

AHH ok will need to read the cure times properly thanks I was under the impression that once it was dry to the touch it could be overprinted. It needs sorting either way give me more time to prepare it to as I wasn't sure of layering it between coats to take out the brush marks
by billathome65
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Help waterbased bubbled
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Help waterbased bubbled

Wtf? Had a call earlier a customer complained that a window sill I recently painted had started to bubble when it got wet? Paint used was waterbased no nonsense primer and undercoat X 2 coats and no nonsense waterbased gloss X 3 coats. It's the first time using a water based paint what have done wro...
by billathome65
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Preparation
Topic: filling over expanding foam
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

Re: filling over expanding foam

Dig it out and either two pack or standard filler I never had any issues in the past.
by billathome65
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Decorating Chat
Topic: Starting back up
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Starting back up

Hi guys I'm currently getting back into the P&D game after years of doing other ****** mind numbing jobs. I'm not looking for what you charge for jobs but if you want to share feel free Just wanting to know how you go about pricing your jobs up what to consider as part of my pricing? When to charge ...