A Perfect Day To Paint A House

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"They say you can't buy happiness, but I can buy a new coat of paint for my house and that makes me happy, so I guess you can buy happiness afterall." 
-Carol Williams

My house needs painting this year so I planned ahead and hired a painter back in February.  It's not easy to find reliable subs in this area so I thought it was best to start searching early. Turns out I hired a guy from our church who has been moonlighting as a painter for about 20 years.  His full time job is as a teacher. 

I hired him for a couple reasons. 
1) First, he's a nice guy and has a lot of grandkids to buy Christmas presents for. 
2) Second, his quote was reasonable compared to others.  I think this is because he works solo and doesn't have to pay ridiculous L&I insurance coverage on a crew. 

He did the power washing on Wednesday evening.  Thoroughly dry now, it's time to get on with the priming and painting... and it's a perfect day for it! 

It may take him a little longer than a crew but I don't mind.  I'm helping to support a local family. 

Happy Spring!

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
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It's nice when you can find a contractor that meets your needs as he does and you like the fellow on top of that Carol Williams . Here in Minot you better shop a year in advance as well if you are looking for a painter.

Apr 21, 2018 12:15 PM #1
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Carol Williams
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It sure is Bob "RealMan" Timm .  I love the "reasonable" price.    Why are we paying people unemployment when there are so many jobs available?

Apr 21, 2018 02:01 PM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Carol,

I am sure your house is going to turn out beautifully, and so glad you are supporting a family.  We feel the same way about our farmers.  A

Apr 21, 2018 02:29 PM #3
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Lynnea Miller
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I drove down the Columbia Gorge today and the weather was stunning. It would be a fabulous day to paint a house. I am sure it will turn out terrific!

Apr 21, 2018 09:08 PM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Not quite secure in temperatures here yet to do that kind of work....but good to plan and book ahead for when the sunshine and warm termperatures are the deal of the day ...Painters book quickly !

Apr 23, 2018 03:24 AM #5
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,
I'm really pleased so far!  I'm really looking forward to when it is done. 

Apr 23, 2018 05:29 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi Lynnea Miller ,
I grew up in the Columbia Gorge (Corbett / Troutdale area).  There's nothing better than a nice day in the Gorge!

Apr 23, 2018 05:31 AM #7
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,
Yep... I booked this guy early enough that I am first on his schedule this season.  As soon as the weather forecast looked good he got started. 

Apr 23, 2018 05:32 AM #8
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Carol, it does feel good to have a fresh coat of paint on the house - had mine painted last summer.  Glad you gave this guy the job! 

Apr 23, 2018 06:44 AM #9
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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I'll bet it looks great. And naturally, I like the reason why you chose the painter. It makes good sense to me. D 

Apr 23, 2018 07:46 AM #10
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Carol Williams
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Hi Joan Cox 

It's looking good so far!  I'm looking forward to having it finished so I can get my patio furniture back out and enjoy this lovely Spring weather. 

Apr 23, 2018 07:28 PM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,
It does look good.  I'm anxious to get it done so I can get my courtyard furniture and everything back in place.  Time to enjoy the lovely Spring evenings with a glass of wine and a book in the courtyard. 

Apr 23, 2018 07:29 PM #12
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Carol Williams, a fresh coat of paint makes a huge difference, glad to hear you found a contractor and selected him for the right reasons.

Apr 24, 2018 08:21 AM #13
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Carol Williams
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Hi Beth Atalay ,
It's going to be the same color but it sure does look better already.  I'm anxious for him to finish so I can get everything back in place. 

Apr 24, 2018 08:47 AM #14
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
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Carol, Good that you are helping a local family with your paint project.  That will make them happy and you as well.  

Apr 26, 2018 08:32 PM #15
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Ohhhh, so cool! Pretty, protected house + happy deal + happy local family = PERFECTION!
I am also seeking a house painter - can you send him down when you're done with him?   <3

May 26, 2018 08:07 AM #16
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