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Post by chrizow » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:42 pm

my house in hyde park needs some work on the exterior. 

it needs to be painted, weathered/rotted boards need to be restored or replaced, a couple of decorative (i think) wood trim pieces need to be replaced or added, etc.  it's a two-story house, so someone with a tall ladder and experience/expertise in these issues is needed.  the house isn't huge - around 13xx sq ft, but as i said it's two stories.

any recommendations for a reputable company that doesn't charge a ton?  do painting companies also do exterior board sanding/replacing/etc? 

will the expense of all this make me want to jump off a bridge?

thx in advance.

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Post by Beermo » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:41 pm

i got a guy i work with that does trim replacing and painting. he does a hell of a good job too. and he does it all by hand. no sprayers. by himself. he will let you buy all the paint and wood if you choose and he just charges a flat rate. if you want i'll get his number and you can give him a call.

i think it might be too far into the season though to get started now.
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Post by warwickland » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:10 am

i need to paint houses. i'd do it right now.

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Post by nota » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:42 am

I'm sure you know this considering your occupation, but be sure whoever you get has insurance.

There was a female poster here whose Dad restores homes-maybe that might be a person.

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Post by staubio » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:50 am

chrizow wrote: my house in hyde park needs some work on the exterior. 

it needs to be painted, weathered/rotted boards need to be restored or replaced, a couple of decorative (i think) wood trim pieces need to be replaced or added, etc.  it's a two-story house, so someone with a tall ladder and experience/expertise in these issues is needed.  the house isn't huge - around 13xx sq ft, but as i said it's two stories.

any recommendations for a reputable company that doesn't charge a ton?  do painting companies also do exterior board sanding/replacing/etc? 

will the expense of all this make me want to jump off a bridge?

thx in advance.
I hired a carpenter a friend of mine recommended to install all new baseboards in my place -- which isn't an easy place to work on. He charged a flat rate that was exceptionally affordable in my view (around $300, I think) for an entire day's work -- and the work is excellent. I don't know if he would do the type of work you are looking for but he certainly has the skills.

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Post by dangerboy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:58 am

I have an old neighbor who is a professional house painter.  He does good work and I think is reasonably priced.  I've seen his work on old victorians and queen anne's, so I know he is sensitive to the context of the house.  PM me for his phone number.

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Post by ComandanteCero » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:06 pm

i got a paintball gun and an axe.  Tell me when and where and i'll do it for $20.
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Post by grovester » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:48 pm

ComandanteCero wrote: i got a paintball gun and an axe.   Tell me when and where and i'll do it for $20.
Don't think he was looking for new construction quality.

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Post by construction guy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:14 pm

Wanna save $$$$$? Go to Lowe's and do it yourself.

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Post by chrizow » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:15 pm

construction guy wrote: Wanna save $$$$$? Go to Lowe's and do it yourself.
i do not have the time or expertise to do this myself.  also, it would not save me money in the long run once you factor in time, mistakes, and hospital bills.

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Post by construction guy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:07 pm

chrizow wrote: i do not have the time or expertise to do this myself.  also, it would not save me money in the long run once you factor in time, mistakes, and hospital bills.
Gotcha.  The most expensive part of the project will be the painter...HOWEVER, there a lot of Chuck's & Trucks (small time guys) who are starving right now.  It's a good time to buy, but I'd guess it'll have a total project cost of $4-8k.  Residential guys prices fluctuate...it'll probably all boil down to what his kids want for Christmas, Kwanza, etc.

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Post by PumpkinStalker » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:11 pm

My mom has a really good, cheap painter.  I'll pm you his number when I get it.  I am thinking of starting a moulding business (&), it's all I've done for a month now.  Going to be awesome though.

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Post by Maitre D » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:27 pm

Craigs List.


I had to have my toilets fixed a few weeks back.   I put an add out, had 30 responses.   All 3 were fixed by a small reno company for.....$45 total!   It was great, and they guys were really friendly.   The work was good and the toilets are doing great ever since.
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Post by KCMax » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:43 pm

Maitre D wrote: Craigs List.


I had to have my toilets fixed a few weeks back.  I put an add out, had 30 responses.  All 3 were fixed by a small reno company for.....$45 total!  It was great, and they guys were really friendly.  The work was good and the toilets are doing great ever since.
That's actually seems like a really good idea. I shall use this next time I need reno work. Thank you good sir.
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Post by Maitre D » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:17 pm

Just make sure to take your listing down when you get yoru work done.  You'll get 10 emails/day for like a week straight if you don't.....
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Post by KCPowercat » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:44 pm

Sorry, off topic here but the mention of craiglist made me think of this article I just read in GQ

http://men.style.com/gq/features/landin ... ntent_7483
People basically want to do one of three things on Craigslist: buy a sofa, find a place to live, or get a blow job in the next fifteen minutes. You can do other things, I guess, like find a tennis partner or someone to read your aura. But are you sure “aura reader” doesn’t really mean “guy who’s willing to give you a blow job in the next fifteen minutes”?
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Post by Maitre D » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:47 pm

Dumb.  Many companies are now even posting job opportunities on Craigs, due to the extremely low cost of doing so.  I buy sports tix off Craigs all the time.  It's a legit service.
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Post by KCPowercat » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:50 pm

I think we all know that, it was just supposed to be funny.  Lighten up.

The whole story is about a white guy wanting a black friend...so it's supposed to a pretty light-hearted piece.
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Post by Maitre D » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:07 pm

I did have a friend who scored like crazy on Craigs.  Some pretty decent looking gals, too, I was pretty surprised.  He'd just troll it, said divorcees and gals over 30 were easy targets.
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Post by GRID » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:09 pm

Maitre D wrote: I did have a friend...
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