Originally Posted by eric s
Use two layers of brown paper to cover wood stairs in area to be painted and tape the edges?
Windows recessed bout a foot into wall. Thinking to use brown paper taped up to edge to avoid roller splatter.
Brown paper under the molding to cover rug? Maybe folded to make it stay under better. Thinking that to cover the entire living room floor with drop cloths would be overkill plus it would cost a tidy sum to acquire them. Best to cover a quarter of the area at a time instead?
This client has settling cracks near steps. The best I can do is spackle, sand, and paint over. I tried this once before and wound up having a crack winding up anyway. I'm not a drywall guru.
Regarding the lack of drop clothes and your arguement that it will cost more to use them:
It is your client's property
. You need to take ''whatever precautions'' you honestly feel are necessary to protect it. They are extending their trust that you will do what is needed. They have hired you and have made the assumption that you will do what is necessary PROFESSIONALLY to ensure that the work area (their property) is properly protected.
You can't afford to provide the required drop clothes???
All I have to say is this: That is pathetic.... (This is quite blunt....but you need to hear it)
You are hiring yourself out as a person that is experienced/ concerned with/ and working/doing: areas of "HOME IMPROVEMENT" .....
If you can't afford to have, or, aqcuire the materials to properly do that....then maybe you should not be in this line of work...
Again, I apologize for the 'bluntness'.....but that is the 'reality' of this business...
(Regarding the Drywall:
Did you paper tape the crack prior to applying compound/spackle?
If you don't do this...it will most definitely crack again...)