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Old 04-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Got a call today from a guy that his girl friend just bought 11 new doors and had them installed by Home Depot. Would I be interested in painting them. Had rolled and brushed a couple and didn't like the look so wanted them sprayed. Came pre-primed and he has sanded the 2 he painted back down. Now here comes the kicker he tells me they already have the paint.And guess what it is BEHR all in one paint and primer. I said that is horrible paint and he tells me Home Depot told them if they didn't use it they would void the warranty on the doors. I guess if they can't talk you into buying it they will force you to. And if they came pre-primed why do you need a paint and primer?

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8All gppd questions, Tool Seeker. Nothing like being big enough to run a scam and get away with it. BTW: They mentioned "Warranty." What, exactly, are they warranting it to do??

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Well obviously they cannot void the warranty on the doors but they must be desperate. And HD did not install them. Some sub-contractor that no responsible contractor in town would hire hung the doors. Do they swing? Do they actually open and shut?

So what are you going to do? Interesting trap set for you here? 11 doors makes for a nice, profitable little project. You paint it with Behrly-paint-at-all though and you know everybody will be sorry in short order.

Have the client call the BBB and complain about the warranty threat. Maybe it will get some attention.

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I guess they are warrantying that the luan won't peel off LOL I really don't know.
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You know guys I have the same gut feeling and that is what i'm planning to do. And yes SDS you are correct about the installer.
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You know I got the same gut feeling and had already pretty much decided to run, now have track shoes on. And yes SDS you are correct about the installer.
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Dont you think that the story about voiding the warranty based on the paint used might be BS coming from the people that bought the doors and the paint?

If you need the work, take a framing square with you and check to see if they are hung right, Insist on using the paint you prefer, and get paid at least half when you show up, and don't leave till you get the second half.

Sounds like you don't need that kind of work though.
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They are adement about the paint. I kinda believe the story. But let me add a little bit, the guy that called me stated he is a painter. He paints for the county school system and they won't let them borrow any thing and since he paints all week he doesn't want to do it on the week-end. And they must be taken off and painted somewhere else inside, not outside.
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Somthun ain't not right. If you can afford to walk from this, I would. You certainly cannot guarantee your own work if forced to use Behr.

One of the people I mentor called over the past weekend. He put a lot of time into prepping a wooden stair and landing situation for a three flat last year. The client insisted he use a Behr deck product. He really needed the money but I warned him to walk. It is already coming off and of course they are trying to suggest it is his fault. They would like him to go over it all again, with Behr still, at his expense. Hideous stuff did not even make it one winter season and we didn't even have that awful a winter!

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I'd look for a painter who will use my paint too. A sprayer will eliminate brush and roller strokes, and sanding, which takes time that you'll be paid for, will help the paint stick. Just don't offer a durability warranty. I don't see the problem. Run from the job if you want but I'm sure there are plenty of painters who'd take it.
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what kind of doors are they? are they 6 panel composite type doors with the fake wood grain texture?
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I'd look for a painter who will use my paint too. A sprayer will eliminate brush and roller strokes, and sanding, which takes time that you'll be paid for, will help the paint stick. Just don't offer a durability warranty. I don't see the problem. Run from the job if you want but I'm sure there are plenty of painters who'd take it.

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They are hollow core doors with the bead board insert. That means they are cheap doors, it would cost more to have them painted than they paid for them.
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I don't get the spraying but what ever floats their boat.

as far as the Behr paint, it works OK. Is there better on the market? yep. But it will work.

Yes I do some painting for a living and yes I prefer better paint, but I would paint it.

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