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  1. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Hiya good people. I’m a decorator of 27 years, been self employed for the last 11 years but still working for the same company I’ve been with since i started. Looking to change all that hopefully this year? Did a little portaflex spraying back in the days and never really took it any further than that until now. I’ve taken a great interest into spraying now and will be bombarding you good people questions ( sorry in advance ), I only do domestic work and big contracts for the national trust and the English heritage alike. I have a wealth of knowledge I’m happy to share and help anyone i can :cheers:
    Many thanks
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  2. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

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  3. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Morning @jimmyc and welcome along mate :thumbsup:
    Nice intro pal.

    Had a few Portaflek/Portatone jobs when I used to sub. Enjoyed that!
    Went on the course in Dagenham (a very quick course it was too) :shocked:
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  4. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Brentwood boy huh, hello Jimmy, I was in Ongar and my accountant is is Brentwood too.

    A lot of us do spraying here so any questions, we can answer them.

    Enjoy your stay, in the mad house. :wave:
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  5. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Good morning mistcoat. :thumbup: Yeah that was way back in the days that! Then crown bought out the roll on version ( must have been at least 20 years ago? ) I’m hoping I’ll get to grips with spraying
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  6. Wayners

    Wayners I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat Bar Member

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  7. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Brentwood indeed, actually stondon massy is closer :yes: Small world it is right. I’ve got the bug for spraying and an itch i need to scratch, I’ve bought myself an entry level airless and I’m also looking into the Graco 9.5 hvlp too for that finer finish? Interestingly I’ve been researching AAA! But the more I delve into it, the more of a rabbit hole it becomes? So rather than jump head first into AAA I’ll stick with airless and HVLP for the meantime
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  8. Daf

    Daf PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    You will love the 9.5. I sold my Wagner XVLP to get the 9.5, you won’t be disappointed

    I moved away, rat race now in Norfolk, where they drive so slow, I’m nearly taking root!
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  9. cpb

    cpb PPS Tradesman

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  10. andyfloss

    andyfloss PPS Craftsman

    Hello from me :doff:
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  11. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    We’re looking to do the same this year, and move but we’re looking to move to Kent ( the in-laws need looking after)
    Yeah the 9.5 seemed to fit the bill for me, it’s quite a comprehensive bit of kit to get started with? especially for bits of small furniture I find myself painting more of these days for customers. We’ll see how this journey turns out

    :cheers: Thank you

    Thank you :notworthy:

    Good morning
  12. grumpyvandriver

    grumpyvandriver PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Hola ! :welcome:
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  13. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Bonjour :thumbsup:
  14. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Do you ask the NT and English Heritage to remove all their valuable items before you start the jobs and you get there and they haven't?
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  15. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    It happens on a regular basis to be fair. But generally they are pretty relaxed with us making our own protection for items, it does get very bureaucratic and you have to have the patience of a saint. But the work is very rewarding and not everyone’s cup a tee so to speak.
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  16. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    @jimmyc Please tell me that is your dog in your Av pic.
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  17. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    Haha it sure is! He’s an old boy now coming on 15 years.
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  18. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    @jimmyc My oldest Jack is 15 too. Youngest is 3.
    I do love me a Jack.
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  19. jimmyc

    jimmyc PPS Tradesman

    We have 2 and she’s 10 and our youngest dog which is a mix is 5 and wouldn’t be without them to be honest
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  20. Tomcio

    Tomcio Brush Navigator Bar Member

    Hello and Welcome @jimmyc :doff:
    Any aqueous wood coatings in use on the English Heritage sites?
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