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Old 12-13-2011, 11:30 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Originally Posted by bellakin123 View Post
Don't settle on just one Home Depot. Day laborers are all over Woodhaven Blvd, Rockaway Blvd, Atlantic Ave, Queens Blvd, etc. I don't know about Crossbay, but seems unlikely. If you counter-offer, I'm pretty sure they'll take it. Something is better than nothing, right?

I'd be careful about the painting part. You don't want to end up with a crappy paint job. But then again, you get what you pay for.

a skilled painter will charge lot, an unskilled laborer waiting in front of HD will not.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Location: Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
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a skilled painter will charge lot, an unskilled laborer waiting in front of HD will not.

Exactly , that's why I wouldn't have someone hanging out in front of HD paint for me. I've had 3 rooms painted by a skilled painter. He charged us around $1000 but I tell you, he was flawless and not a drop of paint anywhere.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:18 AM
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Try Bedford avenue in Williamsburg.

There are plenty of hardworking, unemployed, down to earth, laborious young people ready to exert as much energy as possible for capital.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:39 AM
Location: Manhattan
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Originally Posted by blackconverse View Post
Exhausting or not, I'd rather paint my own place instead of hiring someone off the street.

I'll never get how people do it.

Me too.
I would never hire off the street.
I painted my place completely ONCE. It really was a labor of Hercules but the results were A-1. What I lacked in skill I made up for in CARE.

I have ONE recommendation. Buy the very best paint you can becasue if good paint allows you to skip just ONE repainting you are WAY ahead of the game.
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