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Old 03-05-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Austin
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We are having the exterior of our house painted, a big job requiring three painters a week to complete.

Is it the custom to tip housepainters in Austin? If so, how much is appropriate?

Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, Austin, Texas
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Not that I ever heard. This expansion of tipping thing is starting to go too far. How about the employer pay them a decent wage instead of relying on his customers to do it.

Supershuttle is another example. When you book your trip they ask in advance of any services being rendered for a gratuity. How can I determine if they did a job worthy of a tip a week out? If they do a lousy job can I ask for a partial refund on my CC?
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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We are having the exterior of our house painted, a big job requiring three painters a week to complete.

Is it the custom to tip housepainters in Austin? If so, how much is appropriate?

Thanks!
Is that like tipping cows?
I suggest not trying it while they are on scaffolding ....
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It is not customary to tip construction workers such as painters.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Give 'em each a cold 12 pack when they finish.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Thank you for replies. Really appreciated the help!
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Ms. Yankee, we don't do that here. Good luck in Texas
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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If you're wealthy tip em good...don't be a cheapskate. However, never in my life have I ever heard of tipping painters.

Which reminds me...I've yet to finish the kitchen and dining room. I was using the paint from Lowe's called "One"...you know the ONE...it's suppose to be primer and paint in ONE. It isn't. I'm painting the ceiling white over a dingy white and it doesn't cover. Lowes was understanding about it but the customer rep from ONE was a dog. When I'm done with this paint job I'm done with ONE.

I'm going with another brand. Any suggestions?

Yes, I divert.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:08 PM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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Not to criticize anyone here, but I tip everybody who performs services at my house. No wonder they look at me in shock when I give them a little something extra for the effort. Aside from recognizing good work, it has paid-off in many cases when some servicepeople return to do additional work down the road (like my painter)....they all remember me and it shows in their work/service.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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Not to criticize anyone here, but I tip everybody who performs services at my house. No wonder they look at me in shock when I give them a little something extra for the effort. Aside from recognizing good work, it has paid-off in many cases when some servicepeople return to do additional work down the road (like my painter)....they all remember me and it shows in their work/service.


I say good for you to have extra cash.
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