Victor The Painter
Recently, we had the honour of helping out one of our friends down south with some work. Victor runs a painting company in Palmerston North and whenever we had work down there we referred his name on as he does excellent work.
We had a client that was facing issues with a painter and their painting job in Palmerston North. They reached out stating they needed a painter urgently after getting their time wasted from Seven other painting providers and so they started to get desperate. The work was already running behind the time frame and the young mother with 3 kids living in the house didn’t have a functioning laundry. This project had to be completed swiftly, yesterday if possible to get every one’s lives normal again.
We knew just the man for the job and called Victor to come help her out. Here’s Victor’s account of the story.
Laundry Job In Palmerston North
We had a great deal on that week but with some inventive maneuvering and pulling in a favour and passing a lead onto another nearby painter pal of ours, we were able to fit Maggie in and make them our number one priority. We all got families and fundamental humans needs so it’s easy to relate with the emergency taking place and pulling in all the stops to help someone out. Additionally those couch potato tradies that squandered her time mired the great rep of workmen across New Zealand, so that it wasn’t merely a personal mission, it was a mission to revive our shared reputation.
Having cleared up our schedule we found out that we were able to stop by and produce our well known Palmerston North painter service earlier than expected. Very first thing the very next day actually, small miracle actually – much to the home owners and Maggie’s delight. From time to time its the small things that makes being a painter well worth it. Witnessing the smiles on their faces made dropping some work and pulling favours totally worth it.
When I got to the job I quickly learned why the previous painter’s didn’t want to touch it. The walls were very rough with a lot of new plaster needing to be applied and sanded before any painting could begin.
Employment in the painter marketplace can rapidly bite you in the bum and you find yourself investing cash on a job rather than making it which is the nightmare of every kiwi tradie, of every tradie alive really. When you are a private business owner and operator, each and every expense, every job not paid can be the end of your company. With those pleasant ideas in my head, we stuck in and started work so we could actually begin the real work of painting the laundry and getting it working again.
Painting Work Going Well
Fast forward a couple of days and we got nearly all of the initial work sorted and essentially ready for the real work to begin. Time really does fly when you’re making an effort and paying attention to the task at hand. It stops your brain from wandering and thinking about unnecessary things like cricket scores or contemplating life’s great secrets like can cats fly?
By the preparation just about all sorted we could finally settle in to the real work and get the painting done that we came here to do. The prep worked helped a good deal with the job as we had a perfect smooth surface to apply our primer and undercoat to. I left my dehumidifier on over night and by the next morning, it was all dry and ready for paint!
Maggie chose a vibrant turquoise blue to contrast with the red doors she picked up from the demolition yard. It wouldn’t be my first choice of colour but the customer is always right! We got 3 coats of paint applied and were just doing the final touches.
A couple of hours later we got it all done and dusted, I let Maggie know they’re able to have the other boys in to finish off and get the house back to normal.
And that had been just one more routine week in the life of Palmerston North Palmy Painters. The life of a painter is undoubtedly a diversified and interesting one, as the next job diary will show.