Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Story: Color Changers

 Working in paint, you deal with a lot of different folks. The "I don't cares", the contractors, the "HGTV wannabes", the "I kinda know what I'm doing homeowners" and then we have the fickle people who don't know what they want. Most paint places usually don't take paint back unless something went wrong on our side. I once had a lady who tried bringing back a purple and got mad when I told her I couldn't turn it gray. She also couldn't comprehend why we would take a loss from her stupidity. It's like a birthday cake, odds are you'll never find anyone who wants the same thing as you.
Then you have the people who don't pick up their paint. Regardless of what happens, we always tint our "oops" paint a different color to prevent someone playing "the game". White or near-whites are always super easy to turn a different way. Darker colors like black and browns, those are much harder to turn, so we usually have a "wait period" before we put it on the rack.  

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad I can buy pints or samplers of paint at our shop, because I can't tell what I want until I see it on the wall.

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  2. Gotta know the tricks of the trade, eh?

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  3. Haha, I guess those who don't know what they want are the worst!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  4. You get to know all kinds over time.

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  5. What, you can't turn purple into gray??? LOL ~ I don't know how you do it, Adam! I like trying a small paint sample, so I can see it on the wall before I invest in enough paint to paint a room. Take care!

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  6. Over the many years I've gotten to appreciate my paint dealer and staff. Excellent service. People who deal with you are fortunate.

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  7. I used to custom match paints from paint drops on a drop cloth..one guy brought in his watch band and I matched it perfectly...I was also great at matching stains which is harder than just paint.

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