Long time lurker here, great group BTW. I need to hire someone to stain my
place, and the economy must be good, or maybe what I have in mind doesn't
appeal to painters.
I bought stain last year because I got a good deal on some BM stain.
They're changing formula's for a lower VOC. Anyways got the $56 a gallon
stain for $14 per, so I told them mix up all they had. So here I sit on 13
gallons of it for my place.
Got my knee injured, and wife decided I'm too old to be climbing ladders
anyways, so I sold my 32 ft wood ladder, but still have my 28 footer.
So, in my attempt to contact painting contractors, none of them want my
business when I tell them I will supply the stain. I'm willing to sign off
on the material that they wouldn't be held responsible etc, but they're not
interested at all.
Since I want anywhere that needs caulking, re-caulked (shouldn't be a big
deal, I did the house 15 years ago), and this stain applied (I have
brushes, paint pails, hooks, etc) since I've did that too. Would you trust
a handyman or? Exactly what "got cha's" do I need to watch out for?
Any other advice?