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Contractor Recommendations? - May 15, 2018, 07:54 PM

Just bought a house and looking to make some changes. Any recommendations for specifically plumbers (licensed to deal with gas lines), flooring contractors (hardwood), and painters. Also will take recommendations for general contractors/handymen for smaller projects. Thanks in advance.


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Frankie; Raine & Son Plumbing: 443-440-7448
He's a licensed plumber w/Raine & Son plumbing, but moonlights as an independent as well. I've used him several times for various projects.
Tell him the President from the Condos in Laurel recommended him.

Painters. Need more info on what level of finish & craftsmanship you're looking for. Professional general room painting or a Lvl. 5 finish on your drywall and cut-ins that look like they were done with a razor blade.



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Painters. Need more info on what level of finish & craftsmanship you're looking for. Professional general room painting or a Lvl. 5 finish on your drywall and cut-ins that look like they were done with a razor blade.
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I'm not sure if a lvl 5 with razor blade cut ins is a good or bad thing. My wife watches plenty of HGTV, so she'd probably know. Incidentally the same issue that probably was the main factor in me spending way too much on the house I just signed up to buy...

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Joel Alvarado; Definition Painting Services
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Jorge Franco
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Sonia (ask for her Husband, Carlos who runs the painting side of their home upkeep business)
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I'm not sure if a lvl 5 with razor blade cut ins is a good or bad thing. .
Level 5 is the highest level of drywall surface prep and finish one can do. It's time intensive but leaves a perfectly smooth, flawless, museum wall level finish.

"Cutting in" is the term for when you paint along the border of a transition between two different surfaces with different colors or paint finishes.
The sharper the line, the more skilled the painter. Lines that look like they were cut in with a razor blade is a figure of speech for an skilled painter who can get their lines sharp and straight. Highly skilled painters don't bother with painters tape - they cut in freehand.




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Thank you, Sir. Now I know a bit more about what to ask for after I hamfist the job(s). My DIY skills are level 0, but I am hoping to start learning. Will definitely want to be able to call someone to fix the mistakes if it gets out of hand.
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my house is a DC 1923 row ... you can see so much horseshit in the plaster and dry walls....fuck a LV5 lol

im kidding..but kinda not...just give me some cheap ......... labor and im happy.

Last painters i hired to paint my vacation house....ate all my fucking food out the fridge.

and dude was beating his wife and staying in the house lol...not funny but god damn.

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my house is a DC 1923 row ... you can see so much horseshit in the plaster and dry walls....fuck a LV5 lol
Plaster did used to be held together with horsehair. They'd mix in it to act as a strengthening agent, like rebar in concrete or fiberglass now.

I'd take plaster walls 8 days of the week over drywall/ sheetrock, no need to look for a stud, just nail pictures anywhere- the lath will hold it. Damn hard to find someone who can plaster nowadays though, and if you can find one they're $$$.
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