you scratched up my walls and trim

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by David Shank, May 12, 2011.

  1. TwoStar

    TwoStar Maybe Three

    They did it at the Flexitec seminar I was at. :yesss:
  2. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    Funny, that's the only one of the glass backs that I've seen people have trouble with creases is in flexitec/ivc. If ONLY it could do most of what they say it will do. My favorite trick of theirs is that the bring a small sample to the shops and they cut a couple pieces out of the sample that has been psa'd to the board. Then they lift the pieces out and put them back in saying "look how awesome this stuff seams!!" ....right.
  3. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

  4. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Stumped - IVC is my best seller, have it my home, as does almost everyone who works at my store of employ. I find it to be amazing. In my opinion, it does seam very beautifully.

    To the post, the only time I get complaints on scratched base is brand new, fresh paint, but mainly with the improper paint over the base paint. My guys do me good!

  5. ortiz34

    ortiz34 2nd generation Senior Member

    I think what Kyle is trying to say is when IVC was marketed it was a tad over hyped on what you can actually do with it.
    We found some stuff out on our own the hard way. Still love IVC, just not the overselling of what it's capable of at first.
  6. Nate Hall

    Nate Hall Types With Elbows Senior Member Published

    Don't you just love the lazy painters that don't sand or prime stained wood work. Then they complain about damage! :eh:
  7. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    Nate Don't get me going!!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  8. Nate Hall

    Nate Hall Types With Elbows Senior Member Published

    WOOPSIE!! Painters are O.K. (not the lazy ones)
  9. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    OK, How bout home owers that paint themselves?:(
  10. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Pole, how much of a DYIer are you? Same difference isn't it?

  11. polestretch

    polestretch Senior Member

    I think there is a big difference for some people. I was in a house a few weeks ago where the paint was coming off the baseboards in sheets. It had new water based paint over top oil base. I asked the customer what grit sandpaper she used. She replied I didn't sand it at all, I just painted right over the old. She could not understand how I was getting sheets of paint off the baseboard while fitting carpet to it.
    Daris, Yes I am a DIY, the difference is, I read instructions first. ( I know, turn in my man card) When I paint in my house, everything gets sanded!
  12. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I know what you are saying. Especially the paint peeling from gooing over varnished wood work. Customers used to complain and all ya had to do was touch it and it would chip. But isn't that what the paint is in the bottom of the can for?

  13. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  14. Danny B

    Danny B New Member

    Roll carpet out side to side, back roll the rest, fold like airplane, spin it around, Viola! As for folding it to carry inside roll it up really loose, folds right in half and doesn't leave creases or break the backing, I don't care who you are you are going to have to fold it to get it down the hall and in the back bedroom, unless you keep a painter employed on your truck, non primed door jambs with latex paint peels hanging will be what your customer sees not your perfectly non folded carpet install. As for the hairdryer are you kidding me? Not trying to be a jerk but around here you guys could never make it, we have installers with hatchets for stair tools slinging rug for $1.15 yard. No quality at all, licked and sticked, making it very difficult for the few quality installers such as myself,to feed ourselves and give a professional installations. I find my jealousy raging after reading the methods of install you guys use, time is definately not a factor to you guys. Power stretch? Forget about it, that things got dust so thick I'm going to have to pressure wash it just to get the latches open. It makes me sick that I cannot provide that quality of an install without paying for part of the job out of my own pocket so I can spend the time you all have.
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  15. Darren Ramey

    Darren Ramey Charter Member

    While I do understand where you are coming from, I do. I've been there. I used to think that the stretcher was invented to keep the scraps from blowing out of my pickup. That said, there is no reason not to power stretch. Even a halfhearted PS is better than kicking it in. It is better for the longevity of the carpet, better on your body, and will give you fewer call backs down the road.

    I've said it repeatedly on these boards, stretching doesn't take any longer than humping it in once you get the hang of it. On bigger jobs it should even save you time as you wont get tired as quick.

    I don't know how old you are or how long you plan on doing this, but your body will thank you later.
  16. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Glad to have you here, Danny B. Try not to be too harsh on these guys here. If you take more than 30 minutes to see what they have to say in all our forums, you'll see they are some of the best and enjoy helping each other.

    If you are a pro, please add some info to your profile and reply to the welcome message you got. It will get you access to the private, pros only forums.


  17. Tandy Reeves

    Tandy Reeves Resting In Peace Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Holy cow, you down grade the installers with hatchets. Explaine how your installations are any better than theirs.
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  18. FlooringGirl

    FlooringGirl Senior Member

    Usually I'm the first to be spicy, but read his post a few times and think on it.

  19. strip buster

    strip buster my way is the best way. Charter Member

    finally, someone who has the nutsack to tell the truth.
    i got all the tools under and above the sun......and if it's just yes just a room,ill kick it.,if it's under 5(m or yds lin) then ill kick...over 10 i'll pull out crab above 10 ill get the boss out.... ill bend an fold cpt to get it where it needs to be.
  20. RKB Install

    RKB Install Pro Member

    I'm all for power stretching i was thinking about that the other day, when i was installing a heavy thick American berber. I don't care how big or how strong somebody is, there is no way to get a good stretch kicking a 30' Amirican berber.

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