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Anyone ever take the Sunbrite Wood Cleaning class?
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I'm considering taking this class because wood cleaning is a huge PITA for me and I'd like to do it better (FASTER), but I'm contemplating whether it's worth it or not.

I really despise wood restoration and cringe whenever I get a call for it, but maybe it's just because I don't know the best technique or have the proper equipment to make this job easier than it is right now. For exaple, I stripped and sealed a friends deck which is about 600 Sq. Feet, and it took me about 16 hours total to strip it, sand it, and seal it. What a PITA that was, but I'm sure someone else would have had that done in half the time.

Anyone taking the class? If not, got any good sites where good technique is discussed freely?



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Try 1/4 the time...lol



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Shoot! LOL

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  Phil, let me know how it works for you Phil.  I'm always looking to improve.  I probably did 30-40 decks so far this summer.



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I don't know if I want to do it unless it's worth it. I've only done 5 or 6 wood projects, all of them were tough for me with little profit! I took them on to learn, but all I'm doing is getting my butt handed to me!

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i am planning to sign up for it unless somone tells me its not worth it

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It's worth it if you don't have anything else going on. Houses, roofs, and driveways pay better for me.

Pressure washing decks / fences I can make good money on, but staining them I only make half as much. The price of the stain is what kills you.

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It's worth it if you don't have anything else going on. Houses, roofs, and driveways pay better for me.

Pressure washing decks / fences I can make good money on, but staining them I only make half as much. The price of the stain is what kills you.


 The low cost gypsys "stain" pavers in Tampa with recycled transmission fluid Mike.

It looks great, for a few hours, long enough for them to get back to their trailer parks yawn



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I think 2 of you guys took the class. What did you think? Chet n Phil? I passed. I'm already certified Wolman.

Brings up dual certification. Hey I'm down with it! Dual certified for wood.... Just NOT Roofs, man.

Being as things are now, You got ya learning here for free, washing roofs. Even if ya paid for membership. Here.

Not sure where I'm going with this. Its like spitting inya moms face or something.

THE ONLY CERTIFICATION IS THE RCIA???

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There have been alot of spin offs of the RCIA, Trying to make a quick buck. This Is The Only One!!!!


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I think I might check into this cert. as well. If anything it separates you from others.

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gutterdog wrote:
Not sure where I'm going with this. Its like spitting inya moms face or something.


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 HUH!???



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We teach wood restoration :)

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Roger, now this is something I'd be interested in. Can you PM me more info?

 

*Had to fix who this was addressed to*



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Roger, I love the down stream injector tip you made and gave me at Myrtle Beach!

 David



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Roger, could you pm me some information as well. Thanks

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My money would be on Rogers training than Sunbrites.



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I hate cleaning moldy wood decks, would I do them? Yes. Would I stain or refinish wood decks or wood period? Yes. I just charge an astronomical price and if I get it cool if I don't cool. It is so time consuming to make it look awesome, it takes half the time to make it look good and less time to do a gypsy job like Chris said. I always do the longer version, I have charged 3, 4, 5 and up to 7 thousand to refinish an average boat dock. But I do the whole 10 yards, ceiling, posts, balusters, handrails and deck down to the water line. I get a little too involved sometimes when cleaning, painting or refinishing thinking that I will get the dock next door on either direction which I usually don't since that 1 customer I did is the only one who wants his dock to look good... real good!!!

But I still dread doing them no matter how much money until I start doing them. Funny how that works.

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gutterdog wrote:

I think 2 of you guys took the class. What did you think? Chet n Phil? I passed. I'm already certified Wolman.

Brings up dual certification. Hey I'm down with it! Dual certified for wood.... Just NOT Roofs, man.

Being as things are now, You got ya learning here for free, washing roofs. Even if ya paid for membership. Here.

Not sure where I'm going with this. Its like spitting inya moms face or something.

THE ONLY CERTIFICATION IS THE RCIA???


 It was a great class and I'm ready to get into sealing some decks. However ever since Tampa I have been soo busy I wouldent even have time to seal anything. If for nothing else I learned how to do a better job cleaning the wood even if I'm not the one to seal it.



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I know it's not exactly on the topic, but why not. What are the expences?



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