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I work almost exclusively on the restoration of older homes, and I thoroughly enjoy the challenges and opportunities that routinely present themselves. Paint removal and re-application is the meat and potatoes of exterior renovation, and is without a doubt the highest-profile part of my work. Because the paint job is so exposed to public scrutiny, it demands nothing less than the highest quality of workmanship. Unfortunately, painting is often relegated to the least skilled and undermotivated workers, with predictable results. I find it's usually necessary to impress upon clients the importance of a quality paint job. If I feel a potential customer is looking for the cheapest job possible, I recommend they call someone else: