A floor that they recently finished that’s now cupping and has construction debris all over it.
Electricians. At the job, leaving the job, at the store, in traffic, wherever really.
Grease and water spots in the kitchen you just got done sanding.
The new guy not edging how you just showed him to for the umpteenth time!!
The room I was supposed to work in this morning:
Electricians on our just-finished floors.
A house full of furniture on the start day.
Other trades in the house on the day you show up to do the final coat. 😖
A cat standing at the top of the stairs looking at you as you're closing the door on the final coat!
Someone “sAnDinG tHeIR OWn fLlOorS” got their orbital and rental buffer.
Horrible sand job in a billion-dollar hospital!
The heating and air guy is there when you pull up.
Paper taped to a freshly coated floor.
A customer walking on a wet coat.
Painters with no type of floor protection.
Literally anyone walking to the front door while I'm doing the final coat.
The painter painting on the day you have to sand floors.
After you drive to a site for an estimate, only to find they already have someone doing the work, and they weren't courteous enough to cancel the appointment. Then you realize that you probably don't need that kind of customer.
The general contractor's repair job.
Blue tape on naturally occurring character in wood.
When someone touches my big machine.
John W. Saunders
The arrogant cat that just walked across your wet polyurethane floor.
The tape and sign I put up torn down and footprints all over the floor I just spent two days UFOing…
A carpet installer with a brand-new staple gun.
Pieces of blue tape on the floor when you go back to do the final coat.
Paint on the floor. 🤷
Anything that has settled in the finish…
Another contractor starting their job.
Carpet protector with adhesive rolled out on a freshly coated floor…
A speck of dust in the finish.
Post-it notes all over after the sealer went down.
Wet finish pics.
They don’t like the color the next day after you spent an hour figuring it out for them.
Short boards on a wide plank floor. Or any floor for that matter.
“It only requires a light sand.”
Dusty shoe prints all over a taped off floor.
Stair steps and H joints.
LVP being labeled as “Real wood.”
Six trades at a new project commence day. 😫
The piano in the middle of the room the client said they would remove.
The wrong type of TAPE on a newly finished wood floor, put there by a painter who should know better‼️😡
A customer whipping out their DuraSeal stain chart and expecting you to have ALL the stains on your van.
Showing up to a job that has one hot 110 and four other trades in the house.
Blue tape party from the night before.
When you get onsite and the contractor has stacked four or five other trades in there with you because he’s behind…
They want you to use a new technique they saw on Pinterest.
Trinkets still layed out all over the furniture the morning we’re supposed to start.