I've been in the paint business for almost three years. I've spent most of it working with latex interior and exterior home paints. I won't say what business I work for, but if you have any questions regarding anything post them up and I'll do the best I can to answer them. Short list of things in no specific order. 1. We're fucking you as a retail customer on prices, HARD. You will pay double what most contractors pay for their paint (typically, it doesn't apply to big box office places, home depot, lowes, etc. 2. If you ask for a better deal, mention a specific painting contractor company's name, know an employees first and last name (as long as they are from a different location), or if you're a cute chick. 3. We will typically know significantly more about paint than we will let on, because let's face it some of you guys ask some fucking stupid questions and we want to get you in and out the door. You have to keep an open mind and ask the right questions. 4. Most of us hate picking your house colors. No I don't care what color you want to paint your door. You're the one that has to live with it. However if you want to know popular colors or if certain colors go together or compliment each other feel free to ask. I simply can't tell you what you like. 5. No I can't match a tiny ass speck of a sample. Don't ask. Quarter sized and larger only please. If you want it dead on color and sheen, it'd better be a product of mine otherwise the sheen will never be exact. 6. Unless you are nice and specify that you want a touch up quality match we're gonna fudge it. If we blame it on sheen or light or some other bullshit, call us out. We just want you to approve it and leave. Don't leave until you're happy, remember, we're fucking you on the price already. 7. We know who knows how to paint. Fuck angies list and those are other gay review sites. We know who does the best work and treats their customers fairly. They tell us if they're fucking people over. 8. Be patient, you as a retail customer are not as important as bob the painter who spends 50k a year with us. We fuck you, Bob fucks us, hard. He gets whatever he wants, whenever he wants, however he wants, and whereever he wants. If you have any questions feel free to pm me or post in here. Anything paint related, I'll do my best to answer it. Nothing automotive though.