Hi everyone, I’m Xenia. Welcome to another episode of Hired or Fired. In this episode, I’m going to be a professional painter for a day. But… Today is going to be a tough one! Because I have a strong competitor here with me today and she is… Come on out! Hi! Sandra! Ok, can I tell you something very honestly? So when I heard that you’re coming on my show… I was super intimidated. Why?! Because you can sing… You can do yoga… You have… a lot of animals. But today has got nothing to do with any of that. No, it’s a competition. Oh, fun. You see… Wait, so have you painted before? Yeah, I’ve painted my room before when I was really young. Being able to paint is one thing… But painting it well is something else. Yes! So before we get all competitive – we’re going to get changed. Shall we? My name is Davis. I’m in charge of Nippon Paint Professional Painting Service. We enjoy seeing the happy face of a home owner… After a house is beautifully painted. We have strict protocol for our project manager and also our applicator to ensure that they follow our standards. So we are all changed and we are going to meet our mentor, Louis! Louis: Hi! Good morning! I’m your project manager. Today, your main job scope will be to paint a room in a house. That involves moving, wrapping of furniture… painting the wall and its corners. Sure! Are you ready to do it? Xenia and Sandra: Yes, of course! Ok, let’s meet the owners. Xenia: Ok, let’s go! Sandra: Hi James, room service! Housekeeping! Everyone: Hi! Louis: Hi, it’s Louis from Nippon Paint. Sandra: Hi! So cute! James: So you guys are going to paint my room, right? Xenia: Yup! James: Let me show you guys the way. James: Welcome to the house! James: So this is my room… …and this is where the magic happens. Xenia: So what shall we do now? Louis: We will do the pre-site inspection. We will come in and assess the condition of the wall. As you can see, there was a coat of sealer applied yesterday after the pre-surface preparation. That involves scrapping off excess paint peeling or flaking, and patching it with compound powder. After painting, you won’t see any crack lines on the wall or flaking issues. James: Let me show you what it was (like) yesterday James: So the walls had grooves… Xenia: Hey, there’s one whole crack!
James: So the walls had grooves… Xenia: Hey, there’s one whole crack! Louis: Let me show you a colored preview of the room! Mr. James chose fondant blue It’s a very nice color – very bright – With the sunlight coming through here, it will give the whole room a very cool feeling Let’s paint the room and give Mr. James a surprise! The first thing you should do would be to protect the lighting. You’ve got to remove the lighting – the panel – you’ve got to slide it off. Ok. Xenia, I’ll carry you. No! Woah, you’re so strong! Louis: Ok – good, good, good. Lift it up – a little bit. Alright! I’m stressed! I’m stressed! Louis: Ok – perfect! Yes! I’m going to give you these drop sheets with masking tape. Tape the one in blue right at the base of the lighting. Start to pull them down… Yes! Perfect. Are we getting married? Yaaas. We’ll have to move the furniture to the centre of the room. It might take some effort. Xenia: We can! Look at how sporty she is. Sandra: (Xenia) plays touch rugby. Good! Ok, wow. Wow. Yes, ok. (Inaudible screaming about how heavy it is) Louis: Up! Ok, hold, hold! Turn! More? Yes. Good. Down… Ok! We are ready to do the protection. So we’re going to lay the cloth for the flooring. So much work! Just to paint the walls! So this is the floor protection sheet. We are going to lay this on all walkable paths. This path – we will do it with… Just the tape? Yes. Correct. You can do the buddy system… Or it can be a competition! Oh yeah, right, girl. Sandra, look at me! Don’t cheat! Ready… Get set… Go! (Suspenseful music) So tired already. Ok, now we will go to the window grille. Window also must?! So, what’s next is to get down to painting! (Cheers) The sequence for painting will always start from the ceiling first. Then we will go to the wall. The hardest is always the ceiling, because it’s overhead painting. We will probably have paint dripping. We are going to paint the ceiling with… Nippon Matex. For the wall – Odour-less All-In-One. I will assign our professional painters to come in – one each for both of you. We have Ah Di here. We have Ah Zhong here. (Game) I’ll be back after two hours and I’ll expect to see the whole room done. Ok, steady. I’ll leave it to both of you. Ok! Ok, wait. So how are we going to split the rooms? This side, of course, will be easier. Ok, I’ll take this side. Ok, scissors-paper-stone. Then we’ll choose sides. Scissors-paper-stone. Paintbrush wins. No! What the hell. Scissors-paper-stone! Yas! What’s your team’s name? The Winners. Oh, yes! Aiyo, so shady. You guys still talking? We’ve finished already. Go back to work! Hey Sandra, how did you finish so fast? Did you do the straight line for your strokes? It’s immaculate. Oh, you didn’t see that. It was perfectly ok. Nothing happened. I did not accidentally paint the wall. We’re both quality and speed. Alright, we are done with the first layer! We’ve got to wait for it to dry. Break time! Bubble tea! Bubble tea is a necessity in any Asian’s life. It cannot be too sweet, so it has to be about 30% or 25% sugar. Mmm. Oh, my God. Yay! It seems easy on the outside. (When he paints) it’s like… But it’s actually very hard. I feel like I can kind of understand the techniques better. Damn… Come out, tail. Here we go! I was not breathing. Producer: Yeah, the concentration… Ok, very good – he said I improved. Why is your left hand so weird? I just realized! You cannot see, but I’m actually holding a ball of energy. Ok, that’s a lot of techniques. Basically, what he said was that I was doing it wrong. You cannot press it like this. The way he’s doing it is damn easy. Look at Sandra’s – got gaps. (Sandra yells) Yes, that’s because I didn’t cheat. I didn’t get him to do it for me. (Inaudible accusatory screaming) I was doing it just now! So nice! (Epic music) I also can. He erased my words. So sad. Look at us! Now look at them! Now look at us! We need to hurry up! (Music) We are done! Good job! I’m very proud of you. So naughty! I guess we will have to ask Louis to find out! What do you think of this room? It’s quite well-painted. It’s ready for handover. Tonight, James can sleep in already – in his newly painted room. I know you guys had a discussion just now… Quite impressed with Sandra’s speed – efficient and a fast worker. But we have to give compliments to Xenia. She was very detailed. Xenia is someone we are looking for as an applicator. (Her) speed is a bit slow, but I think it can be trained over time. So congratulations to Xenia. Whoa, I didnt even ask! Thanks! Hire me leh. I’ll be your partner. I’m your buddy, you know. I’ve always been someone who’s all “Aiya, I’ll just buy paint and paint it myself.” But after today, after realizing… It’s a lot of work. I really don’t think I want to do that on my own. Thank you Davis and Louis for letting us try to be professional painters for a day. Thank you for firing me. James and Jam, are you guys ready to see your room? Drumroll… Let’s go! Ta-da! Oh, my God! It looks like Cookie Monster’s belly. I’m a bit of a manchild so I guess… Yeah, suits you! … it matches. What about the details? The painting skills? Look closely! Wait wait… Let me see. It’s quite straight! Yeah, right? I also think so. I’m surprised you guys didn’t destroy the aircon. That’s because there was a lot of prep work. Nice! Nice! Overall, out of 10? Overall… I think… An 11. Woah! Nice one. 5… 10… 1… 11? I’m honored to have you guys paint my room. Honored sia.
I’m honored to have you guys paint my room. I’m honored to have you guys paint my room. Because of Sandra, right? He also likes to sing, by the way. Hey, let’s hear you sing! Continue leh! We did it! That was so fun! Honestly, you were very good. I was actually surprised… (mimics) But then straight. Thanks leh.
Honestly, you were very good. I was actually surprised… (mimics) But then straight. Honestly, you were very good. I was actually surprised… (mimics) But then straight. Not bad. This is the essence of Hired or Fired. We really just try, and if we suck at it, we suck at it! Thank you Nippon Paint for making this episode possible! For TSL viewers, quote “TSL” for an exclusive $100 off prevailing promotions! More details are in the description box below. Thank you for watching yet another episode of Hired or Fired. If you wanna watch more videos or if you like this video, remember to Like, Subscribe, and Share! Other videos over here! Bye!