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BOSTONGLOBE.COM reports:
Would you let a company paint your house in Gumby green and neon tangerine as the background for corporate logos and other advertising? What if the company paid your mortgage?

That’s the deal Californiaadvertising executive Romeo Mendozais offering as he launches a somewhat altruistic — some might say obnoxious — campaign here and across the nation to promote his new marketing firm, Brainiacs from Mars. Mendoza’s targets for the loud paint jobs and corporate sponsorship are struggling homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure.

targets loud paint jobs corporate sponsorship struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure

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  • Osk 2012/10/17 18:31:37
    Yes
    Osk
    +5
    If the company is helping me pay for my mortgage, yes I would actually

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  • Bite my shiny metal ass 2012/10/21 18:55:32
    Yes
    Bite my shiny metal ass
    For a DElorean Yes
  • amy.soloff.5 2012/10/21 18:10:04
    Yes
    amy.soloff.5
    If it fit in with local code and was professionally done, heck yeah! Mortgage/rent payments are the biggest chunk of peoples income! I'd let them put stupid stickers on my car too!
  • Obama Bin Lyin' 2012/10/21 14:51:11
  • mikeeonly 2012/10/21 09:49:15
    Yes
    mikeeonly
    why not
  • ladyjane 2012/10/21 06:03:59
    No
    ladyjane
    They won't be doing it in areas that have home owners associations. That takes a very large block out of the customers that might be able to afford their products...
  • 001 2012/10/20 12:24:09
    Yes
    001
    It depends, if I need the money more than I love my house, then yes I would. Better have an ugly house than no house at all.
  • mr 2012/10/20 11:42:32
    No
    mr
    I don't take money for anything I don't believe in including having any & all advertising painted on my house. Suppose it was advertising for cigarettes featuring children (I know ads for cigs are banned but that's not part of the question), ads for porn mags (that's a private choice), drinking a certain brand of alcohol while driving? I normally don't care what others think about me or my beliefs to a limit. However, with housepainting (outside), the owner, in essence, says they agree with it. Your neighbors would point and snicker (possibly WORSE) if it was truly offensive. Not worth the risk.
  • Wm Kabrich mr 2012/10/21 22:08:10
    Wm Kabrich
    Hell I would take money from Owebumer to put add on my house if he paid the mortgage. Then put Romney - Ryan Posters in the yard. How much fairer can I be?
  • mr Wm Kabrich 2012/10/28 14:24:29
    mr
    Better you to be "tarred & feathered" (vandalized) than me...lol! There's just too many nuts in this world. Would I CARE? Heck, no but other people might. Like the woman who was going to report me to the ASPCA because I had my cat dressed up for Halloween......c'mon people, get real. Can't we agree to disagree? That's one reason we have wars (and crime!)
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/10/20 10:40:33
    Yes
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    That's a great idea, and could help lots of people.
  • 10997 2012/10/20 10:27:25
    No
    10997
    +1
    I would get upset if my neighbours did too.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/10/19 21:24:24
    No
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    There is no way I would ever turn my home into an advertisement, BUT I would let those idiots paint each other and stand in my yard for awhile to advertise themselves if they wanted. lol
  • BornToBeWild 2012/10/19 20:22:46
    Yes
    BornToBeWild
    Once the sponsorship ends, I'LL PAINT OVER IT!
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/10/19 18:19:38
    Yes
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    +3
    so, lemme get this straight: you're gonna paint my house for me and pay me for it? WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
  • smitty 2012/10/19 18:07:55
    Yes
    smitty
    Depends on how much they pay me monthly...
  • 001 smitty 2012/10/20 12:27:10
    001
    They don't pay you, they pay the bank so you don't have to. They pay the mortgage for you.
  • smitty 001 2012/10/22 14:52:26
    smitty
    They better be paying me. I got a perfect house to be painted for ads.
  • April 2012/10/19 18:02:37
    Yes
    April
    When you need the help painting your house is better than losing it, but my neighbors may not like it!
  • rebeccasrevenge 2012/10/19 17:33:43
    Yes
    rebeccasrevenge
    As long as I didn't have to do it myself and got paid? Hell I'd let my house be painted to look like a giant douche
  • cents-less 2012/10/19 16:59:43
    Yes
    cents-less
    It would also depend on how much money.
  • Petrifiedhippy 2012/10/19 15:17:54
    Yes
    Petrifiedhippy
    this is a no brainer; vehicle; house; dog halter... ANY ADVERTISEMENT IS GOOD ADVERTISEMENT

    I would let them paint my grandmother's house IF THEY PAID EVERY TIME!
    THEY COULD PAINT MY HOUSE EVERY 45 DAYS WITH A NEW ADVERTISEMENT

    'Ment' to put eclectic, innovative monies in the bank

    graffiti
  • wtw 2012/10/19 15:14:11
    Yes
    wtw
    +1
    of course
  • jacktown kid 2012/10/19 14:50:25
    No
    jacktown kid
    hell no
  • gmiing 2012/10/19 13:59:17
    Yes
    gmiing
    +1
    Why not! Small price to pay - although the neighbors might not like it. LOL
  • iamco2000 2012/10/19 13:57:23
    No
    iamco2000
    +1
    Not bc I wouldn't for the $$ but bc vinyl siding and HOA covenants wouldn't permit it.

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • Petrifi... iamco2000 2012/10/19 17:37:06
    Petrifiedhippy
    then you get to move; grow a garden on your roof & sell to the biggest offers; advertisement & food... this just gets better


    garden roof
  • iamco2000 Petrifi... 2012/10/19 17:50:33
    iamco2000
    Hey, that's actually kinda cool :-)

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • Cain 2012/10/19 12:47:10
    No
    Cain
    No but I sure would yours.....
  • shane 2012/10/19 11:45:50
    No
    shane
    +2
    I wont market your product any sooner than i would sell you my ass.I wont even pay money for a t-shirt with someones logo on it.
  • twhiting9275 2012/10/19 10:37:45
    No
    twhiting9275
    Not ANYTHING that the company would pay anyways.
  • shakia locke 2012/10/19 07:53:08
    Yes
    shakia locke
    Yes I would its not like you destroying your house its just you change in it up a bit for money that's all
  • zcberry 2012/10/19 06:34:47
    Yes
    zcberry
    +1
    It depends on my situation, if I need it then, hey I say do it. I would have to scene who the company is, don't want anything stupid on my house.
  • bettyboop 2012/10/19 06:17:08
    Yes
    bettyboop
    +2
    If I needed the money, hell yes I would. I would rather have an ugly painted house than have to stand on the street corner.
  • Anarchico Anthony 2012/10/19 06:05:42
    Yes
    Anarchico Anthony
    +1
    depends on how big the check is
  • Lady Salsa 2012/10/19 06:00:59
    Yes
    Lady Salsa
    +1
    Depends how much money and what I was supposed to paint, but I'm sure there's an amount I would say yes to :)
  • flrdsgns 2012/10/19 04:34:43
    Yes
    flrdsgns
    +1
    How much money we talking about?
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2012/10/19 03:49:54
    No
    Keegan The Fabulous
    Unless:

    1) It doesn't drastically bring the rest of the neighborhood's market value down. A neon tangerine house in a forest of clay-colored houses is rather hideous, and people will stay away from that street at all costs.
    2) I can choose what advertisements are put on my house and where they appear.
    3) The advertising company and I can cancel the contract at any time and remove the paint job if I need to move out. See reason 1.
  • calvin236 2012/10/19 03:47:13
    No
    calvin236
    It is a person's decision to make, but i personally think that it isn't a smart decision.
  • Swordfish 2012/10/19 02:43:24
    Yes
    Swordfish
    +2
    It's not what's on the outside that counts, it's what's on the inside. I wouldn't care if someone painted a huge ad on my house and I got paid a helluva lot for it, just as long as it's not anything offensive or political or something I don't stand for.
  • s2k 2012/10/19 02:33:27
    No
    s2k
    No thanks

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