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Old 06-07-2010, 08:02 PM  
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We hired a Trim/Finish Carpentry/Paint Contractor to finish out some changes on a master suite. They did a nice job on the crown details and casings, but the doors are looking rough.
First, I was surprised that they painted them (8' tall and heavy core...) standing up in the garage; moreso that they used an airless sprayer to do it.
Considerable orange peel, and the the overall too-much-paint apprearance like they had been dipped in a coating.
I gave the guys a spray pot and compressor to use, but they declined.
Now it's final payment time, and thier remedy is to sand them a little.
They still look rough. I want to hold back some case to have them redone.
Is that asking too much from a paint contractor?

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Old 06-08-2010, 08:54 AM  
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I'd take some pictures of the doors to some other painting contractors and see if they feel they'd have been able to do a better job.

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Shooter its not fair to not pay someone for work done but its not time for final payment till you are at a point of satisfaction. Tell them to get you to a point of satisfaction then you will gladly make final payment.
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If you are not happy with their service you can always back out and find other contractor that can make you feel satisfied.
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