Starting a new thread because did a quick search, but didn’t find anything. Requesting information from those that have experience hiring professional painters. Is the following normal practice when hiring painters? A painter provided a detailed written quote for a paint job in my home. Once the job was actually in process, the painter stated that the written quote was actually for just a single coat and in order to provide adequate coverage for a proper job, a second coat would be required at additional cost. The way he spoke was that this was normal practice and it was just assumed that I would automatically accept the additional cost to have the job completed. The assumption was so strong that without me agreeing to anything, he was completely skipping areas and stated that he would take care of it when he returned for the second coat. This all seemed rather odd to me. Waiting until a job is in process and then declaring that in order to satisfactorily complete the job it will cost more than what was originally quoted just doesn’t seem right. So again, is this normal practice?