Our weird house painter--need advice

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Our weird house painter--need advice
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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 11:49am

Last summer, we hired a guy to paint our house. He was in the middle of the price quotes we received, and we chose him because he specializes in antique houses and does an outstanding job with them. We've seen his work--his paint jobs last years longer than others

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 12:12pm
I think I would ask a lawyer for advice before acting, but my inclination would be to pay him and get rid of him.

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 12:17pm

Is his name Eldon?

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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 12:42pm

How close is he to finishing the job?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 1:41pm
I would talk to the guy, with a witness if possible, and spell out that you need a completion date, that you find his personal chatter unacceptable, and that he needs to stop chasing off your carpenters. If he gets so offended he wants to quit, work out some payment plan for work already committed.
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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 1:56pm

Is his name Eldon?


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Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 2:03pm

I'm so glad someone else caught that.

Sigh. I miss Eldon.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 6:01pm
LOL, good one!

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Registered: 03-08-2010
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 7:32pm

That's horrible!!


How come they required such

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 7:37pm

That wasn't a downpayment.

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Registered: 03-08-2010
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 7:45pm

Oh, I thought you paid him that much and then he never did the work. I remember just giving a small portion to the contractors when they did work inside and outside of our home.


That really does stink though. I would definately take them to court to get your money back.


It's scary trying to find good contractors. We have used family and neighbors of friends and family and have

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