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Old 11-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #31
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So they are about finished up painting and today we noticed they are using Behr paint. Our contract says that they would use Dunn Edwards. Whats the opinion on the quality difference? The interior looks really good that's why I am wondering what direction we go with this.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:52 AM   #32
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If you have a contract calling for one brand of paint I would find out why they are not using it. I am not familiar with the other brand but it sounds like they are using a cheaper and lower quality paint.
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I think the electrician's brother must be an unemployed sheetrocker. Wow!
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #34
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Behr is the cheap paint from Home Depot. The color looks the same as far as I can tell. I am thinking that as long as the end result looks good then we can just ask for some discount since it is cheaper paint. I need to bring a different camera and start taking pictures. My phone isn't doing a good job of documenting this.
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I posted this on another thread but I'm going to do it again. I just recently painted a house for a lady who is taking the previous painter to court because she paid him to paint her house and he told her it had a 25 year warranty. It has been a little over 4 years and the paint is failing, faded and flacking off. She demanded something be done. Well he finally admitted that after she paid him for premium paint he went to Wally World and bought cheap paint. Point-you already know it's cheap paint, not what was in the contract. Just because the color looks the same does't mean its the same quality. However if you are willing to take the chance and are satisfied with the result that's fine. But I must say from this I don"t think too much of your painter.
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Anyone to give a 25 year warranty with ANY paint is nuts. One year is standard.
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Do NOT ask for a discount. They applied inferior paint. Maybe it looks ok now but it is not. Make them apply the DE at their expense. You have a contract, use it. Do NOT except a shi**y job because thats what you got right now.

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Anyone to give a 25 year warranty with ANY paint is nuts. One year is standard.
SW and them give the warranty any painter in his right mind only gives 1 year 2 at most. But most H/O don't realize this and when she wanted to contact the paint company that is when they found out he had screwed her on the paint and bought the cheapest and charged her for the premium.
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Anyone to give a 25 year warranty with ANY paint is nuts. One year is standard.
SW and them give the warranty any painter in his right mind only gives 1 year 2 at most. But most H/O don't realize this and when she wanted to contact the paint company that is when they found out he had screwed her on the paint and bought the cheapest and charged her for the premium.
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Good call about just bringing it up and forgetting about the discount idea. It is hard to approach as they are still working on the house. But the more I know going into it the better the outcome will be. I am very happy with the patch job, though one of the walls in the master bedroom and the guest bathroom I can see the patch and seam line. But i think they are still working on the blending in those rooms. As the rest of the house you cannot see the patch seams. I would only be able to point out the holes based on pictures I have. I hope those hold up over time as this is our first house and don't plan to live here forever.
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Good call about just bringing it up and forgetting about the discount idea. It is hard to approach as they are still working on the house. But the more I know going into it the better the outcome will be. I am very happy with the patch job, though one of the walls in the master bedroom and the guest bathroom I can see the patch and seam line. But i think they are still working on the blending in those rooms. As the rest of the house you cannot see the patch seams. I would only be able to point out the holes based on pictures I have. I hope those hold up over time as this is our first house and don't plan to live here forever.

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did you read my post??
Yes that's why I said I would forget about the discount idea.
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Mentioned the paint a few days ago and they said they would be using Dunn Edwards. Saw the cans myself when they put the paint on. We are getting closer to finishing up the inside. At least 1 more stain on the floor, satin finish, some door work and the painters are done early this week. Less than a week to start moving furniture in. I should add that its almost impossible to tell where the holes were patched throughout the entire house.
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Looks very nice! congrats!
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A before shot. Its hard to pickup on the original ugly textured paint that was sprayed on the walls and ceiling. Along with just how gouged and destroyed the floors were too. I wish I came up with a spot in the house to always set the camera on so it had a better before and after sequence.
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