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Risk assessment for a bad painter

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Posted by: from Barrie
1/28/2021 at 10:54:34 AM

What do I do if a painter did a really bad job? She already came back once and is willing to come back again but I do not want her to keep coming back.

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Date/Time1/28/2021 at 12:09:28 PM

Be open and honest with your contractor. They will be most appreciative of this over all other tactics. Keep your words kind and honest.

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Date/Time1/28/2021 at 12:18:52 PM

Hi there,

Ask her to either bring profasional painter with her Next time or you settle with her and hire new pro.

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Date/Time1/28/2021 at 4:48:06 PM

If she is a nice person, bring her back to rectify again. If the repair/ redo is not good enough let her go a hire a pro to fix it. Far to often people hire the cheapest painter for jobs and this is what happens. I have a 2 month wait because im good at what i do and charge a fair price. I quote some jobs and loose them because other painters are far cheaper and can get in right away.

This happens to often and can be avoided.

In a nutshell, let her go and hire a pro for a say or 2 to fix.

Jeff

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Ramaz from NewTech Painting in Toronto
Date/Time1/28/2021 at 10:02:32 PM

I am sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with your previous painter. Painting is a delicate work and needs to be handled by a qualified person. If your painter wants to come back, you should give him a chance if he wants to fix the error for free. (up to you to decide if he he able to fix it)

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Joe from Fundy Painting in Calgary
Date/Time1/29/2021 at 10:00:15 AM

If you have already paid for their service, and they came back to address a complaint and you're unsatisfied, I would have another painter come in and have a look. You have to do what is best for you and your property so look to friends or family for a recommendation, or references from other professionals.

I hope you get it taken care of!

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Date/Time1/29/2021 at 11:43:31 AM

In my opinion if the painter did not do a good job you could do a couple of things.

First, assuming the expectations were set as to the quality and scope of the job and we're not met, you can ask for a discount on the painting. If she is reasonable she will likely comply.

Secondly, I would cut my losses and look for a reputable painter to come and address the issues. Find someone who has great reviews and even better if you know someone personally who speaks very highly of them.

It doesn't make sense to keep having someone who can't meet your expectations coming back.

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