We just built our dream house... and I wanted to really make my kid's rooms nice... I have photos of things I wanted painted on their walls ( I wanted it to look like pastel flower vines and butterflies on my daughter's walls and a vintage looking road and cars painted on my sons walls ) ..... I found the perfect pictures of exactly what I wanted... I found a person who paints murals and such for people's homes and had some really nice photos ( she has a small website) ...... I loved how she had done the painting in her "portfolio" ( i am really thinking she copied those pictures) ...
So when we met she was very nice and I had a good feeling... I was to pay her $1000 , $500 now, $500 when she was done......
So I gave her the first $500 .... I didnt go into the rooms until she was all done and I was not so happy... they look horrible... I honestly think a kid could of done it better, there are alot of smudges, alot of paint runs and just very sloppy and not even the right sizes ........ I do think that it is fine for her to keep the $500 because she spent 2 weeks on them..... BUT I dont think I should pay her the second especially since we are painting over it and have to do it all over again !
I explained this to her - that I appriciate that she took time to do but she didnt do it right and that it looks sloopy and we have to redo... that she can keep the 500 but we wont pay her the rest... and now she is threatning to take it to small claims
Do you think we have a case?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:21 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
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Answer by louise2 at 2:25 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 2:26 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Take pictures of the sloppy work and don't pay her the rest of the money. If you do go to court then you have your proof she didn't do the job right and you did pay her for her time. I am a painter as well and I am very meticulous on how my work looks. Runs and smudges do not go towards artistic license. It's a sign of laziness.
Answer by luvmygrlz at 2:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:31 PM on Nov. 29, 2010