Sorry for the long post. We are in the middle of a nightmare paint job in our bathroom, part of a larger remodel project, and I need advice. The paint crew was in our house for 2 days - we couldn't go inside between days 1 and 2 because everything, including the plastic sheets protecting the wood floors, was covered in wet paint. Once we got in to inspect the work, it was too late.
The contractor has told us they will redo everything (and we have not paid him yet), but needless to say I am very upset.
Question #1 - They did a horrible job of prepping new beadboard, baseboards, cabinets (no sanding whatsoever) but unfortunately they were very liberal with caulk. The stuff they used is easily peeling off the baseboards and I'm not sure it should even be on the baseboards. Should caulk only be used to cover seams in beadboard and fill in minor imperfections in the other wood cuts? What brand and type of caulk is best?
Question #2 - We had a large amount of sheetrock repair done before painting. The painters added some powdered gritty texture to the primer to try to mimic the existing texture on the walls, but what they used feels like very rough sandpaper on portions of the walls and we're making them sand it down because it does not match at all. This is a 1950's house with lots of layers of paint on top of some type of rolled on texture, kind of looks like a subtle orange peel texture. Any recommendations of product to use?
Question #3 - Is there any reason why BM Aura paint in semi-gloss would NOT work on bathroom beadboard, trim and cabinets? That was the paint I selected, then the painters said they wouldn't warranty their work unless they used Glidden. Naively, I allowed the switch. The color is not an exact match to BM Dove White that I picked out and it feels soft, not durable. On this re-do I want to use BM unless there is is excellent reason why it's not a good choice. Thoughts?
Thanks for your help.