Is there any way of telling if it was primed and not painted?
Hi, I had my old oak cabinets painted. The inside frames of the cabinets weren't sanded, they were suppose to be primed and the given 2 coats of paint. On the day the cabinets were painted my Dad had an emergency and he was left alone in the house, when I returned several hours later was told painting was finished. He said with Aura only 2 hours was needed between coats. Immediately I noticed a difference with the texture of the paint on parts of the inside frames, it wasn't shinny, it was flat and felt different in many areas, the wood color was showing thru. He said (angrily) it wasn't wood showing thru but grain, because it wasn't sanded. I asked him to do a two cabinets lower frams over, which he did. I immediately noticed the difference in color with the two cabinets edges he did over, he said it was because a "thick layer of paint was applied", when I said I thought all frames should look like that he said he wasn't going to redu my kitchen, and if I wanted a "perfect kitchen I should have put in a new kitchen", he said he had already primed and added 2 coats to all. When I put my kitchen back together, I cleaned and lined my cabinets. At times I used my Mr Clean Eraser on an edge to take off what I thought was dirt, only to find the paint chipping away as I wiped. I brought this to his attention today, and was told " I had scratched it" I didn't scratch it. But I would like to know if there is any way I can prove to myself if these frames were painted, even one coat let alone 2 coats? Should that eraser take off paint that was applied 3-5 days before? I'm being bullied by this contractor, he talks nastily and shuts me up, he even intimidated my husband with his belligerent attitude. We both want him to finish what is in the contract and get out of our house. But I want him to do what was in the contract. Having frames that the paint peels when I wipe them isn't acceptable. DH said he will paint the frames, he will not be able to take off all the doors, and paint the frames where there is black showing thru. Please give me advise on what to do! What to say! And how to handle this. Thanks in advance for any and all help you can give me.