How to evaluate paint job--oil on trim
I'm hoping someone can help me with figuring out what's reasonable to expect from the painters I hired. I had them paint all the trim in my house with oil paint (Benjamin Moore) and asked that they let the oil paint dry overnight before putting on a second coat. However, in a rush to get the job done on the last day, they put two coats of oil on the baseboard in the same day. Some portions of it seem to be uneven, have drips, or have fairly deep brush marks.
My questions are:
(1) The painter told me that they gave enough time for the oil to dry in between coats, but I'm skeptical (he says it was probably about eight hours or more between coats). He also said that if we let the first coat dry too long there would be some sort of problem with the layers bonding to each other. So does it make much of a difference how long they waited in between coats? Can you wait too long? How can I tell if there are problems resulting from not letting the first coat dry?
(2) Is it realistic for me to expect that there be no brush strokes on the baseboard? I thought with oil paint it would dry fairly smooth. The painter also said that some of the brush strokes could be from prior paint jobs and that there wouldn't be anything that could be done about that at this point.