I think I'm being lied to..
My contractor told me he would also paint my den for me since it was a big job. He bought an eggshell finish which looked like crap, because you could see every flaw in the wall. I always use flat paint.l
I also didn't like the color which was too bright, he told me it would make the floors stand out, but it just looked bad.
What really got me, though, was that when the guys were cutting in, they didn't bother to spackle or fix any cracks, or and after they had finished one coat of paint, take off any wall/light plates! I was livid. I told him to quit painting, and just cover it with some white primer I had so I could later decide what color I wanted.
He told me that they usually fix the cracks, etc. before the second coat is applied.
Now I'm no professional painter, but I have painted several rooms in my life--has anyone heard of such a thing before? It not only doesn't make any sense, but I don't appreciate being treated like some idiot.