High Gloss H*ll in Mooresville NC
I'm in love with the ultra high gloss walls I'm seeing in all the design mags/blogs etc. and decided to try it out in my kids' rooms, one accent wall per room (two total). I bought BM Advance for one color and made the mistake of buying the cheapo Ace brand (which they told me was BM) for the other. Then, after reading up on high gloss a bit, I decided to do the right thing and higher a 'professional' painter.
You can probably tell where this story is going..... The "professional" painters not only did NOT sand or prime the walls AT all, but they even did a horrible job of basic painting! When I hired them I went through exactly what I wanted and even showed them the paint I had bought. The day of the job I made sure to show the boss guy pictures of what I was expecting before they even started.
The walls are a mess. The boss didn't stay on site so when I called to voice my concerns he said, "So, what do you want me to do?". I told him I wanted it fixed. He said he'd come the next day. Of course, he was a no show the next day. Argh. The painters left all of their equipment here and my kids aren't able to sleep in their rooms at the moment.
Anyway, I called FPE to see what they thought. I realized I should have just bought the Hollandlac Brilliant in the first place (but luckily I didn't waste the money on that w/ a bad paint job). So, now what do I do? The very nice guy at FPE said they didn't have anyone in my area (close to Charlotte NC) who they thought could help but they gave me the number of one guy who's bought the paint before. I called and left a message and through my GoogleFoo found out that he's a contractor. He hasn't called back.
What do I do? What would you do? I'm considering calling every painter in a 50 mile radius and asking if they've worked with Hollandlac Brilliant before and see what happens. My walls certainly couldn't get any worse!