contractor doesn't want me to paint walls until house is done
I plan on painting the interior walls in a ranch home remodel. Yesterday, I asked the contractor (who knew I planned to paint the walls) when he would be ready for me. His answer, "When I'm all done with the house, and it's time to move in." Since I've done the painting on our last two homes which were new construction, I'm aware that walls are done after ceiling paint, but before cabinets, trim, and floors.
Now I'm just annoyed. Obviously I don't want to spend hours cutting in around the nicely painted millwork. It would be much easier and faster to get two good coats of paint on and then do touch-ups later. Am I missing something here? I plan on painting when he's out of the house (he doesn't work weekends), so why would he care? I feel like he's trying to make it difficult for me so I will hire the painting out, but I'm not a big fan of the thinned, sprayed on professional paint jobs.
Would I be out of line to just tell him I'm going to come in when I think the time is right and at least paint where the trim will go?