Thursday, August 12, 2010

The painting

I'm going to try to contain myself, but I really need to vent a little bit about this. We paid our drywaller to have his team come in to paint the dirty house. Come to find out, his team is his uncle and a few other guys. Here's the list of current complaints:

Painted master bathroom the wrong color
Didn't paint a few areas of the house (that were supposed to be painted)
Did not clean the windows where they oversprayed (and were supposed to clean per the contract)
Got wall paint on the ceilings
Got random dark paint in the hallway (drips, but from a bathroom color that somehow ended up in the hallway)
Left us a bucket that said "DN'T OPEN" (typed exactly as written)

Okay, the bucket is what put us over the edge. All of the excess paint buckets, including the one marked as above, were left at the house which was great because we definitely have to do some touch-up. However, we weren't sure what to do with this bucket. Clearly, we should dispose of it but we didn't know what was in it so didn't want to just throw it in the trash. Our thought was that it must contain some paint thinner or cleaner, and that we would probably need to dispose of it separately. But in order to know how to dispose of it we needed to know what it was.

So we opened it.

Can you guess where this is going??

Someone had used the bucket as a portable toilet, and the resulting deposits had been sitting in a closed bucket in a 90+ degree house for about a week.

And they left it there.

Never, never again will I hire someone to paint for us.


Molly said...

EWWWWWWW. No freaking way? There's got to be someone you can "speak" to about that. In a rather forceful manner. That is disgusting and completely unsanitary.

Jane said...

I hope you haven't paid them yet....

Jefferson Hunt said...

And I thought I was having a bad day. I feel all better now. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow....that's really gross. I hope that you didn't pay them yet, either. If you did, at least you have the reasonable cause to get it back. Yuck!!


Bethany said...

That's horrific. Although, it may explain the random vomiting. And no, I didn't guess where it was going. I'm so sorry you had to find that. Put a comment on Angie's List or whatever it's called.

Tina said...

What??! That is UNACCEPTABLE. I can't decide which is worse - this or the time the movers peed on our friend's basement wall. (At least they weren't trying to hide anything??) I can't understand people sometimes!!