Wallpapering On Hold :-(

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
April 10, 2012 3:01pm CST
I'm really struggling to keep my emotions in check at the moment due to anxiety. I've calmed down enough to type this up and I'll see what you make of it all.. Basically, the painting hasn't been finished BUT the in-laws thought it had. They were trying to get away with "half a job" on the landing bannister and I'm putting my foot down as it will look hideous if it's not rubbed down and painted properly. My MIL thought she'd get away with undercoating the cream paint ALREADY ON IT! Sodding no way Jose! Anyway, John has just rang me from his snooker night and told me I can rub the bannister down tomorrow if I so wish. I told HIM that I don't want his mother anywhere near a paintbrush as she has problems with shaky hands (a condition) so painting is a no-no as far as I'm concerned. I'd rather let my FIL do it as he's brilliant at painting. He's already done the skirting boards running alongside the stairs. Why he didn't finish the job off upstairs is beyond me but no way is any wallpapering going on until the painting is finished! Crack the whip I say!!
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• United States
11 Apr 12
After hiring 'professional painters' who definitely were not, I now do my own painting and do an awesome job, if I do say so myself. Most folks think it is professional. Those cretins painted W's on the wall when they began to run out of paint instead of leaving the walls plain until more paint could be bought! They did that to four walls. Aaaarrrggghhh! Then they wanted to know if I would recommend them to our neighbors! Not in this lifetime.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
11 Apr 12
How infuriating. I wouldn't like that at all. "W's" indeed. As for me, I've been busy sandpapering the paintwork today and enjoyed it in a strange way. In fact, so much so I might even paint it myself such is my confidence! Anything to keep the in-laws at bay lol.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
lol these issues do come up with inlaws? wow glad my in laws are a bit far...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
11 Apr 12
Lucky you..lol.
• India
20 Jul 12
Many works need supervision when working at our residential places. The painter could not have done an honourable job unless supervised constantly. He might have been your best choice but that doesn’t change the fact that he is a con. Will asking for a refund really work? Or should you let him work under tight supervision.
@inertia4 (27665)
• United States
15 Apr 12
I would just get the paint brush myself and do the job, no matter how long it would take me. If someone is not going to finish the job probably, then it would be better being done by you and your husband. But that's me. As far as the awl paper, well, I am all thumbs when it comes to hanging paper. I would need someone who knows how to do that. But I do agree, all the painting should be done before the paper goes up.
• China
11 Apr 12
Why did your FIL leave that unfinished ? How much on earth should he spend on that? I understand you.I think you are the type of person that is satisfied with nothing less than what you think to be perfect.If let it alone,you may be rather sick at it at the sight of it.