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Pearl Painting / Extremely Poor Quality Painting Job

1 190 EVELYN WAY, SF 94127San Francisco, CA, United States Review updated:
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Phone: Tel. +1 415.571.8229

Pearl Painting painted our SF wood house and his ad said that he did quality work "Do it right the first time" was written on his business card. We paid for the highest quality Benjamin Moore paint which had lasted 12 years from the previous paint job. We hired Mr. Brendan Meer in the beginning of the summer and he stalled and stalled the start of the job till the beginning of the rainy season.

We told him we did not want him to paint the house when it was raining and he promised he would only paint when it was completely dry. He lied. We both work. But I came home and caught his workers painting on days when it was drizzling and sure enough a month later the new paint whole side of the house bubbled out. He tried to resand it but there was so much moisture now trapped in the wood that the whole job was compromised. A year later every seam on every board cracked and all the nails popped.

We filed a claim with the Contracters License Board which was a COMPLETE SHAM! NEVER DO THIS. They are simply there to protect the contractor. You are better off taking them to small claims court. We are out $8, 000!! And now have to repaint our house after 2 YEARS!

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  • Jj
      18th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have used PearlPainting on 2 houses, both wood and stucco. Brendan Meere not only did a Great Job, but he refused to paint in any kind of damp or wet weather! His professionalism goes above and beyond most painters! I would say that the lone complaint-ant is a typical hard to work with client, that can not be pleased by normal means.

  • Ti
      1st of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    You are exactly right, next time hire a coating inspector, they charge around 10 perccent of the job and will help inforce the specification

  • Ti
      1st of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    You are exactly right, next time hire a coating inspector, they charge around 10 percent of the paint job and will inforce the specifications of the manufacturer. Most Benjamin Moore Dealers will no a nace certified inspector.

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