I was first approached by the "manager"; and eager youth who sold me on her ability to manage a paint crew. I have an 1800's victorian home so it was a lead paint job (i have three small children).
The painters were to follow strict guidelines for working with lead-paint and they did not follow ANY of the laws except not to use a sander. They were supposed to scrape all loose paint then give a full coat of peel-bond before putting on color. When we came home from work the first say they had not prepped a thing, had not put on the peel bond and instead were just spraying paint over the totally unprepped surface!! The manager was not there like she said she would be and this was the start of a three month NIGHTMARE for our family.
We suffered through cigeratte butts and lead paint ships in our gardens and walk-ways, broken windows, overspray paint on all the windows and roof, drops of paint on the porch and deck. Every day was a fight with the workers to do quality work and the manager was never there to help us. We ended up "managing" the crew for THREE MONTHS and as of today the say that they are done and want the final check but they have not even put the gutters back on and even used the wrong paint in a bunch of places. THe "manager" was whining to me on the phone today about how "the crew does not want to come back becasue the job was so much harder than they thought that she would have to hire "professional" painters to come in and finish the job".
During this process I even contacted the "district manager" who came to the house and could not beleive what a horrible job they were doing, left and was not help to us. I wanted to give these folks a chance - I work full-time have three small children and am in graduate school and like to help people who are helping themselves.
I feel totally scammed by College Works Painting. PLEASE do not hire them - they deserve to go out of business.
Product or Service Mentioned: College Works Painting Painting.
Reason of review: Bad quality.