Ted Barber from Wallscapes is very charming and neat in his work habits. We found him on HomeAdvisor and interviewed several painters before selecting him. I checked his references that he gave me privately and most were happy with his work. I contacted him to remove wainscoting and paint the walls in the Historic Community Center in Clinton, MI in Lenawee County. We began with two rooms for him to complete. We had additional rooms to do but I had to wait for the other Board of Directors to review and then approve payment for additional work. We were satisfied with the touch-ups and paid him for the work completed. We wrote an additional deposit for the next phase of work. Again very efficient and reliable. The payment for his completion of Phase 2 was written.
Within a couple of months we began to see some "shadowing" on the walls. Since the wainscoting was adhered to the wall with glue, we realized that this may be the problem. After several attempts with Ted both in e-mail and phone calls for him to return to see what the problem is we contacted another highly recommended painter in our area. He stated immediately that it looked as if something was affixed to the wall with an adhesive and it was not completely removed. We had not shared our thoughts with the new painter on this matter. Ted never returned our calls or e-mails after stating that he would get back in touch with me in a week or so. After paying $10,000 for about 1500 square feet of space to be painted we feel disappointed in the integrity of this contractor. Please be cautious should you use him and his services. I don't know what else we could have done to verify his work. Perhaps withholding the check for several months may have been appropriate.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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