When we left for Palm Springs Domingo was in the process of removing the paint that he had painted on the non-skid (right before it rained). He promised he would only work on Loomba-Loomba and have her all painted by the time we got back. We got back on 1/2/13and he had hardly done anything. The day after our return he re-painted some of the non skid. It looked awful - totally unacceptable -LAST STRAW. We fired him.
Francisco, Domingo's dad, finished the job for what we still owed Domingo for a finished, acceptable job. He totally ground off all the non-skid again, starting from scratch with a different type of non-skid.
|The unacceptable non-skid - 2nd try.|
A very good and quick job. Francisco is the painter we first approached last spring, but he was too busy and recommended Domingo. We should have just waited for Francisco - hind sight!
|The new non-skid (3rd and final try) & deck paint.|
|Francisco and his wife work together.|
Anyway, after the most frustrating 4 months of our lives, we have a good paint job, we can get back on the boat and start getting our own projects done, we're not grumpy anymore, and we have control of our lives again!