We are redoing an older home and hired a professional painter to paint all of the walls, doors, and trim. There were several old layers of paint especially on the trim and doors and a lot of it was chipped and flaking. He told us he would make sure all of it was sanded smooth before he applied the new paint.
Well, he lied. He did little preparation and, in many areas, applied the new paint over the chips and flakes. Whenever we mentioned the problem to him, his solution was to apply more paint which didn't help the situation any. Needless to say, it looks awfull.
We thought we could come back later and sand down the worst areas to smooth them out and then repaint. It doesn't appear to be that easy. Now that the paint has hardened, it is almost impossible to sand. The painter used an acrylic latex paint in a semi-gloss finish.
Is there any way we can smooth out some of the rough areas on the trim and doors? Is there some kind of filler that we use? We really don't want to replace all of this trim.
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