Thanks for the replys everyone...
I've talked to my expeditor and demanded that they smooth everything. That's what the contract is written for... that's what I expect done. The expeditor said he'd let his office know my wishes, and that they're going to let me know... although he sounded like he expected my request and that they'll probably agree to it. We'll see.
5slb6... I'm glad to hear the skim coat will stick... I've had other people confirm this too, that it should be a non-issue.
Retisin... Yes... It's written in my contract, and I still have the last 1/3 of the construction draws outstanding, and I think the bank would back me on this one.
This builder has been very good so far, and this is only the second problem I've encountered (albiet a major one)... so if they do right be me on this problem, I'd definately recommend the builder.
Workenstiff... No I wasn't there while they were painting... But I do stop by the site every other day to check the progress, and had discovered this "goof" the same day they finished.
I'm buying a house from a fairly large builder, and expect a some-what professional job. I understand mistakes happen... I just feel it's fair to have it corrected and done right.
Again... thanks all for the quick replies and support. I kinda knew the answer, and just wanted some other views.
Here's a website I had started to track the progress for some friends and family: http://www.racepainter.com/webhouse/