aqueous painting

Paint & Wallpaper Contractors
Calgary AB T3Z
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everythingiszen in Calgary
everythingiszen in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Interior Apartment

I hired Corey to complete painting of a renovation on my apartment. Corey is a trustworthy and knowledgable painter. His professional knowledge of the correct type of paint and how it needs to be applied is very detailed. He has an extensive knowledge of the correct environmental use of the paint; for example what type of paint is safest for my family to live with without any exposure to toxicity and VOC's. Not only that but his experience with colour helped me to choose the correct colour result which is often difficult envisioning on small paint samples. Be clear with him in your time frame, and allow for some flexibility in your judgement for his professional judgement.

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Civilian Monty in Calgary
Civilian Monty in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Interior painting: Bedroom and Bathroom, Ceiling and walls

Corey was easy to work with and had a nice positive attitude whenever he came over to paint my house. I had him paint the walls and ceilings in a bedroom and bathroom. He did a good job, however there were a couple deficiencies, which he came back and fixed without any problems. Overall very happy with the final product.

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Tuscany Club in Calgary
Tuscany Club in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Quality Painting Job

Aqueous Painting has undertaken a number of painting projects for us. Corey is always nice and friendly, arrives on time, finishes on time, cleans up afterwards, and always reasonable with his pricing. We do not have any problem recommending Aqueous painting and Corey Culham to anyone who wants to get a quality paint job done.

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Gerry in Calgary
Gerry in Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Painting of entire interior of house

I hired Aqueous Painting to paint the entire interior of a two-story rental property i the spring of 2017. The owner, Corey Culham was very knowledgeable and courteous, and provided excellent advice. The work was completed on time and at a very competitive price. I was very satisfied.

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Private User
Private User
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Exterior house painting

I hired Aqueous Painting to paint the exterior of my house and I found the Proprietor of the company, Corey Culham, to be a very profesional and knowledgeable painter. Corey and his Partner did an excellant job of painting the exterior of my two storey home, including the trim, to my complete satisfaction. Corey Culham has also painting several other homes in my neighbourhood and came highly recommended.

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Private User
Private User
1 review Calgary, AB
0/10

Basement baseboards, trim, doors, frames and walls

Do Not hire Aqueous Painting or Corey Culham at any cost. Corey will promise you the world and tells you what you want to hear regarding your painting needs in order to get your business. Once he has secured the job Corey's disposition changes and his true personality and attitude comes out. In my case I specifically and clearly told Corey that I wanted all the baseboards, trim, door frames, doors and window trim SPRAYED(2 coats) in order to get that professional smooth finish. He was supposed to caulk the baseboards and door and windows and dap the brad nail holes in all the trim. Finally he was supposed to pole sand the walls before and after priming the walls and after the first coat of paint (he was supposed to apply 2 coats). Corey spent a grand total of 8 hours over 5 days working on my basement. The first day he was there for 3 hours. The second day he was there for and hour and half. The third day he was there for an hour. The fourth day he was there for an hour and the 5th day he was there for an hour and a half. In that time I would go down to the basement to see what Corey was doing and at different times I noticed that he missed a number of things such as he hadn't dapped all the brad nail holes in all the trim and baseboards, he hadn't caulked all the baseboards and door frames, he hadn't pole sanded the walls prior to "priming" them (he had actually haphazardly rolled the first coat of paint without priming the walls and hadn't cut in the ceilings) and more. When I brought up these points at different times to Corey he always had an excuse as to why things were missed and hadn't been done and would then reassure me that he would address those concerns. I could see that he was annoyed by my inquiries and as I asked more simple questions he would then proceed to get curt, then argumentative and then completely dismissive of me to the point that I would be talking to him and he would simply walk away. It became more and more clear over the 5 days that Corey didn't like being questioned or confronted with his mistakes or having his sub par work pointed out to him. This all culminated on the 5th day when I walked downstairs to see how things were going and was mortified to see that Corey had ROLLED and then BRUSHED all the door trim, window casings, door frames, doors and window wells. He painted the doors ON the frames when he was supposed to remover the doors and then the take the hinges off the doors before he SPRAYED them. Everything looked HORRIBLE!! You could see all the brush strokes, lines and ripples in everything that he had rolled and then brushed. As well there were burrs, wood particles and other particulates in all of the paint. Adding to my frustrations, Corey was taping off the baseboards in order to cut in the top of the baseboards. Why would he be doing this when he hadn't given the baseboards a sand and then a SECOND spray coat. There was going to be overspray from the second spray coat so why would you start cutting in the tops of the baseboards? I confronted Corey with these issues and as per usual he tried making up excuses for why he hadn't sprayed these things as I had expressly told him I wanted. He assured me that he was going to now SAND everything that he had just rolled and brushed before he gave it a second quote. What???? After reassuring me that he was now going to sand everything he just painted incorrectly and then spray everything to get that smooth professional finish (thereby creating hours more work for himself ..totally makes sense?) I went upstairs and tried to absorb what i had just seen. Not 5 minutes later Corey walked upstairs and left. I walked outside to talk to him to find out why he was leaving after only an hour and a half and trying to find out what was going on and what he was going to doing moving forward and what the plan was moving forward to address all the deficiencies and mistakes with his work. Again Corey was annoyed, frustrated, curt, dismissive and adversarial with me and abruptly left. It was crystal clear that Corey didn't want to deal with me or my concerns and issues and only dealt with things on his own terms. I realized at this point that Corey's attitude, lack of work ethic, poor workmanship, cutting corners and being unreliable and untrustworthy was not something that i wanted to deal with anymore and as such I fired him. I now have to pay someone else to undo and fix the work that Corey did and the redo the same work. He has cost me twice the money because of his mistakes and poor workmanship. Corey is completely unprofessional , takes zero accountability for his actions or work, has no work ethic and cuts corners wherever he can. He doesn't do what he tells you he will do and what little he does is completely sub par. He will promise you the world in order to get the job and then will completely underperform. Do not trust this man and save yourself the time, money and headaches that you will definitely have if you do hire him.

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TDawg in Bankview
TDawg in Bankview
2 reviews Calgary, AB

First Review

1/10

Exterior House & Garage Paint

Beware of both Corey and Aqueous Painting. He is your classic overpromise under deliver salesman. If there is an issue with his work and there will be, his first response when asked about it, is to blame the customer. He takes shortcuts and when called on them gets annoyed and arguementative. One of many examples is when the trim around the doors and windows of my garage were not done to match what was done to the house. He got quite annoyed and said that wasnt part of the deal even when showing him the email stating it was part of the quote he still attempted to argue with me. Bottom line do not believe this man anything he says before he recieves any money is said simply to get your money

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I have 15 years of experience. I have my own tools, ladders, truck, and sprayer if needed. Professional quality is my guarantee. Personal service with polite integrity. I can supply references and quotes are free. Give me a call at 403 710 6928. I look forward to looking after all ...
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