William Armitage of Armitage Painting is unreliable, dishonest and does very poor work. We hired him in June of 2015 to paint the exterior of our home. He said it would take about 3 weeks. He agreed to provide all the materials and to use premium quality Benjamin Moore paint, and asked for a 50% deposit. For the next two months there were multiple excuses, delays, and broken promises to come to work. His average workweek was about 3-4 hours a day, 2-3 days a week. He purchased some Benjamin Moore paint, then switched to a different brand of low quality, contractor?s grade paint, which later crackled and turned to powder, and had to be scraped and repainted. By September, the job was substantially incomplete, and I hired a new painter to complete the job. The exterior windows, two doors, much of the trim molding, all the door jambs, and the bottom of the foundation walls were untouched; multiple areas had not been caulked or prepped; many areas had only been single-coated; and no cleanup had been done. We later found some areas in which he had painted over cobwebs. It took over 120 hours of labor for the new painter to complete the job.