Painters are a necessary part of this process. We need them and the majority of them are honest, hard-working people who do the work most of us don’t want to do. But every painter has his loyalties, to use Brand X or Brand Y. Maybe Brand X gives that painter 30 days to pay his bill at the store and may Brand Y offers free coffee in the morning and a staff to chit-chat while they’re putting together his order. It’s simply part of the culture. However, keep in mind that the house he’s going to paint is your house and using a watered-down paint from a well-known paint store is only going to result in him coming back 3-5 years later and doing it again. So specify Liquid Ceramic® Exterior Wall Coat and stop the endless cycle.