Bad drywall job! Help me fix it??

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My drywall guy did a lousy job of cutting around light switches/outlets and the can lights on the ceiling, and since he could not fix the light switch/outlet covers after 3 attempts, I won't let him back in the house! Any ideas on how I can EXTEND these can light covers without having to get up there (10Ft ceilings!) and remud and repaint??? EXPERIENCE SPEAKING: DO NOT PAY THEM UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY!!!
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  • Rae Rae on Jan 16, 2018
    That's a shame. I have never had a contractor that didn't honor his commitment. You may have to keep bugging him even though you don't want him back in your house. You paid him and it is his reputation at stake for future jobs. I would make sure to mention social media in passing, I don't give up easily where it comes to my finances!
    • Judy Judy on Jan 16, 2018
      I finished the wall cover messes, and the problem is, HE knows I can do it better than he! I just do not want to do the ceiling work, so looking for a second choice! Thx!
  • So sorry this happened to you! For future reference, here is a link on how to hire a contractor.


    If it were me, I would document thoroughly, hire a qualified licensed contractor to repair and then take the first contractor to small claims court to recover at least some of your costs. And provide reviews for the bad contractor so others do not hire them.
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    • Feel sorry for him why???? It cost YOU money and is not in any way an acceptable completed job. I am not as nice, but I would never have paid him either. Take this to every lighting store in town and see who has a fixture with wider rims or hire another company to fix the first guys mess.
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Jan 16, 2018
    Just go to an electrical supply place and get a larger cover for a can light. This will cover that hole. Also, report that lousy contractor.
  • William William on Jan 17, 2018
    You can get larger trims for the can lights. If that doesn't work get some flat plastic even foam board and cut some "donuts" out larger than the existing trims. Remove the trim and place the "donuts" up, replace the trim. For outlets and switches you can get oversize covers.
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