Friend recommended a painter to us. We never received any written quote or contract. He did the painting for $20/hr. Our friend who is NOT a contractor was the middle person between us and this painter. He did such a poor job of painting that I now have to get another painter in to repaint the entire unit. He got paint on ceilings that did not require painting, but now clearly need to be repainted. All Door moldings that should have been taped, were not, and now all the moldings need to be painted etc. etc. We paid for all supplies and paint. We are refusing to pay for the labor as we now have to have the whole place painted again. Work started on July 2nd, date of completion was July 18, with some days between that he didn't work. I am refusing to pay him based on the fact that his work has to be completely re-done. We have no written contract or agreement, or even a written estimate of how much the job would cost. He is now threatening to sue us, put a lien on our condo etc. etc. etc. He never filed a "Notice to Owner". Can he still file for a mechanics lien? If so, what are my options? I have photos of his work, as well as numerous estimates from painting companies for fixing everything he did. It will now cost me more than it should have because all the ceilings now need to be painted, whereas they did not before.