Well I learned a few lessons the hard way.
Hiring a local contractor by the name of Joey Whitehead, (who works in the Peterborough & Toronto areas), from a Kijiji add to paint some of the interior room of our new house, was a huge mistake.
Full detailed Ripoff Report can be found here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Joey-Whitehead/Peterborough-Ontario/Joey-Joseph-Whitehead-Painter-Scam-Half-the-Work-but-Takes-Full-Payment-Peterborough-1077762
But in short, lessons is never pay in full until work is completely done to your satisfaction. Joey Whitehead even told me this himself in his text message confessions of the ripoff.
Some pictures of his great work, the condition he left our house in and would not come back to finish the job, like he said he would, after being paid in full. Home owners beware of dishonest contractors like Joey Whitehead.