Re: Ug, my contractor stinks, paint peeling like rubber after he left.
Two problem are blaringly evident:
1: too much paint was gobbed on the wall.
2: the paint wasn't cured when you knicked it and then started tugging on it.
The problem is both the contractor and you, him for not knowing what to use or how to paint, and you for picking and peeling at uncured paint.
Now, having said that, Behr doesn't like to cure, so regardless of paint thickness, well, it would have knicked when you hit it with the dish. You should have left it alone instead of picking at it, now you've got a big mess on your hands that has to be cleaned up. From your description, I'd negotiate the fee of the contractor and get him out of the equation.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!