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Old 04-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Drywall and texture in bathroom

I remodeled 2 bathrooms in October where there had been mold and water leaking. I installed the drywall and finished with light texture. The customer did not want me to paint because they wanted to do that themselves. When I completed the job the customer said they really liked the work and paid the balance of what they owed. They called two days ago and said the texture was not holding on when they try to paint. This customer has 9 kids and has been using the shower and tubs in both bathroom for at least 4 weeks without priming or painting so I am not sure if the moisture affected the texture or not. We have to go and redo the work or they will give us a bad rep. What would you do? It just seems a little strange that they wait 6 months to say anything and also since I have been over there at least 2 times in the last 2 months to install a fan and nothing was said.


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Old 04-08-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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Sounds fishy to me Mike. I usually go back and take care of little things without question. But in this case, If I had to go back and fix it because they didn't paint right away, I would fix the texture and charge for painting it. This is all assuming you told them not to use it before painting it.
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Thanks for the reply. I am not sure I told them to not use the room until painted; I just assumed they knew because they acted like they were going to paint as soon as possible. Lesson learned....thanks.
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In the future, I would require that if I texture, I also apply a coat of primer.
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Use this as a learning thing. Yes I would go back and fix it. In the future if something like this comes up have the HO sign a waiver that says since the job was not completed by you, no warranty is implied or given. I have done this when HO insist on using cheap paint or materials I am not familiar with.
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Go back and fix the texture, then prime the bathroom with a light coat of oil primer Kilz or Bins. Don't back roll.
That should lock it all down nicely.


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