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meltdownmelanie

04:19PM | 06/06/06
Member Since: 06/05/06
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I'm coverting our garage into a guesthouse. I hired a contractor who installed the drywall. I then hired a professional painter and our contract is as follows:

My question is whether the contract written below includes wall texture. I assumed that it would, but it sounds like he is expected to give me another quote. Can you have "normal" looking walls without texture?

..."We will prepare and paint all surfaces in a manner that meets or exceeds professional standards."

Residential Interior Preparation & Painting Services:

Partial re-paint single story guest structure including new drywall, open wood ceilings, four doors / jams and two pocket doors.

Repairs: Finish pick-pu processes on newly installed drywall by means of mudding, taping and sanding as needed.

Preparation: Preform six step preparation processes as needed to all surfaces to receive coatings including scraping, hand and power sanding, caulking, patching, spackling, putting, etc.

Sealing / Priming: Application of sealer / primer as needed to prepare surfaces for paint coatings with thorough two coat application to wall and raw wood doors, three coat application to ceilings.

Coating: Application of one base coat and one final coat Dunn Edwards Premim Grade Interior Wall-Tone paints to ceiling and wall surfaces, doors, etc. by means of brush and roll spray applications.

BruceRidenour

05:09PM | 06/06/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
39 lifetime posts
Most of us wouldn't want to touch this subject simply because we don't wish to cause or get in the middle of a dispute.

I am not certain what you mean by "normal looking walls". Most painting techiques will leave behind a texture such as the "orange peel" texture of the roller. If you expect there to be a texture applied to the wall using a hand texturing techique such as a knock down or a venitian plaster, then I'd say no, this contract doesn't include that. Those are processes that require a great deal of additional labor. As a contractor reading what you have written here I wouldn't feel expected to apply texture under that contract.

Again, allow me to express that this is only an opinion and I do not wish to get in the middle of a dispute nor do I wish to start one.

meltdownmelanie

05:20PM | 06/06/06
Member Since: 06/05/06
2 lifetime posts
Ok, I understand.

I know what knock down, venitian texturing looks like, and this was not at all what I wanted or expected.

I basically want orange peel, but I didn't realize that this came from the priming and painting. I thought that there also had to be texture.

Thanks,

Melanie

Billhart

07:09PM | 06/06/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
First it mentioned both spraying and roller.

If the whole finish is sprayed then you will get a dead flat surface.

A roller does leave a LITTLE amount of texture, but not what I would call orange peel.

Here is what is typically called orange peel texture.

http://www.drywallschool.com/orangepeel.htm

That require blowing a texture on the wall before painting.

If this is not done yet you need to talk to him about exactly what you want it too look like.


5slb6

04:08PM | 06/07/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
I don't see where the contract says the walls will be textured and if you wanted them textured you should have stated that.

A roller coat of paint will not give you an orange peel look that you can really see, that is done with a texture sprayer. The walls then are painted to the color you want. The texture is done by either the painter or the drywall contractor, and that just depends on what type of work they do. You can have good looking walls without a texture as it is done every day in certain parts of the country.

Hope this helps out.
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