Are you supposed to see join lines on wallpaper?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Melissa, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

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    I asked for recommendations in a local fb group and he got quite a few, he came round to view the job and he seemed to know what he was doing
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  2. sparky steve

    sparky steve Active Member

    @Melissa all joking aside, really hope you get it all sorted to your complete satisfaction. Regards,Steve:)
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  3. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

    I paid in full it was on Monday this week I was at home in my own with my 2 young children, so i kept the door shut, only popped my head round to ask him if he wanted coffee.
    I paid £160 for one side of the wall that goes up the stairs.
  4. Kas228

    Kas228 Active Member

    Hopefully the joints can be made to look better but the alignment will never be right.
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  5. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Unfortunately you have to give this guy the opportunity to put this right, I think the only solution is to take it down and and start again, you are probably gonna have to take a hit on it buy more paper and find someone who can wallpaper
  6. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

    I don't think he'll take it down and do it again, and if he does then surely he should cover the costs.
  7. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Yeah he should take it down and do it again, but do you think he will do a better job ? get a refund from him it's the least you should expect, but get someone else
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    Erratic soaking time!
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  9. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

    I don't think he'll give a refund, I'll have to wait to see after the lockdown, but no I wouldn't get him to do it again....god he might do a worse job!
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    If you lived near me I would re-hang it for free, you just buy the paper, down side is I am in the vulnerable group with health issues and as from yesterday now in 12 weeks isolation.
  11. Severntrent

    Severntrent Screwfix Select

    I am sure she will be happy to wait for 12 weeks if the original paper hanger don't come back.
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Screwfix Select

    That's fine with me.:)
  13. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

    That's really nice thank you
    Take care stay safe.
  14. masterdiy

    masterdiy Screwfix Select

    Melissa at this stage I would want to put it in writing, stating the bloomin obvious.
    Also what you want him to do about it. (or not do)

    I would think that paper is now rubbish, (ask Astra) & so you would need, not only the labour charge back, but also a contribution to the cost of the wallpaper.
    This needs to be put in your letter to him, so you can move on at a later date with someone else.

    But I certainly would want my money back now. Not in 12-20 weeks time. By then I would think he will be skint.

    Be interesting to see what others say about this......
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  15. Dr Decorator

    Dr Decorator Active Member

    Truly shocking workmanship.

    he’s no paper hanger.

    What area are you in?

    I could maybe take the baton of goodwill from Astra
  16. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

    Hi I'm in Bedford mk42
    I keep looking at it trying to convince myself it's not so bad but it is
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    Melissa New Member

  18. Tuxornot

    Tuxornot Active Member

    No chance of you having a go yourself ? even for a first timer it has to better then that, if you can, do consider having a go, that paper is pretty decent to work worth, its not thin junk and you may find it rather fun.
  19. Dr Decorator

    Dr Decorator Active Member

    Ok, to far for me unfortunately
  20. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

    Not a problem, thank you for the thought though

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