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Graffiti / Peeling Paint Guidelines
Ok, this thread may get some reaction from many of you on one side of the issue or the other. I just want to know what is EXPECTED of a contractor when they show up to remedy peeling paint on so many of these vacant homes. The scope of my work is supposed to be from a non-biased quality control standpoint and I sub for a company that does not do preservation work so there is no conflict of interest.
I am noticing a trend in only the last month where it appears someone just walks up to the house with a spray gun and lets it loose lol. No regards to the color or what other trim,glass, plants, objects are in the way. For all I know they could of done it in the dark! Definitely no masking and no scraping. Yet surprisingly other homes will be upgraded to vinyl siding when they had historical significance and should of been repainted instead.
I do not want to report back negative information that potentially leads to a chargeback to an otherwise good vendor who was paid next to nothing to show up and do what he/she was told to do.
On the other side of the issue I have seen some total crap work on other repairs and even dumping the debris from one property onto another several miles away. I even encountered exterior debris suddenly becoming interior debris so someone can get paid to move the crap yet again! As this industry becomes more and more sink or swim I feel the ETHICAL Vendors who perform work within the GUIDELINES should swim and the new startups who come in and undercut the established vendors thinking they can get away with shortcuts should be the ones who sink. Shortcut is not even the word, some of this work is a joke! I realize there are some great people out there who do not have the luxury to refuse to work for the lowering prices and still be able to pay their employees and bills. So if they bid the job and did what was expected I do not want to fault them for it especially since it only affects the cosmetics of the house.