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New ceiling paint

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NfkDumpling Tue 29-Sep-15 11:45:33

As you may have noticed we've had our conservatory roof removed and are in the process of having a solid one fitted. (Solid as in proper insulated, non-see through job). The plasterers arrived this morning and let drop that the job would be complete after they've finished - apart from the electrician fixing the lights. We had expected, and understood that the ceiling would be painted too. But apparently not. When we had an extension built the ceiling got painted. Are we being unreasonable to expect it to be done? (The plasterer said he'd do it for £200. Saw my face and dropped it to £120!)

ninathenana Tue 29-Sep-15 13:32:07

Personally I wouldn't expect painting to be included in the work.
£120 sounds a bit pricey, do you not have a friend or relative who could could do it for you ?
I assume it wasn't in the contract.

Charleygirl Tue 29-Sep-15 13:34:42

The plaster will have to dry for a couple of weeks at least before you think about getting it painted.

merlotgran Tue 29-Sep-15 13:38:25

What surface is it? If it's new plaster snatch his hand off. I'm just starting my fourth (and last) room in our new annexe and I am longing for some light at the end of the tunnel. It's hard work and uses up a lot of paint.

Will the paint be included in the price?

Gagagran Tue 29-Sep-15 13:58:47

When we converted the integral garage into living space in our last house, we had to wait for the plaster to dry out as charleygirl says. Then we were told to give it a thin coat of watered down white emulsion paint and let it dry before painting with the desired top coat colour. It actually took two coats to cover.

I don't think you can expect the plasterer to paint it Nfkd!

FarNorth Tue 29-Sep-15 15:07:15

The quote for the work should have stated whether painting was included.

NfkDumpling Tue 29-Sep-15 16:44:35

The quote doesn't mention painting, but I did ask specifically each firm we had quote as we both have neck problems. I feel sure the sales chap said they'd do it - but he said the job would be done in a week but maybe the electrician would call back into the second week -we're now half way through the third. And the fitters would move all the furniture back and refix the blinds - apparently they've finished and not coming back - so.... It looks like we're paying a painter.

The plasterer offered to do it. He said the plaster he uses should be OK to paint in four days! (I'd forgotten the watered down paint etc bit) I think I'll ring my DS tonight. And pay him!

DH doesn't seem phased (not like him) so I think he was half expecting it. Our fault for not asking the right questions and checking thoroughly.