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Old 05.03.2009, 01:48
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Re: End of contract cleaning

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Do the cleaning companies also patch up nail holes that you've made in the walls from hanging things? Or is that something I have to do myself?

Nope, they don't do that, but it is really easy to do yourself. Do it before the cleaning. Six things you will need in my experience to fill holes in walls that are white.

1. tube of Molto fill.
http://www.molto.de/produkte/spachte...moltofill.html

2. small metal spatula
http://www.molto.de/produkte/anwendu...spachteln.html
(the one in the photo is too big but just an example of what you need)

3. step ladder - I mention this as all too often the lights, pictures are taken down and packed, then only after the apartment is empty you fill the holes and then realise you can't reach.. Of course you can always try to borrow one if yours was packed.

4. blow dryer - if you have really left things to the last minute this will speed drying time (product takes 2 hours to dry). Or you can buy the quick drying product with 10 minutes drying time. I have never used this one.
http://www.molto.de/produkte/spachte...moltofill.html

4. Q tips - you don't want the filled hole to look flat if your walls on not finished flat so you use these to give it some texture

5. Good lighting. Don't do this at night unless you have no other choice and if you must, use a halogen light. (even a flashlight will do)

6. water and paper towels (to clean your hands and spatula when you are done).

It is really easy to do and the product is washable and won't irritate your hands. If you used nails to hang things, try to pull them out carefully so as not to pull away too much of the plaster around them. If you drilled and used plastic plugs, do remove the plug if you can.

Happy filling.

Just wanted to add that a tube of Molto Fill costs about 6.70 chf. Money well spent considering what the landlord will charge you for any holes you leave !!!
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Last edited by Mrs. Doolittle; 06.03.2009 at 09:36. Reason: added the price of filler material
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