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Moving out should I pay for these bad repair I did on my own?

Hello everybody!

I'm leaving my apartment soon and I tried fill the wholes that were there created by putting in place some shelves. I have followed the general reccomendation and bought the white plaster to fill the holes and then I tried to polish the result with sand paper. I'm very bad in handcrafted stuff, I muss confess, and I'm very afraid of the result (see attached picture). Do I have to paint the whole wall now? It is this include into the normal wear and tear?

Thanks a lot in advance for all the insights.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Moving out should I pay for these bad repair I did on my own?

Depends on your landlord, but most holes look like this when filled in by tenants who are not professionals. I would not repaint an entire wall since that could even be a bigger mess if you are not experienced with it. Depending how long you have been in your apartment, your place may be repainted anyway.

In our past apartments, we did the same as you and that was good enough for the landlord as normal wear and tear. Hopefully yours will do the same!
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Hello everybody!

I'm leaving my apartment soon and I tried fill the wholes that were there created by putting in place some shelves. I have followed the general reccomendation and bought the white plaster to fill the holes and then I tried to polish the result with sand paper. I'm very bad in handcrafted stuff, I muss confess, and I'm very afraid of the result (see attached picture). Do I have to paint the whole wall now? It is this include into the normal wear and tear?

Thanks a lot in advance for all the insights.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

AJ
It depends how long you lived there and how long ago it was painted. Painting is 8 years.
You have to close the holes anyway - whether or not you must pay for painting.
Try chalk (Kreide) to cover it (strike over the spots lightly until they're covered)
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Re: Moving out should I pay for these bad repair I did on my own?

Thanks a lot everyone for the responses. I just wanted to pass by to let you know the end of the story.

At the end they charged us with 50 CHF given they were not professionally repaired, which makes more than happy.

Thanks a lot again.

Alejandro
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Thanks a lot everyone for the responses. I just wanted to pass by to let you know the end of the story.

At the end they charged us with 50 CHF given they were not professionally repaired, which makes more than happy.

Thanks a lot again.

Alejandro
Thanks for the update.

Sometimes filling holes can be a big challenge. Even with experience and the right filler, you have to consider the material of the walls and the age of the paint on the rest of the wall. The lighting can also play a role.

In our house the painter filled holes where cable covers for light wires were installed on the ceiling of one of the rooms. When we checked the work with the painter when he was finished it looked fine...but at other times of the day it doesn't. The entire ceiling was repainted so the issue is not the colour of the paint but the texture of the filled holes. This can be a challenge to match.
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Re: Moving out should I pay for these bad repair I did on my own?

Color was too much off, that's probly why they complained


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Shows that you're a foreigner. Swiss just fill them with toothpaste. I recommended elmex brand, matches RAL 9010 poifectly
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