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An alternative to painting rental between tenants

Washable product erases scuff marks, preserves wall texture

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Q: I have a rental property with new tenants that moved in last week. Upon move-in, they contacted me and said they noticed a few scuff marks on the wall. They are requesting that the property interior have a new coat of paint applied. Although I like that they are conscientious of maintaining a clean apartment, I'm concerned about applying yet another coat of paint on the wall. I've had other tenants, and have always painted the walls before the next one moved in, but this time I didn't because I'm concerned that repainting can somehow affect the texture of the wall. I don't know the chemical properties of paint as to why it might be a problem, but somehow I get the impression that it may not be a good idea to keep doing it every time. What do you think? A: I think that your policy of painting between tenants is just fine. I wouldn't worry too much about the number of coats of paint reducing the amount of texture on the wall if the walls really do need to be painted.I wou...