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?

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