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We removed wallpaper in clients master bath. Walls had the wallpaper had not been sealed so the drywall paper came off with the wallpaper. I did pull back a few places to check on removal,it did seem like it would come off ok. The client had to get drywal people to get walls paint ready. I did say in my propsal that I would make the walls paint ready,that was inpossible for me.The client wants me not to be paid for the removal and pay for the drywall repairs. They are his walls and I removed the wallpaper and I'll pay the drywall people for getting the walls paint ready. would not that be fair?
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Sounds more than fair. It was not your fault that the drywall paper came off. If you get the room paint ready, that's what you agreed to do. If he doesn't pay you for the removal, then you'd be under no obligation to pay for getting it paind ready.

 

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