Last week my handman stopped by asking me to give a message to another dweller here. As long as he was here, I told him that I'd like to put a coat of paint on the walls. I wanted to keep it the same color. A nice cream color.
Before I moved in, when I was shown the apartment, it had not yet been cleaned. Under one window was a mess on the wall, like where an air conditioner might have been. Anyways, he didn't exactly clean the apartment. Just dabbed some paint over the mess on the wall. Later, after I moved in, I tried cleaning the heater jacket, and the mess wouldn't come off, so I scraped it, and lo and behold it was wax. The same stuff that is on the wall.
I keep my sofa along that wall, so it isn't obvious, although I'd like to clean it off and if I do, it will take the paint with it.
Anyways, he panicked when I said I wanted to paint it. I said, I'd stay with the same color. He said, no, no, don't paint it. Don't buy any paint. I'm going away for a couple of weeks, when I get back (his words) he's scrounge around to see if he could find some. I said, look want to show you the mess on the wall in the bath room, it won't clean, the whole place needs painting. I can't even clean it, nothing will wash off and I've tried.
He said flat out, don't paint and don't ask them if you can. Makes me wonder if he told them he painted it and charged them accordingly. He didn't paint anywhere or clean here. I'm not complaining about that, I just want to take care of it myself. Spring is coming and with it comes spring fever.. I moved in here the last week in October. A new coat of paint would NOT be gone or worn off yet.
There are holes in the walls that I'd like to plaster and just make a little nicer. sighs... I guess I'm just grumbling..