Sheetrock/trim/paint repairs...when to address?
We are getting close to the end of our build....the trim has been installed....paint has gone up.....and cabinets are being installed tomorrow.
The last meeting we had with our builder was at the home right after trim had gone in. It was only a quick meeting and it was at night so we couldn't see much. However, the builder did notice that the trim around one of the windows was not square and looked very bad. He said he was going to have his trim guys fix it before they finished.
Now the trim is in and everything is painted. Although, they obviously have to come back and touch up paint some things. I walked through the house and saw numerous issues that seem like they could have been avoided by doing some simple prep work prior to painting. Items such as dings in the sheetrock, large globs of the orange peel texture, and non caulked cracks were all painted over. The paint is peeling up around all of the windows....not sure if it is b/c they used non-paintable caulk or there was dust or something that wasn't cleaned up. There are nail heads protruding from the trim in places that are just painted over. And even the piece of trim that the builder noticed wasn't square is painted and was not fixed.
I am trying to avoid nagging the builder about things that are normal/typical during a build and/or would just be fixed/touched-up at the end of the job. Some of the items....like the trim around the windows and gouges in the wall....seem like a bigger deal than just a quick touch-up paint at the end of the job.
I want the forum's opinion on whether I should go through and mark the areas and make a punch list of the items for the builder....or just hold off and give him a chance to go through and fix things and then do a punch list at the end.