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Just wonky!

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Shouldnotwouldnot Sat 04-Nov-17 09:54:53

We’ve had our bedroom painted and the lines between the ceiling and wall and wall and skirting board are just not very straight. The painters say it’s accetable but to me it looks wonky! I guess my question is should the lines between them be completely straight or is there usually a bit of wonk?

donajimena Sat 04-Nov-17 09:59:04

Well in my opinion even the best decorators may get a little bit of error but it shouldn't be obvious you'd really have to look for it. Can you get a second opinion

donajimena Sat 04-Nov-17 09:59:34


butterfly56 Sat 04-Nov-17 10:02:36

Old houses often show wonky ceilings.
Either paint the ceilings and walls the same colour or fit ceiling coving them paint up to the bottom straight edge of the coving same colour as the walls. smile

DancingLedge Sat 04-Nov-17 10:34:25

Depends what you mean by wonky.
If there's obvious places where there's a deviation from a straight line, that's not ok.
Some older houses, there's all kinds of unevenness and even little lumps, making it very difficult to paint a straight line. The aim should be to paint the line that will appear straight, even if that means , looking really close up, that the lines not actually straight.
If it's not ok to you, point that out. A good painter will want a satisfied customer.An hour spent improving a painted edge, or showing in detail why it's almost impossible to get a straight edge on a particular surface, is something a good painter should be happy to do.
Have you paid them yet?

Shouldnotwouldnot Sat 04-Nov-17 10:42:33

It’s an extension so the walls are definitely not wonky!

We’ve not paid them yet no so will push for them to redo. The line I’m most worried about is uneven to the naked eye from across the room. It worries me that they have been back to do it once - hope they’re not just incompetent!

PigletJohn Sat 04-Nov-17 12:15:51

show us a pic.

you say yours are a good fit, but even if not, it's possible to conceal an irregular ceiling-to-wall plaster joint by running a well-loaded half-inch brush in a straight line, slightly overlapping onto the wall. It might be a bit fiddly, but a painter will be up there on his platform or stepladder, so not much extra effort.

Herschellmum Sat 04-Nov-17 12:34:10

Can’t give an opinion without a picture.

JoJoSM2 Sat 04-Nov-17 17:21:57

I’m not sure how that’s anything to do with the painters. If your angles are all wrong then that’s the plasterer to blame.

johnd2 Sat 04-Nov-17 18:02:23

We did our small bedroom itself and the top edge was really wobbly and wonky. We were planning to redo it as it looked so bad.
We've been using that room for over a year now and honestly I have forgotten, maybe the pixies did it for us!

Shouldnotwouldnot Sat 04-Nov-17 21:04:28

Plastering is fine, it’s the painting that’s bad, it’s just not straight.

Lucisky Sun 05-Nov-17 07:46:40

I would not expect a professional decorator to leave wobbly lines - that's the sort of thing I do!

TotemIcePole Sun 05-Nov-17 07:53:38

I do wonky, but I hate painting.

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