How do I sort it? Or is it up to the landlord.


I live in rented house and the landlord painted over tiles in bathroom and kitchen, the paint on banister was just undercoated but because I have OCD I clean, paint has been coming of in the bathroom and now showing parts of tiles and the same in kitchen it's peeling we are having to move. No matter how many times I clean it's still looks a mess 😩😩

q how do i sort it or is it up to the landlord


q how do i sort it or is it up to the landlord
q how do i sort it or is it up to the landlord
q how do i sort it or is it up to the landlord
q how do i sort it or is it up to the landlord
  8 answers
  • Candice Gollam Candice Gollam on Aug 07, 2018

    I don’t know the answer but have you spoken to your landlord? Maybe don’t act like you knew that he/she painted it and say you think the previous tenant did it and it needs repaired and looks awful. People tend to help when they don’t feel like they’re getting the finger pointed at them. Btw - I too am ocd and I couldn’t stand another minute with the. I would ask the landlord and, if I couldn’t move, I would be scrapping it off with a razor.

  • Sue Sue on Aug 07, 2018

    I would repaint the tiles and bannisters. Here are some links to give you ideas on how to and what type of paint. Make sure you use a sponge and warm soapy water to clean painted surfaces---if you use microfiber or magic erasers, they wear away the paint quickly. I believe your landlord used the wrong type of paint in the first place.


    How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile in a Bathroom | Today's Homeowner

    Resuscitate Old Tile with a Coat of Paint - Sherwin-Williams

  • Frances Arlene Frances Arlene on Aug 07, 2018

    clean it good with Clorox clean up then use paint with primer in it in a semi gloss paint.

  • Sue Kee Ashe Sue Kee Ashe on Aug 07, 2018

    You're moving due to paint?

    • Rose Hodkin Rose Hodkin on Aug 07, 2018

      And been robbed twice the garage was secure they broke in the landlord wasn't bothered had to fix it ourselves. Plus it's more modernised less money same size house.

  • Rose Hodkin Rose Hodkin on Aug 07, 2018

    Thank you for your replies it's much appreciated.

    Regards Rosie

  • Janice Janice on Aug 07, 2018

    Your landlord probably tried to make the place look good to rent it. Just leave it the way it is. If they do a walk-through with you in order for you to get a damage deposit back and they mention it, tell them the truth, that it didn't hold up to cleaning. They will learn what they tried didn't work. Usually, honesty is the best way to handle things. You're probably leaving the place much cleaner than it was when you moved in and there may not be a problem with the landlord at all. I'm a former landlord.

  • Laura Cummings Laura Cummings on Aug 08, 2018

    I used to be a landlord, and I wished I had a tenant like you. If you're set on moving anyway, then there's nothing to do, unless something is said during your walkthrough. Or, you can just advise you're landlord that the paint is wearing off and maybe he might want to look at it? Don't blame or accuse, just let him know. And good luck with your new house!

  • Dmotan Dmotan on Aug 08, 2018

    I like the idea of bringing the issue to the landlord and apparently someone painted it and this has become an issue as the paint is peeling off everywhere there is tile. I would have had my boxes packed and out of there in a day. Nasty and I don't want the peeled paint falling into my food since this is in the kitchen!!!!!!!! Safety hazard and I'm sure the city health inspectors would have something to say about this.