Painting and decorating are the final touches to any building and/or renovation project. This is usually the last part of a project before the work is completed and therefore quite likely to consist of defects or poor workmanship.
This final stage of painting and decorating can also be used to hide any potential defects.
Time constraints can lead to painting and decorating work taking place simultaneously with other work that must be completed in order to hand over the site to the owner again. This can lead to substandard and messy paintwork as well. Even the most skillful painter may mess up if working under the pressure of limited time.
Disputes may arise from non-compliance with technical requirements such as material used as specified in the building contract or the hours of access to the site or may arise on the merits of parties arguments in terms of the construction contract such as payment undertakings, contract interpretation or time of completion of the work.