August 28, 2012 7:57 AM Subscribe
Emergency repair advice needed [Asking for a friend] Difficulty level: illegal sublet and probably not legal security deposit
posted by dry white toast to home & garden (13 answers total)
I'm about to move out of a summer sublet, and in putting up pictures when I moved in, I used Sticky Tack to mount them. A poor choice, but moving past that...
Result: The wall itself is intact, but there are 6 silver dollar sized (and shaped) patches where the paint is completely gone. I'm moving out at the end of the week and I'd like to try to repair it myself as best I can. The wall is a grey/white color.
Other factors: I'm subletting from a woman in a building that doesn't allow subletting. I also put down a security deposit of $500, which I realize probably isn't legal in this jurisdiction, but neither of those things are the issue. Also, I don't particularly like my landlady and would prefer not to involve her if I don't have to.
Right now, it seems like my options are:
1) Ask my landlady if she has any extra paint of the color that was used on the wall that I can use to patch it (I've already checked the apartment for paint, but found nothing)
2) Eat the security deposit so the landlady can repaint
Are there any DIY options that wouldn't require involving my landlady? And don't worry, I've already learned a few lessons here, so we don't need to dwell on those.