Blue Painter’s Tape And Your Final Walk-Thru

Blue Painter’s Tape And Your Final Walk-Thru

You want me to stick what … where? Yes. In this amazing age of technology, cell phones can take pictures and videos. Computers are portable and fit in the palm of just two hands. Images on a piece of paper can be sent electronically via facsimile anywhere in the world within seconds. Yet, we still use the simple blue painter’s tape for final walk-thrus on new construction houses. It may be very low tech, but it works. Why change it?

So, what are you looking for. Well, more than likely, your builder will have a checklist that he or she wants to go over with you. That’s a great starting point. Be sure to take your relator with you, however. They are not excited about your new home in the same sense that you are. They do not have butterflies in their stomachs, like you do. In fact, this is where a realtor earns their commission in a new home sale. Let them be your eyes and ears. Let them see every little flaw that you don’t notice in your excitement.

Stop by a hardware super store and buy a roll of the infamous blue painter’s tape. You know the stuff, it’s blue and painter’s use it to tape of the edges when painting around windows and doors. Yea, that stuff.

So, every time you see a chip, dent, hole, scrap, missing piece, rip, tear or inferior anything, rip off a piece of tape. Stick it on the spot and write it down on your list. Dent in wall near front door. Chip in tile in master bath floor. Uneven paint coat in 2nd guest bedroom. Builders and their sub-contractors can easily see the tape and know what to fix. Simple. Low tech, but it works.