I need to paint walls, ceilings, bannister and spindles. There may also be hardwood window frames to add to this, dependent on the outcome of my thread in Home Decoration.
We have a couple of cracks that have reappeared after being filled by professional decorator, do I need to do something different this time than the standard polyfilla?
Do you have to rub down the entire wall, or just dinks and bumps? I've only ever done the 'chuck paint on' type of decorating before, but want a better quality job this time.
What do you do with wood that has previously been varnished? Is it better to just replace the varnished skirting boards as they're cheap? I'm thinking they get more of a battering than other woodwork because of hoovering so the paint job need to be really good.
Sand down everything, fill holes, sand them when dry, then vacuum then cut in (that's basically painting edges first using dmulsione) then roller for the main parts. Woodwork the same but without cutting in and use gloss, protect the floor and clothes as gloss doesn't wash out. You'll need white spirit for any spills and to clean brushes 👍