How to prepare your walls for painting

Want a flawless finish? Here’s how to prep your walls for painting.

  1. First, remove any nails and screws so you can start with a blank canvas.

  2. Fill any small holes and hairline cracks with a quick drying filler.

  3. Clean walls are really important. Wash them with sugar soap (or a detergent solution) and rinse with clean water afterwards to remove any residue.

  4. Lightly sand the walls using medium or fine grit paper for a smooth surface.

  5. Newly plastered wall or unpainted surface? These will need priming with a ‘mist’ coat. Just dilute a little paint with water in equal parts, and you’re ready to start painting!
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