Just recently purchased our first home; a 1940s bungalow which we are about to start updating. First order of business will be painting the bedroom we are currently using. Below are some of the basics:
- Walls are plaster
- Currently has numerous layers of paint
- Some cracks and small holes are noticeable
- Looks like there are some nails that have been painted over
- Will be focusing only on the walls (ceiling and baseboards will come later)
We are hoping to smooth out the walls and apply a fresh layer of paint within the weekend. What do people recommend?
Should we just sand the walls? Would there be any advantage to removing the layers of paint?
Any suggestions for repairing the cracks and small holes?
Any other basic tips anyone would like to share? I know it's pretty open ended, but just wanted to hear some basic painting suggestions from others. Thanks for all the tips.