Help! My husband and I just purchased a new home and we want to paint it before we move in. The problem is the whole house was painted in white semi-gloss paint... walls, ceilings, you name it. Our original plan was to sand the surfaces with sandpaper, but that is quickly becoming a very labor-intensive and tiring job (especially in a 2400 square foot house with 13 foot ceilings in the great room).
We are wondering what the best, fastest option would be for us to prep the walls for painting. Should we wash all the surfaces with TSP? Or would liquid sandpaper be a better option... or both? And what about priming? Will we need to buy a seperate primer, or is buying the paint pre-primed going to work?
Thanks in advance for your help.