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I am planning to paint my house but i don't know how to prepare a good surface before painting the walls. Please give me some ideas and suggestions?

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What color is the wall now, and what color are you going to? Are the walls damaged at all? Is there any paint chipping or peeling off of the walls? – BigHomie Jan 7 '14 at 12:31
Interior or exterior? – Ecnerwal Jan 7 '14 at 14:50

I assume it's drywall. It's tough to advise without knowing the existing conditions, but you'd probably be safe with a primer. If it's a new wall that has not been painted, it depends if it's finished with drywall mud. If not, you'll need to mud the wall and sand it prior to applying primer.

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