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This week, Stephanie Archer from West Sussex asked: “How should I prep my walls so that my paint job lasts longer?”
It’s a good question. Skipping the prep before painting your walls can mean you’re left with an uneven finish, unsightly paint bubbles and obvious imperfections, such as holes and cracks. Taking the time to prep before you roll paint onto a wall helps you get a flawless finish that stays that way for years to come.
To help you prep like a pro, we’ve pulled this video together along with a detailed step-by-step below. And don’t forget to make sure you have the right tools for the job – check out our ultimate decorating toolkit for advice on everything you need.