Wall Preparation for Faux Painting

When it comes to wall preparation for faux painting, hardly any wall is ready to immediately start working on. Why do I say that? Well if you don't have a good, smooth surface to work on, then minor bumps or nicks on the walls can be exaggerated by some faux painting techniques.

Here are some important questions to ask before starting:

• Is there wallpaper on the wall that needs to be removed?

• Are there any holes that need to be patched or filled?

• Are the walls just a little rough with minor imperfections?

• Do you need a paint primer?

When the walls are covered with wallpaper, you have a couple of options to consider. For some tips to make wallpaper removal a lot easier, check out our wallpaper removal page.

If you do have larger holes that need more than sheetrock mud or joint compound, don't worry. Covering and patching holes can be easy. Do your walls have small imperfections? Maybe they're just a little rough and need some sanding. Check out our repairing holes page for some helpful tips.

Do your walls need priming? What should you use to prime? That's a question I get a lot. For some tips on when to use primer and what kind to choose click here on our paint primer page.

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