Help! Paint over or something else?

17 Nov 2020
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United Kingdom
Hi all,

Just moving into a new home (for us) and the walls were layered in a lovely floral green from the 1960's. I've managed to get all the paper off, however underneat, is an absolute mess.

A mix of patchy paint work flaking off and bare plaster. What is the best way to bring this up so that I can paint nice fresh white walls for the wife before she bury's me?

I had planned on sanding the walls as much as possible to take any flaky edges off, then give the walls a mist coat, followed by a couple of decent coats but am worried that the paint below will create a noticeable uneven surface.

Excuse the mess! It's a work in progress and not lived in yet, but will be very shortly.

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