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Surface Preparation for Painting A lot of people do not know how to prepare surfaces for painting. There’s a lot more to it than just a sponge, cloth and some spray. Painting can definitely be easy, especially if you choose to contract a painting and decorating Services Company. If you are planning an upcoming painting job then B&D London have kindly drawn up some points which you may not have considered.   Walls Some walls may have hairline cracks or be covered with lining paper of wall paper. Depending on the state of your walls, it may be worth adding additional lining or stripping the paper with soapy water and a steamer to expose the ‘naked walls’ which once painted will look even better. For newly plastered walls, it’s advisable to use a primer before painting. For areas of mould, you can use a bleach treatment or fungicidal product before you apply your paint. If your wall has recently been plastered and hasn’t completed the drying process, then make sure it has and take the time you need before painting. Ceilings Painting for ceilings is much easier when you use stepladders and scaffold boards and for rooms with very high ceilings......