A guy I know who used to make a living painting people's houses visited
me in my newly purchased very old house a few years ago and gave me some
ideas how to do some stuff. I think he said I should prime the walls
before filling pits, holes and cracks etc. with filler. Is that right or
I'd thought that you spackle before priming, then spot prime the spackle
and then prime and paint.
I think he said the fillers wouldn't stick well unless the holes,
cracks, etc. were primed first.
I've really got a ton of this sort of thing to do. Walls that have all
kinds of imperfections, peeling paint, gouged wood, many layers of paint
in many places, dirty degraded paint, all kinds of challenges await me
in getting this house in shape. Any tips, suggestions, sites, books,
etc. much appreciated!
PS I was speaking of the interior, but I have serious exterior
challenges paintwise as well.