Spell it out in very simple terms please... :)
So after having lived in my new construction home for about 10 years, I am finally getting around to painting the rooms this year. LOL...
My assumption is that the builder did a standard cheap spray-on painting job. Every room in my house is literally still the original white.
Given that I have zilch for experience in painting (except an occasional painting of fabric paints on tote bags), I am starting from ground zero.
I know that the prep is the most important part of the job. However, I am not sure what all I need to do for the best possible outcome. Do I wash the walls down?
I bought some TSP and gloves. Do you think wiping down the walls with the diluted TSP (following the box instructions) will be sufficient prep for the walls themselves? I'll assume I need to properly ventilate the room when doing this. Can I assume I should probably expect to prime the walls? I know I'll need to tape off everything.
Is there anything else I should know or be prepared for with painting these rooms? Is there a Painting 101 tutorial somewhere that would walk me through the steps with easy to understand language and pictures or video?
Any guidance and feedback would be appreciated.