Painting questions and Aura
I have only painted a room once in my life but will be painting several rooms in my home during the next several months. Based on recommendations on this and other forums, I plan to use Aura paint. After reading others' experiences, though, I am a bit worried about it drying too fast and having unsightly lines or textures on my wall.
I'm hoping some of you can answer a couple of questions to help me do this right:
1. Two of the rooms I will be painting currently have very dark (and very old) paint on the walls - one a dark blue and the other a dark red. I will be painting with a creamy off-white color. Aura is supposed to be self-priming with no more than two coats needed for any job. Given the age and color of the current paint, should I prime the walls anyway or just trust that the Aura will do the job?
2. The dark red room that I will be repainting is a bathroom that previously had a wallpaper border around the top. I scrubbed the walls after removing the wallpaper to make sure there was no residue, but I've heard that any previously wallpapered walls should be primed with a laquer-based primer to seal in any possible residue or else the new paint may start bubbling/peeling after a short time. Do I need to do this, or will using just the Aura be sufficient?
3. Until I read some of the previous posts, I was not aware of the importance of the type/quality of brushes and rollers. Can anyone recommend a brand or type of brush or roller that works best with Aura? I plan to use the matte finish on my walls.
Any other pointers you may have for an Aura newbie would also be appreciated!