Instructions for painting interior
Hi, I'm a new member on the forum. After reading countless tips, I just had to register and ask my diy questions.
Right now, I am in the process of prepping my bedroom for a major painting overhaul. I have sanded the walls and cleaned them so far with a sponge.
Now I need to patch the holes in the wall and skim parts of the wall. I don't know if this is common in most older homes (around the late 80's) but I noticed on the ceiling in my bedroom and one wall has these little indentations where the people who built the house use drywall screws or nails to nail down the wall. Apparently, it seems, they did not apply a smooth coat of joint compound to cover their tracks and those indentations are starting to appear on the wall every 16 inches or so. That means those indentations are right below the joist that they nailed or screwed the drywall to, if I'm not mistaken.
I believe the best thing for me to do at this point is to skim coat those indentations. Has anyone experienced this?
Also, in preparation for painting, I would like to know if I should cut in the walls and let those dry first before rolling? I don't want that picture framing effect that some people have mentioned.
One other question, is priming the walls and ceiling necessary or should I just spot prime the areas that I am skim coating and patching? My walls have a light peach color and my ceiling is flat white.