New here and need advice on several painting techniques and the proper way to do it.
First, we built our home 10 years ago and we had the builder paint the bedroom with a flat paint in off white, now we are ready to update. I want to get my comforter, etc before choosing paint, but I need to know what I should do to prepare the wall to paint it. I want to use a semi-gloss paint since it will be easier to clean. We want the best paint, but costs are involed here. Would Wal-Mart paint be just as good as any other?
Now on to the other, We live in east Texas and own a 350 cattle ranch which mean we have a lot of dust. And three boy's. Through our vents we have noticed that over the years the celing is getting covered in dust right out side the vent. The celings were sprayed in white for the speckle finish. How do we properly clean the cleing without losing the speckle (popcorn)?
Also, in our kitchen, our son was so cute one day by showing me that the chocolate milk won't spray after being shaken. LOL! well the top blew off the bottle and now I have a chocolate stain on my celing which is white. Need correct procedure on how to repaint the celing. Again, that speckled (popcorn) spray painted. This was not funny when it happened, but now it is. LOL!
Now, when we built this house we were totally into wallpaper. Now my kitchen has wallpaper on every wall. Still like it, but time to update. How do we remove the wallpaper from the drywall? The wall was never painted. We did our children's bathroom and it was a burger of a job. LOL!
On the breakfast room wall we opted for chair rails and on the bottom half we painted it white to start. Couple of years later I painted again in a dark Mauve color. Now I want to brighten up that wall. Should I paint over the dark with the light several times or remove the dark paint and start over? I don't want build up of paint. If I remove the darker paint what is the proper procedure and products?
Last thing. In the hall of our children's bedroom around one corner the drywall has been chipped by toys, etc. How do we correctly fix the corner?
Well, this will get me started and I look forward to everyone's advice.