Can I paint my walls without washing them first?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 24, 2018
    Yes you can be you shouldn't.
  • Debra Grieve Debra Grieve on Jan 24, 2018
    Yes, but either prime or wash them. Paint adheres better. It does depend on the amount of dirt, or if there is nicotine stains.
  • Pmu24863027 Pmu24863027 on Jan 24, 2018
    Yes just run a long handled duster over it, a 5 min job..............
  • Yes, I've done it many times.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jan 24, 2018
    If you don’t prepare the walls before painting, you may get mixed results from the paint. Greasy or steamy areas may resist the paint. Rough areas may absorb more paint, changing the shade of paint. If you don’t mind repainting every year or two, go ahead and paint, especially with chalk paint or stucco. ☺️
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 24, 2018
    make sure you dust them and use a stain blocking primer or a paint and primer in one
  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 24, 2018
    Hi Josephine. I have painted plenty of walls without washing them down. As long as they aren't dirty, or have a greasy build up on them you should be fine. The one things I do is take a wet rag and wipe the corners for dust webs.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jan 25, 2018
    If it is a kitchen, you MUST scrub. Use TSP.
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