This past weekend we took a bunch of calls regarding interior painting. That means take down pictures and posters and get to the bare walls. It is important to wash down the walls before painting. Why? Because indoor dirt is not water soluble so the paint is not going to stick to the walls. Wash the walls down with a soapy water solution and then rinse. The next part of the project is to fill all the nail holes. A spackling compound is the perfect fix for this problem. There are several types of spackling and I recommend the Red Devil Lite Spackle. This will dry fast and is easy to work into the holes. You can also get the type that goes on pink and dries white. That way you will know when it is time to paint. Painting over the spackle before it has dried can cause an adhesion problem.