Hello all, this is James with Fresh Start Painting, a painting company in Hamilton, Ontario.
The first thing you should do before painting your home is to decide if you really need to or not. There are tell tale signs that your home needs a need paint job.
1.) Visible signs such as dents in the walls, scrapes and scuffs in many different areas indicate that not only should fresh paint be applied but also the walls should be prepped and primed properly. Adding compound to holes in the walls and then painting over them will go a long way in improving the look of your home.
2.) Bleed through of previous paint