Now I have the flat sorted I will be painting it all soon. Not really done it by myself before so need some help. Is it best to sand down skirting boards first before I paint them? I had heard if you don't the paint can split in the future. My landlord actually got me the paint so that helps. he bought a huge tub of magnolia emulsion which he wanted the flat painted that way before me and my flatmate change the colours. I don't care myself at the moment as I just want it looking nice and this will do. I am quite a lazy person, so I hope I can finish this project in less than a week or two. Any other tips for painting walls, ceilings and skirting boards would be nice.