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It’s more a case of lightly going over any well-polished patches to provide a better key, no need to sand the whole wall (unless it’s all been highly polished). Removing any knibs, bits that have been left on corner beads etc is just fine-tuning; it wouldn’t stand out if it was left but it makes the job that tiny bit smarter. You’d never see guys on the sites doing any of this, it’s only something you’d maybe take the time to do on your own house, or see a really high-class painter doing.

I’ve heard some paints can now be applied without a need for a mist-coat but some still definitely do need one and mention it in the MI’s.