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I’m not a keen painter but I can do it.

A roller is the best tool for walls. Personally I wouldn’t use gloss on skirting boards as It’s hard to get neat. I use Satinwood instead.

You can use masking tape for the edges but remember you can always go back and correct paint so it’s not the end of the world if your edge isn’t tidy. I made the mistake of letting the kids help when I did the hall (carpets were already gone) and I was forever touching up where they’d got the wall colour on the ceiling and the white ceiling paint on the walls.

Try to paint in daylight. Painting in the evening with artificial light makes it much harder to see where you’ve left patches. You think it looks perfect until you get up in the morning and it looks like you did it after too much wine!