Painting over flaked paint - any prep needed?

We're decorating my recently moved out teenagers bedroom to make it into a spare room. She had a million pictures attached to the wall with blue tac, and in removing them there are now lots of bits where the paint has come off with the blue tac. Will we need to do any prep to ensure these doesn't show once painted, or will a couple of coats cover them? Thanks!

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Painter and decorator
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I’ll start with a nice clean, check out the walls(for other cracks, or peeling paint), filler, rubbing down the excess of the filler and the entire wall and after I’ll put the first coat of paint.. if the repairs are just a few ( you might just touch up on the new filler and then apply a full coat). After first coat applied I’ll do again a little rubbing down for entire wall(gentile) and going straight with the final.
13th May 2020
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Philip davies
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Personally I would rub down all effected areas to allow a smooth even finish and over paint.
15th May 2020
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C.D.Maintenance
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Make sure wall is clear of all obstructions with a fine sandpaper sand down all the areas that paint has come of until both areas are even & smooth to touch
then wipe down with damp cloth you may need to put a pva coating after depeding how bad your walls are
17th May 2020
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Morrison contractors
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Yes 2 coats should sort that out and won't to to noicable
19th May 2020
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Hi there your best off lightly rubbing down the flakey areas with a 120 grit sand paper and then fill with a filler then rub down again go the filler is flush with the walls them do two coats of paint . That will give you the best results it's all in the prep . Hope this helps
20th May 2020
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JNJ SERVICES
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Personally I would prep to be on the safe side a few normally wouldn't hurt but to have the finish you are looking and hoping for just a light sand down fine grade should be good to go hope this helped
3rd Jun 2020
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