Hi Everyone! I'm being a bit facetious in the title, but it's still pretty accurate.. The previous homeowners not only picked out the most atrocious wall colors I've ever seen, but also in my opinion, the wrong paint type for the job, and got it EVERYWHERE. For the most part I've gotten the several year old dried paint out of the carpets, but the baseboards/trim is another story. Were wanting to paint all the wood surfaces in the pictures white, which is essentially all the baseboards/trim throughout the house. But this gives me the feeling that any imperfections, like dings and nicks, in the surfaces are going to be incredibly visible if I don't take care of them now. 1? What's the best method to remove the massive amounts of paint splatters that will still leave the wood in good shape to paint? 2? Are there any recommended paint preparation steps I should take before tackling this house-wide paint job? 3? Would it be worthwhile to fill in the imperfections like I'm thinking since we're wanting to go white? My hopes are that this will be a flawless undertaking, that will leave me with smooth brushmark-less white trim, but I have a gut feeling that I'm going to be left with the complete opposite. Thank you for any help and advice!!