Home sale: fixing wall issues?

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Hi, everyone. We are selling our home in mid-October, and this place has a lot of small bumps and bruises. I'm going to hire a painter and contractor closer to the date we close on our new home. I want to work on what I can so the contractor/handy man can do the bigger projects. Can you all tell me what I'm looking at and (possibly) how to fix? I don't know the terminology. Is it just a bad paint job? Do I need to scrape it up or sand it off? These are pics of the walls in my bathroom. OR, do you think I'm making a big deal out of this and I should leave it as is and let the painter just paint over it? Thank you in advance!!!
 
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Hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like paint over poured concrete. If that's the case.... poured concrete is never smooth.

A picture or two of the room or further back would be also helpful.
 
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Selling my home - Would you fix these wall issues?

Hi! We are selling our home in mid-October, and there are a lot of small bumps and bruises. I'm going to hire a painter and contractor closer to the date we close on our new home. I want to work on what I can so the contractor/handy man can do the bigger projects. This is a photo of some of the walls - most of the walls in the house look like this. Can you all tell me what I'm looking at and (possibly) how to fix? The house was built in the 50's. Should I just leave these issues alone and have the painter just update the paint, or do you think we should try to even out the walls to make them look better? I might be over thinking it, but I HATE the way these walls look. Thank you in advance!!!
 
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Thanks for your feedback. I'll take more pictures when I get home tonight.
 
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I combined your two threads as they are discussing the same problems.
You have some additional pics here. Still looks like poured concrete walls.
The painting pro will be by.
 
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Sounds good. Thanks so much, Pete.
 
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Doesn't look good but the pictures are too close up; would need more from a little further away.

What is the wall substrate? Drywall versus poured concrete could change the opinion of what's next.
 
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Unless you are inclined to skim coat all the walls - I'd leave it as is. If there are any holes or deep gouges, fix them but I wouldn't bother with the rest unless you want to skim coat it all. Most looking at old houses will expect the type of finish it currently has.
 
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Thank you all for your feedback! Here are more photos, from a distance and close up.
 
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Not sure what happened with that bottom pic - maybe a hole fixed sloppily with caulking ?? I would try to dress it up some [scrape and mud] Same thing with the worst of the offenders on the wall. I'd also scrape/sand the woodwork to make it more presentable.
 
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