Here we suggest several sequences of operations for redecorating your period home, whether it is Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian or early 20th century.
For each process, begin at the highest point and work downwards in the following order:
Prime and undercoat the woodwork, then apply emulsion to the ceiling and wall and finally gloss the woodwork.
The trick is to balance drip problems with the need to cover up dark colours - if you do dark woodwork first, any drips will need lots of emulsion to cover them. But if you do the dark colour last, then any drips are a nuisance.
Before hanging wallpaper:
When painting the elements of a moulding in different colours, begine with primer, then undercoat and then add the base colour. Finally, add the highlight colours.