Mix a basic household cleaner like Spic & Span or Dirtex with water in one bucket. Fill the other bucket with plain water.
Dip one sponge into the cleaning mixture and wring it out so it is not dripping wet. Clean a small area of woodwork with the sponge. Dip the other sponge into the plain water and apply it to the woodwork to remove any cleaner residue. Repeat until all the woodwork is clean.
Rub the woodwork with sandpaper until the shiny texture is gone.
Scrape any loose paint off with scraper or putty knife.
Fill any holes or indented areas in the woodwork with wood filler. Smooth with scraper or putty knife and let dry. Sand lightly when dry to create a smooth finish.
Attach the tube attachment to vacuum cleaner and vacuum the woodwork to remove any dust or debris from sanding and scraping.
Wipe the woodwork with paint de-glosser using rag, if desired. This adds a final smooth finish. Let dry.
Attach painter's tape on the wall all the way around the woodwork to prevent woodwork paint from getting on the wall.
Paint over woodwork with a latex or oil paint using brush. Put on one thin coat all over and let dry for four to six hours. Repeat with a second coat.