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Published on January 4, 2013, by John in Netherlands Life.

One of the compromises that we made when we were apartment hunting was dealing with old, textured & painted-over wallpaper. We told ourselves that we were lucky enough to find a spacious apartment with flooring, kitchen appliances, and at least a couple of light fixtures. Besides, we wanted to paint anyway, and how much worse

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We started to get analysis paralysis when it came to determining the best way to prep our walls for painting. Unfortunately, the fear only deepened when we tried to decide on a color. As we stood in the aisles of the local hardware store trying to decipher the Dutch instructions on the spray gun we are dying to

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The last renters had to paint over their wallpaper before they left. I’m not sure if it was the wet paint that caused it to  crack and roll, or if they just hadn’t installed it very carefully to begin with, but the end result was lumpy walls. We contemplated plastering and sanding the creases and

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