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If the walls are in good condition that why would you even have to anticipate sanding? Prepare the surfaces by cleaning them well using a bucket of hot water and TSP (trisodium phosphate) cleaner. Make sure to wear protective rubber gloves. This will get years of dirt and gunk off the walls to make it a good place for new paint to adhere. The TSP will even ...


If you're OK with a textured look, here's the approach I've taken: First, we lightly sanded the walls. Then we got a roll of brown paper, and we ripped off 12" by 12" or so and rolled and squashed the pieces to make them wrinkled. Then after we had a lot done, we made wallpaper paste and applied it to one piece at a time. Then we slapped it on the wall ...

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