|the hallway when I moved in|
I have little bit of wallpaper for patching its only a small piece but I have managed to get the right bits of pattern for the damaged areas. There was a mark on the wall that looked like crayon which I have removed with white spirit. And then down the stairs there are dirty patches where it gets knocked regularly. I have managed to improve these by washing with a damp cloth and sugar soap but they can still be seen. Then there are smaller bits of damage from things like picture hangings and just being knocked. Some of this I have covered by hanging pictures or mirrors but it means I HAVE to hang something in that spot. The main problem with removing the wallpaper is that at one point the hall is nearly four meters high and I dont know what the plaster will be like underneath. Taking it off could be a complete disaster.
At the moment I'm leaning towards painting the hallway. I would do dark grey on the top half of the walls and purple on the bottom and have the stripy carpet. But I am still going to try patching and cleaning the wallpaper to see if I can learn to ignore the problems with it.