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This week, we partnered with TraceDesigns to bring you a fun and easy way to perk up your walls. Up for grabs: any stencil on this page. We like TraceDesigns stencils because they’re made from recycled, non-toxic materials and they’re simple to use. Tape the stencil to your wall, trace the design and then paint it however you like.

This week, we want to know: What’s your biggest wall-covering horror story? Ever bought a house with a paint job gone wrong? Have you ever had to remove someone else’s disastrous wallpaper? Let us know in the comments. You have until 12 noon ET on Monday to answer. Click here for the official rules.

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  1. Kath says:

    Like others here….removing, patching, repairing, and re-doing wallpapered walls. It's a nightmare but the finished projects are a dream.

  2. artlady1 says:

    My worst wall clean up was in a rental, before I moved out I had agreed to remove or paint over a large mural I had drawn on the wall of my son's room. Young and unexperienced I had drawn it on the wall with permanent marker! It took about ten coats or more of paint to cover it up! Lesson learned!

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