Any tips on how to spruce up white walls in a military rental?

+4
Answered
We are on 3 year military orders. In our new home the walls are textured which makes wallpaper and any decals utterly impossible. I’m not working right now and can devote all my time to any project in the house. I just need help with making it feel more like a home without breaking the bank or subjecting myself to extensive repairs or painting when we move out.

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 19, 2018
    Look for re-movable wall paper that will adhere to textured walls

  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jan 19, 2018
    use a nappy roller and paint.

  • Pg Pg on Jan 19, 2018
    You can try a faux finish, which I think looks terrific. Check out you tube to show you ways of doing it.

    Another idea is either painting with sponge pieces or feathers. You Tube should also have articles on how to do each of them.

    I have also recently seen where someone drew a connected geometric pattern on their living room walls and it looks terrific!

    Have fun decorating. If you cannot find articles on these methods, feel free to let me know and I will be glad to help you look for them.


  • Tina Condon Tina Condon on Jan 19, 2018
    cover a wall with the American Flag, beats folding it or framing it

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 19, 2018
    You can smooth out the walls.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeGWbgAUvCM&t=288s there is link there how he mixed the mud.
    There is also a primer by Kilz High Build that is supposed to smooth walls some so it may lessen the appearance that can be rolled on.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 20, 2018
    You can "glue" fabric to the wall with laundry starch. It will pull right off the walls when you move or change your mind.

  • Mic9733569 Mic9733569 on Jan 20, 2018
    Keep in mind that when you move out your quarters are inspected and if any changes you make are unacceptable you’ll have to return it the way it was.