or maybe...."Off, Damn Paste!"
The white stripes were painted there 26 years ago, just before applying the wallpaper. I knew that if the wallpaper shrank (as it sometimes does), the blue wall would "shine" through, at the seams so I painted those areas. Unfortunately, I painted over the old wallpaper paste, and now those areas will have to be sanded until they are as smooth as the blue areas. A thankless job if there ever was one.
I just watched a show on HGTV, and they solved the problem by putting bead board over the existing wallpaper. Now there's a thought!
***The title comes from:
What is it she does now? Look how she rubs her hands.
It is an accustom'd action with her, to seem thus
washing her hands. I have known her continue in this a quarter of
Yet here's a spot.
Hark, she speaks. I will set down what comes from her, to
satisfy my remembrance the more strongly.
Lady Macbeth:Macbeth Act 5, scene 1, 26–40
Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!—One; two: why, then
'tis time to do't.—Hell is murky.—Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier, and
afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our
pow'r to accompt?—Yet who would have thought the old man to
have had so much blood in him?