This is my staircase...was my staircase...till about a week ago.
The previous owner thought it would be a good idea to carpet the wall.
(luckily only the walls on the upstairs stairs not the basement stairs)
Not really sure why it took me 5 1/2 years to tear it off?!
After patching a zillion staple holes and some dings and a really good paint job..try 3 coats...
we tore out that nasty carpet and had some much better stuff put in.
(NOT on the walls)
Yeah "new" not wall carpeted staircase.