There are many advantages to utilizing paint instead of wallpaper:
1) You choose the perfect color(s) for your project. There is no need to spend hours
looking through wallpaper books
2) You choose the exact design to fit the scale and style of your space. The options that are now available with paint are infinite.
3) Walls are rarely straight. Floors and ceilings are rarely level. Using paint allows you to disguise these imperfections by adjusting the patterns as you go. Designs can be placed so they are VISUALLY correct rather than MATHEMATICALLY correct.
4) Measuring for wallpaper can be tricky. This is especially true if the walls are curved, angled or have a lot of fixtures to consider. Mistakes are costly. Any unopened packages can be returned but are usually subject to a restocking fee. If you are short, you run the risk of the additional rolls not being a perfect match.
5) Since wallpaper comes in double rolls, you must make sure to order plenty. I hate to see the excess paper go to waste. I would rather see a leftover quart of paint. Chances are, it can be used for another project in that space.
6) Paint can be repaired easily with a paint brush.
7) If you have ever stripped wallpaper you understand the cost and mess that is involved with removing. A painted wall requires only primer and paint when you are ready for a change.
If you are looking to add spice to a room, you may want to explore the options that are now available with paint.
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Commented on Jul 06, 2011
Why paper????...Paint last for centuries....Just ask the Cavemen who painted those walls in
Europe.....preserve history and save a tree.....paper never last.
My spouse plays guitars in there, with and without using amps - and the teenager and her friends play their instruments in there (various). Right now the floor is concrete and has a
carpet laid on top (temporary, not installed). What type of flooring should I use for this room? I heard about using Cork. I'm looking for inexpensive options (an alternative to carpet, ick!) that also looks nice!
It may be concrete....However, your privacy is precious!...Sound is everywhere.....at least the floors are covered..you'll be suprised how much you don't hear bouncing off the floor...Rubber won't absorb all the sound after a slumber jam session....Egg cushion makes a nice squared-off decorative piece to your walls (you can paint it too)...get creative and get to "sleep" without yelling downstairs....Sounds like you are respecting their music before they have it "down" on paper or in your ears.....: )
Stay cool and stay warm....the "cool" thing about insulation is that you can always add sum. Seal the the cracks before you break-out the rolls of the pink stuff. Seal-it then fluff-it w/ the pink stuff....everybody loves it..... especially your power bill....keep your thermostat above 76 and below 68. Blankets and Fans will save the day$$$.
The newspaper does work well. It saves money on paper towels too. Believe it or not....good clean water works great. If you have reverse osmosis in your kitchen, fill the squirt bottle 3/4 full (or distilled water). Put a little white vinegar in the bottle w/ some rubbing alcohol. Works great! I even know people that will put a drop of blue food coloring in the bottle just to confuse the rest of the house that it is Windex....: )
Because of my bad back, I cannot do it on my own. I only have $1000 to cover labor, wood chips, soil amendment (?) and plants. The landscapers I call won't do a job that small or they
won't call back after they visit. They have too many big jobs. Any qualified small landscapers want this job?
Commented on Jun 28, 2011
Sorry to hear that! If you buy the plants / wood chips and have them onsite, there is more
money for them. Hopefully, you can compromise and meet someone halfway there. You could also consider paying a healthy friend. I would rather give a friend some $$ than someone I don't know. You know your stuff...those guys will be in and out.....you probably won't be happy with them. Your friend can get paid and learn some of your great knowledge. The job will get done right that way. You'll be much happier.
That is a pretty easy fix. If you have a hammer, you can do it. Usually, you buy the whole section at Lowes or Home Depot. Otherwise, you can buy the individual pieces. Install the horizontal then the vertical. If you have someone do the work, you should not have a very big bill.