Choosing Between Paint and Wallpaper
Wallpapers or painting? Learn some pros and cons of painting and wallpapers.
Sprucing up a boring space with a fresh coat of paint is a cost-effective way to enhance the appearance of your home. However, painting is not the only option that offers such benefits. Wallpaper installation is another way to create a new look and feel for your home interior. But, which one is better?
Paint is the most popular wall treatment and has been for many years because it is the cheapest and easiest way to give a room an instant makeover. It can be used to draw attention to a feature, or to disguise a feature should it become necessary. You also need much less preparation time for paint than you do for wallpaper and it can hide walls that are in poor condition, while wallpaper exaggerates any wall imperfections.
Wallpaper may be harder to do than painting is, but it will last for a good deal longer than paint will. In fact, many modern wallpapers will last for ten to fifteen years, whereas, repainting often has to be done as often as every couple of years, depending on your household. Wallpaper can last five times longer than paint under normal conditions, making it a very economical choice. Over time, you can save over 30 percent of your repainting costs, simply by choosing wallpaper.
Published September 11th, 2014 6:39 AM