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Wallpaper vs Paint: Everything That You Need to Know

Wallpaper and Paint you need to know about them

One of the most important decisions that you’ll have to make for your interiors is whether to go with paint or wallpaper. While it may seem like a pretty straightforward decision. There are a slew of different things you have to take into consideration to find the best option for your space.

To help you out, we thought it would be useful to have a brief discussion on this subject. If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on as we break down everything you need to know about wallpaper installation and paint for your interiors.

Ease of Application

Paint is the easier and less fussy choice for painting a room. Usually, a day or two is sufficient to apply a new coat of paint to a standard-sized room. Unlike wallpaper, painted walls are also very accommodating to newer coats of the same hue. Typically, if the surface isn’t too worn out, a new coat of paint can be applied over the older one.

Wallpaper installation is a job best left to the experts. Their skill and attention to detail are needed to get the job right. The same is true for peeling old wallpaper; a new layer of wallpaper cannot be applied on top of the existing one.

Aesthetics

You can use paint or wallpaper to enhance the style of your rooms. Use textured paint in certain areas or brightly patterned wallpaper to create an attention-grabbing backdrop for your furniture.

Bring the colours you like best and use them throughout your house.

wallpaper removal and installation

Customisation

Customisation is incredibly important, as you’ll surely want designs that compliment your interiors.

Paint is available in a huge variety of colours, and you can even choose from thousands of colour swatches or mix colours and dilute them to get the right shade.

However, it’s hard to find a vendor who will print out custom patterns for wallpaper.

Maintenance

Your paint job might need a yearly touch-up to stay in top shape. You may need to repaint any chipped areas. Each type of paint comes with its own care instructions, but be sure to use a soft cloth when you clean it.

Other than that, try to keep it away from the ravages of nature. Wallpapers are a little easier to maintain as all you really need to do is simply wipe them down with a damp cloth.

interior paint before and after

Removal

Removing paint from a wall may seem like a long, tedious process but it’s actually not that bad as long as you know what you’re doing. It begins by scraping the old paint off the walls; scraping removes the bulk of the paint, but you’ll also have to pick off what’s left in small bits.

You can sand the wall after scraping it to make it smooth, or you might want to install peel-and-stick wallpaper instead. Either way, you’ll have to clean up at least a little bit when you finish.

Alternatively, you can choose to remove regular wallpaper altogether. You can scrape it off or attempt to pick it off in big pieces. But in either case, you’ll end up with some residue remaining.

After removing regular wallpaper, wash the remaining glue off the wall; after that, the wall will be as good as new.

We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you figure out which option is best for your interiors. As you can see, there are benefits to both options so you really just have to determine which is the right one for your space.

Be sure to keep all of this information in mind so that you can make the most informed decision possible.

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