Choosing between wallpaper and paint can be pretty difficult when it comes to your new house or even remodelling your old home. Both wallpaper and paint are brilliant in their way and can be used to give your home its unique look. We'll discuss the pros and cons of both wallpapers and paint, and other important points such as ease of application, texture, cost, durability, etc.
The use of wallpapers is very easy these days due to modern tools and techniques.
Opting for simple wallpapers such as wallpapers in solid colours, save a lot of time and is a smarter choice than getting your walls painted. Exclusive custom made wallpapers take more time for application and removal than ordinary wall paint. But they usually last way longer than paint. In fact, the wallpapers available today last for some 10 to 15 years, whereas re-painting of the house must be done as often as every 5 to 6 years.
Opting for wallpaper is an economical choice as it lasts three times longer than paint in normal conditions. Wallpapers are more aesthetically pleasing as it completely changes the look of a room and beautifies it and makes your home remodelling a holistic one. Amazing effects can be created using textured wallpapers. An extensive range of wallpapers such as DIY wallpapers, custom made wallpapers and others are easily available in the market.
Achieving this level of uniqueness is difficult using just paint.
But wallpapers come with their fair share of disadvantages as well for home remodelling. As wallpapers are applied with adhesive, it cannot be used in rooms with excessive moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens, as they’ll cause to peel or tear away from the wall. They also get easily soiled and damaged. It is also very difficult to look for the same pattern to match when the colour/pattern of the original wallpaper is damaged. But this can be easily taken care of by keeping aside spare rolls when.
Painting is the most obvious and cheapest method when it comes to painting your new house or home remodelling.
While remodelling, painting is advised against as colouring a damaged wall is a very tedious job. In such cases, it is advisable to get the walls repaired before you consider painting them. Painting is a foolproof method of hiding small dents, damages and imperfections on the wall. Most paints last about 4 to 5 years depending on how you maintain your home. Wall paints are available in various varieties such as semi-gloss, high-gloss, flat, matte, eggshell, satin finish, glossy finish, decorative, faux finish and others.
Painting should be done in two solid colours for a room. Do not ever opt for more than two colours for the same room. If you wish to customise the walls of your home, you'll have to ask for expert advice.
Today wall finishes that are available in the market are vast and customizable. The customer is free to choose either wallpaper or paint, or both, as each one of them will give a unique touch to their home.