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Wallpaper vs Painting – The Right Choice ?

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Are you confused whether to wallpaper or paint your new home??? Well Both Wallpaper and Paint can create an absolute brilliant look within you home depending on how and where you choose to use them. There are pros and cons of using wallpaper or paint. Different aspects to be considered are ease to application, feel, cost, durability.

Wallpaper

Getting wallpaper installed is very easy these days with modern techniques. Getting plain or simple version wallpaper installed also saves a lot of time then getting your wall painted. Typically or custom made wallpaper designs will consume more time to apply and remove than paint. But it will last for a good deal longer than paint will. In fact wallpapers available these days last for minimum 10-15 years, whereas re-painting has to be done as often as every 5-6 years. Having wallpaper is a very economical choice as it lasts 3-4 times longer than paint in normal conditions.

Nothing can match, wallpaper as far as the aesthetic value it brings to a room. It adds to the look and feel of a room, beauty, and can be used to add or create amazing effects using textured wallpapers. A variety of wallpapers like paint yourself wallpaper, custom made wallpaper (wallpaper printed as per your choice of design/pattern), leather look, natural wall look, etc. are available. These kind of effects are difficult to get with paint.

But there are disadvantages of wallpaper too. Since wallpapers are applied with a glue/ adhesive, high moisture rooms like bathroom and kitchens may cause wallpaper to peel or tear from the wall. It is easily soiled and damaged. Over a time it can get difficult to match the color/pattern is damaged. But this can be taken care of by saving spare rolls when you first got wallpaper installed.

Paint

Painting is the oldest and most popular treatment as it is the cheapest and easiest way to decorate/redecorate your walls. But painting over a damaged wall can get tedious. So it better to get it repaired before painting work starts. Small imperfections on walls can easily be covered by repainting it. But if the wall has been damaged on greater area or hit, repairing and repainting the entire wall would be necessary. Paint can last for as good as 4-5 years depending on your household use.

Like Wallpaper, variety of paint finish is available these days. Semi-gloss to high-gloss, Flat and Matte, Eggshell, Satin finish, Glossy finish, Decorative and Faux finish,etc.

Painting is done with flat solid colour for a room. At the most you could go for 2 color for the same room. But over a period of time it may start clashing. If you wanting to get any kind of texture done to a wall, then you need to call a specialist, unlike wallpaper.

The world of wall finishes has become vast and customizable. Whether you choose wallpaper or paint, each one of them will create a different feel to your home.

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