man preparing door frame before painting

Wallpaper Vs. Paint Which Is  Best For Your Walls?

When it comes time to redecorate your home, many times people will simply flock to the idea that painting is the best thing to do make their walls looks fresh and clean and new once again. There is another group of people, perhaps those from your local wallpaper retailer, a little less vocal (or just with a little less marketing dollars behind them) that will tell you to strongly consider wallpaper. Today we’re going to look at just a few reasons why selecting wallpaper might be a good alternative for you when redecorating your home.

preparing a wall before installation of wallpaper

Paint

Our good old friend paint, it’s been around since the caveman times and looks like it is going to stick around for years to come. I can’t see this trend changing, but lets talk about some of the reasons paint is good and paint is bad.

Benefits Of Painting Your Home

One of the clear benefits of painting your home is that you can select a huge number of colours and in a wide variety of sheens, want a matte sky blue? No problem. How about a high-sheen white for kitchen walls? That’s do-able as well. The other huge benefit of painting is that just about anyone can do it, there are no specific skills required other than the ability to move your arms and hands with some level of coordination. Paint is also very affordable when compared directly to the cost of wallpaper. So paint has that going for it. The downside of paint however is durability and it’s one area were wallpaper excels.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been around for a long time, not quite as long as paint but still long enough since the Victorian era and beyond. It has adorned the walls of many elite and prestigious individuals in a wide range of fabrics showcasing a diverse set of patterns. Wallpaper is truly a thing to be admired, lets look at the benefits.

Why Choose Wallpaper For Your Home?

The most obvious reason to select wallpaper for your home is that it is beautiful. There are such a wide range of fantastic looking wallpapers to choose from to make your home look great, it is an instant accent wall maker. Another great reason to select wallpaper is that it is about as durable as you can imagine, are you sick of having broken looking paint chipping off your wall or need to have a surface that’s highly washable? You can do better than wallpaper. The only downside of wallpaper is that applying it yourself can be a serious chore and if you make a mistake it could cost you quite a lot of money to make it right.

Wallpaper versus paint is a common topic but after reading this post I’m sure you’re a little more in the know and can make an educated decision whether it’s right for your project or not. When shopping for wallpaper always talk to your local wallpaper store and explain your exact needs and requirements, be sure to mention if you have kids and/or if the wallpaper will be in an area where moisture will be present. Once you’ve made your final choice the store will likely be able to recommend a wallpaper installation professional to make your finished project look great.