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Home Interiors: Wallpaper Vs Paint

Quite often selecting between wallpaper and paint can be extremely hard, for there are pro’s and con’s each way. It used to be that wallpaper was unfashionable, consequently it made the decision easier, however presently wallpaper has returned in fashion and show walls can include paint OR wallpaper.


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i.    Advantages of Wallpaper

Numerous modern wallpapers can last for 10-15 years, while, repainting often has to be done as often as every few years. This lowers your costs. Wallpaper could add intricacy and interesting characteristics to a room and wallpaper has many types of ‘looks’ like patterns, textures and also created to look like wood or cloth.

ii.    Disadvantages of Wallpaper

Yes, wallpaper is surely an instant answer to your dull walls but if you get lethargic at its design, it can be hard to get rid of it especially for distinct types of wallpapers. Furthermore, when a section gets torn, you can’t just cover it with another because it won’t look attractive. Your choice is to just bear it should you don’t have the funds or just replace the entire panel. Depending on type and design, wallpapers are more expensive that paint as it is sold per meter. There’s also a big tendency for molds to develop as a result of humidity.

iii.    Advantages of Paint

Affordable and simple – the benefit of paint is that it is accessible in the market and there are already a lot of professional painters who will perform the job for you. Paint can efficiently hide the marks, small holes, and scrapes on your wall. It is possible to try out any art work with your wall or try out many decors once you use paint for your walls.

iv.    Disadvantages of Paint

Heavier oil based paint will dry slowly and often need a professional to make use of it as oil based paints often run. Paint with a high oil content is also less resistant against heat. Paint can also give off hazardous compounds called VOC’s. Paint usually lasts from 5-10 years however subject to your paint choice you may also end up painting more often.

Even so, you shouldn’t pressure yourself in finding or choosing one since you may just combine them whenever you like. You may have solid painted walls with wallpaper borders or perhaps in one of your rooms, you can go full blast wallpapered room.