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Wallpaper vs. Paint: The Best Choice for Your Walls

Wallpaper vs. Paint: The Best Choice for Your Walls

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Wallpaper vs. Paint: The Best Choice for Your Walls

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There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when the walls demand a change. You may be resurfacing them for a number of reasons, such as repairing damage, re-coloring to match new furniture, or simply because you want a change. This inevitably leads to the question of using paint or wallpaper, both of which have their own distinct advantages. Before investing in a particular wall covering, it is a good idea to compare them to ensure you are making the best choice.


Advantages of Paint

Paint has been the most popular form of wall covering for decades, although improvements in wallpaper have made it a major competitor in recent years. Paint still retains many advantages, however, and is generally cheaper and easier to apply than wallpaper.

Application Time

If you don’t wish to spend a long time waiting for a room to become usable again, paint is the way to go. Primer takes approximately 24 hours to dry, and you will need on average two to three coats of paint. The drying time for each coat depends on the type of paint you are using and the amount of ventilation. On the flip side of the coin, paint is a messy substance that is known to splatter, drip, and betray heavy brush strokes.

Changing Up

Recovering a wall is relatively painless when using paint over paint. Again, a primer is required, and the neutral tone of the primer will help when using a dark paint over a light one or vice-versa. In most cases, it only takes a few coats to completely cover the previous color, and there are even some wallpapers available that may be painted over. Stripping paint from the woodwork, such as a door frame, for staining is also relatively simple. A good paint job may last 10 to 15 years, but you can change it at any time you desire.



Advantages of Wallpaper

Wallpaper was once highly popular and is beginning to see a return to that popularity. It is now more affordable, more durable, and easier to apply than it once was. Modern wallpaper enjoys several advantages over paint, although it also has some disadvantages to consider.

Application Time

Wallpaper is not a project to undertake when you have limited time to prepare a room. Unlike paint, wallpaper does not require multiple coats. However, wallpaper comes in strips which must be lined up and carefully applied to avoid air bubbles, wrinkles, and other flaws. This can become quite a time consuming, and any rips or other damage to a piece you have applied is permanent, requiring you to either replace the strip or attempt to hide the damage.

Changing Up

Old wallpaper must be scraped away using stripping tools or other chemical solvents that might damage your wall if you aren’t careful. The wall must also be clean and dry before attempting to paper. Some wallpapers require glue while others have a dry glue backing and must be wet to activate the glue. Applying wallpaper to a painted wall does not require additional preparation unless there are chips or other damage to the paint which will show through.





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