|Wed Mar 03, 2010||Post #1|
Join date: Dec 2007
| Post subject: Wallpaper needs expert to install|
you can go with anyone of these. Both has own pros and cons.
can have more variety and design/themes in wallpapers. As you know that, we
cannot have those in Paint. Paints have very limited types of textures. However,
wallpapers installation requires experts. One more point is to consider is quality
variations in wallpapers.
We cannot use wallpapers
and paint both on damped wall.
If you want different themes
then you can go with wallpaper otherwise, you can go with paint.
|Wed Mar 03, 2010||Post #2|
Join date: Jan 2010
| Post subject: Location of Paint or Wallpaper Matters.|
I think it all depends on the area you want to paint or wallpaper.
To me, wall paper will be better in kitchens, bathrooms and maybe children bedrooms.
It is also important to consider your future in the house and those who might leave there after you leave.
|Tue Jul 26, 2011||Post #3|
Join date: Jul 2011
Wall paper offers a wide variety of patterns, textures and colors --
There are hundreds, nay, thousands of patterns, colors and textures that
wallpaper can offer. From polka dots, plaid, floral, geometric shapes
and even landscapes, all these designs and more can easily be had with
wallpaper. Plus, textured wallpaper can add more oomph to your walls
which paints cannot offer. Some new wallpapers even have beading,
sequins, lace and ribbons that add more drama and style to a bare wall.
Wallpaper is an easy and affordable way to hide imperfections and create
illusions - If you have an unsightly concrete wall in you living room,
you can easily hide it by just cover it up with wallpaper. Not only is
this convenient but it can also be cheap because you don't need to spend
a lot on priming and smoothing out the wall since the wallpaper can
cover it up anyway. You can make a surface look like wood, bricks, metal
or straw simply with wallpaper. Making a black concrete wall look like
wood using paint only can be quite a challenging feat that only an
expensive professional painter can pull-off.
Wallpaper is hard to clean and maintain - Once your lavish wallpaper is
up on the walls, the main problem you would encounter is keeping dirt
off it and removing it. Yes, most wallpapers easily stain and those that
are stain proof can cost quite a lot. Kids armed with crayons and
chocolate-covered fingers and wallpaper most definitely do not go well
Wallpaper can easily fade when exposed to sunlight - Yes, most
wallpapers out there can easily fade and loose their colors over time.
And they also fade quicker when exposed to sunlight and wind. So a room
with a wide veranda, balcony or large windows might not be suited to use
wallpapers on the walls.
Paint is a low maintenance, cheap and easy-to-apply interior treatment -
Having painted walls means that you need not be so worried about
maintaining and cleaning your walls. Most kinds of dirt and stains can
easily be cleaned of a painted wall or when the stain does not come off
completely, you can easily paint that area in the wall the same color to
cover up the stain. While cover up stains and fixing unsightly marks on
wallpaper can be quite difficult and expensive since you might have to
remove one entire panel of wallpaper and replace it just because of a
Paint can last several years - Because painted walls are easier to
maintain, they also tend to last longer than wallpaper. The colors of
paint would also take a long, long time before they show signs of fading
and peeling even when constantly exposed to sunlight and wind. They
also last longer than wallpaper in humid and moist conditions.
Paint does not offer much texture and designs - Unlike wallpaper which
can instantly create illusions, designs and texture where there are
none, using paint to achieve the same effect would be difficult. If you
want walls with flower designs without using wallpaper, you have to
paint the flowers yourself which would take a lot of time and effort.
You can also use stencils to paint designs although these designs would
not be as detailed and flawless as those in wallpapers.
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