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Paint vs Wallpaper

Mon Mar 01, 2010Total posts : 3
Alikuli
Alikuli
Join date: Dec 2009
Topic: Paint vs Wallpaper

I am building house and now I like to paint. I would like to know what is better.

Paint or Wallpaper


Wed Mar 03, 2010Post  #1
Gunjan Utraja
Gunjan Utraja

Join date: Dec 2007
Post subject: Wallpaper needs expert to install

Actually, you can go with anyone of these. Both has own pros and cons.

 

We 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, 2010Post  #2
davidfokala
davidfokala

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, 2011Post  #3
Rohan Jacob
Rohan Jacob

Join date: Jul 2011
Wallpaper Pros
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 Cons
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 together.

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 Pros
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 small stain.
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 Cons
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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