The color of your walls can completely transform your space. A too-big room can feel cozier with a dark, warmer wall color. A room that doesn’t feel big enough can feel bigger with a white or neutral wall. Now the question is whether to use wallpaper or paint. Both applications have their benefits and disadvantages with certain factors to consider, such as cost, aesthetics, and versatility. Continue reading to learn more about whether paint or wallpaper would be best for you.
Selection & Cost
Paint can cost less upfront than wallpaper; however, that would ___ the quality. It is highly recommended to invest in higher quality paint–it lasts longer and looks better. Also, higher-quality paint requires little to no touch-ups over time. Paint will require other materials such as brushes, tape, furniture protection, etc. And if you grow tired of your paint color, you would need to start over and buy new paint. This can be a disadvantage to those who like to regularly switch up the look of their home.
There are a wide variety of paint options that are easily accessible. There are nearly any color of paint with different finishes. But, if you want to create a design or pattern with paint, you may have to hire a professional, which can add to the cost.
Wallpaper is usually expensive upfront but has long-lasting durability that may require little to no touch-ups. Those who rent or regularly change their wall colors will benefit the most from removable wallpaper. It can be easily taken down and saved to be used again. Wallpaper also has options in solid colors and patterns with different textures and finishes. You can buy and install the wallpaper yourself if you want a bold design without hiring a professional.
Paint has a more manageable process that can be done without professional painters. However, it may be hard to achieve an even application without experience. Consider hiring a professional that can give you the best paint application possible–even with spackling and sanding to fill any cracks or paint peeling. Paint is typically faster to install than wallpaper.
Wallpaper has a longer and more tedious installation process. Applying pastes makes the process more time-consuming; however, there are peel and stick options that are easier and quicker to install. Those that prefer wallpaper and patterns usually understand the effort needed and don’t mind it.
Paint that is professionally done can last for years depending on the room’s traffic. High-traffic rooms such as the kitchen are more prone to wear and tear on the walls; however, if you invest in quality paint, it should have higher durability. Washable paint can also make it easier to clean and refresh over time.
Wallpaper is very durable in high-traffic areas if appropriately applied. It can last a long time as well without touch-ups. If touch-ups are needed, it can be quickly done with wallpaper glue.
Contact Rob Ross Painting
Paint is typically preferred over wallpaper–it is timeless, and nothing beats a fresh coat of paint. If you are looking to repaint your home, contact a professional. Our team at Rob Ross Painting has over 15 years of experience with residential and commercial painting projects. We are dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service and guaranteed satisfaction. We take pride in the quality of our work and aim to work tirelessly to ensure a worthy and complete final product. Contact us to request a free quote! We look forward to working with you.