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Looking for an option to decorate your walls and are stuck up between to go with wallpapers or paint then , to decide on a wall treatment is not an easy job, there are end number of options available today and all might be confused with the two popular options – Paint or Wallpaper.
While both of them have their own advantages and limitations, and the right option will depend on your type of requirement customer have. To decide on your choice easier, paint and wallpaper has been covered under six essential elements.
Variety in colours and finishes can help you out to create a unique look. Paint is available in every colour what we have – can mix and match. When applied in combination with the hundreds of texturing methods in use today, paint can create a stunning look to the place and there are options to choose from a variety of finishes such as satin, matte, semi-gloss & glossy. Wallpaper is also available in a huge variety of colours & patterns ranging from elegant traditional touch to a peppy contemporary look. Wallpapers also come in many different finishes like vinyl, fabric; foil printed, sued embossed textures.
2 Ease of application
Between this two option, paint is the easier and less fussy option for the wall. A day or two will suffice for a paint job for a standard size room. Painted walls are also very accommodating, newer coats of paint of the same hue. In most cases, if the surface is not too worn out, a new coat of paint can be applied on to the older one. Wallpaper application is an expertise job. The process is elaborate & demands a lot of time & patience. The same holds true for stripping the wallpaper too. A new layer of wallpaper cannot be applied on top of the present one.
Good quality paint done on walls, when given good finish can last you up to five years. But the paint tends to fade and come out in flakes in areas that have maximum usage and sunlight exposure. So retouching will be necessary in 3 years. Wallpaper, on the other hand, will be your long term partner. However, wallpaper is not free of tearing. Any mishap will mean that you will have to redo the entire process of stripping & pasting, which is more time consuming than re-painting the walls.
For paint the time, effort and skill required for application is comparatively less. The overall cost incurred for each paint job will be quite lower than the cost of wallpapering. Wallpaper is a more expensive option compared to paint.
5 Type of usage
While you are deciding between wallpaper and paint, applying areas are to be taken into consideration as paint is generally suitable for all areas of the house, excess heat can severely affect the life of painted walls. Wallpaper does not fit well in areas with moisture & heat like kitchens & bathrooms. Since wallpaper can be easily torn or damaged, it is probably best to avoid using it in highly used areas or children’s rooms.
Both the paint and wallpaper can be used in effective ways to improve the aesthetic appeal of your rooms. Both textured paints and patterned wallpaper can be used for creating stunning backdrops for your furniture. You can unleash your creativity with bringing any of the option to your room.
Paint offers tremendous opportunity for customization. Paints can be designed in any colour you want. You can choose from thousands of paint swatches or mix hues & tints to get an exactly customized colour. Wallpaper is still limited in our country. Though there are a wide variety of standard designs available in stores, but still it is tricky to find a vendor to print out customized patterns.
A point to be kept in mind is both paint and wallpaper can be applied only on smoothed walls. You can select to have a mix of wallpaper & paint for your home. So choose according to your needs & add striking embellishments to your walls.
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