Choosing wallpaper for a home or room can be one of the most daunting tasks when it comes to decorating a new space. Picking out random wallpaper without any thought has the potential to take away from its aesthetic value if the wallpaper isn’t right for the room. The wrong wall covering can even dull [...]
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When moving into a new home, or redecorating your present place, the question always comes up…should you paint or hang wallpaper? Many homeowners mistakenly believe that painting is easier, less messy, cheaper, and more protective to your walls and the environment. Let’s compare paint to wallpaper…wall coverings that complete your room in a way that paint simply cannot.
At the onset, it is true that paint is going to be a smaller initial investment than wallpaper; that is, if you have smooth, unblemished walls that require no patching, sanding, and sealing. Inexpensive paint usually requires two or more coats, as well as primers if the color you are changing to is lighter than the original paint, or if you are changing from an oil base or glossy paint to a latex or matte finish. If there is any water damage to the wall it also needs a protective sealer to prevent the stain from showing through the paint.