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The Pros and Cons of Wallpaper over Paint

Have you come to a point that you are ready to make some changes in your home, but you are not sure if you want to go with paint or wallpaper? Well, you have landed in the right place. Wither option will give you a significant improvement in the look and feel of any room. So how do you choose which one is best for you?

Well, there are several things that you have to consider. Some of these are time, budget, style and maintenance cost. You will also have to think about the advantages, disadvantages and maintenance cost. The decision is not an easy one. But it is totally worth taking the time to go with the one that will best suite your needs.

With wallpaper you know that you are going with an option that has been used for many decades for home beautification. You have flexibility in design and style. You can even get different textures. The thing is it is not necessarily considered a plus if you are trying to sell. It does being excitement and creativity to any space. It is completely customization to your unique taste.

The pros over wallpaper to paint are durability for one. Once you get through the painstaking task of accurately hanging your wallpaper it is a long lasting wall decor option lasting up to 15 years or longer. When you look at the lifespan of paint then you are realistically going to have to freshen things up every few years. This means that wallpaper will be less maintenance and in the end save you money on maintenance. Wallpaper is definitely more cost effective.

Fashion wise you may have to change. In this case you will want your décor to be fashionably relevant 100% of the time. Paint has to be changed almost seasonally, meaning that means a nice wallpaper will be the best choice for top fashion since it is always in style.

With so many pros are there any cons? You bet there are. After all, nothing is perfect. Wallpaper can be easily damaged, stained and soiled. There is a level of care and upkeep that must be maintained to aid to a long life, and it may not be the best option in all homes. For instance, wallpaper may not be the best option in the home of a smoker because of the chances of nicotine stains, and homes with small children may not be a great candidate for wallpapering.

When it comes to maintenance and wallpapering there is no spot touch up’s. This often leads to costly replacements, and painting is much simpler not to mention less costly to maintain.

Another thing that may lessen your chances to getting the most out of your wallpapering is humidity. Places with humid conditions are tough on wallpaper especially in bathrooms and in kitchens.

Paint on the other hand is easy to maintain, it is cost efficient and you can change your mind as many times as you want. Painting is much easier than hanging wallpaper appropriately too. So, it all comes down to where you live, your family’s demands and what you are willing to spend for beautiful walls, because both will offer spectacular results.

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