How to Choose the Best Choice for Paint or Wall Coverings
For those thinking about changing their wall coverings be it for renovation or the first time, it is not a difficult task using the wallpapers help. Is it paint or wallpapers that are suitable for your home. Whether to use wallpapers or paint the house will largely depend on the size of the house and your home’s location. Areas that are exposed to water as the bathroom or kitchen cannot do well with wallpapers.
There is a tendency of wallpaper to peel off if it is in high humid rooms which can be expensive to replace. In most cases the solution is replacing the whole wallpaper. Paint is the solution for these cases. In case you want a wallpaper for the top half and put tiles on the other half. Just as old wine comes back in a new bottle this fashion is old but slowly coming back. Wallpapers have made comebacks with different materials, designs and new patterns. Design a masterpiece through opting for dissimilar patterns and adapted wallpapers.
Wallpapers cannot be customized making them different from paints which can be altered with various textures and color combinations. Paint there is the glossy and matte finish, and wallpapers come in foil print, embossed textures, and suede among others. Commonly, the paint can start chipping, fade and lose its color or texture after about five years due to sunlight exposure among others. However if you have pets and children you may have to repaint it earlier than those five years. Modern paints can be scrubbed and washed, however, even with this there must be limitations.
It can take 15 years with a wallpaper provided it is well cared for. There is some avoidance of mishap to some degree found on the vinyl wallpaper available in the market. The first cost of wallpapers is high than that of paint. Paints costs are low however the general cost is similar if the durability and other factors are included.
If after few years you always renovate rooms, you will find that the cost of paint is cheaper. A wallpaper will be lower in price, but if your wall is not in a good condition you will incur more when you consider the plastering costs and the needed many paint coats.
To do a paint job there is no fuss, but little knowledge is needed for the job. Labor costs will be lowered if you only need to apply a coat of paint in a less damaged wall surface. Other times you will need to remove the whole old paint and repaint with lighter paints. Wallpapers can be messy and are time-consuming.