Sometimes selecting between wallpaper and paint could be very difficult, for you can find advantages and disadvantages each way. It used to be that wallpaper was unfashionable, as a result it made the decision easier, but these days wallpaper is back in style and feature walls could be paint OR wallpaper.
Advantages of Wallpaper
Numerous contemporary wallpapers can last for 10-15 years, whereas, repainting often has to be done as often as every few years. This reduces your expenses. Wallpaper can also add complexity and interesting features to a room and wallpaper provides a wide variety of forms of ‘looks’ like patterns, textures and even created to seem like wood or cloth.
Disadvantages of Wallpaper
First off, wallpaper is more expensive by square meterage and labour. Installing wallpaper is harder to accomplish than painting is, and if you get bored of your wallpaper it is not as very easy to paint over as you have to get rid of the wallpaper before painting. If you choose to set up new wallpaper it is usually better off removing the wallpaper too as opposed to just papering over it. New types of wallpaper could be quicker to remove than old types, but you also can encounter maintenance issues if portion of the wallpaper becomes ruined and needs replacement. Even though you can match the paper, the existing paper may have changed colour in the sun thus it causes it to be harder to match than paint (where new paint may be mixed to complement the washed out colour).
Advantages of Paint
Cheap and simple – the main advantage of paint is that it is widely accessible on the market and there are already many professional painters who can complete the task for you. Paint can effectively hide the marks, small holes, and scratches on your wall. You could experiment with any artwork with your wall or test out many decors when you use paint for your walls.
Disadvantages of Paint
Heavier oil based paint will dry gradually and usually need a professional to apply it as oil based paints often run. Paint with a high oil content is also less resistant to heat. Paint may also give off dangerous compounds known as VOC’s. Paint will last from 5 to 10 years yet depending on your paint selection you may also find yourself painting more often.
However, you should never stress yourself in finding or choosing one as you may just combine them whenever you like. It’s possible you have solid painted walls with wallpaper borders or in one of your rooms, you can go full blast wallpapered room.