Should I use wallpaper or paint in my new home?

By far, the wall is the most creative part of the home; one can paint it, design patterns on it and apply their décors. Both paint and wallpaper comes in unlimited varieties and colors. Paints come in numerous glosses and sheens, while wallpaper comes in paper and vinyl surfaces for sturdiness and finish difference. Your family’s lifestyle can make a substantial difference in which finish you select.


Wallpapers are very long-lasting and will stand up to wear and tear of children, high traffic areas and many varieties of the wallpaper are scrub able. But, since wallpaper is applied with adhesive, high humidity bathrooms and kitchens may cause wallpaper to peel away from the wall. Wall paper offer a countless variety of styles, ranging from stripes to geometric designs to flowers, adding fuel to the fancies of an artistic homemaker. Those with a colourful taste prefer to stick wallpapers that portray sceneries like a sunrise or a garden. Children's rooms can be adorned with wallpapers that have cartoon characters and colourful designs. Paints come in solid colours unless an artist is hired to form a beautiful pattern.


Depending on the sheen or finish, paint is a good choice for areas that need to have a low-cost and easy application. Semi-gloss to high gloss paints are long-lasting and are usually kept for trim, exterior doors, etc. Satin, Eggshell and occasionally flat sheens are used on interior walls. When walls are dented, scraped or damaged, paint can chip and mending and repainting will be necessary. Paints have to repeat once every two to three years. The maximum life of paint is five years. Well-maintained wallpaper, on the other hand, can last up to 15 years. The wonderful world of wall surfaces is massive and customizable. It doesn’t matter if you choose wallpaper or paint; both will give your home subtle or bold colour and character. For the appeal of both, try paintable wallpaper or stick with either paint or wallpaper. The choice is yours and that’s why adorning your home is so exciting!

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