Select the Right Alternative for Wallpaper or Paint
Wall coverings can be changed by anybody considering to do so for whatever reasons, which is not difficult especially since wallpapers can help. Which one is suitable, paint or wallpaper? The size of the house and the region you live in will determine the choice between wallpaper or paint. Even if wallpapers last long they are not good for bathrooms and kitchen which are humid.
Due to the high levels of humidity, it is expensive to replace a section as they may tend to peel off. In most cases the solution is replacing the whole wallpaper. The better option is paint is most of these cases. In case you want a wallpaper for the top half and put tiles on the other half. This is an old fashion slowly coming back like old wine in a new bottle. Wallpapers have made comebacks with different materials, designs and new patterns. You can create a masterpiece by selecting various patterns and tailor-made wallpaper if you want to change your bedroom or living room.
Today, walls can be painted with diverse color combinations and textures although the paints are not easy to modify, unlike wallpapers. Suede, foil print, and embossed textures are some of the variations available for wallpapers, but for paint, there are only two finishes the matte and glossy. 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. There must be limits in the features of washing and scrubbing modern-day paint.
You must give a lot of care to the wallpapers which if well maintained can last for 15 years. There is some avoidance of mishap to some degree found on the vinyl wallpaper available in the market. Unlike the low cost of paint, wallpaper costings are high. 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. If a wall needs to be plastered and painted with several layers of paint it makes wallpapers to be lower in costs.
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.