How to Choose the Best Choice for Paint or Wall Coverings
People planning to change their homes wall coverings, either for renovation or as the first time should know that using help wallpapers can make it easy. 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.
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. Such cases are best solved with paint. 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.
Now unlike wallpapers which are easy to alter, walls can be painted using dissimilar combinations of color and textures. 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. Children and pets can cause a house to be repainted before five years. Modern paints can be scrubbed and washed, however, even with this there must be limitations.
You must give a lot of care to the wallpapers which if well maintained can last for 15 years. Vinyl wallpaper is available in the market and can resist mishap to some extent. 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. Wallpapers are not as expensive if you compare its costs by repairing a wall that is not in good condition and needs many layers of paint and plastering.
There is no fuss, and little expertise is needed to do a paint job. If the surface is not badly off, then a new coat of paint will be needed thus lowering labor costs. There are times though that you must remove the old paint and using light paints, repaint it . Wallpapers need a lot of time and if poorly done can be messy.