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Paint Vs Wallpaper

Nowadays, there are a lot of varieties and colors of both paint and wallpaper available om the market. If you consider paint, you can choose among different finishing style such as flat, matte, semi-gloss, satin, high gloss, and you can even give different aspects such as aged or cracked to the wall. But in case of wallpaper, there are not only a wide range of different designs, patterns and colors among which you can decide, but there is availability of lot of materials such as cork, foil, paper and vinyl.

When you want to decorate your house, you should bear in mind when choosing such best decoration method, so let us discuss some pros and cons of both painting and wallpapering a wall to make your choice easier:

There are three basic differences between paint and wallpaper such as

  • Installation
  • Prize
  • Durability

If your wall is already papered, before another wallpaper you must remove carefully which people find it as difficult to remove. To remove it, you should ask a professional and follow specific instructions, but you will have to use some tools and chemicals that can damage the wall. However, if you install another wallpaper, you can able to hide the cracks happened due to previous removal of wallpaper.

In case of painting the wall, which is already painted first you will have to fix and cover the existing imperfections with wall filler. You should allow it to dry for 24 hours and then apply primer paint to unify the color of the whole wall. Finally, you can paint your wall.

When you compare paint with wallpaper based on cost, paint is usually cheaper and in case you want expensive paints and that also available. Even in some shops like wallpaper shop Singapore, you will get high-quality wallpapers with affordable price

Durability is the ability to withstand pressure, damage or other environmental conditions. Durability depends on the wall you are decorating. In general, wallpaper is more durable than paint, as paint easily chips and needs for repainting. However, in the kitchen or bathroom, you should not install wallpaper, as it won’t get stick to the wall because of the high-moisture environment. Instead, you can use semi-gloss to high-gloss or waterproof paints, as they are more durable than regular ones.

Thus, painting and wallpapering not only depends on above factors, but also depends on your personal tastes and family’s lifestyle and your budget.