In terms of preparation you will need less time and effort by choosing the paint option. It’s a lot easier to prepare the wall for painting than it is to apply a wallpaper on it.Using paint, specially a non-reflective one will easily conceal the flaws, while a wallpaper will make them look even worse then they actually are. So in that round paint certainly wins it.
When it comes to the price, generally speaking, paint is still cheaper to use, considering that it also needs fewer supplies. Of course there are so many different classes of paint and wallpapers that price can vary by much. Maybe the biggest advantage of the paint is the fact that you can easily apply it by yourself. You simply dip the roller and apply. When it comes to the wallpaper you need to measure it, cut it, activate the adhesive, hang it perfectly, smooth it, check all the corners – and that’s just the first piece of many to come.
If you’re about to give up on wallpapers don’t do it yet. Here are some of their advantages.
A good wallpaper can look like new for about 10-15 years where the paint can look as good for only 3-5 years depending on the quality.
The biggest advantages of a wallpaper are of course the patterns. A wall can never be that beautiful if covered with paint, unless of course you hire a professional artist which will be quite expensive. Putting a wallpaper on the wall is like putting a giant picture. Furthermore you can even print your own picture into a wallpaper, now that’s really nice.
Earlier we talked about the price right? Well while paint is cheaper in general, the wallpaper lasts up to three times longer so in cost efficiency it’s the winner.
A big disadvantage of the wallpaper is the glue. You must be very careful where to apply it because if it’s near humidity like from the bathroom chances are that it’s going to peel off and there is no gluing it back.
One advice to wallpaper lovers – don’t get too attached. Since you will be changing the wallpapers in about 10 years, the model will probably be discontinued. So it’s a good idea to buy some extra pieces for repairs
And if you really can’t make up your mind, well don’t worry you can have a bit of both – wallpapers that you can paint on. Even the name sounds complicated enough but every man with its taste right? If that’s what you want then go ahead and make the best wall ever. Of course for the best possible results it’s always nice to consult with some professionals or even let them do it. After all you will be looking at that wall for quite some time and perfection will be necessary.