Painting and Wallpaper in Flower Mound

Choosing Between Painting and Wallpaper

 

Are you looking to refinish your walls but aren’t sure whether to paint or wallpaper?  As any decorator will tell you, there are pros and cons to each – and many homeowners today choose a combination of both.  Following are some of the points to consider in making your decision.

 

Advantages of Wallpaper

  • Wallpaper can last over 15 years, which makes it a cost-effective solution in the long run.  The rule of thumb is that wallpaper will last three times as long as paint.
  • Wallpaper adheres easily and smoothly to walls, hiding many surface imperfections.
  • Wallpaper can also add warmth, depth and style to a room that monotone paint can’t achieve.
  • Chic designs, intriguing textures and colorful prints will enhance the décor of a room and create a designer look in any space.

 

Disadvantages of Wallpaper

  • The process of applying wallpaper is more time-consuming than painting.
  • Due to the required materials and time, the cost of wallpaper is typically more expensive.
  • When you decide it’s time for a change, you can’t simply paint over the wallpaper or apply different wallpaper without going through the same process again.
  • Wallpaper requires a professional hanger. Due to its very precise and unique process, it’s not typically a do-it-yourself project that most homeowners can handle.
  • When selling a home, many buyers prefer painted walls that are more neutral versus the subjective nature of wallpaper choices and designs.

 

Advantages of Painting

  • Painting can come at a fairly low cost and is relatively easy to do.
  • Many people can do a paint job themselves and simply need to buy the supplies.
  • When you tire of a paint color, it’s usually easy to paint over the original color.

 

Disadvantages of Painting

  • Paint offers less color, textures and design options – along with a limited choice of finishes, from matte to glossy.
  • Paint can chip, fade and crack over time, so you may need to reapply and touch up your walls fairly frequently.
  • Depending on the type of paint you choose, it may require a professional painter to apply it.

 

There are many factors to consider when making your design decisions – including your budget, personal style and how long you’re going to stay in your home.  Whether you choose painting, wallpaper, or a combination of both, one thing is certain: You’ll enjoy a fresh look for years to come with your new walls! Contact us today