When undertaking a home project, such as any of these – flooring, fixtures or wall coverings, it is always a good idea to do much preparation, planning, and research first before immediately embarking on any of these projects, since this is a costly undertaking and any decisions you make can result into a long term effect in your home. If your plan is to carry out your home project on wall coverings, you have to make an intelligent decision as to which is better, using paint or wallpaper for your home rooms.
Consider the present conditions first in your rooms, by asking these questions: do they have existing wallpapers or do the rooms have old painted walls and what kind of wall surfaces do your rooms have, such that by examining and answering these question, you are able to start thinking which wall covering is suitable for your rooms. If the rooms are covered with wallpaper, choosing to paint over the wallpapers is generally a bad idea, because the quality of the paint will be ruined and wallpaper removal will become much harder, later on; however, putting a new wallpaper over an old one is acceptable, provided that the old one is not a vinyl type of wallpaper.
So, when you do your research on wallpapers, you will discover these advantages: they are versatile, which means you can have a wide range of options; they are elegant with a vast choice of classic mural designs; they are durable because they last between 10 to 15 years; they are cost effective since your initial investment spans up to 15 years; and they can be customized according to your personal taste. By considering also the disadvantages of wallpapers, such as humidity can make the wallpaper peel off, more time is needed to apply wallpapers, initial investment is expensive, and matching the wallpaper design may be difficult, you are able to fairly see both pros and cons factor.
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With paints you have the following advantages: practical to use since it is easy to paint and redecorating can be done many times over; least expensive since its initial cost is cheap; and easy to change the paint color, and its disadvantages are: messy to use so you have to be careful not to stain the floors, furniture and fixtures in each room; less permanent since they have a short life term and fades later on; less flexible since there are limits to the color combination; and cannot be customized such that paint designs are expensive and hard to accomplish.
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In reviewing time and again the pros and cons, wallpaper allows for more customized design, more permanent and long term, and great personal taste in each room design, while paint is quicker, easier, but requires more upkeep maintenance, with less customized design, what will matter most in your final decision should end up with what really pleases you because, after all, this is all about making your home beautiful.