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Disadvantages of Choosing Wallpaper Over Paint

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Decorating the interior of your home is incredibly exciting; you get the chance to make this house your own! When weighing the options available for changing up your walls, you might find yourself at a fork in the road where you are stuck between the option of painting them or applying wallpaper. The team at Painting Plus of Colorado wants to provide you with some of the reasons that we personally feel paint is the only way to go. Sit back, and take a moment to read a few of the disadvantages of choosing wallpaper for your home.

Application Process

A common misconception of wallpaper is that it doesn’t take nearly as long as paint to apply. The reality, however, is that the process of applying wallpaper is far from quick and easy. In order for the design to line up and look the way you’ve envisioned, you are going to need to spend some time lining up, measuring, and contemplating. This is already going to be much more time consuming than the process of painting.

Aside from the time it takes to make sure the wallpaper will look good, you have the actual process of applying the wallpaper to the wall. From prepping the walls and applying the paste to placing the paper and rolling out the seams, this is a process you have to be prepared to take on.

Not a Quick Fix

One of the realities that all homeowners need to come to terms with is that it’s extremely easy to get bored with the way we design and decorate our homes. While it is easy to switch out throw pillows and replace knick-knacks, it’s not so easy to rethink wallpaper when you’re bored of it. This is probably one of the biggest reasons that we always suggest sticking with paint. Even the most basic of designs can quickly get old and be challenging to reconfigure in a new design.

Rather than go through the process of removing wallpaper a year or two down the road, stick with paint which is going to be much easier to change up when the boredom of the design does start to settle in.

Removal Process

The application process wasn’t super easy, so what made you think the removal process would be? It’s actually the removal process that made wallpaper go out of trend for a while. In fact, most of us have spent some time removing wallpaper in our lifetimes. Be it from your grandparent’s house as a child or the fixer-upper home that you purchased early in adulthood, it’s understandable that you would bury the memories of wallpaper removal as far down as possible. That being said, don’t bury them far enough that you set yourself up for this nightmare.

Not only is the removal process a huge hassle that you will have to take on, but it is also capable of damaging the walls in your home. Though there are some safe techniques available, you need to be wary of stripping tools and products that are heavy in chemicals or rough on your walls. As if removing wallpaper wasn’t bad enough, now you have to worry about the process of removing the wallpaper creating an additional project for your to-do list.

Stick to Paint

While wallpaper may seem like a great way to incorporate fun designs into your home, the cons will always outweigh the pros. Let the team at Painting Plus of Colorado, right here in Boulder, be the ones to take care of your design project for you. We make it easy for you to share your vision and turn it into a reality without ever having to lay a finger on a paintbrush. Contact our painting company today if you’re ready to book your painting services or if you’d like a quote on the project you have in mind.

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