Trying to make the decision between wallpaper or paint? We’re here to offer dozens of reasons why wallpaper is simply the better option for your home or business interior walls.
When designing your space there are endless options to help add texture, image, color, and depth to a space. A well thought out space will incorporate all these characteristics. There are several techniques for treating your walls and ceilings, however wallpaper is the only method by which you can achieve all these powerful design elements together in a single package. Wallpaper is the easiest and least expensive way to drastically transform a space. Yes, a coat of paint is cheap and easy, but let us explain how that is not necessarily true over the long run.
Wallpaper is beneficial not only for its aesthetic appearance, it also adds to the longevity and durability of your surface. Even when working with solid colors, wallpaper is the better way to go. It adds a protective layer to the wall that is washable. Canvas textures add very subtle depth, which can’t be achieved with a simple flat coat of paint. Let us shed some light on the misconceptions of wallpaper and by the end, we’re quite sure you’ll choose to ditch the paint brush and roll out a whole new look for your walls.
"It’s difficult to clean"
Any quality wall covering is absolutely washable. Usually, a damp rag will do the trick. With paint, you run the risk of creating a larger discoloration from your rag or sponge.
If you have a high traffic area, like a living room, dining room, bedroom, or hallway, where walls see considerable wear and tear, wallpaper is the obvious solution. It creates a protective layer for your walls. On average, wall coverings last 5x longer than traditional painted walls, lasting 10 + years in standard conditions. Painted walls can smudge, chip and crack over time, and any patching usually results in repainting the entire wall to retain a clean and even look.
"I don’t want to be stuck with it"
Wallpaper has come a long way over the years. Our product, for instance, is made of textured vinyl and has an adhesive backing (no glue). So, when it’s time for a change, or you’re moving out, simply peel away and you’re back to the original wall, with no damage or residue.
At 808 Wall Art, all our solid colors, patterns and murals are printed on premium peel & stick vinyl material making the installation process so much easier than traditional glue-on wallpapers. The adhesive stays tacky, so you can remove and reposition without damaging the wall or material. We have DIY videos to walk you through the entire process. This is not the case with all companies, so it is important to check the product specifications to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want. The less expensive options typically mean, “glue required” and that intern means permanent application.
"Wallpaper is outdated"
Yes, wallpaper was all the rage back in the 60’s and 70’s, but the patterns were limited in style, and color range. The contemporary style wallpaper has significantly more detail and depth. Speaking of style, wallpaper is definitely back! If you look through any of the top design catalogs, you’ll see that wall patterns, colors and murals are very much in style and constantly used by interior designers around the world.
Wallpaper can bring warmth and depth to a room that simply isn’t possible, with paint alone. It also gives you the ability to really personalize your space. Choose a look and color that matches your style and interests. Wallpaper murals bring a heightened sense of curiosity, exploration, intrigue, and interaction… in other words, murals turn your wall into a conversational piece and a focal point of the room. You can even customize your own mural with your own images, or add graphics, logos, or slogans to an existing mural. The options are endless!
"It’s too expensive"
Like paint, wallpaper has a range of price points. You’ve undoubtably heard the term, “cheap is expensive”. This absolutely applies to your walls. When deciding on quality, you should think forward. Wallpaper will last longer than paint, saving you long term expenses.
You want to watch out when searching for wall coverings. There are many companies offering a massively discounted product, but the catch is that the material is of a lower quality and the application requires glue, along with a bunch of additional steps that makes installation much more difficult. Don’t get pulled into this bargain trap. At 808 Wall Art, we believe that the quality of our company is based on the quality of our material, and our prices are competitive for the quality you receive. With lasting inflation, everything is going up. We are taking every measure to sustain our fair pricing and provide exceptional customer service. Everything we sell is made in-house and on demand.
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