If you were around in the 1980’s you know that wallpaper was quite the decorating trend here in the United States. Millions of people across the country excitedly installed wallpaper in one or more rooms of their home. Then they would proudly have their friends and family over to see their beautiful decorative statement. Eventually the trend died down although it never came to a complete halt. In recent years wallpaper has been making a comeback. Today McKay’s Painting wants to discuss the pros and cons of choosing wallpaper over painting in your home.
Pros of Wallpaper
When people choose to install wallpaper the number one reason that they choose it is because they love the pattern in the wallpaper. Wallpaper offers a large variety of patterns and designs that are extremely hard to replicate with paint. In order to get the same effect with paint you would have to hire an artist. Another reason that people elect to install wallpaper in their homes is because they love the texture in the wallpaper that they selected. There are many different wallpapers that have a unique and intriguing texture to them. Adding this texture into your home can make a stunning design statement.
Cons of Wallpaper
One of the cons that is talked about most is how difficult it is to remove wallpaper. You may have heard friends or family members complain about taking down the wallpaper in their home. Removing wallpaper is a rather labor-intensive project. That is why McKay’s Painting offers wallpaper removal services. We can come and take care of this overwhelming project for you. Our experts have had years of experience in removing unwanted wallpaper. Another negative with installing wallpaper is that it is harder to install than you may think it is. You may have watched YouTube videos and read tutorials, but until you go to do it you cannot truly comprehend how hard it can be to get it right. Not only do you have to make sure it is straight, you have to line up the pattern from row to row. On top of that you have to get all of it to lay flat on your wall. If it is not hung properly it will look terrible. When it comes to installation paint has the clear advantage as far as the ease of installation goes. The next con we want to talk about is that sometimes wallpaper starts to peel off of you wall. You can try and reglue it but typically that does not work. So you end up with this beautiful wallpaper that no one will notice because they are busy staring at the part that is peeling off of the wall. You can have issues with paint peeling here or there but it is easy to fix the problem if it arises.
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As you can see, there are more negatives than positives when it comes to installing wallpaper in your home. McKay’s Painting would strongly encourage you to have us come out and discuss how you can make the statement that you want with paint instead of choosing wallpaper. Give us a call today to set up your design appointment.