Wallpaper Vs Paint


• Wallpaper lasts 5 years longer than paint

• Most vinyl’s can last up to 15 years without getting dirty.

• Cheaper than painting over time.

• You can have different color wallpaper on different walls.

• More texture can be given to the walls because of the different styles of wallpaper from plain to ornate.

• Wallpaper can be designed the way you wanted and placed on to wallpaper digitally.

• There are so functions that wallpaper can perform such as glow in the dark, leather wall, magnetic, cork, Deodorizing, and electromagnetic shielding.


• Paint gets dirty quickly

• You would have to paint it every 3 years due to uncleanness.

• Its colder in the winter increasing your winter bills.

• This is an expensive option of over time.

• Less texture can be given to paint

Surface repair

• If your walls have blotches or holes you are advised to fill them with dry wall compound.

• After compound has dried out be sure to sand it down. So it’s the same level as the rest of the wall.

• If it’s a plaster board it needs to be filled with gypsum based filler. After drying place out some more gypsum on top.

• If there’s a crack you need to use a damp cloth to wipe it down over the crack and fill it with filler and put a thin fiber glass tape over it.

• Leave it for 30 minutes and then go over it with more filler, large cracks you would have to use fiber glass tape. Be sure to place the strips vertically.

• Once it has been left to dry sand it down with sandpaper.

• Any stains can be treated with any stain removers

• If you have molds you would need to use peroxide to remove then and any oils stains you would need to apply acrylic base solution.

What do I need to hang wallpaper?

• Wallpaper

• Scissors

• Paste / bucket

• Wallpaper tables

• Brushes

• Step ladder

• Razor knife

• A level

• Pencil and a straight edge

• A wallpaper smoother

• Measuring tape

Wall Preparation

The information that is collected has been approved by several professionals. You have to take care when placing products on to your walls and following what is mentioned on the product item. Also it is important that you follow the manufactures and adhesive instruction in order how to best prepare your walls.

• On an oil or a painted with latex wall which is dry use a acrylic primer

• On a dry wall, that is painted use a sealer.

• On a new plaster board you just apply adhesive

• On an older plaster board, acrylic or a primer sealer is required.

• Sealer must be used if the wall require attention.

• If a wall has molds or stains you would need to use a stain primer. However bleach would need to be applied first on the molds.

• A sealer would need to be applied if it was a new drywall.

• With a residual wallpaper paste you would need to use a primer or a sealer.