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Painting vs. Wallpaper: Factors To Consider

When it comes to wallpapering and wallpaper installation in London, the preparation time, compared to painting, is something that needs to be considered. 

CONS: With a wallpapering installation London homeowners often have to remove existing wallpaper, which can be a tedious task that requires patience and the right tools to be effective. Wallpaper removal can be done with chemicals or stripping tools, but care must be taken or damage can result to your wall.

PROS: If you are painting, rather than wallpaper or wallpaper repair on your London home’s damaged walls, you should prepare imperfections with spackle and let it dry for around 24 hours. Applying primer paint in advance to painting over darker color paint will make your painting preparation easier, and painting requires considerably less preparation time than wallpaper installations in London.

Selection & Durability
Both paint and wallpaper installation for London properties allows a choice of unlimited varieties and a range of colours. As we know, paints come in various glosses and sheens, while wallpaper comes in paper and vinyl surfaces for durability and finish variation.


PROS: When you do wallpapering at your Londno property it will give the benefit of being durable, and it will hold up to wear and tear of children, high traffic areas and many varieties are able to be scrubbed clean.

CONS: A wallpaper installation is done by applying an adhesive, but in high moisture rooms such as bathrooms and kitchen, your wallpaper may start to peel away from the wall.

PROS: Depending on the sheen/finish paint is a good option for areas that need to have an inexpensive and easy application, a pro when compared to a wallpaper installation in London.

CONS: When walls are damaged, scraped or hit, paint can chip and repairing and repainting will be necessary, a definite problem with paint versus wallpaper installation.

Both a wallpaper installation in your London home, as well as a paint job, can range in price from the low end to the high end of costs. Wallpaper installations in London are, on average, more expensive. Paint is usually a cheaper option needing very few supplies. 

Combination of Both
Many people want the versatility of adding a texture to their wall with customizable paint colors.