Paint the wall or use wallpaper? Which is which? Don’t be confused; here’s a list of their benefits to help you decide:

Advantages of Wallpaper

  • Wallpaper can be applied to most surfaces like concrete, mud bricks, brick surfaces, prefabricated panels, plaster, and painted surfaces.
  • Applying and working with wallpaper is easy enough because it doesn’t need special skills or special materials.
  • It is easy to maintain. There are wallpapers can be easily cleaned using a damp cloth and there are those that can be cleaned with water and detergents. Since some detergents are strong, it is recommended to use water and ammonia in cleaning wallpapers. Simply mix a quart of water with a teaspoon of liquid or powdered ammonia.
  • Good quality wallpaper can last for a long time with the right care. In fact, it can endure for 15 to 20 years, without major changes in its appearance and colour.
  • And if you decide to remove the wallpaper or replace it with another design or paint your walls, it can be easily done.
  • They are low-cost but look attractive.

Advantages of Repainting In Victoria BC

  • The surface to be painted is much easier to prepare, particularly if a non-reflective paint is used, which is ideal for hiding any flaws, while wallpaper has the tendency to make flaws look worse, so adequate preparation is the factor.
  • As mentioned above, paint can help in hiding or concealing flaws found on the surface, though this will also depend on of the kind of sheen you will use. It is important to take note that paint with less sheen can easily hide flaws in surfaces. However, your will have to work much if you are going to use high-gloss and semigloss paints.
  • Generally, it is still much cheaper to use paint instead of wallpaper. Paint also tends to use less supply. With that in mind, both paint and wallpaper have many options when it comes to costing, so it is still probable to spend a lot on paint if you choose to use the high-quality ones, which will require you to hire a professional painter to do it, thus letting you spend more.
  • Aside from oil-based products, paint is much easier to apply once the surface is prepared. You just simply dip the brush or roller in the container and smear it on the surface. Just remember to apply thin coats of paint to make sure they won’t run.
  • There are a lot of paint combinations you can choose from. Apart from what the store can offer, you can also combine various paint colours to create more variations. Evidently, you cannot combine wallpapers.
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At Paint Works one of the most common questions we get asked is “How long does it take to paint the interior of my house?”. Painting your house’s interior is an effective way to preserve its condition and enhance its appearance. The right paint colour combination can make or break the ambiance of your abode. The painting work is relatively easy and can be accomplished quickly as long as you observe the necessary steps in preparing and painting the area.

The time needed to paint the interior of a house is determined by several factors, including how big the house is, how many will perform the work, work organization and the intricacy of work. These are some of the top factors to take into account in estimating how long the painting work will take.

Simple wall and ceiling painting with a size of 1,900 square feet under minimum preparation involved can be done in about five days, with three painters doing the job. If only the windows, mouldings, and doors are to be painted, you may spend three days to complete it.

However, it doesn’t mean that painting jobs can’t be done much faster. Any house interior can be painted within two to three days with the right number of people working and, of course, the right painting tools. Meanwhile, high-end paint jobs are more time consuming and generally takes longer due to the intricacy of the work it entails.

Painting is considered as among the easiest house renovation projects, which can be done easily by property owners during their extra time. In a standard room with the size of 12’ x 12’, its ceiling and walls can be painted in just 5 to 6 hours, assuming that the surfaces are in good condition and will need only two coats of paint while windows, baseboards, and doors will require 2 to 3 hours painting.

Doing the painting project yourself is another way to save some bucks, especially if you are on a tight budget. But, bear in mind, professional painters can do the work in a much faster time plus they have the right tools to do the job. If you want to get a high-quality painting work, skip DIY and hire a professional painter.

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