Wallpaper or Paint?

When looking at a bare wall, you have some immediate decisions to make. Primarily, what do you want to transform this blank wall into? With traditional home paint, the options are practically endless. You could create a statement wall, choose a unique color that brightens the room, or pick a neutral hue that will be in style for years.

But paint is not the only option. You could also choose to cover that wall with wallpaper, and with our line of chic wallpaper, the options become even grander. Read on to let us help you make that decision!

Choosing Wallpaper

So, should you choose wallpaper or paint? Let’s start with the pros of wallpaper.

Offered in various styles, designs, and colors that you can choose for your home, our collection of wallpaper lets you spread your creative wings as wide as you wish. Whether you want to add a subtle wallpaper throughout your home or you want to create a statement wall in one room, you have plenty of opportunities to play with wallpaper designs. If you are looking for something that offers premium durability, then choosing wallpaper might be your best option. Our wallpapers are made with high-quality materials that are incredibly durable. The average wallpapers of today can last up to 10 to 15 years on average. Wallpaper, as we mentioned, is also incredibly versatile without any of the hassles of hand-painting flowers, shapes, or other patterns on the wall.

As much as we love wallpaper, there are some situations where it is probably not the best option. For example, wallpaper is quite challenging to remove due to its durability. If you do decide to tear it off, it’s going to take quite a bit of effort and planning to remove it properly. This lead can lead to a lot of tedious work when removing it. If you change your home aesthetic every few years, we recommend straying from wallpaper and choosing paint.

Choosing Paint

Next up on choosing wallpaper or paint is our more traditional wall option. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of choosing paint.

Paint is excellent for moist areas, especially when you choose one of our moisture-resistant brands. Unlike wallpaper, this paint will withstand the heat and humidity that often comes from bathrooms or kitchens. Paint is also a lot easier to do yourself. Whereas wallpaper requires careful planning and sticking, painting requires a few tools and patience. Finally, paint is incredibly easy to change. So, if you upgrade your home’s walls every few years, you can do so confidently and easily with paint.

Concerning cons, paint tends to be high maintenance. While it is easy to paint a wall, it is more challenging to maintain that look if it is in a high-traffic area. Paint often requires touchups every 2 to 3 years to keep it in excellent condition. On average, you will also need to place a fresh coat on the entire wall every three to five years. Finally, designs are more complex when you choose paint versus wallpaper. Whereas wallpaper has the designs ready to go, color requires much labor-intensive work if you want fun patterns or designs. This can also be expensive if you go a professional route.

Contact Us Today

Paint and wallpaper both work well in many different kinds of situations, and we are here to help you figure out which will work best for you! To learn more about whether you need wallpaper or paint, contact or visit us today at Rainbow Paint & Decorating. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama, and proudly serve the Greater Birmingham area, including Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Hoover, Alabama.