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Painting or Wallpaper: Which is Better?

by SA Homes, Posted on 21/06/2017

You’ve been checking out apartments in Palakkad, and probably even starting to imagine how you’re going to do up the place. Interior decoration is very important if you’re living in a flat because you have limited space. You need to make it look spacious, and of course attractive.

One of the questions you need to answer is: should you paint your apartment, or use wallpaper? Both have their own pros and cons, so let’s see how they compare. Eventually you will have to decide based on ease of application, the expense involved and how versatile you want the space to be.



Wallpaper is tough and durable; if you’ve got energetic kids, or have a lot of people coming and going most of the time, wallpaper will stand up to all that abuse. You can experiment with patterns, wider range of colours and textures, and create a different look for your flat in Palakkad. Application itself is pretty quick when it comes to wallpaper. Cleaning is easy – if something splashes on it, you can simply wipe off with a damp cloth.


Using wallpaper is not advisable in areas where moisture or water contact probability is high, like kitchen, bathrooms and work areas. The moisture can cause the paper to peel off the wall and look ugly. Removing existing wallpaper can also be a bit of a tedious job. If you don’t use the right tools and materials, you could damage your wall – so make sure you get experts to do the task.



Whether you’re starting with bare walls or already painted walls, the preparation time and effort required for painting is less as compared to wallpapering. By applying a primer, your actual painting task becomes much easier. Removing old paint is also relatively simple – it can be scraped off. You don’t need any training or special tools to paint. Glossy paints are quite durable, and you also have water resistant and washable paints, which can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas where you’re expecting it to get messy. Paints are also more suitable for exteriors.


Whenever walls suffer a little damage – even small scrapes, you may need to repair and repaint the surrounding area to cover the damage and make it appear good again.


You have a wide choice from inexpensive to higher end for both wallpaper and paint, but overall, painting may work out to be slightly cheaper than wallpaper. If you purchase inexpensive wallpaper and do the installation yourself however, you can cut down on the cost.

Selection & Durability

There is a plethora of choices in both paint and wallpaper – you can choose matte or glossy finishes, paper or vinyl, wide range of textures, prints and more. You can even use a combination of wallpaper and paint in your home to create exciting and dramatic looks for each room.

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