Top 5 Myths About Wallpaper

Posted by sergit 30/05/2015 0 Comment(s) Modern Wallpaper,

When it comes to home renovation projects, many people resist the idea of wallpaper for several common reasons.  However, many of these reasons are actually myths!  Here are the top five myths about wallpaper:
1.  "Wallpaper is permanent."  It's not!  There are a variety of ways to remove wallpaper; you can always change it up.
2.  "Wallpaper is too expensive."  I have two words:  ACCENT WALLS.  It's true that wallpapering costs can add up quickly, but the best way to reduce your spending is to cut down your wall-space.  Choose a graphic pattern and one wall to paper.  It will add punch to the room and give your space a more high-end attitude."Wallpaper will ruin your walls."  If the wall was smoothed and treated with a primer before installation, the wallpaper will come off with steam, water, and a scraper-- and the walls will be fine.  Even an old wall with multiple layers of paper and paint can be salvaged, so don't be discouraged if you're applying wallpaper for the first time.
3.  "Wallpaper will ruin your walls."  If the wall was smoothed and treated with a primer before installation, the wallpaper will come off with steam, water, and a scraper-- and the walls will be fine.  Even an old wall with multiple layers of paper and paint can be salvaged, so don't be discouraged if you're applying wallpaper for the first time.
4.  "Wallpaper is out of date."  Totally untrue.  Wallpaper -- especially graphic patterns -- is in style right now and shows no sign of letting up.
5.  "Wallpaper does not work for renters."  If your landlord won't allow you to wallpaper, take a trip to the lumber store and get some "luan."  Luan is a cheap plasterboard perfect for wallpapering.  Just drill the wood into your wall, wallpaper as normal, and when you're ready to move on, you can take your panels with you.  You'll just have a few holes in the wall to spackle.

 

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