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Deciding Between Wallpaper and Paint

Are you renovating your home and need a fresh look? Or have you recently purchased a house and desperately need to remodel it and can’t decide between wallpaper and paint? Let Diamond Brothers Painting help you! Read on to see if wallpaper or paint which is better.

Wallpaper vs paint


When it comes to price, paint is easily the more cost-friendly option. You may need to consider the size of the wall you want to be painted, and if you need to hire professional house painters such as Diamond Brothers Painting. However, choosing a professional painter to finish the job will free up your time and allow you to focus on other aspects of your home.

Installing wallpaper is a little harder. If you don’t have a steady hand, you’ll need a professional to mount your wallpaper, which can make it more expensive than painting. While wallpaper can add a lot of interest to a room and can be easier to change if you get bored with it, make sure it is something you will still like in a few years. You don’t want to be stuck with something you hate!


Deciding between wallpaper and paint can be tricky, but if you want to make the decision a little easier, consider the extent of repairs should your walls be scuffed or drawn on. If you have children or pets, accidents are prone to happen. Painted walls are much easier to maintain than wallpaper. All you need to do is touch up the paint and your wall will look as good as new.  Patching up wallpaper is a lot harder than touching up a painted wall as you would need to replace the entire section that was damaged.

In the end, this can be costly and time-consuming. If you are looking for a low-maintenance option for your home, painted walls are the way to go. Removing wallpaper is also a lot harder than repainting a wall. You’ll need chemicals made specifically for removing wallpaper otherwise your wall will be left looking worse off. These chemicals are very toxic, and the last thing you want is for your home to be filled with them. When deciding between wallpaper and paint, painted walls are the better option when it comes to maintenance and durability. It’s also cheaper and easier to have your walls painted.

Time crunch

When it comes to deciding between wallpaper and paint, you may take into consideration the time it takes to finish the process. It’s one that can take the same amount of time to complete. Painting a wall requires at least two coats of paint. Not only that, but between each coat, you will need to let the paint dry. This can add significant time to the overall process, but it’s no different than the speed required to perfectly install wallpaper.


Wallpaper vs paint? If you’re still not sure which colour to pick, you’ll have a more versatile palette in painting. Not only can you easily change the look of a room by painting it a different colour, but you can create unique patterns on the wall. Wallpaper has been around for centuries and is a popular choice for many people because of its wide range of colours, patterns, and textures. However, it can be expensive, and it isn’t as durable as paint.

Ready to start remodelling?

Are you ready to start remodelling your home? Diamond Brother Painting can help make your vision a reality. Our team of Brisbane painters specialise in both interior and exterior painting, so we can transform any space. Contact us at 1800 772 774, through the online form or send us an email at

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