Paste the Paper Wallpaper: Pros and Cons

Applying paste to wallpaper
  • 4-20 hours
  • Intermediate
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Whether to use paper wallpaper to change the look of a room is an important decision. There are definite pros and cons of paste paper wallpaper. Becoming well informed will help you make the right decision.

Wallpaper Pros

There are thousands of different textures, colors, and patterns of wallpaper. You can get faux wood, brick, metal, or straw wallpaper. You can even find murals of your favorite scene. You can cover a fourth, a half, or even the whole walls with wallpaper. You can combine wallpaper with painting or other decorating methods. There is no priming or sanding because wallpaper can cover up imperfections in your walls. Wallpaper is durable and can last for years.

Wallpaper Cons

installing wallpaper

Installing wallpaper is not an easy task. The paste is very messy and needs to be cleaned up immediately. If you are covering your whole wall, you will have long strips of wallpaper with paste you have to carefully place on your wall. Wallpaper attracts grime and stains, and they are not easy to clean. If the stain is too bad, you must patch the paper instead. Wallpaper can also fade after time, and removing the wallpaper to replace can be difficult. It is common for the drywall to come off with the paper causing you to have to replace your drywall.