Tips For Choosing Wallpaper at Home

Well choosing a nice wallpaper for your walls can be a very daunting task. But you can allow yourself to read as many wallpaper books as you can find. There are a lot of types of wallpaper coverings available in the market. But each type just requires a different application, preparation, and finishing work according to its characteristics. Painter And Decorator Birmingham can help you with applying your desired wallpaper cover with ease just give us a call!

The two primary differences on the backsides of wallcoverings and what they may mean to you are

  • Prepasted or unpasted: Perhaps the most obvious difference on the backside of wallpaper is the presence or lack of paste. The vast majority of in-stock wallcoverings are prepasted. You activate this factory-applied adhesive by applying a pre-paste activator or by dipping the paper in a water tray.
  • Dry-strippable or peelable: This feature will be a greater concern down the road when you, or the next occupant of your home, want to remove the paper. Dry-strippable paper peels off in its entirety. Peelable paper peels off but leaves behind its paper backing. This backing can be papered over (assuming that it’s in good shape) or removed with a wallpaper remover solution before painting. Keep in mind that strippable wallpaper or the paper backing of peelable wallpaper is easily removable only if the substrate was properly sealed before installation.

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Without a doubt, the most important factor in choosing wallpaper is choosing a pattern you like. You also must make sure that the pattern works in the particular room that you plan to paper. Here are some basic aesthetic guidelines:

  • Vertical stripes or patterns make the ceiling appear higher.
  • Horizontal stripes or patterns seem to widen a room and bring ceilings down.
  • Large patterns generally don’t look good in a small room because they tend to overpower the space and make it seem smaller. A large, open pattern looks best in a larger space.
  • A mini-print or a paper with a small pattern or geometric design suits smaller dimensions.
  • Dark colors make a room seem smaller.
  • Wallpaper with a light background makes a room look larger.