Why You Should Use Paintable Wallpaper When Decorating
Thinking about remodeling your home this year?
Whether you're considering making major renovations or simply doing a few touch-ups, decorating your house can be both exciting and stressful.
Changing your walls can be a great way to freshen up your home, and paintable wallpaper makes for an easy and stylish choice.
Let's get into what you need to know!
What is Paintable Wallpaper?
Often known as textured wallpaper, paintable wallpaper consists of wood flour and linseed oil, which is then molded onto a paper backing. It tends to be very heavy and sturdy due to these ingredients.
With this kind of canvas, you can paint any color you desire on the surface.
This kind of wallpaper has been around for many years, but it has recently resurfaced back into popularity- likely due to its flexibility and versatility.
Today, there are many different styles, textures, and patterns available to consumers.
Where Can You Use Paintable Wallpaper?
In general, you can use it anywhere in the house, on any wall you desire. With that said, because it's textured and relatively "bold," you may want to first try out in smaller doses.
Many people try it out in their living room on an accent wall, as these kinds of walls often command the center of attention.
If you're really interested in getting creative with your decorating efforts, you can even put it on the ceiling. It sticks and holds fairly well, and it will certainly draw a statement.
How Do You Use Paintable Wallpaper?
First, you'll want to find the perfect pattern or texture for your living room. As mentioned, there are several options on the market today. You may want to comparison shop and gather inspiration before you make any final decisions.
You'll also want to choose the right paint color. This may take some time and consideration, and you'll want to coordinate it with the rest of the room's furniture.
Before hanging the wallpaper, you will want to prime your walls with an acrylic primer. Patch up any holes or nicks and sand them smooth.
Some of these wallpapers will come pre-pasted. If not, you'll apply the paste yourself. Most products will have proper instructions on how to do this. If not, you'll want to watch a few tutorials to get the hang of what you need to do.
Finally, you may want to apply a low-gloss paint over the dried wallpaper. This gives it a modern and sophisticated sheen (without looking dated).
This last step is optional, and you might want to paint on a small piece of the wall before doing it all.
Finally, if you're not comfortable doing this yourself (or you simply lack the time), you can always hire a professional to hang the wallpaper for you.
Your walls provide the framework for your home. Make sure they stand out in a way that uniquely reflects you!
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