Fixing up a house

United States
October 8, 2006 7:00pm CST
Do you prefer to paint or to use wallpaper?
14 responses
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Oct 06
When I'm fixing up my house I usually prefer to use paint. There's so much more you can do with paint, like rag-rolling different colors on top, stenciling areas and such. I also like to use wallpaper borders, in some rooms, at the top for a different look. I almost always go with a washable paint, always have since my children were little. I found that with wallpaper, you can never really clean it, and with having oil heat in the house it does need cleaned more often.
• United States
9 Oct 06
I have never done the rag rolling and stenciling but always wanted to.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Oct 06
Blondetruly, you should try it if you'd like to. It really isn't that hard, and it comes out SO pretty! One thing I like to do with stencils is set it on the wall, take a little drywall compound (on a spatula or something flat) and drag it over the top of the stencil lightly. If you carefully peel the stencil off, straight away from it, you will have a raised design of the stencil on the wall. Once it's dry and you roll paint on the wall it looks really sharp. People always go hey, how'd you do that?! Have fun with it, and practice on a piece of cardboard or something first. It's fun!!!!
• United States
9 Oct 06
That is such a good idea! Thanks!
• United States
9 Oct 06
I prefer paint. I love wallpaper but they are hard to take it down when I change my mind about the design. I stick with paint from now on.
• United States
9 Oct 06
have you tried wallpaper remover?
• United States
9 Oct 06
Don't buy wallpaper remover-the pros use vinegar water and it works great! Just spray and let it soak and it comes right off, scrap the glue off then. Make sure you rip the top layer off if it doesn't soak through, that's how my wallpaper is that I am taking off right now.
@gotOBX (764)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I'm definitely into painting. I just painted my diningroom and repainted a "accent wall" in my living room.
• United States
9 Oct 06
I bet that turned out nice.
• United States
9 Oct 06
WALL PAPER CAUSE U CAN JUST RIPP IT DOWN WHEN TIRED OF IT
• United States
9 Oct 06
Come over to my house and JUST rip off this wallpaper then, please! I have to use vinegar water and scrap it off.
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I prefer paint over wallpaper. i find putting up wallpaper a pain in the butt.
• United States
9 Oct 06
Yeah wallpaper can be kinda hard to put up...but so is painting cause all the tape you got to put up and the drop cloth, cleaning the brushes and rollers etc. etc. etc....
@britishyip (1614)
• India
9 Oct 06
wallpaper is preferrable.. what abt u?
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
9 Oct 06
Paint is 100 times better. Plus it is easier to change.
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I like both....depends on the room..the light...do want it to look smaller or bigger etc....
@martiw (16)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I hate wallpaper it is such a hassle!!
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
9 Oct 06
I prefer to paint. Then i could do differnt designs with the paint and add in a unique touch....
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 06
I prefer paintig.
• United States
9 Oct 06
painting is fun
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
9 Oct 06
PAINT
• United States
9 Oct 06
Painting cause you can do so much more with it. I really like how the sponge painting looks