Both wallpaper and paint can add vibrancy and style to any room and home decor.  They are both great choices, so it all depends on your personal preferences and style. Which is the better option? Here are some differences between wallpaper mural and paint that can help you make an informed decision:

Wallpaper mural vs paint difference #1: Selection 

Paint options are vast. You can choose a paint of nearly any shade. It is a great option if you want flat, glossy, or matte solid walls. However, it is extremely difficult to create designs and patterns using paint, and expensive if you want to hire a professional to do that.

Wallpaper has options in both solid colours and patterns. Very often, wallpaper designs can also mimic certain textures, for example that of linen. You may also choose a wallpaper that has designs and effects, such as foil and shimmer. Check out our textured wallpaper collection for more inspirations!

Pink wallpaper with distinctive gold and white watercolour strokes.

Pictured: Le Montparnasse Wallpaper

Wallpaper mural vs paint difference #2: Durability

Professionally painting usually last for about 10 years, depending on the traffic in the room. For example, child’s room and the kitchen are high traffic rooms, where dirt, grease, and messy hands frequently touch the walls. It will require touchups over time to ensure that the paint is properly maintained. 

Wallpaper usually lasts up to 15 years, even in high footfall areas of the home. It is easily washable, so it is great to use even in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. Although it is possible for wallpaper to peel or crack over time, touchups can be easily done by using a small amount of wallpaper glue. Learn more about how to take care of your wallpaper in The Ultimate Guide to Wallpaper.

Wallpaper mural vs paint difference #3: Cost

Paint usually costs less upfront itself depending on the type, finish, and brand. Higher quality paints that last longer typically cost more while their lower cost counterparts typically need more touchups over time.

On the other hand, Wallpaper has greater upfront costs for the paper and installation materials. However, wallpaper lasts longer than paint, which reduces the costs of future investment. If you are looking to get the most out of your investment, removable wallpaper is an obvious choice. You can take it down easily, and even save it to be used again in the future or on a different wall completely.

Check out customised wallpapers for walls here.

Why choose Hello Circus' wallpapers?

We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.

Benefits of our wallpapers

  • High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
  • Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
  • Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects. 
  • Antimicrobial Protection
  • Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
  • Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.

Interested to get our wallpaper?

For wallpaper quotation, please click on “Get Quote/Buy” of the product page that you like and submit enquiry with wall dimensions. Installation is available as an add-on service for selected countries.

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  • Bulk orders
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November 08, 2020 — Hello Circus


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