Wade Paint Co.


Choosing Paint Over Wallpaper
for Your Interior Design


Many homeowners underestimate the difficulty of removing wallpaper and the potential damage it can cause to their walls. To save time, money, and avoid wall damage, it is advisable to hire professionals for wallpaper removal. Additionally, when discussing your interior design plans, consider using paint over wallpaper, especially in rooms prone to moisture like bathrooms or laundry rooms.

The Challenges of Wallpaper Removal

Removing wallpaper is a laborious task that is often more difficult than it appears. The adhesive used to secure wallpaper makes its removal time-consuming. The longer the wallpaper has been in place, the more challenging it becomes to remove. Professionals can efficiently and effectively handle wallpaper removal, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your home improvement project.

Furthermore, DIY wallpaper removal can be destructive, often resulting in wall damage. The process involves using solvents and chemicals that can be hazardous, and it is challenging to determine the appropriate amount and application. Homeowners may end up with gashes or rough spots on their walls, requiring additional repairs and expenses.

Considering Paint vs. Wallpaper

When refreshing your home’s interior, you have to make various decisions, including choosing between paint and wallpaper. Opting for paint over wallpaper offers several advantages.

Wallpaper removal is time-consuming and challenging, making it inconvenient if you decide to change your design later (1). On the other hand, repainting walls is a simpler and quicker process.

Applying wallpaper is also more complex and time-consuming compared to painting. The steps involved in adhering wallpaper are more extensive than those for a painting project.

Additionally, moisture can cause wallpaper to lift and look messy in rooms like bathrooms as well as help the growth of mold which is bad for your health. (2) This limitation may discourage some homeowners from choosing wallpaper.

Choosing a Paint Design

Opting for a paint design allows for easier decision-making and offers versatility. Here are some popular paint trends for interior design:

1. Neutrals

Neutrals are always a safe choice when refreshing your home. Creams, tans, beiges, and light grays create a cozy and warm atmosphere. By using different shades of neutrals throughout your home, you can maintain a cohesive design while adding visual interest.


2. Monochrome

A monochromatic color scheme, featuring various shades of the same color, is a popular choice for living rooms. This design can create a cool and edgy or warm and friendly ambiance, depending on the chosen colors. Incorporating different shades of a single color can provide a unique and harmonious feel to the space.


3. Pops of Color

Introducing bright colors as focal points in a space can add excitement and interest. Consider painting one wall in a vibrant color, such as Dynamo or Rhumba Orange from Sherwin-Williams, while keeping the rest of the walls neutral. This combination will draw the eye to the bright color while maintaining a warm and modern overall look. You can also use pops of color and paint schemes to draw the eye to certain spaces or make a room feel larger than it really is.


Now that you have a better understanding of wallpaper removal and the benefits of paint, you can confidently hire professionals to remove wallpaper in your home and embark on your new interior design project. Wade Paint Co offers expert wallpaper removal and interior painting services, providing you with a seamless experience. Contact us at (419) 410-8571 or visit our website to access a wide range of interior painting services.

(1) https://blog.sherwin-williams.com/color/color-guidance/farmhouse-color-basics/
(2) https://www.branchenvironmental.com/how-wallpaper-may-lead-to-mold/


Wade Paint Co.

Wade Paint Co. proudly offers interior painting and exterior painting services to the following communities: West Ashley, Daniel Island, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palm’s, Sullivan’s Island, and North Charleston.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, wallpaper can trap moisture-laden air and serve as a source for mold!

Yes though many people find it to be a very unfun activity. Our recommendations is to spray the wallpaper stripper on the wall and let it set before starting to scrape with a butty knife. Be careful of making holes in the wall and then follow up with a wet sponge.