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Pros & Cons of Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Pros & Cons of Peel and Stick Wallpaper

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Peel and stick wallpaper is a great option for people who want to save time when decorating. However, it does have some disadvantages…

that you need to consider before making your final decision. Here are some of the biggest pros and cons of peel-and-stick wallpaper to help you determine whether or not this method is suitable for your space.

What Is Peel and Stick Wallpaper?

Peel and stick is a type of wallpaper that requires fewer supplies (and energy) to install than traditional wallpaper. The main benefit for peel and stick wallpaper is that it can usually be removed without damaging the underlying surface. This makes it a popular choice for renters or people who are planning to move within a year or two. While traditional wallpaper requires a separate adhesive, peel and stick wallpaper can adhere to surfaces with just a little water or nothing at all.

The Advantages of Peel and Stick Wallpaper

The installation process for peel and stick wallpaper is much more efficient because it requires fewer supplies than regular wallpaper. Even though this type of wallpaper has a different application process, it is usually available in many of the same designs and finishes as traditional wallpaper.

Another advantage of this type of treatment is that it can be removed without damaging the underlying surface. If your space or situation changes, you won’t have any issues to worry about once the wall treatment has been taken down. Peel and stick wallpaper is an ideal choice for renters or people who are not sure how long they will be staying in their homes.

The Disadvantages of Peel and Stick Wallpaper

There are some disadvantages to peel and stick paper. One of the downsides is that it can be expensive for large projects. While traditional wallpapers are only around $0.42-$0.95 per square foot, peel and stick ranges from $0.71 to $1.77 per square foot, making it quite costly for a larger space.

Another downside is that peel and stick wallpaper may not last as long as other wallpapers. Vinyl-based paper does not have as long of a life span. It is usually only expected to last up to three years before it begins to peel or tear away from the walls. This makes it an excellent choice for the short term but not a great option for a long-term commitment.

Sometimes, peel and stick wallpaper doesn’t adhere well to walls. This can leave bubbles and air pockets. It can also be difficult to remove without tearing the paper or leaving residue behind. This requires additional treatments in order to prepare your walls for a new look.

In our opinion, peel and stick wallpaper can be a great option for those looking for a short-term upgrade. However, if you are looking for a long-term solution, we recommend using traditional wallpaper application methods.

Are you interested in learning more about what wallpaper options will work best for your space? Get in touch with us today to speak with an expert.


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