In some cases paint is the easiest way to do a makeover but let’s look at these examples.
The questions to ask are: Can you paint it? And, should you?
Give us your feedback.
Which looks larger, plain or painted with a diagonal check (harlequin) pattern?
The pattern creates the illusion of added width and length.
Answer: Although a lot of effort to measure, tape and paint, yes, most definitely! Painting makes a huge transformation that is more durable than any other effort. It can also be weather protected with extra coats of clear sealant.
Getting ready to paint, you would have to measure, tape and then paint, remove tape and touch up. Factor in 1 – 3 days depending on how many stair risers and the complication of your design.
You would also have to be fairly artistically inclined to get these types of designs, by measuring, taping and precisely painting all the angles of this Chic Chevron Libby Langdon Wallcovering Collection pattern or these other Casart Stair Riser temporary wallaper designs.
Answer: Not necessarily. Using Casart wallcoverings gives you a quick, convenient, peel-and-stick fix that you can easily reposition, remove and reuse. You can also upload your own designs or photos to create a mural as one of our artistic customer did. Simply factor in 1 – 2 hours, as opposed to days, for all of the above project.
There are so many types of furniture to potentially paint and it all depends on the desired effect and the intricacy of the project.
The homeowners wanted their furniture to be more in keeping with their vacation, shore-front decor.
The only way to get this subtle glazed finish on these pieces was with decorative painting.
However, if your furniture or door has panels and you want a mural type element or decorative painted technique, Casart temporary wallpaper could be inserted inside the panels for the instant look you want with very little effort and cost in comparison. Plus, the Faux Plaster Shells & Panels and Faux Tortoiseshell designs were originally painted prior to being printed so they have a custom painted look.
Even furniture with glass can get an update — but the glass should not be painted, as the paint can easily rub or scratch off.
Answer: Yes and No. Depends on the project and the look want. Painting glass, no — use wallcovering, yes. Casart can go over glass, metal and sealed wood.
Do you have an over-blown bold design already that you want to get rid of?
Or, just a plain room where you want to add some interest?
Picture these options, would you paint them?
Answer: If you want a solid color, paint may be the easiest upgrade. Although, if you rent and you cannot paint, you can still paint Casart wallcovering (see below) to give your walls the color you want. However if you want Stripes or Designs, don’t paint; go with wallcovering, hands down! Think how much time you’ll save, seriously!
Plain but pure simple Jane with white paint or pretty perfect with pattern?
Answer: Yes and no, depending on the look you want — easier with paint but get more impact with designer walcovering. Plain white paint allows for many colorful shelf accessories and books to shine; whereas, more solid, minimal arrangements work best with highly patterned wallpaper.
Actually, any subtle finish or pattern will do as well.
But even bolder stripes (in repositionable wallpaper) would work and still be easier than painting.
Answer: Yes, but if you want easy and interest, go with wallpaper, just make sure it is self-adhesive and repositionable; otherwise, you could have a back-breaking mess on your hands with either traditional paste or pre-pasted wallpapers. Also, you need to make sure the wallpaper is lightweight enough that it can adhere without slowly falling down — a disaster. This is why we have Casart Light reusable wallcovering. It can go on ceilings and walls.
What about painting Casart wallcovering itself?
Answer: Yes you can! This capability gives you limitless options, particularly if you are a renter or just want to have fun painting.
Using our unprinted Casart Creative, puts you in control to create any look you want. You can put it up and paint any color you choose, which makes your wall paintable if your landlord has said you cannot paint them. Or, you can use for special projects, like a children’s playroom-paintable wall or a party or artwork that you want to remove and use elsewhere.
There’s a lot more to consider painting vs not, so let us know your thoughts. What would you paint, what would you not?