Which is better for your commercial property: Wall Paint or Wallpaper? -Tempe, Arizona

We are professional painters at Marcel Painting. We can assist you in making the right decision, one that is appropriate not only for your preferences but also for your facility.

Paints used in commercial structures, warehouses, and facility interiors

We understand that each building has unique requirements, which is why we will select the best paint for your facility, whether it's an office building, warehouse, or industrial facility—any type of commercial facility—we know interior painting techniques, the best paint brands to use, and every aspect of a commercial painting job that will produce professional results.

There is a right and a wrong paint to use in every situation, from high traffic areas to cubicle offices. Rather than wasting money on costly trial and error, hire the right painting contractor and see immediate results.

Wallpapers in business interior design

Wallpaper may be just what you're looking for to add a touch of style to your commercial space. When you choose the right color/pattern, you can achieve your functional goals while also catering to your individual sense of style, giving your commercial property the panache that impresses customers.

The difference between residential wallpaper and the product installed by professionals in commercial properties is that residential paper is frequently much thinner than the paper we install for commercial clients. 

Because public spaces see more traffic, the paper must be more durable. Because of the higher construction standards, there are fewer pattern options than residential wallpaper, but there are still plenty. Wallpaper may be just what you're looking for to add a touch of style to your commercial space. When you choose the right color or pattern, you can achieve your functional goals while also catering to your individual sense of style, giving your commercial property the panache that impresses customers.

The difference between residential wallpaper and the product installed by professionals in commercial properties is that residential paper is frequently much thinner than the paper we install for commercial clients. Because public spaces see more traffic, the paper must be more durable. Because of the higher construction standards, there are fewer pattern options than with residential wallpaper, but there are still plenty of choices.

Important considerations when deciding between painting and wallpaper

You're not alone if you're undecided about whether to use paint or wallpaper. Many of our business owners are in the middle and require assistance to feel confident they are making the right decision.

Fortunately, there are some key factors to consider that will assist you in making that decision. In some cases, the amount of preparation required to begin a job is the deciding factor.

Which method requires the most preparation of the wall surface?

Downtime is a significant disruptor for commercial properties that must be open to conduct business. Downtime can completely derail what appeared to be a solid plan from the start. For example, if your project requires removing old wallpaper, which is a time-consuming task, you must consider this before proceeding.

But it's not just wallpapering that necessitates extensive preparation. If you intend to paint your home, but numerous areas need to be repaired before primer and paint can be applied, you'll need to factor that into your timeline as well. When it comes to which process takes longer, preparing walls for paint or preparing walls for wallpaper, preparing walls for paper almost always takes longer.

Options for appearance and variety

When it comes to paint or wallpaper, one thing you don't have to worry about is a lack of style and color options. In most cases, it is a matter of taste. However, your choice may be influenced by the environment you're in. For example, if your space feels a little cramped, you could use paint because the right tone of paint can make a space feel larger than it is. With wallpaper, this is more difficult to achieve.

Fortunately, your color options in paint and wallpaper are nearly limitless, so if getting the right hue is important to you, you should be fine. You should also think about the sheen of your paint, which is controlled by the amount of gloss in it. Similarly, wallpaper is available in vinyl, which can also provide the desired sheen.

Which is more durable, paint or wallpaper?

Durability is an important consideration for clients who want their surfaces painted or wallpapered to last a long time. So, which has the longest lifespan?

How durable is paint?

Paint is frequently regarded as a very durable option, and it is likely the best option for areas prone to moisture, but in most cases, paint does not outlast the lifespan of wallpaper. The environment has a significant impact on how long your paint will last. For example, you'd be more likely to use a finishing sheen that repels water in bathrooms, which are subjected to a lot of moisture. Painting a bathroom in a matte or eggshell finish would result in less desirable longevity.

Whether it's just a fine layer of dust or something more substantial, like a stain, you'll have to wipe down your walls at some point, and you don't want to rub off your paint while doing so. Glossy and semi-gloss paints are the least likely to succumb to scrubbing pressure. A particularly stubborn stain on a matte finish will almost certainly necessitate "elbow grease," which may result in the paint rubbing off. As a result, it's a good idea to keep extra paint on hand for touch-ups as needed.

How durable is wallpaper?

Wallpaper can last for 15 years or more if properly cared for. That's longer than most people will want to keep it because, as trends change, wallpaper can be changed to reflect what's current or simply to provide a "change of scenery." The good news is that wallpaper can withstand high-traffic areas such as restaurants and hospitals, as well as recreational buildings and offices. The only caution with wallpaper and its durability is to avoid hanging it in areas that receive a lot of moisture.

When hiring a contractor to paint or install wallpaper for you, it's critical to choose wisely because only the most reputable and trusted contractors will be able to do it in such a way that you get the most out of your investment. And, because all materials are susceptible to collision, if you have high-traffic areas in your home or business, the sooner you can have repairs made to your surfaces, the longer they will last.

Maintenance: is it easier to clean paint or wallpaper?

In an ideal world, your surfaces would be free of collisions and stains, but accidents do happen. The extent of your problem will be determined by the type of paint or wallpaper used on your surfaces. Vinyl wallpaper, for example, is almost always washable, whereas velvety flock wallpaper may be ruined if exposed to the right type of stain.

As a result, the more stylish your wallpaper becomes, the more difficult it is to remove dirt, grime, and stains. Additionally, your glossy paint will be much easier to clean than eggshell or matte paint. As a general rule, cleaning paint is almost always easier than cleaning wallpaper.

Expense: how much does it cost to paint and wallpaper walls?

The size of the work area is the most important factor in determining cost, whether it's wallpaper or paint. The complexity of the work area is the next consideration; if extensive lift systems are required, it may take more time to set up and complete the job, which only adds to the cost. When it comes to price differences between paint and wallpaper, paint is the less expensive of the two.

Regardless of which option you choose, always hire a professional contractor with years of experience to complete the work, as you will get the most value out of your project when experts do the work.

Get a professional painter for your next interior painting project in the Tempe area

Our years of service at Marcel Painting have proven our dedication to customers of all types. We provide guidance, advice, and exemplary services to our clients, demonstrating our commitment to exceeding expectations.

We understand that communication is the key to success, so when you hire us, we collaborate closely with project managers, property managers, and owners to ensure that every detail of a job is covered. This includes everything from deciding on the type of paint to use in various areas of the property to preparing the work area and providing industry-leading installation services.

Finally, we conduct a thorough walkthrough and cleanup to ensure that the property looks far better than when we arrived. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will discuss your project.


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  • Excellent experience with Marcel Painting! Dean came out to give us a quote; he was friendly, knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Our painter Samuel was awesome; he was punctual, carefully taped everything off and did a fantastic job on the painting. The new exterior paint took years off our home and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much!

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  • This was my second time using them, first for interior and now exterior. They were responsive, on time, quick, and thorough. I had a lot of vines and bushes in my yard and was concerned about painting around them, but they were able to accommodate. I would definitely hire them again.

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  • We had the interior of our house painted and it turned out great. The two painters were very good at protecting the floor with plastic. Removing and replacing wall plates. Masking things like fans and lights. Very neat and tidy. Had the popcorn ceiling in the garage removed and had the garage interior painted as well. From dingy dirty garage to bright clean work space and car sanctuary. Price was fair and reasonable... really felt like I got my money’s worth. I just had my backyard fence stuccoed and plan to contact Marecel’s when it’s time to paint it. My experience leads me to highly recommend. PS: I think it helped quite a bit that my wife and I moved all the furniture into the center of the rooms, emptied the garage and just made the work space suited for painting. I was paying for painting services, not furniture moving. Again... very pleased with the final product.

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