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.
Plain Porch Floor
After – with painted harlequin pattern
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.
Stairwell Makeover via Country Living
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.
Casart customer Stairs Before & After Libby Langdon Chic Chevron wallcovering
Casart Cabo and Creme Faux tile stair risers
Diamonds in the Rough – MoRockAnSoul Collection Casart reusable wallcovering
Casart customer Faux Glass Mosaic Tile wallcovering
Stairs Risers After Casart Woodland Stream Stair Mural
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.
Stairs_After Custom Artwork_ Casart St Riser Install
There are so many types of furniture to potentially paint and it all depends on the desired effect and the intricacy of the project.
Persimmon armoire and unpainted table before
Armoire After Seafoam Chalk Paint & Aged Glaze + Pickled Dining Room Table
Detail: glazed, aged painted finials
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.
Casart Trompe l’Oeil, Faux Plaster Shell Panel Elements
Casart Faux Plaster Scallop Shell Panel
Screen After Casart Faux Tortoiseshell wallcovering
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?
A pretty bold design. Should you paint it?
Or, just a plain room where you want to add some interest?
Plain dining room
Picture these options, would you paint them?
Casart Teal faux padded Harlequin
Sofa with Casart Stripes
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?
Boockase_MyDomain via Pinterest
Libby Langdon Daykeover- Groovy Gate bookcase backings from her collection for Casart coverings Photo-Francesco Lagnese
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.
If you’ve ever painted a ceiling you know it can be a back breaker. So why would you want to paint when you can instantly cover and add interest with a mural or any subtle design?
Study before Map
Study after custom Casart World Ceiling Map
Actually, any subtle finish or pattern will do as well.
Subtle-Ceiling-wallpaper via Veranda
But even bolder stripes (in repositionable wallpaper) would work and still be easier than painting.
Courtesy of Jordan Guide Design
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.
Children painting uprinted Casart wallcovering
Be creative. Let guests create their own design as a party keepsake
Here’s another idea, you can use some of our outlined designs, like this Flower Power (or have us create them for you) for Adult Coloring Parties. View this previous post.
Casart Flower Power Design
Casart Flower Power – Black & White Outlines detail
There’s a lot more to consider painting vs not, so let us know your thoughts. What would you paint, what would you not?