Paint the Walls Without Painting the Walls

There comes a time in the life of every home when it is time to do some updating. Often this involves a series of interior and exterior renovations. Usually these are brought about when thoughts of selling the home and moving into something bigger or to another town occur. Other times the updating process is to make a home more livable with a fresh look. One of the easiest and most affordable of these renovation updates is related to wall covering.


Paint and stain has been the standard for many years. For the most part, the only choices available were solid colours and contrasting trim colours added some personality to a room. Over the years interior decorators looked to adding a more contemporary spin to walls and this opened the doors to various texture wall treatments. In today’s world the trend is moving away from textures and shifting into wall decals.

The Benefits of Using Wall Graphics

If the image that comes to mind when you hear the term ‘wall decals’ is of various stickers, then you are not far off the mark. However, the current style of wall graphics is very different from what you may picture in your mind and as a result, has many benefits for use in renovation projects.

1 – Affordability

Sets of wall decals come in themes and the packages of themed graphics are complete. For example, in a child’s nursery you could use a theme of clowns or animals and either cover a portion of a wall or the entire room at a fraction of the cost of several coats of paint.

2 – Flexibility

Wall graphics are easy to change. For example, if you used a clown or animal theme in your child’s nursery, once they grow to an age where the theme doesn’t seem to be as appealing you can change the decals to something else. This is far easier than a new paint job.

3 – Ease of Use

The best part of any kind of wall treatment using wall graphics is the ease in which they are to use. The vinyl patterns and decals peel on and peel off. They leave no marks and can be reused several times. This makes them a great investment that is simple to work with and to move around.

4 – Creativity Galore

Wall decals are not just in solid colours. They include various graphics and shapes that allow you to be as creative as you need to be to add personality to the wall you are treating. Imagine a wall in a solid colour of paint versus a wall covered with wall graphics of animals or clowns in a child’s nursery. Which one has the most personality? If you said the wall covered in decals you would be…right!

5 – Graphics Are Fun to Use

Okay, this should be a given. When you use decals to treat a wall you don’t need to lay out a drip cloth. You don’t have to remove or cover furniture in the room. You don’t have to wear your “working in the garden” clothes, nor do you need to keep the room well ventilated and countless other steps and procedures when using paint or stain. With wall graphics you just open the package and peel ‘n’ stick to a clean wall. You don’t like where you put that vinyl animal graphic? Peel it off and stick it on the wall somewhere else. It can’t be any easier and any less fun than that.