It is important to decorate your RV exactly the way you want it. After all, your biggest means of adventure should reflect your adventurous spirit. Although a complete renovation of your RV is not entirely necessary, changing things up with new paint or wallpaper can go a long way. This begs the question, should you paint or wallpaper your RV?
Benefits of Painting Your RV
Now, the advantages of disadvantages of painting your RV primarily depend on what type of paint you use, how much of the RV you intend to paint, etc. Naturally, only you can decide whether painting or wallpapering is better for you personally. However, generally speaking, painting benefits include the following.
Of course, there is an exception to every rule. Some wallpapers are cheap, and some paints are expensive. However, for the most part, regular paint is quite affordable, especially in an area as small as an RV.
Easy to Paint Over Later
If you decide you want to switch things up later, painting over your current paint is easy. No removal required!
Easy to Customize
What if you want to have mostly white walls and one blue wall? Well, you can do that in an afternoon. Painting patterns or “statement” walls is a simple process.
Likewise, the disadvantages of painting your RV include the following:
Unfortunately, painting does get messy, especially in confined areas. Be careful to cover your furniture and lay out sheets to catch any wayward paint drips.
Difficult to Get Creative
Now, you can paint patterns and murals. However, more complicated designs (such as brick imitation) are a little more time-consuming and difficult.
Since an RV is usually a tighter area, you might notice a fume headache kicking in quickly after you begin painting. Be sure to ventilate the RV well.
Benefits of Wallpapering Your RV
An important thing to keep in mind regarding wallpaper is that there are many different types. Traditional wallpaper is cheaper than paint but is a lot more difficult to work with, especially in small areas. While you can use traditional wallpaper in your RV, here we are primarily talking about stick-on wallpaper. Stick-on wallpaper is exactly what it sounds like. You peel it, stick it, and then cleanly remove it when you are done with it. The benefits of this type of wallpaper include the following.
If you decide to go a less traditional route, wallpapering is a clean, easy process. No ugly fumes or messy drips!
Wallpaper comes in countless designs and patterns, making it easy to replicate brickwork, floral patterns, stripes, marble, or whatever else reflects your RV’s “theme.”
Wallpaper is naturally long-lasting and durable, making it perfect for long-distance traveling.
Just like painting, wallpapering has its disadvantages as well.
Again, wallpaper doesn’t have to be expensive. It merely depends on what type you buy. However, sticky wallpaper does tend to cost more than paint.
Can be Difficult to Remove
Unless your wallpaper brand specifies easy peel-off, it might be a little difficult to remove should you decide to switch things up later. Remember that painting over wallpaper is not recommended.
Must be Cut Perfectly
Everyone’s least favorite part about wallpapering is cutting it to match curves and corners. However, if you are only using wallpaper for a statement wall, the result might be worth the process.
Other Ways to Improve Your RV
On top of painting or wallpapering your RV, you can also improve the space by keeping it free of clutter, maintaining the mechanical aspect of it, and investing in RV accessories. The most important thing is that your RV is comfortable and functional. A stylish appearance is the icing on the cake!
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