You probably don’t think much about your wallpaper unless you have guests over or you’re getting ready for photo day. Even if you get excited about your home’s wallpapers, it’s probably not often. Unless, of course, you have kids and pets. Then, things start to feel a little more urgent. The pitter-patter of little feet and the furry friends that follow can wreak havoc on your walls, leaving behind stains and holes in the plaster—not to mention the occasional mark from claws or teeth! Luckily, there is a way to protect your walls from these attacks: vinyl wallpaper. While it may seem an odd choice for covering up your walls, it makes a lot of sense. Here are three reasons why peel and stick vinyl wallpapers are a must if you have kids and pets in your home
It’s easier to clean and stain-proof
The first benefit of vinyl wallpaper is that it is easier to clean and stain-proof. Vinyl is a synthetic material often used to create flooring, tiles, and other household things. With a high resistance to staining and water, there’s a good chance that any drink spills, food splatters, or sticky hands and faces will disappear. If there are stains that do get through, it’s easy to wipe them away with a cloth and some cleaning product. There is no need to try to scrub at the stain or even bleach the wall. A quicker and more gentle method is all that’s needed. As well as being easier to clean, vinyl wallpaper is also stain-proof. Just as it is resistant to stains from water and other substances, it is also resistant to the substances that cause stains in the first place. So, even if your wall gets a splash of red wine, it most likely won’t leave a mark.
It’s durable while still being flexible
Another great thing about vinyl wallpaper is that it is durable and flexible. This makes it ideal for kids and pets. You won’t see any damage if your kids play on the walls or your pets climb them. It will just bounce back into place. If your kids get creative and decide to paint on the wall, or if your pets get overly enthusiastic when they chew (which they probably will), the vinyl wallpaper is likely to shrug it off. It will stay in place and be ready to be wiped away when the creative mood has passed, ready to be decorated with crayons, paints, or chewed-up treats. And, even if the kids manage to tear it, it will be easy to repair. There is no need to strip the whole wall and repaint it. Just get some extra strips of vinyl and cover the tear.
The wallpaper will save you from having to repaint
The following reason to use vinyl wallpaper is that it will save you from having to repaint. It’s true. If your kids are anything like mine, they will get paint on the walls at some point. They may even get paint thrown at them by a younger sibling—or, if you’re lucky, an older one! To clean up paint or other substances, you usually need to paint over it. And while this might seem like a quick solution, it isn’t always the best. If you repaint, you will lose the texture of your wall and the surface to which the wallpaper is stuck. And that can make a massive difference to the design.
Kids wallpapers have always been a popular decoration option for designing walls. It comes in various designs and colors, but some may not be suitable for specific rooms. Some types of wallpaper can be challenging to remove, and others can be expensive. Vinyl wallpaper is an inexpensive, easy-to-remove option that will protect your walls from tears and wear from kids and pets. It can be an excellent choice for rooms in the home where there is lots of activity, and it can be used to cover damaged walls without having to repaint.