Paint vs. Wallpaper, Why Choose Wallcovering

Perhaps you’re wondering whether it would be better to paint your home’s walls or install wallpaper. Either option has its advantages, but there are many cases in which wallpaper is clearly superior. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between wallpaper versus paint.
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Lessons of a Lifetime

As published in “Master Paperhanger Magazine”

 
 
1935, at the height of the depression, at a train station in Egg Harbor, NJ. A young man talks to his father:
 
“Yes, dad. I’m taking the train to New Brunswick. I’ve got a hundred and ten dollars. I’m getting married.”
 
The father:
“What are you going to do for a living?”
 
The son:
“I’m going in the painting business.”
 
The father:
“What do you know about painting?”
 
The son:
“Not a damned thing. But I’m going to learn awful fast.”
 
And so it started. A twenty-one-year-old man left home to get married and raise a family. In order to support his family he went into business with his father-in-law, knocking on doors in the middle of the depression telling people, “Your house looks like it could use a coat of paint. We can do that for you.” He was too young to understand that people didn’t have a nickel for a loaf of bread, let alone the money to paint their house. But he sold a job. He was on his way. He never looked back.
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The “Art” in Artech

Today’s job emphasized the “Art” in Artech. An architectural oddity in the room made it important to be creative in making the trees in the pattern look natural, even though the match would be out of line in 2 places if installed in a standard fashion.
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