Tile or paint on the kitchen walls

Tile or paint on the kitchen walls?

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A simple change of wall covering and the kitchen takes on a facelift. Budget, maintenance, installation or current trend … To determine if painting is required or if tiling is required on the walls of the kitchen, follow the advice of our two experts.
Do you want to renovate? It is not necessarily necessary to redo the entire kitchen to refresh the home. A new paint on the walls or the installation of a tiling in the air of time and this room to be lived offers itself from the start a new face. However, whatever the type of coating chosen (paint or tiling), it must be adapted to the specificities of the kitchen. And be particularly resistant to water splashes. Styles, needs, budget or interview, make your choice with full knowledge of the facts.

Wall paint, easy to install and maintain

The kitchen is a frequent place of passage but also a room that we use every day. “Any renovation work must therefore be as short as possible,” recalls Julie Engelaere, decoration product manager at Kalico. The idea is to be able to do the work during the day. And that with painting, it is doable. is also an easy covering to install without needing to be a great handyman “.

Another criterion to be taken into account is the durability of the structure over time.  On the other hand, if you are a tenant and are looking for an easy-to-install coating and relatively inexpensive, it is easier to opt for painting. Especially since maintenance is easy. “

Last important parameter, the style. The paints are often united, it will be necessary to play with the color to boost the decoration, unlike the tiling which allows to dare all the fancies of decoration. The right compromise? Choose plain painted walls and a tiled splashback with patterns.

Mixture of colors in the kitchen, to bring more pep and highlight elements. Here, two colors: Heart Wood and Overtly Olive.Mixture of colors in the kitchen, to bring more pep and highlight elements. Here, two colors: Heart Wood and Overtly Olive.Dulux valentine

What type of paint to put on the walls of the kitchen?

Side colors, the possibilities are immense. A touch of color to enhance a kitchen with white furniture , on the walls or splashback or a sober paint, to contrast with flashy furniture … Before deciding, order test samples (some brands like Dulux Valentine offer it at the price of 1.90 euro the tester) and do not hesitate to try on a sheet to apply directly to your walls or your splashback. Depending on the light in the room or the general atmosphere, you will avoid unpleasant surprises and a final rendering that would not suit you.

Easy to install and maintain, the paint allows you to renovate the walls of your kitchen at a lower cost. Dulux Valentine paint.Easy to install and maintain, the paint allows you to renovate the walls of your kitchen at a lower cost. Dulux Valentine paint.Dulux valentine

In order not to be mistaken, turn to a ‘special wet rooms’ paint. Suitable for kitchens as well as bathrooms, it is washable, offers great resistance to humidity and also often contains anti-mold protective resins, which guarantee it better resistance over time. But even with these anti-mold agents, it is rather advisable to reserve the paint in the kitchen, in rooms with a window, in order to be able to ventilate.

On the budget side: satin paint on walls and white woodwork, from 15.90 euros for 2.5 L (allow two coats). Single-coat white paint (saves time) 29.90 euros for 2.5 L. Dulux Valentine Color Resist Kitchen & Bath paint, taupe satin, 0.75 L, 27.90 euros

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