Paintable Temporary Wallpaper Is a Thing and Renters Everywhere Are Rejoicing
As renters, dorm dwellers, and tenants of otherwise picky landlords, we’re no strangers to living with ugly wall colors that are beyond our control. But if you’ve ever sighed in despair at the particular shade of tobacco-stain yellow a previous resident picked out for your living quarters, you’re in luck. Tempaper, the brand that creates removable wallpaper in a variety of patterns and colors, has a lesser-known product you might have missed: paintable temporary wallpaper.
Called Tempaper By You, the repositionable peel-and-stick wallpaper has the added bonus of being a blank canvas for any. Color. You. Want. Just measure and cut the unassuming white paper into strips, peel off the backing, and place, smoothing out air bubbles as you go. Then it’s time to paint. Tempaper recommends channeling your creative side and improvising a low-commitment mural or two. You can even use crayons and markers on the paper, which is great for kids’ rooms (because what kid doesn’t want to draw on the walls?).
At $56 per 56-square-foot roll, Tempaper By You is a major game-changer for accent walls and small spaces. Just think how a bright, colorful wall in an entryway or living room can completely change the feel of a cookie-cutter high-rise apartment, or improve the dated look of a not-so-recently-remodeled dorm. As long as your walls are in relatively good shape (the paper doesn’t do so well with lots of bumps and cracks), the sky’s the limit. And best of all, there’s no need to scurry to repaint before you move out: Just peel off the paper and reveal the perfectly preserved walls. Colorful walls done your way + a low-stress moving experience = pretty much our new favorite product.
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