Do the walls in your office, playroom, or kitchen need constant touch-ups or repaints? Protect high traffic areas from those pesky little fingerprints and blemishes that mar your newly painted walls. In the past few years there has been a boom in innovative paint and wallpaper technologies that may help. Bringing some of these new products out of the commercial arena and into your home has been more feasible than ever. Check out these 3 options and celebrate your freedom from daily paint maintenance.


1. Scuffmaster – Pretty. Tough. Paint. Scuffmaster goes beyond institutional and bland commercial paint and offers a wide palette of trending colors and textures. Of note are their Smooth Pearl and Burnished Metallic lines. The latter is perfect for embellishing architectural features and feature walls that would benefit from a hand applied metallic look where spraying the paint isn’t an option.


2. Flavor Paper – Digitally printed vinyl ushers vinyl wallpaper into a new era. Flavor Paper offers unique and custom wallpaper and mural designs printed with eco-solvent inks or substates like Type II silky canvas textured vinyl. These PVC-free wall coverings have the strength and durability of vinyl without the chemicals. Colors and backgrounds can be tweaked to your specifications, but they have delicious offerings right out of the box. Check their site for collections like the fun Brooklyn Toile designed expressly for Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys, or the quirky Vigilant Floral, designed by Dan Funderburgh.


3.  Plyboo – Paneling has come a long way from the 70’s recreation room.  With new shapes, finishes, and materials there are a bevy of exiting options for your walls. The beautiful Fractal collection from Smith&Fong uses forms beyond geometry to invoke ideas, events and emotions. The Reveal collection is a series of carved and textured bamboo panels. The interplay between the face layer and revealed inner core creates a stunning visual effect.

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