When we set out to redecorate our home, we are working on the thing in which we invest most of our time and money, and from which we derive most of our physical comfort. It can be exciting to imagine a new look for your home. It can also be overwhelming. We wonder if we are making the right decisions, using the right product, and increasing, or decreasing, our home’s value. For the most part, we can use our discretion, our style and our taste to make these decisions. After all, we are the ones living in the home every day, and we are the ones who will draw the most enjoyment from the redecoration. But there are a few products that are staples for any home decorating project. This article will examine the most common product, the one that is most reliable, most durable and most versatile when it comes to filling a need for the home decorator – black contact paper.
Black contact paper is most often used in the kitchen, but it can be used in any room of the house. Common uses in the kitchen include lining shelves and cabinets. But it can also be used on dividers, or on table tops. Black contact paper can be used to line utensil holders, to cover recipe books – even to resurface appliances or cabinets. While all provide protection against moisture, dings, scratches and scrapes, some types of black contact paper are of a chalkboard variety, which allows you to draw on them with chalk. This is handy when covering something like a refrigerator because the surface can quickly become a blank slate on which you can scribble a shopping list or a friendly reminder to a family member. This type can also be used to label jars and other containers because the paper becomes a label on which you can write, rewrite and write again the contents of the container as they change over time.
Black contact paper has other uses throughout the home. For instance, it can be used as a wall covering should you have the need for dark walls. It can also be used to cover windows when one needs the light blocked out, as in a dark room or other work room that requires little or no light. A common use today is in the media room or home theater. The paper is more cost effective and easier to apply than black paint, and it lasts longer, too.
Old pieces of furniture can be transformed with black contact paper. If the surface of an object is marked with paint, scrapes or worn from overuse, the paper provides a new look and a clean surface. This is great for desks, cabinets, dressers and table tops. This allows you to not only redecorate the walls and cabinets, but also the furniture as well, adding a whole new dimension to your project, all at a very low cost. And best of all, black contact paper is easy to apply so there is no need to hire an expensive contractor to do the work!