Paintable wallpaper borders are wall borders that are designed to be painted. They come in plain white and allow you to create your own paint effects on the border before hanging it on the wall. The draw to these wallpaper borders is the design; they come in many different patterns, so when you paint over it, the pattern is visible on the wall. Paint the entire border or use a highlight roller to paint only the raised surfaces. The design on paintable wallpaper is in 3D - it is raised off the paper and therefore provides texture to your walls.