Wall Texturing Rocks

December 10th, 2013 | Posted by Donna May in Designing With Texture

Just about anyone who owns a home has often considered what they could do to make their home’s appearance a little bit better. Whether the change needs to be made to the exterior or the interior, there are many things that might need to be done. As with any home remodeling project, the cost may be more than what is available, but there are a few inexpensive changes that can be made. One of the easiest ways to update the interior of a home is to refresh the walls. This can be done either through applying a fresh coat of paint or through the process of texturing the drywall. A simple texture applied to the walls can give a unique appearance that also works well at hiding any imperfections.

When the drywall was originally installed, there may have been some taping or mudding that was still apparent even after the walls were painted. These mistakes may be hard to correct, but they can be covered up through one of many drywall texturing techniques. There are a few simple steps that can be used for drywall texturing made easy. In order to get started, it is a good idea to determine exactly what type of style is going to be used in order to obtain the proper tools. Many different styles can be found online, but a few of the more simple styles are the roller method, the knockdown method, and the orange peel method. Some styles are done easily be applying sheetrock mud and then using a number of different tools to change the texture. Other methods require the texturing to be applied through a spraying process, which can be harder to achieve the proper look when doing the project yourself.

If you have decided to use the roller method or the knockdown method, you will want to have a paint roller on hand, as well as paint brushes, drywall trowels, drywall mud, drop cloths, and paint trays. The mud can be applied to the wall using the roller and the texturing can be done by using any tool you might already own. A stippling technique can be done by using a stippling brush to either swirl the mud on the wall or create another interesting pattern. A trowel can be used to achieve the knockdown method which will turn the wall into a Spanish stucco look. Just about any pattern you like can be achieved by using a different tool to make the wall even more unique. By simply experimenting with the tools you already own, you can create a beautiful textured appearance and a number of different finishes on the walls in any home.

No matter which method you use, if you have finished flooring such as carpet or maybe hardwood floors be sure to protect them carefully before beginning your wall texturing project. You surely do not  want to have to hire a hardwood floor refinishing expert unnecessarily.

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