Most homeowners are always considering what can be done to improve the appearance of their home or make it more comfortable. Many things can be done to the interior walls of a house depending on the availability of funds. Remodeling projects may sometimes cost more than what you can afford; however, many inexpensive changes can be made to improve the appearance of your home. One of the easiest ways to update the presence of a home is to refresh the interior walls. This can be done quickly and inexpensively with a new coat of paint or by applying a textured effect. A simple method of texture will not only provide a unique appearance but can also be used to hide any imperfections such as cracks or holes in the plaster.
Drywall Texturing Techniques
Many imperfections on walls that are hard to correct can be adequately covered up with one of a variety of drywall texturing techniques. For example, when the drywalls were initially installed, some mudding or stains from taping may have been left after painting. These can easily be hidden with intelligent use of an appropriate texturing technique.
Tips for Drywall Texturing
There are a few simple steps that can be followed to make texturing easy. Before starting, it is a good idea to get a clear idea of what type and style of texturing will be used. This will give a good idea as to the appropriate tools that will be needed for the job. There are hundreds of ideas online; however, the most common and most straightforward styles include:
- The roller technique
- The knock-down technique
- Orange peel technique
Texturing can be done quickly by applying sheetrock mud and using one of several different tools to apply a texture to the surface. Another popular technique is to use a spray process to apply the texturing material, although it is hard to achieve the proper look with DIY methods.
If you decide to use the roller or knockdown technique, you will need a paint roller, paint brushes, paint trays, drop cloths, trowels, drywall mud. The roller is used to apply the mud to the wall, and the texturing can be done with any tool you may already have handy. The trowel can be used to achieve the knockdown technique, which will provide an attractive Spanish stucco look. By experimenting with different tools, the texture can be made even more unique. A stippling technique can be applied with a stippling brush by swirling the mud around or creating an interesting pattern.
By experimenting with different techniques and tools, you can create many different finishes to beautify the appearance of your home.