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Texturing Walls At Home

Are interested in learning the easy techniques and basics requited to create a textured wall in the house or if you don’t know where to start in terms of adding the texture to one of the ceilings of your room or house. Even if you are someone who has the aesthetic sense to choose right kind of textures and options for the walls but you require guidance from a professional, the following articles will address all the above concerns for you.

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The textured wall is usually considered as a luxury for those who are interested in renovating homes in terms of experimenting with the tones and textures of the wall paint, but this assumption overlooks the fact that a textured wall can be used to hide or conceal flaws or unappealing spots on the walls and ceilings. In other words, textured walls are not only appealing to eyes but they also serve an important purpose.

Tools

One of the best ways to add texture to the walls of a house is to buy the right kind of tools. For example, the options of rolls, brush, and taping knife are easily available in the market. However, it does not mean that the option of making one’s own customized tools is wrong. There are some DIYs that would allow you to create the impression of professionally done textured walls. To name a few, the comb can be used to add texture to the wall or plastic folded in different shapes or folds could also help you to form interesting patterns. The main idea is to use the easily available stuff to create a fine look of the walls, the options are unlimited, and it is all up to the person to what extent one can get creative with the textures.

Two Broad Types of Textures

In terms of the types of textures, there are two main broad themes. One of them is bold, it suits the personalities with larger than life vibe and the texture of the walls is bound to get noticed by guests due to the well-defined patterns. And the Spanish knife is often utilized by the experts to create a more pronounced or bold texture, generally, while the second type is subtle as compared to the first type. This type is used to enhance the character of the house and wall in particular. The only difference in this type of texture creating technique is that the tools to create a texture are used after the textures are applied on the walls to form light impressions. Furthermore, some of the experts prefer to use rollers for adding texture to the walls and ceilings.

Faux Stone Panels

If you are someone who finds the process of doing textured walls by oneself difficult or if you want to avoid the stage of having to choose the tools to add texture, you could go for the option of faux stone panels. As the panels are very light and easy to install, it means that the process of step by step techniques and time consumed to complete the textured wall can be saved to an extent. Another plus is that the panels are not very expensive, especially if one compares the price of real stone panels with the faux panels. That said, the texture you have in mind can be perfectly created with the faux panels to complete the cozy look you have the mind for the house.

Procedure

As the pre-mixed compound takes adequate amount of time to dry, it is, therefore, important to use it for the purpose of creating texture rather than a separate compound for setting or to make the process of drying faster. This means that the more you give the time to your compound to dry, the better outcome will of the texture you are trying to achieve. And the density of the mixture spread on the wall is usually equal to the thickness of frosting done on the cakes.

The second step is to do the mixing of the compound you have chosen for texturing with the moderate amount of water to get the needed consistency, remember , it should neither be too thick, neither too thin. Because both the extreme forms of consistency could affect the end result. Some of the experts prefer to use hand to create the perfect consistency of the compound, while others recommend using the paddle, especially if you are preparing a mixture in a large quantity. However, if you are interested in making a pattern that is subtle to look at, thin consistency of the compound will be very useful in that regard. Likewise, bold texture can be created if you use less water with the compound to form a thick mixture.

Team Work

Although the tips mentioned in this article are intended for those who want to do the texturing of the walls by themselves, but it does not mean that you cannot take help from your family members or friends, especially if you have few rooms in mind. And if you are particular when it comes to the details of the texture you have in mind, you can work on one of the walls and use it as a template for others to replicate or help you with the other walls or rooms up to the already set standard, this way, you would be able to take help and the end result of your project would not be compromised either.

Role of Practice

Although it may sound cliché, however, it is necessary to lay stress that the more you practice; the better you will get at texturing. This means that if you practice and try to learn the important techniques before you apply the compound to the main room, it could make your end result better than expectations in addition to saving you from making mistakes of beginners. Furthermore, you could also work on obtaining the right nature of texture to avoid messing up on the walls of your dream home.

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