Do you want to freshen up a room with a new textured wall? Use the quicker and easier application of wall textures to create a new look without the cost and maintain projectable quality.
You may be interested in how to decorate with textured walls and ceilings. Let’s take a look at seven different styles that pair well with the design aesthetic of your choice.
Different Types of Textured Walls
When applying any wallpaper, you should sand the wall or ceiling before texturing to avoid unwanted dust or grime. When you’re mixing the mud, wait until it is thick like pancake batter before applying it.
Combs create a rain of textures over walls and ceilings. This pattern is often seen resembling the colors of rainbows, fans, or wide stripes.
For a drywall patterning design, apply the drywall compound to the wall and use its teeth to create the desired pattern.
The DIYer who just wants a rustic, subtle look will like the knockdown texture. Now they don’t have to deal with sharp textures that are harder on the hands and wear off quickly.
In order to get started, you’ll need a flathead screwdriver, an extension pole and spray texture gun, a bucket, and some plastic sheeting. Cover your work area in plastic and start by spray painting the walls before mudding.
“First, mix the texture in the bucket and fill the gun. Spray the texture on the ceiling in small sections. Wait about 10-15 minutes before using the knockdown knife to flatten the peaks in the texture. Steer the knife in straight lines across the ceiling. Have a rag handy to wipe excess texture off of the blade”
If you want to achieve the vintage look of an old home, orange peel texture is worth considering. It takes three coats for the plaster and dimples on the wall. This means that less maintenance needs to be done on your interior walls.
Next, the wall needs to be prepped to shoot the mud. After it’s all cleaned, you’ll want a gun with an adjustable choke and a compressor. Next, you’ll mix the mud, fill up the hopper, then fire away!
A type of wall texture is made of Styrofoam and other materials that give a puffy appearance. The popcorn ceiling was popular in the ’70s but remains a favorite with many people. No imperfection can be seen because it hides every dent and cracks.
You will need the popcorn texture, an air compressor, and a hopper gun. Prime the wall or ceiling before applying and cover all surfaces of the room, so you don’t accidentally spray them. Mix the popcorn texture with water (follow instructions within the product package), and spray the surface. Here are some tips for painting popcorn ceilings after it dries!
Use a technique called the mud swirl to add personality to any room. To create the desired pattern, use colored sand mixed with soil in your choice of color. This process takes one day, but you can paint the wall afterward and then add a coat of primer to ensure it doesn’t stick or flake off within a few days.
For those DIYers who aren’t confident using a gun to apply the mud, the slap brush texture is an excellent option. Instead of being a continuous wall, your drywall compound will create a random pattern of thin lines.
Take a paint paddle and apply the compound of water to it so that a thin layer has formed on it. Then use the coat of drywall peel-and-stick strips for an even finish. Do not follow any specific pattern when painting; continue slapping the wall until you’ve covered it thoroughly with the drywall mixture. After 24 hours, prime and paint over it to achieve a professional finish.
Brush-creating drywall textures allow for an easy application. This drywall texture is popular for use on ceilings.
To create this texture, apply thinned-down drywall mud with a heavy nap roller or spray gun, then use a stomp brush to create the texture and remove high spots using a knockdown knife.